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Q: mic not working after windows update

I have recently downloaded the windows 10 October update. ever since then my mic hasn't been working. I have uninstalled and reinstalled all my drivers. to add on the Realtek HD audio manager program has been removed and when I try to reinstall it doesn't open. I have reported this problem to windows support. they were with me and tried to solve my problem. they then said to contact my motherboard company as it was not their issue. they tried all of their options and to the best of their ability. my motherboard company told be to use a spare harddrive to backup my stuff and then clean start my pc with new windows. I am unable to do so. please give me other suggestions.

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Preferred Solution: mic not working after windows update

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have unintentionally put my laptop back to factory settings and am now back to windows 8.
The windows update isn't working and I can't seem to do anything. I keep searching for updates to download and install but it then says the standalone windows installer is not working either.
Does anyone know how to get around this as I am stuck on windows 8 and I cannot download any games or anything.

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Win 7 64 Windows Update not working (post migration), nor is Windows Update Readiness tool installing. I have renamed catroot and stopped services, nothing working. I just migrated HD to a hybrid solid state (Seagate Momentus). I had this problem both with Acronis 2009 and Acronis 2013, and Windows Backup would not create a recoverable partition (always said file not available about 30% through the recovery). I have installed the Intel IDE ATA drivers, and scoured the help topics. I have tried everything. I could really use some help.

The error I receive when attempting to install the Windows Update Readiness Tool is:

"Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000247"

The Microsoft FixIt and Control Panel FixIt says it has fixed the problem, but Update does not work. Nothing is working, but the OS is healthy, the disk is healthy. The sfc/scannow doesn't reveal any corrupted components.

I followed all of these instructions before attempting to install the Windows Update Readiness Tool:

Windows Update Service and Windows Module Installer Service are the two basic services responsible for all your updates to install correctly.

If Windows Updates are failing, then my first step would be to check if these two services are running.
Windows Update Service enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic upda... Read more

A:Windows Update is not working/Update Readiness Tool won't install

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I've got a Dell laptop here that isn't functioning properly. I can't get this to work for the life of me! I am currently using this laptop with a different hard drive, it's the install on the SSD that doesn't work. I know that the quick fix would be to simply reload windows, but I don't want the quick fix.

Basically, laptop works with Windows 7 install on a hard drive, no issues. On the SSD, where the ONLY applications loaded are Office 2013 and Firefox (and all the latest updates), the internet does not work (I can ping yahoo.com and get a response, so DNS is fine). The problem persists on IE and Firefox. I have no AV software other than MSE, and the problem persists in Safe Mode w/ networking. The hosts file is clean. The internet worked on the computer just fine when I loaded it, I hadn't used the SSD in a while and when I popped it in, the internet wasn't working. I believe something is getting in the way of port 80, but I can't figure out what. I have disabled all startup applications and all nonwindows services. The computer does not have bonjour. I have cleared history/cookies to no avail. I can't find anything suspicious in the running processes. I can't seem to turn off the windows antimalware process to test that, though.

Any ideas?

A:Internet not working, windows update, ping, DNS, etc. working fine

I decided to run hijack this and found two BHO's. It's funny that on my new install that I used a handful of times, I have adware, but on this install that's been going for years, I have nothing. Oh well. So I had "Crossrider" and "Coupon Companion". I removed all traces of both, yet still no go. It looks like this managed to install itself on 12/2... which had to be damn close to the date that I bought the SSD, however, I had internet activity as recent as 12/26. Here's the log of what Coupon Companion did:

1354500268 -
1354500268 - --------------------------- Installer started ---------------------------
1354500268 -
1354500268 - appid: 4493
1354500268 - installername: 4493.exe
1354500268 - installertype: 12417
1354500268 - appname: Coupon Companion
1354500268 - publisher: 215 Apps
1354500268 - publisherid: 390
1354500268 - installerfullversion:
1354500268 - platformversion: 1
1354500268 - installerscriptversion: 24
1354500268 - bhoversion: 151
1354500268 - helperversion: 151
1354500268 - bhoguid: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441193
1354500268 - scrambletoken: 8093c230043101303486692df6c812c4
1354500268 - Installing IE extension
1354500268 - Firefox extension is bundled
1354500268 - Chrome extension is bundled
1354500268 - CmdLine:
1354500268 - Function onInit started.
1354500268 - Read the OS: V7
1354500268 - App registry path: Software\AppDataLow\Software\Coupon Companion
1354500268 - srcid: 100086
1354500268 - subid: default
13545002... Read more

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

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After Installing the latest updates for Windows 10 (KB4048952, KB4048953, KB4048954, KB4048955, or KB4048956), some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers cannot print from x86 and x64-based systems.
I read microsoft has released Windows Update KB4055038, but for windows 10 it does not work
until now, for a while I disable windows update service

anyone can help for the solution ?


