Hangs at 0% Always, but SOMETIMES it works?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jump, May 7, 2004.

  1. Jump

    Jump Guest

    Why would Update NOT work 99.9% of the time (hangs at 0% on scan for updates), but work a measly 1% of the time
    I've done everything in the Checklist, have spent over 2 hours with Microsoft on the phone (last thing we did together was "repair" my windows from startup disc, but all that did was wipe out my restore points and all the updates ever done; problem remains)

    The Oline Assisted Support to Microsoft also doesn't work (fails to return incident #)

    I'm running Windows Home Edition XP. Auto updates don't work. Yesterday, Windows Update worked long enough for me to do some updates, but am missing updates that I had one previously. Do I need to manually restore those? Why would the software work EVER, if I can't get it to work 99.9% of the time? (That was after I had looked at "Catalog" then back to "Update.")

    Any suggestions?
     
    Jump, May 7, 2004
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  2. Jump;
    Try this if you already haven't:
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/hang0.htm

    If it works sometimes, that is indicative of something on your end.
    Do you have a 3rd party firewall?
    If so disable it AFTER you ensure Windows XP ICF is enabled:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673

    Do you also have a router?
    temporarily bypass it.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    updates), but work a measly 1% of the time?
    Microsoft on the phone (last thing we did together was "repair" my
    windows from startup disc, but all that did was wipe out my restore
    points and all the updates ever done; problem remains).
    Yesterday, Windows Update worked long enough for me to do some
    updates, but am missing updates that I had one previously. Do I need
    to manually restore those? Why would the software work EVER, if I
    can't get it to work 99.9% of the time? (That was after I had looked
    at "Catalog" then back to "Update.")
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 7, 2004
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  3. You will have to change the wiring to temporarily bypass the router.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 8, 2004
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