Windows update... Not updating!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by klantee, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. klantee

    klantee Guest

    I have set windows update to automatically download and install updates, but
    for the last few months it refuses to do so. The update does not start at the
    schedulled time of which i've set it to update, and when i do it manually,
    all i get is the green progress ber going across the time and time again.
    This will go on for hours without update downloading at all!!! Can anyone
    tell me why?!
     
    klantee, Apr 2, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Click Start > Run > type in or copy and paste the below into the Open:
    line, then click OK or press Enter

    %windir%\windowsupdate.log

    The WindowsUpdate.log will now be open. Start at the *bottom* of the log
    and work your way back up until you come to a FATAL or WARNING entry.

    Example:

    2005-06-02 04:32:01 992 158 Setup FATAL: IsUpdateRequired failed with
    error 0x80072eef
    2005-06-02 04:32:01 992 158 Misc WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072eef.

    Copy and paste the section just prior to and just after such entries
    into your reply, please.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    ===============
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ===============
     
    MowGreen [MVP], Apr 3, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. klantee

    Alice Guest

    error code 80240016
     
    Alice, Apr 4, 2008
    #3
  4. - Stop Automatic Update Service
    - delete C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder
    - delete C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
    - Start Automatic Update Service
    - Try again

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
     
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Apr 5, 2008
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.