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Carried out a clean install deleting partitions and windows update has a red bar to the left and a red badge with a white x, no updates.

A:Windows update not working after installing windows 7 professional on a Dimension C521

The date and time must be correct.  You must have a live internet connection.
Then you download and run the update troubleshooter.


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Hi Similar to other posts I have had this problem, but have been unable to solve it. I have updated the drivers, disabled and re-enabled the fingerprint reader device, removed my set of fingerprint scans, and tried setting up the new ones, either by creating a new account and/or PIN before starting the scan (Windows Hello then doesn't continue with the setup sequence), and by doing the scans and then creating the PIN (Window Hello exits without saving the scans or PIN). As suggested on other posts, it may be a problem with how the fingerprint works with the PIN, but in my case does not seem to be solvable. I have tried removing all cached information via the BIOS. Is there anything else I can try other than just hoping future updates will sort the problem?John P70, Xeon E3-1505 v5, 20ERCTO1WWWindows 10 Home 64-bit, version 1703, build 15063.54Finger print reader driver Synaptics WBDI(SGX enabled) version 5.1.325.26

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I just got a new X1C6. The touch screen was working fine and stopped working after I did a Windows update. Did anyone experience the same issue and how to resolve that?

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Carried out a clean install deleting partitions and windows update has a red bar to the left and a red badge with a white x, no updates.

A:Windows update not working after installing windows 7 professional on a Dimension C521

The date and time must be correct.  You must have a live internet connection.
Then you download and run the update troubleshooter.


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My OS is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Unable to update any file from windows update. Same error code 8024402F occurs and Windows could not search for new updates.

Whereas my internet connection is working fine and i able to browse and download from internet.

Also tried Microsoft Fix it and it says Repair windows update components. After applying it still same error occurs.

Even disabled AVG Internet Security 2012 and still same problem.

Here is the log detail from windowsupdate.log

2012-07-21 18:19:18:545 1256 8b0 AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2012-07-21 18:19:18:545 1256 8b0 AU #########
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 8b0 AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {7CB9454F-3210-479E-A30A-D356B61C2A99}]
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 17e8 Agent *************
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 17e8 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 17e8 Agent *********
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 17e8 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2012-07-21 18:19:18:548 1256 17e8 Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and Reb... Read more

A:Windows update is not working in Windows 7 Professional. Error code 8024402F

Press Windows+R key and typencpa.cpl and click okRight click on your LAN connection-propertiesClick on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Propertiesclick on Use the following DNS server addresses, and then, in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes, type the addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers.PREFERRED the PC Let me know if you can update now

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I've been going around with this for a while now and I can't figure out what is going on. WU consistenly errors out on me when I try to download updates and system restore will no longer restore to any older points. I've also noticed that running all of the Microsoft Diskfix tools has somehow managed to lower my SSD space in the neighbourhood of 27 GB and I'd like to get that back. I don't even know where to start so can someone point me in the right direction. I've run every diagnostic tool and everything should be working. Safe mode doesn't help either. However if anyone cares to advise I would appreciate it.

A:Windows Update and System Restore no longer working in Windows 7 64 bit...

Hello there,

Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" yet? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Windows-Update-troubleshooter
Keep us posted! 

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I am having issues update my Windows Vista OS

In addition to the Modules Installer error, I have also received (although much less frequently) a WMI Provider Host stopped working error...

The only thing that changed with my system, and this was imediately before I started having issues, was I got new monitors.

I went from two generic 19" square LCDs to two 24" widescreen LEDs and I am running 1960x1080 now. I dont think that should matter but it is the ONLY thing that has changed.

This is a custom built PC and has been running stable for years.

I ran speccy and here is what it came up with...

