windows update down?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Elroy Jetson, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    I just tried windows update, and got the following sceen. any ideas?

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    Windows Update Error


    Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.

    Select from any of the following pages for information about Windows Update services, or send us your feedback.

    Windows Update Home Page
    About Windows Update
    Support Information



    You can also get online support if you are having problems with Windows Update.


    Send error number to Microsoft (0x800A138F)
    Note This sends error information but does not create a support incident; you may or may not receive a response.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    hmmm

    I got a long overdue update yesterday...it was the first time in a while I was on afast connection
    I'll try now
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    nope, no problemo from here

    try turning off your firewall, and definately dissable any pop up stoppers
     
  4. Elroy Jetson

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    hmmm, still the same here. maybe to do with oz? i'll try again tomorrow and will report. have never had any problems!

    EJ
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Works for me as well.
     
  6. Elroy Jetson

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    have a look here. never seen this screen!
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Wow, that's odd. Never seen that screen myself either.
     
  8. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Just visited the updates site and no problems here
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    fist of all elroy, u r being punished by william gates for wasting so much space on your browser toolbar

    go here

    look for my post on getting your toolbar up to one line...i have a screenshot there for you 2 look at

    when you have a proper toolbar, microsoft will give you more respect
     
  10. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hey dealer why is that thread closed?

    me likes tweaks threads :)
     
  11. Elroy Jetson

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    hey, hey, easy there! I use IE only for windowsupdate, nothing else! Therefore, I keep no bookmarks in IE at all (except for AVG for some reason).

    I am a converted Firbird user (since the early phoenix days), and I need IE for the windows updates (or can you tell me how to get it to run in firbird?).

    So don't start flaming me for my brower appearance, otherwise I will not post any more AVG updates for you! ;) ;) ;)

    Cheers, EJ.
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    ok, u got me there.

    there is no other way 2 get live updates as of yet...but there is a mega download someone posted somewhere on this site.

    c if u can find that with a search
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    hi allan...great 2 c u as always

    I don't want that 2 get 2 hard 2 navigate like the origianl did.

    if u ahve any tweaks u would like 2 c on the thread, pm them 2 me and I will add it with your name as a credit.

    that goes for any 1 that gives me something 2 add 2 that thread
     
  14. chastity

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    Well I've gotten the same error message/screen for the last 3 days on a Windows 2000 system but any of the XP systems I try it works great. Up to now I had never seen that screen either but I saw it about an hour ago local time here in Az
     
  15. Elroy Jetson

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    OK, there is an unknown ploblem over at microsoft. the problem seems to be especially with people behind a proxy server (like myself). I have found a workaround, though. Try using a secure connection (it works here)

    https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

    Good luck! EJ ;)
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    aha

    proxy connection...this makes sense
     
  17. Elroy Jetson

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    but it has never been a problem!
     
  18. NetRyder

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    Nice! Glad you got it sorted.
    Thanks for posting the solution too...should be useful for future reference. :)
     
  19. chastity

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    Well glad that it worked for you I however am still getting the same error
     
  20. Elroy Jetson

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    the problem seems to have been rectified over at M$, now. have a look at http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/ . if the problem persists, try the following:

    1. make sure you use the right language settings in your internet options

    2. make sure your system time and date are correct.

    3. delete all files in $WINDIR\Windows Update with the exception of iuhist.xml in the V4-subdirectory. also delete the browser cache.

    4. if non of the above work, you might need to delete the Active-X controls. run this on the command line "REGSVR32 IUCTL.DLL /U" and the delete the files IUCTL.DLL and IUENGINE.DLL in c:\windows\system32\ and c:\windows\system32\dllcache\

    any anywhere else you can find them on your system. Reboot, and it should work.

    <advice taken from www.heise.de>

    Cheers, EJ ;)