Re: 0x80070424 Error



Patti MacLeod
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
I was working the 3-midnight shift this afternoon, so I wasn't able to
return to your thread until just now.

When you ran the WUAUENG.DLL command, did you include regsvr32 as part of
the command? If you just keyed in WUAUENG.DLL in the Open field, it would
return a message asking what program to use to open the file. When you go to
Start>Run, the command you key in should look like this:

regsvr32 WUAUENG.DLL

In the first method that I provided for you, the instructions were not to
delete the wuauserv key in the registry, but to delete the DeleteFlag value
in the right-hand pane if that value was there. If you did indeed delete the
wuauserv key in the registry, that would explain the "black window appears
on my screen before instantly disapperaing" when you run the net start
wuauserv command, and would also explain the new error message "Error
number: 0x80070003". If you didn't export the wuauserv key prior to deleting
it, copy/paste the following (between but not including the asterisks) into
Notepad and Save as wuauserv.reg (save it to Desktop or My Documents or
somewhere where you can easily find it):

************************************************************
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"Type"=dword:00000020
"Start"=dword:00000002
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,
00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
"DisplayName"="Automatic Updates"
"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
"Description"="Enables the download and installation of Windows updates. If
this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the
Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site."

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Parameters]
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,00,53
,\

00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,00,75,00,\
61,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,0
2,\

00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\

00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\

05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\

20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\

00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_WUAUSERV\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001
************************************************************

When you have created and saved the wuauserv.reg file, double-click on that
file and click on Yes when asked if you want to merge the information into
the registry.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D94CF0F-2B4E-4B55-99CC-DE7475EF6337@microsoft.com...[color=blue]
> Is there another course of action?
>
> Thanks
>
> "coneheid" wrote:
>[color=green]
> > Just noticed that when i try to install the update now that i am being[/color][/color]
given[color=blue][color=green]
> > a new error message "Error number: 0x80070003".
> >
> > I'm really sorry if i'm confusing you, i'm confusing myself 2.
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > "coneheid" wrote:
> >[color=darkred]
> > > Sorry,
> > >
> > > I now realise that i had being using a typo in reference to[/color][/color][/color]
"WUAUENG.DLL",[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > now when i ask the computer to run this program it needs to know what[/color][/color][/color]
file[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > created it. the message also says that i can open it from a list of[/color][/color][/color]
programs[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > on my computer. What do i do next?
> > >
> > > I went back and tried the first two methods that you provided me with[/color][/color][/color]
and[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > still got the same error message when trying to install the latest[/color][/color][/color]
update.[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > >
> > > The first method, I deleted wuauserv but again no luck when i got to[/color][/color][/color]
the[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > update install screen.
> > >
> > > the 2nd method, the link to google that u gave me about solving this[/color][/color][/color]
proble.[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > i dont understand step 4. Have i to copy and paste more stuff?
> > >
> > > I tried the solution in the last post you sent but when i i tried to[/color][/color][/color]
run[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > wuauserv, a black window appears on my screen before instantly[/color][/color][/color]
disapperaing.[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Since the command for registering the WUAUENG.DLL file is one of the
> > > > commands in the "wordpad method", that negates your misspelling of[/color][/color][/color]
the[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > filename as a possible cause for the 0x80070424 error.
> > > >
> > > > More often than not, reregistering the WUAUENG.DLL file fixes that[/color][/color][/color]
error, so[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > I had to do some searching for another possible fix, and this has[/color][/color][/color]
worked in[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > a couple of cases:
> > > >
> > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > net stop wuauserv
> > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > >
> > > > When the Automatic Updates service has stopped, use My Computer or[/color][/color][/color]
Windows[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > Explorer to navigate to the C:\Windows or C:\WINNT (if C:\Windows[/color][/color][/color]
does not[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > exist) folder. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD
> > > >
> > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > net start wuauserv
> > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > >
> > > > Now try the Windows Update site and see if the error has been[/color][/color][/color]
resolved.[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Patti MacLeod
> > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > > >
> > > > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:CD1A1229-B8B0-4124-90C3-3155EB18BF52@microsoft.com...
> > > > > any other suggestions?
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >[/color][/color][/color]

coneheid
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
Thanks,

I have done as you said in the last e-mail, do i now go back and try the
first solution again?