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 39 ?C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
3.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (6-6-6-18) I actually have 4GB but it is my understanding that this 32bit OS wont recognize it.
EVGA 122-CK-NF68 (Socket 775)
VX2453 Series ([email protected])
VX2453 Series ([email protected])
256MB GeForce 7800 GTX (Undefined) 60 ?C
256MB GeForce 7800 GTX (Undefined) 73 ?C
ForceWare version 275.33
SLI Disabled
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST350083 0AS SCSI Disk Device (Fibre)
733GB Western Digital WDC WD75 02AAEX-00Y9A SCSI Disk Device (Fibre)
Optical Drives
High Definition Audio Device

Also, if it is related... I just got a blue screen of death today... her... Read more

A:Windows Modules Installer Stopped Working (Can't update Windows)

72 hour bump. Thanks

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Hello, my Windows Update is not working: it returns the error 80073712. It has been like this for several months. I tried to do sfc /scannow but it says: "beginning system scan. This process will take some time" and 2 seconds after it says "Windows Resource Protection could not preform the requested operation". My Windows Help and Support doesn't work either as well as my Windows Features (when I open "Turn Windows features on and off" it returns a blank box). I also tried the "Windows6.1-KB947821-v27-x86.msu" but it does not repair the error. I also scanned my system with Malwarebytes Antimalware and avast! to see if it was a malware or virus but i do not find anything.

In the other hand, my date and time is working as well as my search box.

I do not know what I have to do.
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x86.
Thank you for your help

PS: I also tried some other things but I do not remember anymore what they were

A:Windows Update error 80073712 (sfc, windows feature, help not working)

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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i tried to install media player but it said i needed the update rollup 2 so i tried to install that but it failed and no updates are working they all fail. Someone told me to uninstall some updates and reinstall them but i cant find them. any ideas?


A:Solved: windows media player and windows update not working

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I recently upgraded my hard disk and operating system to Windows 7 Professional from XP Professional that was orignally on my Lenovo T61p Think Pad.

The Windows as purchased from Micro Center was an OEM system builder pack.

Can you advise how I can resolve these issues?

A:Windows Update no longer working, Windows now states not genuine

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hey, I realized rectently upon rebooting that my XP theme disappeared and it was classic. Last time my harddrive got fried this was how it started so I went online and tried to connect to the Windows Update site and it shows a connection error or something although every other website works, and it appears to be a fake message.. I have ran DDS and Gmer and I will attach the logs in this thread. Sorry for the brief description, I really do not know what is wrong with my computer this time as SAS, MBAM, and Spybot have saved my computer every time prior to this.

A:windows update website is not working, windows xp theme missing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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At first(some weeks ago), windows update couldn't search automatically for updates and when I was trying to update manually I was getting error 80080005.
I didn't manage to fix the problem, and now when manually checking for updates, it never finishes(its stuck at 'checking for updates').

Tried running System Update Readiness Tool as well. Tried to apply a hotfix and failed. Since then when I run the tool again it gets stuck at 'searching for updates on this computer' (kinda like windows update).

Additional info
After a quick look at update history: It started 2 months ago*. Since then windows update has been installing the same 3 updates each time. Though their status is marked as 'successful', they have been installed over 40 times till now('successfully' each time).

*Seems the starting point for all this is a failed update:
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB973688)
Installation date: ‎21/‎6/‎2012 12:28 μμ
Error details: Code 643

The 3 updates that keep getting installed/in case you need them
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2633171)
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2676562)
Update for Windows 7 (KB2679255)

A:Windows update is not working

Are you running any type of anti-virus or firewall that might be bocking access for Windows Update?

I show 2 entries in Programs and Features panel about MSXML. KB954430 and KB973688 were both installed on 7/12/2011. Do you show those, and if so, can you try a repair, change or uninstall operation?

The 80080005 means CO_E_Server_Exec_Failure, if that is any help.

Could you copy your WindowsUpdate.log in the Windows folder, to your desktop and then copy around the last 5 days of entries. Paste those in a text file and zip it and attach? Maybe someone will see something that might help.

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Lenovo Y-70 Touch Laptop

I installed an update from windows 10 and it has riddled my pc useless. It won't even acknowledge my hard drive that the laptop came with. Is their any possible way to save the laptop?

I think that the update was the one that others had reported to mess up their pcs as well.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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just today without doing anything ( it worked before i went to sleep ) iexplorer 32bit stopped working and with it windows update too, when i enter windows update it just keeps "checking for updates" after about 20 min i get "Windows Update error 80072ee2" major problem for me is the iexplorer dying, iexplorer x64 works and firefox as well.

I'm running ultimate vista x64

anyone who knows what's happening ?

A:Windows update not working ?

