Error for Windows Updates after reinstall

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by AMG, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. AMG

    AMG Guest

    I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my computer and when I tried to
    download the windows updates (such as service pack 2, etc.) I basically
    couldn't even get past the first step to even view the available updates.

    This error appeared:

    The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
    trying to view. Error number: 0x80070005

    I followed the "Find Solutions" link and followed the steps to get rid of
    the problem but after successfully completing the neccessary steps the same
    error apeared again after a reboot.

    The steps were as follows:

    1. Check permissions on the Windows Update registry key
    Click Start.
    Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type REGEDIT.
    Click OK. The Registry Editor opens.
    Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
    require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee
    that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be
    solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
    Navigate to the following key:
    On the menu, click Edit. Click Permissions.
    For Administrator and System, select the Allow check boxes next to Full
    Control and Read permissions. NOTE: In certain instances, these check boxes
    are grayed out. Ensure all accounts have appropriate permissions.
    Click Apply.
    Click OK.
    Close the Registry Editor.
    Restart the system.

    Any ideas why the problem isn't resolved?
    AMG, Feb 18, 2006
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  2. "Error 0x80070005: Access is denied"

    Please also have a look at: "Access denied" section here:
    and also:-
    You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 2

    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2006
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    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Feb 19, 2006
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  3. AMG

    AMG Guest

    Perfect.......I found a way to make it work. Thanks alot for the help.

    AMG, Feb 19, 2006
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