error 0x800A138F -a possible fix

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by andy brazil, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. andy brazil

    andy brazil Guest

    If you are getting the problem discribed as "The error
    0x800A138F is displayed when scanning for updates, but the
    Windows Update.log file will show error 0x800C0008." but
    none of the fixes described are working, you might have
    the problem I had.

    When you download kazaa-lite there is a link to a HOSTS
    file that blocks ad sites by setting them to point to Microsoft are now using akamai to redirect
    their servers and you are blocking them. Find your HOSTS
    file (c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc in win2K) and remove
    the entry that reads

    save it, restart ie and you should find update now runs ok.

    hope this helps someone.
    andy brazil, Sep 29, 2003
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    Lucy [MS] Guest

    Thanks Andy for posting your solution.
    Lucy [MS], Oct 1, 2003
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