Check this Microsoft page for help:

Windows Vista Help: Windows Update error 80072ee2
Windows Update error 80072ee2

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Hi, i have problem with my Windows 8.1 fresh new installation.My Windows update takes forever to check for updates.I tried Microsoft fix it tool for backgorund intelligent service and Windows update,but when it finds problems it fix that problems but when I run it again fix it tool find the same problems again (missing service registration,problems with installing new updates).Can somebody please help me???  

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Simply put, this should help you:


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2572078)

Installation date: ‎15/‎11/‎2011 04:07 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 643

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
MS11-078: Description of the security update for .NET Framework 4: October 11, 2011

Help and Support:
Microsoft Support

The windows update troubleshooter say it has fixed the problem, but it never does. If you need any more information, I'm more than happy to provide the information. Please help!

A:Windows Update not working.

What windows update troubleshooter are you referring too? Is it the one available on this article?

There is a possibility that this failed because your .NET Framework 4 installation isn't exactly in tip-top shape. You may wanna uninstall it and reinstall it, then try to grab the update for it. Also, if you haven't already, try downloading the security update manually then install it that way instead of using Windows Update to do the work.

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the other day i went into microsuck and did a windows update where i
chose some of the security updates which downloaded and installed
without a hitch.
funny thing though, tried to get back into MS update for windows and i
click on custom to choose some more updates but it says that it cannot
display the right page.
any ideas as to what might be happening here?

am using winXP pro SP2
am on dial-up hence why i'm careful as to which updates to choose from.

A:Windows Update Not Working?!?!?!?

Possibly the windows update page was experiencing a problem when you were trying to access it..Try it again....

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Please see link to previous history in WGA forum -- downloaded and installed new HDD raid drivers suggested by Noel Paton. Windows update still not working. Was unable to download or install SURT. Got error message 0xc8000222 attempting to install.


A:Windows Update not working

Hello again
Let's have a look at the services surrounding Windows Update...

Please downloadthe Farbar Service Scanner from


Right-click onthe saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options,then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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I have Windows 7 32 bit. I'm having problems with Windows Update. I tried a few tools like the Microsoft Fix-
It and some other ones. I gave up and decided to re install windows. Sadly but true I still have the same Windows Update problem. I installed Windows 3 times. The last time I formatted the HDD and still have the problem. Also my Audio doesn't work, but I'm mainly concerned with the Windows Update issue. Any suggestions would be a huge help.


A:Windows Update Not Working

I am at the same spot as you are. I have already reprogrammed my laptop about 5 times and still no luck. I have waited for more than 2 hours waiting on updates and nothing happens. I tried all fixes without any luck. Might be an issue at microsoft but not quite sure about it.

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I can't use Windows Update on my computer, neither via their website nor by using the automated updating features. All updates just fail.
Can that be related to using Litestep as shell, instead of Explorer?

OS is XP SP1, have been using LS as shell for ages now and can't remember if WU every worked with it. I'm tending towards claiming that it has.

A:Windows update not working

Do you have a firewall installed by chance?

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Long story so bear with me.
Bought a laptop in january and hadn't used my desktop since.
Wanted to start using it again, but had an expired version of Norton Internet Security 2014 that need to be removed and the laptop has Kaspersky on it, which I like better.
Checked the Norton site and they said use Windows Add/Remove to remove NIS, reboot, then run Norton removal tool, reboot, to get rid of all remnenants of NIS.
This is where the problem began. I installed Kaspersky IS 2015 and did all the updates. I then went to do the windows updates and got the following message:
Windows could not search for updates
An error occured while checking for new updates
Error found:
Code 8024402F
Windows encountered an unknown error.
Apparently using the Norton removal tool has been messing up windows updates for a while. Wish i had known before i used it.
I then went to the Microsoft site and they had a Microsoft Fixit tool which i ran. It found problems it couldn't fix:
Windows update error 0x80070057(2015-8-26-T-07_19_51P) Not fixed
Problems installing recent updates Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates Not Fixed
Then when I went back into Windows update it showed -
Most recent check for updates:Never,
Updates wwere installed: Never
And my entire update history was gone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
using Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2, Dell inspiron.

A:Windows update not working

Hello G_man,
You could try the steps shown in this video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6eHDtylDYo
It has worked for me in the past.
Good luck.

