Windows Update Stalls at 0%

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Van G, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Van G

    Van G Guest

    Very odd. I put XP on a few friends machines for them from here and wasn't able to use Windows Update through cable modem.

    WU page loads and offers to scan, but it just hangs at 0%, when it used to fly through it and give me the updates.

    Now I have found this is happening to my machine, which has it's own unique key.

    Has anyone had a similar xperience?

    I've changed the key, changed the IP of the cable modem, and WU is going to v4 of the update site.
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    there are a few probs with windowzz update as they move it to version 5. just hang on and all should be fine:p
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    I have had problems with Windows Update as well but this was when it was behind a proxy, just a tip, turning on Http 1.1 through Proxy Connections can solve that problem.

    Just thought I would pass this bit of info along.
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    *waves hi Geffy*
  5. atari

    atari Guest

    i still cant get on, even with 1.1 proxy enabled.. it DID give me new updates to the WU client,but still hangs at 0%
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    I had that problem once.
    Clear your Internet cache.

    Then navigate to:
    C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

    Delete "Update Class"

  7. Van G

    Van G Guest

    Thanks for the replies. I tried both of the suggestions:

    1.1 through proxy
    clear IE cache and delete update class from D/L Prog Files

    Problem still stands!

    It is hitting for the update.

    "Windows Update is looking for available updates... 0% complete"

    Is the screen that gives me grief.

    What is the release time on v5 WU?
  8. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

    Legit copy of XP?