Windows Update Broken Error number: 0x8DDD0004

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by pmp4686, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. pmp4686

    pmp4686 Guest

    Hi,

    I've been having a big problem with windows update. For one, I can't even
    turn windows update on. I get an error message when trying to enable it in
    the Security Center: "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your
    Automatic Updates settings. To try changing these yourself, go to System in
    Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates tab, select Automatic (recommended),
    and the click OK." I tried doing that and there was'nt even an "Automatic
    Updates" tab there. When I try click the Automatic Updates ICON in security
    center it does'nt ever open.



    So I try updating from the windowsupdate.microsoft.com site and I always get
    the error 0x8DDD0004 when I try to update. Tried all the steps the site says
    to resolve this problem, clear temporary internet files, delted cookies,
    etc., and nothing works. Also went to Tools>Manage add-ons and WUWebControl
    Class was Enabled.

    Tried reregistering the DLL files and all succeeded except the wuaueng.dll
    file. I got the error "wuaueng.dll" is not an executable file and no
    registration helper is registered for this type.

    I even tried going into the registry and looked for the auoptions,
    disablewindowsupdateaccess, and noautoupdate values. And the path,
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \
    WindowsUpdate \ AU does'nt even exist in there. Neither does
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \
    WindowsUpdate \ AU.

    Last I downloaded the reinstall from
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/v6/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe
    and got an error: "The application failed to initialez properly
    (0xc000007b). Click on OK to terminate the application.

    Im using XP Home Edition SP2. I had a virus and a lot of spyware that may
    have caused this problem.

    PLEASE HELP

    Thanks
     
    pmp4686, Jan 15, 2007
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    TONY Guest

    Hi pmp4686

    how about try ipconfig /flushdns , if it doesn't work , downloading update
    manually ,try install it in safe mode.
     
    TONY, Jan 15, 2007
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    pmp4686 escribió:
    "ipconfig /flushdns" is a command, type it at the command prompt (start
    /run and type "cmd" (without quotes)

    If it doesn't help please, take a look to this KB article


    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;914227&x=11&y=11

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    fermu [MVP Windows], Jan 16, 2007
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    csw Guest

    I have had the same problem for quite some time and have read many of these
    posts and reports, none of them are true and/or work for me. This error code
    must be a catch all for many other issues. It would be nice if MS provided a
    patch to automatically fix this issue (what ever it is).
     
    csw, Jan 17, 2007
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  5. pmp4686

    pmp4686 Guest

    hey csw,

    I've Tried that already.

    Tried reregistering the DLL files and all succeeded except the wuaueng.dll
    file. I got the error "wuaueng.dll" is not an executable file and no
    registration helper is registered for this type.

    Thanks tho
     
    pmp4686, Jan 20, 2007
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