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I wasn't having any trouble running Windows Update (I have chosen to alert me when there is an update and I will install it if I want it). A few days ago, I knew there had to be definition updates to Windows Defender, but when I ran Check for Updates, it kept running and running and running. I finally shut it down. I have research online and in this forum, but haven't come up with a solution that has worked. I have a Asus laptop - Windows 8.1 - and haven't made any changes to my system or added programs. The only updates I accept are those referring to "security" and "definitions". HELP! I am now unprotected (no new definitions) for days!!

A:Windows 8.1 Update Not Working

If you update Defender though the application, does it work then?

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I got the cloud virus and had to reload Windows Vista. Now my windows update is not working. What do I do?

A:Windows update not working

Check the settings for "Windows Update" in Control Panel.

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Hi, I just cleaned a lot of spyware, trojans, and viruses from my computer, have had to reboot totally once and just had to do a repair on windows. I apparently have a bug that I can't find, and could use a helping hand.

Basic info:

windows xp
service pack 2
512 RAM
795 processor speed

Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:14:54 PM, on 12/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SAService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\msn.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefo... Read more

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My PC is not getting any updates to the Windows XP operating system.

I have tried doing a manual update via the MicrosoftUpdate Web site. Whether I choose Express OR custom update I get the error [Error number: 0x800A0046].

The web page suggests the following
In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Security tab, click the Internet security zone icon, and then click Custom Level.
In the Settings dialog box, scroll to the Miscellaneous section.
Under Userdata persistence , select Enable.
Click OK and when the security warning dialog box appears, click Yes.
All of which I have done but still I get the error and NO updates.

I have tried regsrv32 qmgr.dll & regsrv32 qmgrprxy.dll
both of which succesfully registered but did not fix the problem.

I have also noticed that the Windows installer does not work either. Therefore I cannot install any new software using MSI.

I have tried re-registering the msiexec.exe with no effect. I have tried re installing MSI version 3.1 & 4.5 with no effect.

I set up MSI logging and the error MSI is returning error 1601.

in my mind this is all suggesting some sort of security / policy issue......

Any ideas?

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I have an issue with windows update and from what I can tell the problems seem to be related to the windows update components on my lap top. At the moment I cannot install any windows updates. I tried numerous things to get the updates working but I do not think the updates themselves are the issue.
I ran the Troubleshooting utility from the Control Panel and get the following message.
"Repair Windows Update component" (saying not fixed).
I also ran Fix it and got more or less the same error message as above.
I am running Windows 7 home edition, the 64 bit version.

A:Windows Update not working

Welcome to the forum brozac

Download and run the tool below and try getting the updates again.
What is the System Update Readiness Tool&#63;

Post back for further suggestions.

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4 days ago I unreserved my W10 reservation and hid the windows 10 update. Now when I run Windows Update it searches forever in a continuous loop.

I don't know if there were any critical updates available for Windows 8.1 on Tuesday but I didn't get any and Windows Update now just runs endlessly. Maybe the W10 download disabled something even though it was not installed.

Any suggestions?

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My computer has windows vista operating system 32 bit windows update did stop working and there is no error message or codes. The last patch Tuesday updates was installed on July 13m 2016 and between that time and August 8, 2016 my computer repeatedly downloaded and installed multiple updates of the the malicious software removal tool KB 890830 and therefore on August 9, 2016 Patch Tuesday my computer never checked for updates automatically again. My computer can manually check for updates but however will not find any. It appears as if these updates have been blocked.

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Computer was fine on Friday but this morning after an update has been applied I have no USB hence no keyboard or mouse. I'm able to access the computer from anoth PC via Teamviewer so can make changes etc no problem. So far I've spent the entire day trying different things to sort this out but to no avail. I've tried re-installing the USB drivers but I either get a message saying I already have the latest drivers installed or the driver appears to install but in the Device Manager has a yellow flag and uder Device Status says
"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"
I've attempted changing the BIOS settings (keyboard and mouse work fine there) but doesn't make any difference and I've also attempted to get into the Advance Boot options so I can try disabling Digital Device Signing. However on this MOBO, F8 takes it into which device to boot from and when I select the device and try F8 again it just continues into normal Windows mode. I've also tried a System Restore and uninstalling the latest updates but still the same problem. Any ideas because I'm at my wits end

A:USB not working after Windows Update

Try loading defaults in BIOS.

Was the System Restore point from before the problem? Like Friday or earlier.

Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free, enable rootkit scanning (settings - detections) and scan with it.

