Error number: 0x80070020

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by MartynB, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. MartynB

    MartynB Guest

    When I access the Microsoft Update site:-

    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en

    I get:-

    " [Error number: 0x80070020]

    The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
    trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
    For self-help options: [etc...]"

    Any ideas?
     
    MartynB, Aug 30, 2006
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  2. You receive a "0x80070020 The process cannot access the file because it is
    being used by another process" error message when you try to download an
    update from Windows Update or from Microsoft Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;883825



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    | When I access the Microsoft Update site:-
    |
    | http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en
    |
    | I get:-
    |
    | " [Error number: 0x80070020]
    |
    | The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
    | trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the
    problem.
    | For self-help options: [etc...]"
    |
    | Any ideas?
    |
    |
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Aug 31, 2006
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  3. MartynB

    MartynB Guest

    I get the error immediately following the notice:- "Checking if your
    computer has the latest version of Windows updating software....".

    I have cleared the cache and also disabled the real time scanning by my anti
    virus AVG Free Edition as suggested in
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;883825 , but the
    error remains.

    If I knew what was the actual file that the process cannot access, and
    perhaps deleted it, Windows update could download it again.

    Martyn
     
    MartynB, Aug 31, 2006
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  4. MartynB

    MartynB Guest

    The problem has disappeared since a re-boot was done. Strange though.

     
    MartynB, Aug 31, 2006
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  5. MartynB

    Jimmy Guest

    If anyone out there has Spybot Search & Destroy and while trying to run
    Windows update you receive the error number 0x80070020 and this message:

    "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the
    requested page".

    I corrected the problem in my computer. It was the "Tea Timer" in Spybot S&D.

    Bring up Spybot S&D and click on mode.....then select advanced mode....click
    yes in the pop up box.
    Then click tools at lower left....then click resident.....then uncheck the
    Resident "Tea Timer" box.
    X out and that should do it and hopefully most will be able to get the
    Windows updates.

    You can go back after updating and put "Tea Timer" back on by following the
    above steps.
    You may have to do the same thing next time you update unless Spybot S&D
    fixes the glitch in the meantime.

    PS - "Tea Timer" ( if you have Spybot S&D) is an overall protection of
    settings on your computer.
     
    Jimmy, Jul 14, 2007
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  6. MartynB

    Smurf Guest

    Thanks Jimmy, This was the answer to to my problem

     
    Smurf, Aug 31, 2007
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