Windows Update 98 SE 800A138F

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Rein, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Rein

    Rein Guest

    If this error occurs see the address line and if no
    https change the address to https etc. and then
    it will work, at least by me!
     
    Rein, Aug 19, 2003
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  2. Rein

    Reg Mouatt Guest

    Hi Tim,
    This seems to have worked for some of us, so have a try at either going
    to C:/Windows/Hosts searching for and deleting the entry a248.e.akamai.net
    or if you are using Spyblocker you can achieve the same via
    'Setup/Find/a248.e.akamai.net/Unblock Checked/Save/OK.
    It would appear that Microsoft Windows Update is now using the IPS of the
    akamai URL and has consequently become a blocked site.
    Good Luck.
    Reg
     
    Reg Mouatt, Aug 19, 2003
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  3. Rein

    Reg Mouatt Guest

    Sorry, the reference to C:/Windows/Hosts should have been to C:/Hosts
    Reg
     
    Reg Mouatt, Aug 21, 2003
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  4. Rein

    Maurice N Guest

    AFAIK, the Hosts file location depends on which version of Windows it is. And this C:\Hosts would appear to be created by Spyblocker (which you have mentioned).

    The "normal" location of Hosts is at
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc (for Windows XP)
    or on Win2000 at C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc
     
    Maurice N, Aug 22, 2003
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  5. Rein

    Reg Mouatt Guest

    Thanks Maurice, I suppose the best advice if you do not know where to find
    it is just simply to search for Hosts.
    Reg

    AFAIK, the Hosts file location depends on which version of Windows it is.
    And this C:\Hosts would appear to be created by Spyblocker (which you have
    mentioned).

    The "normal" location of Hosts is at
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc (for Windows XP)
    or on Win2000 at C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc
     
    Reg Mouatt, Aug 22, 2003
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