Error Code 0x80240017

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    SP Guest

    Have been trying to download KB898461 for over 5 months. Always get this
    error code. What can I do to remedy this situation?
     
    SP, Oct 27, 2006
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    Anton Pegan Guest

    Hi,

    Usually, this error is caused because of the corrupted SoftwareDistribution
    folder. Rename it, following the steps below:

    Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter

    --> net stop WuAuServ

    --> Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press
    Enter.

    --> In the opened folder, rename the folder
    SoftwareDistribution to SDold.

    --> Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter.

    --> net start WuAuServ.

    --> Tried Windows Update again.

    Regards,

    Anton Pegan
     
    Anton Pegan, Oct 27, 2006
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  3. Hello Anton,

    Thank you for your instructions for the "windows defender update" error. I am still having some problems that hopefully you can help me with.

    The initial error code I encountered was 0x80240017 - "the program can't check for definition upgrades" and it effected 3 of my computers. I completed the steps from your post regarding this issue. It fixed one computer, did not effect the 2nd computer (continues to give same error message) and gave the 3rd computer a different error code 0x8024402c with the same message "the program can't check for definition upgrades".

    I would appreciate your help. In simple terms if possible. I can follow directions, but don't necessarily understand what I am doing.

    Thank you in advance for all of your help.




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    Meredith Snow, Mar 14, 2007
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  4. Newsgroup for Windows Defender:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/newsgroups/default.mspx



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    <Meredith Snow> wrote in message | Hello Anton,
    |
    | Thank you for your instructions for the "windows defender update" error. I am still
    having some problems that hopefully you can help me with.
    |
    | The initial error code I encountered was 0x80240017 - "the program can't check for
    definition upgrades" and it effected 3 of my computers. I completed the steps from your
    post regarding this issue. It fixed one computer, did not effect the 2nd computer
    (continues to give same error message) and gave the 3rd computer a different error code
    0x8024402c with the same message "the program can't check for definition upgrades".
    |
    | I would appreciate your help. In simple terms if possible. I can follow directions, but
    don't necessarily understand what I am doing.
    |
    | Thank you in advance for all of your help.
    |
    |
    |
    |
    | EggHeadCafe.com - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    | http://www.eggheadcafe.com
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Mar 15, 2007
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