MS Windows Update Error # 0x801901F8

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Vivek Vic Bhatia, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Hello:

    I am trying to update some Windows XP machines at work, and the
    Windows Update page displays the following: "MS Windows Update error #
    0x801901F8. Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display
    the requested page."

    I have checked on various machines, including machines which I updated
    successfully yesterday morning (August 20, 2003; 10 AM EST), and they
    display the same error page today (I have been experiencing this
    problem since August 20, 2003; 3:30 PM EST).

    A check on MSDN TechNet reveals the following explanation for error
    code 0x801901F8: The transfer request timed out while waiting for a
    gateway. Resume the job at a later time.

    Any help in this context would be greatly appreciated.

    Vivek "Vic" Bhatia
    Vivek Vic Bhatia, Aug 21, 2003
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  2. Vivek  Vic  Bhatia

    Neil Guest

    That would seem to confirm that the Windows Update site is

    Maybe they finally succumbed to a "denial of service"

    You do seem to be getting a different error number than
    the rest of us (0x800A138F). I wonder why.

    Best luck,
    Neil, Aug 21, 2003
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