"Error number: 0x80070017" what does this mean ?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by J the Neophyte, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. The last few weeks I have been trying to check to make sure I have the most
    current updates for my Windows XP, but I continue to get the above error.
    Please help !!
    J the Neophyte, Feb 13, 2007
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  2. 0x80070017 ERROR_CRC Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

    Remove all contents of the WINDOWS\Software Distribution\Download folder.
    Empty the Recyle Bin

    Open Internet Options in the Control Panel.
    On the first page, General, click the 'Delete Files' button; put a check
    in the box next to ' Delete all offline content '
    Click OK. Click OK once more.

    Retry WU.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 13, 2007
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  3. I tried to remove all contents of the download file but 1) there were no
    contents and 2) when I tried to open it I received a "Disk is not formatted.
    The disk in drive C is not formatted. Do you want to format ? Yes or No" I
    selected "No" of course because this is my hard drive.
    I am able to do the other items on the list you mentioned, and the windows
    update still returns the same message.

    So tell me straight, am I in big trouble ?

    J the Neophyte, Feb 14, 2007
  4. Can't say definitively, but it sounds as though there is an issue with
    the Hard Drive. Suggest you backup whatever data you can not afford to
    lose ASAP.
    Then visit the manufacturer of the HDs web site and obtain any
    diagnostic tool they offer. Analyze the HD. If it comes up OK, then
    suggest it *may* just need to be defragmented.
    At least, that's what I hope for your sake.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 14, 2007
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