Another possible fix for the 0x800A138F error

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Scott Hagen, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Scott Hagen

    Scott Hagen Guest

    I tried all of the fixes for the Windows Update Error
    0x800A138F suggested on Marc Liron's website at
    http://www.updatexp.com/0x800A138F.html to no avail.

    Here is my solution. Try this at your own risk!

    THE SHORT STORY:

    In the registry, I changed all occurrences of:

    "C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\msxml3.dll"

    to:

    "C:\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll"

    and my Windows Update problems were solved.


    THE LONG STORY:

    I initially had a problem where the management console
    refused to load, in addition to windows update returning
    the error 0x8007007E. Someone on google suggested looking
    the registry entry:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2933BF90-7B36-11d2-B20E-
    00C04F983E60}\InProcServer32

    The default value for the InProcServer32 was:

    "C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$\msxml3.dll"

    I changed this to:

    "C:\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll" (I don't know
    why 'C:\Windows' was suggested instead of %SystemRoot%)

    and my MMC problems were fixed, but Windows Update started
    returning the 0x800A138F error. On a hunch, I searched the
    registry and found numerous references
    to '$NtServicePackUninstall$\msxml3.dll'. I changed all of
    these to 'System32\msxml3.dll', and Windows Update was
    back in business.

    This also solved many other quirky problems I was having,
    such as the Windows Explorer search window not working,
    and Outlook not connecting to my hotmail account.

    FYI the 'Windows Update.log' file was showing the error:

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ge
    tmanifest.asp (Error 0x8007045A: A dynamic link library
    (DLL) initialization routine failed.)

    A reinstall postponed for another day...

    Scott Hagen.
     
    Scott Hagen, Aug 30, 2003
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