"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> I was working the 3-midnight shift this afternoon, so I wasn't able to
> return to your thread until just now.
>
> When you ran the WUAUENG.DLL command, did you include regsvr32 as part of
> the command? If you just keyed in WUAUENG.DLL in the Open field, it would
> return a message asking what program to use to open the file. When you go to
> Start>Run, the command you key in should look like this:
>
> regsvr32 WUAUENG.DLL
>
> In the first method that I provided for you, the instructions were not to
> delete the wuauserv key in the registry, but to delete the DeleteFlag value
> in the right-hand pane if that value was there. If you did indeed delete the
> wuauserv key in the registry, that would explain the "black window appears
> on my screen before instantly disapperaing" when you run the net start
> wuauserv command, and would also explain the new error message "Error
> number: 0x80070003". If you didn't export the wuauserv key prior to deleting
> it, copy/paste the following (between but not including the asterisks) into
> Notepad and Save as wuauserv.reg (save it to Desktop or My Documents or
> somewhere where you can easily find it):
>
> ************************************************************
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
> "Type"=dword:00000020
> "Start"=dword:00000002
> "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
> "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,
> 00,\
>
> 74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
>
> 00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
> 6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
> "DisplayName"="Automatic Updates"
> "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
> "Description"="Enables the download and installation of Windows updates. If
> this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the
> Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site."
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Parameters]
> "ServiceDll"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,00,53
> ,\
>
> 00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,00,75,00,\
> 61,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
> "Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,0
> 2,\
>
> 00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
>
> 00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
>
> 05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
>
> 20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
>
> 00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
> 00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Enum]
> "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WUAUSERV\\0000"
> "Count"=dword:00000001
> "NextInstance"=dword:00000001
> ************************************************************
>
> When you have created and saved the wuauserv.reg file, double-click on that
> file and click on Yes when asked if you want to merge the information into
> the registry.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6D94CF0F-2B4E-4B55-99CC-DE7475EF6337@microsoft.com...[color=green]
> > Is there another course of action?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > "coneheid" wrote:
> >[color=darkred]
> > > Just noticed that when i try to install the update now that i am being[/color]
> given[color=darkred]
> > > a new error message "Error number: 0x80070003".
> > >
> > > I'm really sorry if i'm confusing you, i'm confusing myself 2.
> > >
> > > thanks
> > >
> > > "coneheid" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sorry,
> > > >
> > > > I now realise that i had being using a typo in reference to[/color]
> "WUAUENG.DLL",[color=darkred]
> > > > now when i ask the computer to run this program it needs to know what[/color]
> file[color=darkred]
> > > > created it. the message also says that i can open it from a list of[/color]
> programs[color=darkred]
> > > > on my computer. What do i do next?
> > > >
> > > > I went back and tried the first two methods that you provided me with[/color]
> and[color=darkred]
> > > > still got the same error message when trying to install the latest[/color]
> update.[color=darkred]
> > > >
> > > > The first method, I deleted wuauserv but again no luck when i got to[/color]
> the[color=darkred]
> > > > update install screen.
> > > >
> > > > the 2nd method, the link to google that u gave me about solving this[/color]
> proble.[color=darkred]
> > > > i dont understand step 4. Have i to copy and paste more stuff?
> > > >
> > > > I tried the solution in the last post you sent but when i i tried to[/color]
> run[color=darkred]
> > > > wuauserv, a black window appears on my screen before instantly[/color]
> disapperaing.[color=darkred]
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Since the command for registering the WUAUENG.DLL file is one of the
> > > > > commands in the "wordpad method", that negates your misspelling of[/color]
> the[color=darkred]
> > > > > filename as a possible cause for the 0x80070424 error.
> > > > >
> > > > > More often than not, reregistering the WUAUENG.DLL file fixes that[/color]
> error, so[color=darkred]
> > > > > I had to do some searching for another possible fix, and this has[/color]
> worked in[color=darkred]
> > > > > a couple of cases:
> > > > >
> > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > net stop wuauserv
> > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > >
> > > > > When the Automatic Updates service has stopped, use My Computer or[/color]
> Windows[color=darkred]
> > > > > Explorer to navigate to the C:\Windows or C:\WINNT (if C:\Windows[/color]
> does not[color=darkred]
> > > > > exist) folder. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD
> > > > >
> > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > net start wuauserv
> > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > >
> > > > > Now try the Windows Update site and see if the error has been[/color]
> resolved.[color=darkred]
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Patti MacLeod
> > > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > > > >
> > > > > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:CD1A1229-B8B0-4124-90C3-3155EB18BF52@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > any other suggestions?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >[/color]
>
>
>[/color]

coneheid
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
Yes!

Finally managed to update, i used the "net start/stop wuauserv" solution you
gave me and it worked a treat.

Thnks for helping me, sorry for being a pain, just when my computer mucks up
i get all stressed and stuff.

Thank you for being so patient.

