!! FIX !! 0x8024400D 8024400D Microsoft Update Errors

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by PUC_Snakeman, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. PUC_Snakeman

    PUC_Snakeman Guest

    Got this error message (and several other Windows Update and Microsoft Update
    error messages) on multiple computers after manually updating them via
    Microsoft Update. I updated them via Microsoft Update, restarted, visited
    Microsoft Update (to verify 0 updates left), and encountered this error.

    The FIX, which may also work for many other Windows/Microsoft Update related
    bugs, is to...
    1) Close all IE Windows
    2) Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Delete Temporary Internet Files
    3) Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services -> Stop the "Automatic Updates"
    4) Delete everything in "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore"
    5) Delete everything in "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download"
    6) Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services -> START the "Automatic Updates"

    Then visit the Microsoft Update page again, and everything should be fine.
    These steps have cured all my auto-update woes before, so I help someone
    finds them useful.
    PUC_Snakeman, Jul 13, 2005
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  2. "Pierpi" <> wrote in message
    > Dear all,
    > I have been addressed to this thread by the italian support of MS
    > through a support forum.
    > I can't install the SP3 patch (KB936929) because of the error code you
    > got.
    > I tried to do the same, by it did not work.
    > Do you have any other suggestion?
    > The details:
    > - I have a desktop PC with MS Win XP Home Edition SP"
    > - up today, no problems with patches
    > - last week I tried to installa KB936929
    > - the sequence is:
    > - component inventary OK
    > - Product Key check OK
    > - space control OK
    > - back up OK

    > - now an error message: "Can't execute the backup of system register
    > key HKLM ..........\FEATURE_IMAGING_USE_ART on file
    > C:\Windows\............\reg00161 5:access denied"

    > - I tried with <retry> and then <ignore>
    > - the installation begun with a lot of files

    Ignore means that you forced something not to be written.
    In this case it would have been some backup information
    in order to support an uninstall procedure.

    > - after 5 minutes, while the system was working on FXSAPI.DLL I got the
    > message "Access denied"

    Both are symptoms of permissions problems with your file system.
    E.g. a directory which needs to be written in which you do not have authority
    to do so using your account. Try using the real Administrator account
    to do the update.

    Otherwise, you need to get more information about which files and directories
    are showing the symptoms and change the permissions to prevent those symptoms,
    e.g. using right-click Properties, Security or cacls in a cmd window.

    You could also use ProcMon to supplement any diagnostics you are already
    getting about these symptoms if necessary.

    BTW if you are just focusing on the symptom--specific permissions problems--
    be prepared to deal with more of them (e.g. for other files and directories)
    as you go further through the update when you retry it.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle

    > - and then "SP3 installation cancelled"
    > - the system restored the files
    > - the PC now works fine, but with SP2
    > I repeated the sequence of operation you reported in this post, with
    > Internet connection active or not, with patch download from MS site or
    > the patch dowloaded locally, with antivirus, antispyware and firewall
    > off, but the result is the same
    > Any idea?
    > Thanks.
    > Pierpi
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Sep 19, 2008
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  3. Surely an invitation to disaster! Think your Registry needs "cleaning" or
    "repairing"? Read http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Pierpi wrote:
    > Dear Robert,
    > no way to go out of the problem.
    > I will run CCleaner + Wise Registry Cleaner and see what happen ...
    > I will let you know.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 29, 2008
  4. PUC_Snakeman


    Wow, thanks. More useful than the Microsoft error help page.
    , Apr 28, 2014
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