Error in windows update Error Code: 0x80070003

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tanvir Qureshi, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. I have tried installing windows update for Windows XP (KB887742) a dozen
    times and it still never installs its still the same error number.

    It says after downloading the following were not installed windows update
    for Windows XP (KB887742).

    I would appreciate any help thanks
     
    Tanvir Qureshi, Jan 7, 2006
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  2. 0x80070003 = COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND
    The specified path couldn't be found - ALLUSERSPROFILE Microsoft network dir doesn’t exist

    Make sure the following folders exist under %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
    Note: (%windir% = C:\Windows)

    DataStore\
    Download\
    EventCache\
    SelfUpdate\
    WebSetup\
    WuRedir\


    Some have had success with clearing the contents of the Datastore and Download folders.
    http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=11&ln=en

    If the above doesn’t assist, suggestion by Torgeir Bakken (MVP)

    If the directory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network"
    does not exist, you will get this error.

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is normally "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users"

    To verify existence/create this folder, you can do like this:

    Press Start/Run, and fill in this:

    "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft"

    Press OK, and the Microsoft folder will open.

    If no Network folder is found there, create it (File\New --> Folder).
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jan 7, 2006
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