[Error number: 0x800703E3] during W2K update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Driode, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Driode

    Driode Guest


    I'm running W2K Pro on an old laptop Pentium 3 500MHz, 512MB RAM. The
    Winsock portion of the system crashed last week, and appeared to be
    hopelessly trashed (including errors in event log saying things like "error
    for something that should never fail", so I reformatted and reinstalled, and
    on my first attempt to use Windows Update, I get this error page with some
    cryptic [Error number: 0x800703E3], and "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." with a red X.

    I also had trouble logging into passport, since I forgot my password
    briefly, and could not reset the password because the little messy picture
    would not display (even though no anti-anything is installed yet), and the
    audio version of the confirmation was too garbled to understand very well.
    Fortunately I recalled my password!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Driode, Apr 30, 2007
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  2. The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.

    As usual a code by itself tells us next to nothing.
    Hence you have to find that code used in a log to see its context.
    Search all files which the update changed (e.g. all files changed
    during the interval that the update was running) which contain
    either 800703E3 or 995

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 30, 2007
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