Automatic Updates refuses to turn on. XP SP3 messed up my computer

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ladoys, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. ladoys

    ladoys Guest

    Hi, I am running Windows XP Media Center edition, version:2002 SP3. Ever
    since I downloaded SP3 to this computer, I haven't been able to download any
    updates from microsoft. I've tried starting it through the Services and
    changing the startup type and all, but every time I change it to automatic or
    manual, it reverts back to disabled when I click apply, then close it out and
    bring it back up. When I try to press the start button it gives: Could not
    start the Automatic updates service on local computer. Error 1058: The
    service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no
    enabled devices associated with it.
     
    ladoys, Jun 12, 2008
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  2. Tried these?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
    Try method 1 and try to update*.
    If fails - try method 2 and try to update*.

    If both of those methods fail...
    http://www.codeplex.com/aureset
    Get the tool and run it and then try to update*.

    * try to update:
    - Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    - If it asks you to install anything before you see a selection of "Custom"
    or "Express" - do so.
    - Once you see the "Custom" or "Express" selection, choose "Custom".
    - Scan for updates.
    - When it lists what it finds - install the critical ones.
    - You are generally safe doing the Optional Software Updates. I suggest
    avoiding the Optional Hardware Updates completely.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 12, 2008
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  3. ladoys

    TaurArian Guest

    TaurArian, Jun 12, 2008
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  4. You cannot manually start the Automatic Updates service and you receive an
    "Error 1058" error message on a computer that is running Windows XP or
    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896224
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 13, 2008
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  5. ladoys

    Gen Jeny Guest

    I'm running Windows Home Edition and am having the same problem as the others since downloading SP3. I recieve error number 0x8DDD0018 on the Windows update site. I have attempted all the suggestions here and on the Microsoft site to no avail. Is there any help out there for a viable solution? Is my computer permanently compromised??? Why is this happening -- is Microsoft negligent in the creation of SP3? (I have run several scans using different anti spyware programs and have not found my computer to be infected with Vundo.)
     
    Gen Jeny, Jul 20, 2008
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  6. ladoys

    TaurArian Guest

    You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the "0x80246008"
    code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from
    the Microsoft Update Web site
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337

    and/or

    Make sure that you have automatic updates turned on.

    Make sure that the Remote Procedure Call Locator is not disabled:
    Click Start, select Run and type in:
    services.msc
    Locate " Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator".
    If it is disabled, then right click on it, go to 'Properties', change to 'manual' and
    Apply.
    Try Windows Update Again

    and/or

    You receive a "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested
    page" error message when you try to install an update
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883614


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    http://taurarian.mvps.org
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    <Gen Jeny> wrote in message | I'm running Windows Home Edition and am having the same problem as the others since
    downloading SP3. I recieve error number 0x8DDD0018 on the Windows update site. I have
    attempted all the suggestions here and on the Microsoft site to no avail. Is there any
    help out there for a viable solution? Is my computer permanently compromised??? Why is
    this happening -- is Microsoft negligent in the creation of SP3? (I have run several scans
    using different anti spyware programs and have not found my computer to be infected with
    Vundo.)
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian, Jul 20, 2008
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  7. ladoys

    athrill Guest

    i had a similar error on Windows XP 64-bit (SP2)...

    "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the
    requested page" with no error code. this seems to have started
    shortly after performing my last successful Windows Update sometime in
    late July of 2008, go figure. the good news however that after
    searching and trying many different methods to repair this, one (and
    only one) worked for me and was pretty easy to do. Be advised that
    this seems to apply to Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). this fix may
    not be appropriate for earlier versions of Windows XP, such as SP1.
    use at your own risk but don't worry, even if you make the changes
    below and it doesn't fix the problem it shouldn't have any negative
    impact on you OS or web browser.

    PLEASE LEAVE ANY FEEDBACK AND LET ME/US KNOW IF THIS WORKS FOR YOU!

    here are the steps:

    - Close any Windows Update browser window(s)
    - Open your registry editor by going to the windows "Start" button at
    the bottom-left of your screen. click the "Run" button located on the
    right side of the start menu. type "regedit", click OK.
    - You will see what looks like a bunch of folders on the left and
    their associated values on the right pane. You will only be working
    from the left side pane here.
    - From the left pane, click the plus sign for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER",
    then again for "Software", then again for "Microsoft", then again for
    "Windows", then again for "CurrentVersion", then again for "Internet
    Settings".
    - From here look for the sub-branch (folder) named "User Agent", this
    will be directly under the "Internet Settings" branch (folder).
    - Highlight the "User Agent" branch, right-click on it and select
    "Delete".
    - Close the Registry Editor.

    This should solve your problem if you've tried all else and nothing
    has worked
     
    athrill, Aug 2, 2008
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  8. ladoys

    ~BD~ Guest

    I've no idea who the OP was/is but I was once advised to try ..............
    "Solution pack for various MS Windows problems"
    Dial-a-fix is a collection of known fixes gleaned from Microsoft
    Knowledgebase articles, Microsoft MVPs, and other important support forums,
    that will assist you in repairing problems with your system. Although this
    tool is ordinarily meant for power users, technicians, and administrators,
    it is quite safe to use even without technical guidance (although it is
    recommended). Simply choose the solutions you wish to apply via checkmarks,
    and click GO. There are other buttons and tools present on the main dialog
    as well, such as the policy scanner. All tools and checkmarks identify their
    purpose when you mouse over them".

    It may be downloaded here: "http://dial-a-fix.en.softonic.com/

    It worked for me!

    Dave


    <snip>
     
    ~BD~, Aug 2, 2008
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  9. ladoys

    Dash100 Guest

    i am also having the same problem. I have tried all the fixes listed on this
    dcssion and have downloaded and run AU Check to navail and its driving me
    nuts. In services the automatic utes seems to default to diasbled and when i
    try to change it and start the service i get
    " the automtic updates on local compute started and stopped. Some servics
    stop automaticaly if they have no work to do for example logs and alerts
    service"

    followed by 1058 error if i try again

    path to execuatble is C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    Log on is set to local system account and profile is enabled

    No depenencies are set

    ay ideas greatly recieved
     
    Dash100, Nov 12, 2008
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  10. ladoys

    TaurArian Guest

    Did you consider that your system may be infected with malware "Vundo" and
    family/friends etc
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Entry.aspx?name=Win32/Vundo

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    http://taurarian.mvps.org
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    Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
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    Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
     
    TaurArian, Nov 13, 2008
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    who would have disabled it, Mar 6, 2009
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