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I recently bought a used laptop on eBay but windows update doesn't seem to be working on it . It just constantly says its looking for updates but nothing is installed. Does anyone know how to fix this

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Hi everyone, I noticed today when running windows update it will just go straight to sayin explorer is restarting, so I cannot actually open up windows update to get any updates for my Win 7.

Can anyone help me out here.

I have posted a screenshot of the error.


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OK not to worry now.
Microsoft Error Reporting helped me out here.

Here is the solution from the problems and solutions (Actions Center)

An issue with the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) client in Windows 7 beta is causing Explorer and some MSI-based installers to stop working properly.
To solve this problem, follow these steps:
Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. In the User Account Control window, verify that Program name is Windows Command Processor, and then click Yes.
In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type or paste the following text at the prompt:
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f
Press Enter to install the solution.
If The operation completed successfully displays, close the Administrator: Command Prompt window to complete this procedure. If "ERROR: Access is denied" displays, repeat this procedure from the top, making sure you clicked Run as administrator in step two.

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could someone please help me? i am working with windows xp oe
i had some trouble getting my security and critical updates and now when i scan for updates it has an error page
i have searched through the threads and cannot find my specific problem

A:windows update not working

Could you tell us what exactly the error message says, please?

And have a look at these articles:

WINUP-Problems When Viewing or Downloading From Windows Update (Q193385)

Errors Using Windows Update Through a Proxy Server or Firewall

Third-Party Products That Conflict with Windows Update

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Hi all,

were having some issues with my fiances laptop.

Its running windows xp and we have not been able to do any updates on it for some time now. Windows update either times out or when it does download the installs needed they all fail.

She said that she noticed some fake antivirus warnings popping up and also a fake shield icon placed in the system tray.

I have run spybot & avast, both of which have come back saying that their is some rootkit activity. Avast tried doing a removal before windows had booted but it was unable to remove some of the files.

I could really do with someones help from on here to talk me through what i may need to do.


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Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (v1.50.1) and save it to your desktop.Double-click on the setup file to install, then follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode. Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.Malwarebytes' may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.After completing the scan, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab .Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.Exit Malwarebytes' when done.Note: If Malwarebytes' encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes' from removing all the malware.-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, please refer to the suggestions provided in For those having troub... Read more

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The important updates fail to install each time I run Windows Update. Currently there are 20 failed important updates pending installation.The following are the error codes reported: Code 6B7, Code 13EC and Code 643. Any suggested fix steps out there? I researched the web looking for fixes. Tried some but didn't work.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7865 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 268 GB (182 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 2347H76
Antivirus: ThreatTrack Security VIPRE, Enabled and Updated

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I am not receiving automatic Windows Updates nor am I able to receive manual updates through the Microsoft webpage:Welcome to Microsoft UpdateWhen I click on either "Express" or "Custom" I receive the same error:Error number: 0x80090305The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The option provided below might help you solve the problem.For self-help options:*Frequently Asked Questions*Find Solutions*Windows Update NewsgroupFor assisted support options:*Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)My operating system is, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)My computer processor is a 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4Any ideas how to fix this Windows Update problem?

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Have you updated your AV and done any virus scans yet?

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I'm having a problem with Windows Update. Every time it tries to download something new, it always states that it's "unsuccessful". Also, I tried installing Windows Live Messenger today but that was also unsuccessful, and I know that it uses the Windows Update service to do so. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello and welcome to BC.
Are you installing the updates on the internet or from your automatic Updates?

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Anyone else having trouble using Windows Update? I go to check for updates and and almost immediately it's back at the Check for Updates Screen.

Windows Update works fine on my desktop. I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop and after install, I couldnt use Windows Update from the start.

Any ideas?

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i dont know....
but there arent any updates except for one(actually two but the other one is optional)...
yeah the same old same old remote by a remote attacker and executing and compromising your comp...

which is a reliability update..
ntfs hdd's which are external apply

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I have Windows 7 service pack 1 and I am unable to run windows update getting error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
I have searched through hundreds of pages on several different forums and most solutions have links to Microsoft websites, which I soon discovered I can not access.
Also about a week ago Firefox was continuously crashing, but seems to have fixed its self after the 3rd time i reinstalled it, dunno if this is connected but it is how I came across my current issue.
I am sorry if this isn't a lot of information, I am not all that great with computers

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is anybody else having trouble with windows update? when i go there and click on windows update it goes blank. if anybody knows how to correct this will you please let me know?

A:windows update is not working

Nope..no problems here..Please run two online virus scans:http://housecall.antivirus.com/http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/Then let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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