RE: Auto update and Windows Update stopped working after failed update



xan_reg
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
"kencat" wrote (condensed):
> Now, Update will not work manually or automatically, cannot access Auto
> Update settings menu, system shutdown hangs. the update "shield" icon
> initially was frozen with 51% complete and now has vanished.
> Any suggestions.?

There is a simple fix to this problem... After doing about an hour and a
half of research and comming up with NOTHING on the issue, I decided to dive
into it further myself, and finally figured it out... Here's how to fix it!

1. Open the Services window by right clicking on 'my computer' -> manage ->
services & applications
2. Right-Click on 'Automatic Updates' and choose 'stop' (leave the window
open)
3. Open a file browser (my computer) and go to C:\Windows
4. Locate the folder labeled 'SoftwareDistribution' and delete it
5. Go back to the services & applications, right-click on 'Automatic
Updates' and choose 'start'

That should be it!
You can test it by going to the microsoft windows update site
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com


RE: Auto update and Windows Update stopped working after failed update