Windows 2003 - Update hangs at "Preparing for download"

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Dirge, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Dirge

    Dirge Guest


    Yesterday I installed service pack 1 onto a Windows 2003 Standard edition
    It seemed to install ok, and rebooted OK. There are some startup issues
    with some of the installed software, but otherwise everything seemed to go OK.

    Today I am trying to finish the rest of the available updates (about 25).
    The update page will find the updates required, and start to do the update,
    but it never gets past "Preparing for download"… Automatic updates was also
    enabled with the download and notify option. I tried to do the installs
    through there, and it initializes, and then just sits there doing nothing

    I've tried turning off automatic updates, and gong back in manually and that
    has had no effect.

    I’ve looked at the WindowsUpdate.log and there are the following entries at
    the end of the log when I exit and can’t find any references to error code

    COMAPI - WARNING: Download call aborted
    COMAPI - WARNING: Exit code = 0x80240FFF; Call error code = 0x8024000B

    I’ve also turned off all of the Anti-Virus services off on this system and
    that has not had any effect.

    Thanks in advance.
    Dirge, Jan 31, 2006
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