Yellow Icon in Task Bar disappears

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Voice of the Mysterons, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. When I get the yellow icon in the task bar telling me that updates are
    available and click it to download updates, nothing happens. The icon
    disappears. I've looked at the log file and see no errors reported either.
    It used to work before and works fine this way on another machine (both
    machines running SP2 and with the same firewall and anti-virus software and
    very similar set-ups).

    If I disable automatic updates using the control panel and re-enable it on
    the problem machine, the yellow icon promptly appears again. I click on it
    and it disappears again.

    I can manually update and apply patches if I go to the Windows Update web
    site. No problems. Curiously, when updates are downloaded manually, the
    yellow icon pops-up again and tells me that updates are ready for download.

    I've searched various web sites including Jupiter's, but have found nothing
    that solves this problem.

    Anyone experienced this and have a fix, please?

    Is there a way to uninstall/re-install automatic updates in XP?

    Thank you.
    Voice of the Mysterons, Jan 12, 2005
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  2. Could you please send me the following log file?
    %windir%\windowsupdate.log (one word).


    Zeb Mullen
    Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Update Services

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Zeb Mullen [MSFT], Jan 13, 2005
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  3. Zeb,

    Thank you for responding. Because I was having some other problems with XP,
    I did a repair install last night. This fixed the icon issue with Windows
    Update as well.

    Voice of the Mysterons, Jan 13, 2005
    de cooman manuel, Feb 6, 2005
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