Error message 80070490

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jake, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. 80070490 Generic Unexpected error

    *Possibly* due to corruption in the registry values
    "PendingXmldentifier", "NextQueueEntryIndex", and
    "AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving" under the registry key:


    Suggest you check the above reg key and see if those are listed.
    *PRIOR* to doing any registry editing, *BACK UP* those subkeys *FIRST*.

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Dec 10, 2007
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  2. Jake

    DellCA Guest


    My name is Brad and I work at Dell headquarters in Round Rock, TX. Were
    you able to get this resolved with the error that was coming up? Please
    let me know if you have any further questions.

    Dell Customer Advocate
    DellCA, Dec 13, 2007
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  3. Jake

    jzyao Guest

    Would just like to know whether SP1 would solve this
    jzyao, Jan 3, 2008
  4. Jake

    Fox 3 Guest

    In searching the internet, I found several ways, but only one of them has
    shown any success in clearing the problem. If you have a lot of time on your
    hands, 2+ hours, turn on your computer and boot to Vista. Insert your
    original Vista DVD, then select "Upgrade" from the list, and let the program
    do the rest. It seems that this has been the only really successful way of
    getting the Windows Update to work again. A number of people have done this
    method and say it works. You may have to reinstall sound drivers once it is

    Fox 3
    Fox 3, Jan 4, 2008
  5. Jake

    Fox 3 Guest

    See Fox 3 reply!

    Fox 3, Jan 4, 2008
  6. Jake

    harvinder Guest

    harvinder, Mar 10, 2008
  7. Jake

    slice125 Guest

    How would I go about upgrading without the original disk? My HP Pavilion did
    not come with a disk claiming that they are no longer neccesary.
    slice125, Mar 26, 2008
  8. Jake

    gresheju Guest

    Sorry I don't have a fix. I've got the same problem. HP said it was
    out of their league and passed it to a "higher authority"(?). Did you
    ever get a fix?
    gresheju, May 25, 2008
  9. Jake

    TaurArian Guest

    Who are you responding to?

    80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND. Corrupted System File. Need to perform an in-place upgrade or
    reinstall of the OS.

    For information about how to contact Microsoft (the higher authority) visit the
    International Support Web site:

    TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
    How to ask a question:
    Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco

    | Sorry I don't have a fix. I've got the same problem. HP said it was
    | out of their league and passed it to a "higher authority"(?). Did you
    | ever get a fix?
    | thanks
    | --
    | gresheju
    | Posted via
    TaurArian, May 25, 2008
  10. Jake

    haider ali Guest

    i am facing the same problem 80070490 windows cannot search for new updates
    if u found any solution kindly help me out.
    haider ali, Jun 24, 2008
  11. Jake

    Mohammed Guest

    Hi Jake,
    The only ways to fix the issue is re-installing the operating system.
    Mohammed, Jun 28, 2008
  12. Jake

    John Guest

    Hello Fox 3,
    I have the same problem with windowsupdate.
    You solved it by upgrading from the original disk.
    Was your original disk a OEM version for Vista or the full package?
    John, Jan 7, 2009
  13. Jake

    Gleeman Guest

    Or he could tryökning
    Where this post is currently rank two.

    Here's a newsflash to all you help people by telling them to look things up
    on google-newbies. The posts you reply to may very well end up getting
    indexed by google. I suppose you don't realize what this means... it means
    that I get stuck in google loops every time I try to sort out an error
    because cluless chap x tells person b to look something up on google. Stop
    doing it right now. You're the ones causing a problem for thousands of
    people. Having multiple threads all over the webb resolving the same problem
    would not be an issue. Having multiple unresolved threads pointing to
    multiple unresolved threads now there's the bitch.
    Gleeman, Mar 21, 2009
  14. <ROFL>

    Gleeman wrote:
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 21, 2009
  15. Jake

    MsParrotfins Guest

    Thanks for that!
    MsParrotfins, Mar 24, 2009
  16. Jake

    matrix Guest

    matrix, Jun 9, 2009
  17. Jake

    Erich Reiter Guest

    <came here from google>

    I second that... ^^
    Erich Reiter, Oct 4, 2009
  18. Jake and anyone eles having problems with Windows automatic update. I've
    been having problems with this and some other updates. I've tried everything
    that has been suggested on this and other Microsoft community help forums
    without success. Finally, I gave up on the automatic updated and made the
    update manually using Microsfot's downloads site. This worked and my Windows
    Update tool recognized the update as successful. Most other Windows Updates
    happen without error. Microsoft (the corporate) has been unable to help
    resolve the automatic update issue. Here is the linke for one such manual
    update. After downloading this update and installing everything is working
    fine for now
    Windows Update Interruptus, Nov 10, 2009
  19. Jake

    MowGreen Guest

    For Beginners and Intermediate Users -

    1) You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or
    Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates
    a) Run sfc /scannow from an Elevated Command Prompt

    b) Download, save, and then run the System Update Readiness Tool

    c) > To resolve this issue, you must perform a repair installation of
    Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
    For Advanced Users or The Fearless -

    2) How to overcome error 0x80070490 when installing updates in Windows
    Vista/Server 2008

    3) Update manually. Security updates are issued the second Tuesday of
    the month.
    Non-security Windows updates are issued the fourth Tuesday of the month.
    A list of all update content by month:

    Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update
    Services changes in content for 2009

    *** Be wary of installing NON-essential software *** that will then have
    to be updated when a vulnerability is discovered in them.

    Ex: Windows Desktop Search; Silverlight; etc.

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"
    MowGreen, Nov 10, 2009
  20. Jake

    ChexMix Guest

    I havent Read all the replys but I belive this is the Unfixable Error code,
    there is one and only one way to fix this.... Reinstall your opperating system
    ChexMix, Dec 29, 2009
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