Error 0x80072EE2

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Brian987, May 11, 2006.

  1. The Dial-a-fix-full.exe that you download is just an un-zipper. All it does
    is un-zip the Dial-a-Fix program and many other extras into a folder. You
    need to find where it has been unpacked to, and use the enclosed

    Make sure the executable that you double-click is called Dial-a-fix.exe and
    not Dial-a-fix-full.exe.

    The icon for the proper Dial-a-fix.exe is a blue gear-wheel at a slant.

    The icon for the downloaded unpacker is "7z" in a box.

    Make sure you are trying to use the right one.
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 29, 2006
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  2. Brian987

    Hookieman Guest

    Have had the same problem as described in this discussion for months.
    I changed the MTU in my router from the standard 1500 to 1492, suddenly
    everything works fine again.
    Hookieman, May 29, 2006
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  3. Brian987

    Brian987 Guest

    Well, after more than a month of dealing with Microsoft support, the error is
    still occurring. So here's what we did:

    - Verified and reset the proxies (the standard stuff from the KB that had
    been tried before and never had a proxy configured)

    - Removing third party software, especially McAfee virus scan and Free
    Download Manager (no change, although they kept insisting that even disabled
    they could affect this)

    - Clean boot (no change)

    - Deleting the WindowsUpdate folder (also done previously)

    - Bypassing the router (also no change)

    - Repair Windows install (which ended up being pretty destructive as the
    boot block became unreadable, and required a completely new XP installation
    on a new hard drive. The new install showed exactly the same error both
    immediately after the install, and at several points while installing all of
    the updates using the Baseline Security Analyzer)

    - The final recommendation was to move the computer to another network,
    which is a pretty absurd solution for a home desktop system. From everything
    done previously, it's clear that the problem is external to the home
    network/PC, but I have absolutely no information on what is needed to
    approach my ISP with information on what is needed to fix it.

    I still find it difficult to resolve that a system that is working well for
    everything else and a fast internet connection, can't run Microsoft Update
    without consistantly running into this one timeout issue. I have never been
    so disappointed with Microsoft as I have with this issue - maybe it's time to
    start looking into Linux again.

    Brian987, Jun 27, 2006
  4. Brian987

    Brian987 Guest

    The solution, in my case was to replace the cable modem. The old modem (Zoom
    5011 DOCSIS 1.0) was still showing good levels and connecting to other
    things, but the Windows update failures started occurring around the time of
    the network upgrade. Once the new modem was installed (Motorola SB120, DOCSIS
    1.0, 1.1, 2.0), update worked immediately. Both modems were supposedly

    This still doesn't explain why the problems were limited to Windows update,
    but it's finally solved my problem and I wanted to pass on the information.
    Brian987, Jul 8, 2006
  5. Brian987

    dbhuger Guest

    Has there been anyother resolutions to this problem?
    I have 6 computers on a network and only two of them can not perform windows
    update. These two computers can not go to some (selected sites) https sites.

    I have gone thru all the steps in this thread and the on line

    I am at a

    dbhuger, Aug 30, 2006
  6. WTF does Limewire have to do with Windows Update?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 26, 2009
  7. Brian987

    TaurArian Guest

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    :: WTF does Limewire have to do with Windows Update?
    :: zanabug wrote:
    ::: I just spent hours trying to figure out why no one on our network
    ::: could run Windows Updates and got the error code 0x80072EE2. Turned
    ::: out one of our PIX firewall guys stuck a line of code in denying
    ::: any Limewire traffic. Ironically I came across another forum where
    ::: someone said a Windows Update they installed broke their Limewire
    ::: connectivity. Maybe so, maybe not. I am just glad that is over.
    ::: Good luck.

    My "limewire" works okay, in case you're interested.

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    TaurArian, Mar 26, 2009
  8. So does my bong.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 27, 2009
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