error: 0x8DDD0004

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by jay, Sep 27, 2004.

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    jwilson484 Guest

    I've got the same problem on XP Home on Toshiba laptop. Also can't get Norton
    Anti-virus 2004 to work. The new WMI update for NAV to communicate with the
    Windows Security Console will not install. System is clean of spyware and
    viruses with a fresh SP2 installation?
    jwilson484, Oct 6, 2004
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    Jay Guest

    Thanks Zend

    I will run those commands. It may be a windsock problem.
    Jay, Oct 7, 2004
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    Jay Guest

    Hello Zend

    It did not work, but worth the try. Thanks anyway...
    Jay, Oct 7, 2004
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    Jay Guest

    Thanks, but I think I have more serious problems than that. At least I know
    I don't have any blockers right now.

    Thanks anyway...
    Jay, Oct 12, 2004
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    Dave C Guest

    First of all, let me say this is the most user unfriendly site I have ever
    used. Just to get here is a chore in itself...something to do with IE. That's
    why I use Firefox...
    Anyways, I have solved my error enabling the" WuWebControlClass"
    in the IE add ons management. Apparently you only have this if you have the
    SP-2 service pack.
    A few other observations...I have Windows Firewall switched off, and running
    Sygate Firewall. Win.Updates is set to Auto.
    I use Norton A/V...
    Note, you only get Critical Updates when you first go to the Update page.
    That's why there is seldom any updates available. If you want any non
    critical updates, ie/ Drivers, Hardware, etc. you must click on the Custom
    I noticed that MS support doesn't even list this error number. go figure...
    Dave C, Nov 17, 2004
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    Mityeu Guest

    Thanks Maurice,
    I was enable all active X control and could update windows.
    Mityeu, Jan 26, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    I got this error right after i installed. I tried to update from the update
    site right away. I had auto enable checked for updates during install. By
    staying connected to the internet but not doing any other tasks (not going to
    the update site either), the auto update did its thing (a small yellow shield
    on bottom right of tray tells you its active and its progress - drag mouse
    over the shield). Once the auto update had finished i clicked to install the
    updates. the restarted. that fixed it :)
    Jim, Feb 6, 2005
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    BRUCE Guest

    I have tried all the suggestions offered by micrsoft in connection with this
    error message. Nothing seems to work.
    How can you tell if my antivirus is not blocking active x controls. I get
    messages all the time asking me to allow safe listed, which I agree to.
    Microsoft programes are allowed in my firewall.
    I am at lost what to do. The xp program was already on my computer when I
    purchased it last December.It would be helful if a contact could be made with
    Microsoft, instead I contacting my OEM
    BRUCE, Oct 24, 2005
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    Pamis Guest

    The issues happens after installing update KB896688.
    So, check for the update KB896688 in add/remove programs(after enabling "show
    If present, remove it and restart the computer.
    Will be able to perform windows update, system restore, access user accounts
    without any issue.
    As a temporary solution, hide this particular update KB896688 before you
    the next windows update.
    Pamis, Oct 25, 2005
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    Colin Guest

    This worked for me. I had all of the probs mentioned - no user account
    access, no restore capability etc etc. Now I have control of my system
    again. TVM - but if I want to continue to use automatic updates how do I
    prevent KB896688 being re-installed? (So that you don't think I'm a total
    numpty, I have disabled auto updates!)
    Colin, Nov 1, 2005
  11. Enable AutoUpdate again and let KB896688 install. Afterwards try the

    Download the file available here (it is a registry file
    that origin from MS Support, and it has fixed the ActiveX problem
    for several people, getting this problem after installing KB896688):

    Extract it and double click the contained OLEfix.reg file. Click Yes
    on the dialog box that asks you if you are sure to add the information
    in OLEfix.reg to the registry.

    You may have to reboot your machine afterwards.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Nov 2, 2005
  12. See also the new released KB article
    which is referred to *now* in the revised Security Bulletin 05-052.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Nov 3, 2005
  13. Oerks, I ment to link to :-/
    The REG file mentioned in there is *identical* to the file
    I reffered to earlier.
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Nov 3, 2005
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    Philmoune Guest

    This worked for me, as well as uninstalling KB896688... with OLEfix I can
    install the security patch and still use Windows update normally.

    "Ottmar Freudenberger" a écrit :
    Philmoune, Nov 6, 2005
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    Fredmandude Guest

    I had this problem for a week or two and posted in the wrong discussion group
    and finally typed the error: 0x8DDD0004 and landed here! What a relief! I was
    about to take the last alternative of the dreaded "recover discs" that I made
    1 year ago, but, I would like to thank Pamis and Ottmar Freudenbuerger, to
    Philmoune and down to dr. nil for their knowledge of this "MS problem, not
    known to the public" THANK YOU!!
    Fredmandude, Apr 7, 2006
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