Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by TechnicalRecruiter, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. I get this error message after a short scan of my computer. What is the
    TechnicalRecruiter, Aug 9, 2005
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    bob Guest

    Getting the same error message after latest update download
    bob, Aug 9, 2005
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    Dan Guest

    By PUC_Snakeman:

    "Got this error message (and several other Windows Update and Microsoft
    error messages) on multiple computers after manually updating them via
    Microsoft Update. I updated them via Microsoft Update, restarted, visited
    Microsoft Update (to verify 0 updates left), and encountered this error.

    The FIX, which may also work for many other Windows/Microsoft Update related
    bugs, is to...
    1) Close all IE Windows
    2) Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Delete Temporary Internet Files
    3) Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services -> Stop the "Automatic Updates"
    4) Delete everything in "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore"
    5) Delete everything in "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download"
    6) Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services -> START the "Automatic Updates"

    Then visit the Microsoft Update page again, and everything should be fine.
    These steps have cured all my auto-update woes before, so I help someone
    finds them useful."

    Well, instead of doing all that, the empty temporary files reminded me to
    use the Disk Cleanup utility. Simple enough, that's how I fixed my problem.
    Dan, Aug 9, 2005
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    Diane Guest

    In my case, I got the same error and didn't realize I had not turned off
    the pop-up blocker on the Google taskbar. WU worked perfectly fine after

    Diane, Aug 10, 2005
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