Cannot use Windows Update - Error 0x800703e3

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Lee Marsh, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Lee Marsh

    Lee Marsh Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Hope someone might be able so shed some light on this one for me.

    I have been unable to use Windows Update for some time now. Everytime I
    visit the site, it downloads the "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool",
    which it installs successfully, and then goes on to produce a list of around
    27 critical updates I require. However, when you download them, all the
    critical updates fail (note that the non-critical ones don't).

    In the Event logs, there is a regular occurrence of the error code 0x800703e3.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks,

    Lee Marsh
     
    Lee Marsh, Oct 27, 2005
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    Please, see if this works for you,

    from a command prompt (start/run/cmd.exe) type this lines, hitting enter
    at the end of each line.

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll
    regsvr32 wups.dll
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll
    regsvr32 atl.dll.


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    fermu [MVP Windows], Oct 27, 2005
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    apps! and try registering the related files with Cryptographic service


    http://www.fermu.com/content/view/256/2/lang,us/
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    fermu [MVP Windows], Oct 27, 2005
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  4. Lee Marsh

    Guest Guest

    Worked thank you
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2005
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  5. Lee Marsh

    Lee Marsh Guest

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response, its very much
    appreciated.

    Unfortunately, neither of those worked for me. Any other ideas?

    Thank you once again,

    Lee
     
    Lee Marsh, Oct 28, 2005
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    Ok, some users have solved this issue re-registering the related files
    with Cryptographic service, but... it could be caused for other
    reasons... can you post the related part containg error in the
    windowsupdate.log .

    (start / run / and type %windir%\windowsupdate.log)

    also post the output of this file
    %windir%\softwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log
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    MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Fermu's Website - http://www.fermu.com
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    fermu [MVP Windows], Oct 28, 2005
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  7. Lee Marsh

    Lee Marsh Guest

    Hi,

    The most recent entry in Windows Update.log is from January, there is
    nothing more recent than that.

    In the ReportingEvents.log, this seems to be the most relevant entry:

    {09EF91B4-62D3-402C-AFFB-D4C795C5760E} 2005-10-29
    17:29:10+0100 1 182 101 {D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28} 0 800703e3 SelfUpdate Failure Content
    Install Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update
    with error 0x800703e3: Automatic Updates.

    Hope this helps,

    Lee
     
    Lee Marsh, Oct 29, 2005
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