Update error. [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Hawk, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk Guest

    When I go to the update page this erros pop's up.............

    [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
    Windows Update cannot continue because a required service application is
    disabled. Windows Update requires the following services:
    Automatic Updates enables detection, downloading, and installation of
    critical updates for your computer.
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) enables faster, restartable
    downloading of updates.
    Event Log logs Windows Update events for troubleshooting. To ensure that
    these services are enabled:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
    3. In the list of services, right-click the service name, and then click
    4. In the Startup type list, select Automatic.
    5. Verify that the service status is started.

    The items listed are on auto, MS's version of java is running, tried with
    my firewall disabled, rebooted my PC.......Same erroer every time.
    MS has no listing of this error in it's FAQ's when I search...."Go

    Anyone else running into this problem?........ Found a solution?

    Hawk, Feb 12, 2005
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  2. Hawk

    Hawk Guest

    I might add the last time I did a manual update all worked fine.
    Hawk, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. Hawk

    Fred Guest

    I've got the same problem that just started today. The last time I updated,
    about a week ago, everything worked fine. The required services are running.
    I am wonderng if Microsoft has changed some of their software.

    Fred, Feb 13, 2005
  4. Hawk

    Hawk Guest

    Thanks Maureen, it (the auto update did down load the latest updates)...
    Alas manual still does not work, so until MS tech figures out what is going
    on, I mdae a shortcut to the "auto updates" on the desktop and will just get
    my checks by turning it on and off as needed ;-D
    Hawk, Feb 13, 2005
  5. Hi

    Please try this:

    1. Click Start.

    2. Choose Run.

    3. In the Run box, type (or copy/paste from this post)

    regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

    (note the space there in the middle)

    4. Click OK.

    Do the same for this two DLLs as well:


    After the regsvr32 command, start regedit.exe (from Start/Run)
    and locate the key

    If you find a DeleteFlag value there, delete the DeleteFlag value.
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Feb 13, 2005
  6. Hawk

    Fred Guest

    Thank you. The suggestion worked. I have not tried what Torgeir Bakken
    (MVP) has suggested yet. I don't know if it is appropriate, but why has the
    update suddenly stopped working? I'm not aware of any changes on my end.
    Oh, well...

    Thank you.

    Fred, Feb 14, 2005
  7. Hawk

    Fred Guest

    Thank you. Auto update is off and with your changed, it seems to be working.
    I got interesting results with the 2nd and 3rd dll, but everything is

    Again, thank you.

    Fred, Feb 14, 2005
  8. Hawk

    Hawk Guest

    Yep that did it for me as well...manual updates are working again ;-D Thanks!

    Hawk, Feb 14, 2005
  9. Hawk

    error Guest

    error, Jun 23, 2005
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