windows update error 800A138F

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Russ, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Russ

    Russ Guest

    We have two Win 2000 SP4 and four Win XP machines here ( XP are SP1, SP2, and
    Media Center 2005). Up to 15 October 2006 Windows Update has been used to
    successfully download and install updates. Since then, all of these machines
    get the same error message when attempting to access the update list.

    (1) Exactly what does error code 800A138F mean?
    (2) What have you changed on your end since that date to affect all of these

    I have perused this forum for discussion of this error message; a long
    thread starting on 7/30/2006 did not resolve the issue for that user, to say
    the least. Both the BITS and the AU services are running under the local
    system account on all of these machines.
    Russ, Nov 3, 2006
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  2. 0x800a138f -2146823281
    Javascript runtime error

    Try reregistering jscript.dll on the affected systems

    Start > Run > type in

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

    Click OK or press Enter

    Also, check the systems time to be sure they are accurate.
    Further resolutions - Windows Update Fails Error 0x800A138F

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Nov 3, 2006
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