windows update-error 80080005

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by batool, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. batool

    batool Guest

    i use windows vista home premium 32 bit
    i tried to chech for windows update , but i see windows update error 80080005
    batool, Jun 22, 2008
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  2. Are you currently running Vista or Vista SP1?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
    anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall
    (if any)?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2008
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  3. this is not a 3rd party issue with firewall or av etc, nor is it related to
    SP's it is to do with the update service not starting. I am diagnosing issue
    now and will update u shortly.
    Computer Repair Sydney, Jun 16, 2009
  4. You do realize that there is not likely a *single* solution for this issue.
    Over the years, there have been several solutions and several causes.

    For example - you are responding (for some unknown reason) to one of only
    few of these reported issues - and one that the conversation died on fairly


    A quick search reveals it is not alone:

    Although it may be one of the newer (only *approaching* one year old, not
    quite there at the time of this posting by 6 or so days.)

    My suggestion...

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan (separately) with the
    following two applications (freeware versions are the ones to use for this):



    After performing a full scan with one and then the other and removing
    whatever they both find completely, you may uninstall these products,
    if you wish.

    Then follow the instructions here:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    Then reboot and try your updates again.

    Come back and tell everyone what you found so that others might benefit when
    searching the Internet.
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 16, 2009
  5. WTH are you and why are you replying to my post (let alone a post & thread
    from 22 June *2008*)?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 16, 2009
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