Cheers



"coneheid" wrote:

> Thanks,
>
> I have done as you said in the last e-mail, do i now go back and try the
> first solution again?
>
> "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
>
> > I was working the 3-midnight shift this afternoon, so I wasn't able to
> > return to your thread until just now.
> >
> > When you ran the WUAUENG.DLL command, did you include regsvr32 as part of
> > the command? If you just keyed in WUAUENG.DLL in the Open field, it would
> > return a message asking what program to use to open the file. When you go to
> > Start>Run, the command you key in should look like this:
> >
> > regsvr32 WUAUENG.DLL
> >
> > In the first method that I provided for you, the instructions were not to
> > delete the wuauserv key in the registry, but to delete the DeleteFlag value
> > in the right-hand pane if that value was there. If you did indeed delete the
> > wuauserv key in the registry, that would explain the "black window appears
> > on my screen before instantly disapperaing" when you run the net start
> > wuauserv command, and would also explain the new error message "Error
> > number: 0x80070003". If you didn't export the wuauserv key prior to deleting
> > it, copy/paste the following (between but not including the asterisks) into
> > Notepad and Save as wuauserv.reg (save it to Desktop or My Documents or
> > somewhere where you can easily find it):
> >
> > ************************************************************
> > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> >
> > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
> > "Type"=dword:00000020
> > "Start"=dword:00000002
> > "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
> > "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,
> > 00,\
> >
> > 74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
> >
> > 00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
> > 6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
> > "DisplayName"="Automatic Updates"
> > "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
> > "Description"="Enables the download and installation of Windows updates. If
> > this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the
> > Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site."
> >
> > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Parameters]
> > "ServiceDll"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,00,53
> > ,\
> >
> > 00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,00,75,00,\
> > 61,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
> >
> > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
> > "Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,0
> > 2,\
> >
> > 00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
> >
> > 00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
> >
> > 05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
> >
> > 20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
> >
> > 00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
> > 00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
> >
> > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Enum]
> > "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WUAUSERV\\0000"
> > "Count"=dword:00000001
> > "NextInstance"=dword:00000001
> > ************************************************************
> >
> > When you have created and saved the wuauserv.reg file, double-click on that
> > file and click on Yes when asked if you want to merge the information into
> > the registry.
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > Patti MacLeod
> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >
> > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6D94CF0F-2B4E-4B55-99CC-DE7475EF6337@microsoft.com...[color=darkred]
> > > Is there another course of action?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > "coneheid" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Just noticed that when i try to install the update now that i am being
> > given
> > > > a new error message "Error number: 0x80070003".
> > > >
> > > > I'm really sorry if i'm confusing you, i'm confusing myself 2.
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > >
> > > > "coneheid" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Sorry,
> > > > >
> > > > > I now realise that i had being using a typo in reference to
> > "WUAUENG.DLL",
> > > > > now when i ask the computer to run this program it needs to know what
> > file
> > > > > created it. the message also says that i can open it from a list of
> > programs
> > > > > on my computer. What do i do next?
> > > > >
> > > > > I went back and tried the first two methods that you provided me with
> > and
> > > > > still got the same error message when trying to install the latest
> > update.
> > > > >
> > > > > The first method, I deleted wuauserv but again no luck when i got to
> > the
> > > > > update install screen.
> > > > >
> > > > > the 2nd method, the link to google that u gave me about solving this
> > proble.
> > > > > i dont understand step 4. Have i to copy and paste more stuff?
> > > > >
> > > > > I tried the solution in the last post you sent but when i i tried to
> > run
> > > > > wuauserv, a black window appears on my screen before instantly
> > disapperaing.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers
> > > > > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Since the command for registering the WUAUENG.DLL file is one of the
> > > > > > commands in the "wordpad method", that negates your misspelling of
> > the
> > > > > > filename as a possible cause for the 0x80070424 error.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > More often than not, reregistering the WUAUENG.DLL file fixes that
> > error, so
> > > > > > I had to do some searching for another possible fix, and this has
> > worked in
> > > > > > a couple of cases:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > > net stop wuauserv
> > > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When the Automatic Updates service has stopped, use My Computer or
> > Windows
> > > > > > Explorer to navigate to the C:\Windows or C:\WINNT (if C:\Windows
> > does not
> > > > > > exist) folder. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > > net start wuauserv
> > > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Now try the Windows Update site and see if the error has been
> > resolved.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Patti MacLeod
> > > > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:CD1A1229-B8B0-4124-90C3-3155EB18BF52@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > any other suggestions?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Cheers
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> >
> >
> >[/color]

Patti MacLeod
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
You're very welcome, coneheid! :-) I am very glad to hear that you finally
managed to update using one of the solutions that I recommended.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DC590052-D652-4D04-83C4-34089B4EFEED@microsoft.com...
> Yes!
>
> Finally managed to update, i used the "net start/stop wuauserv" solution
you
> gave me and it worked a treat.
>
> Thnks for helping me, sorry for being a pain, just when my computer mucks
up
> i get all stressed and stuff.
>
> Thank you for being so patient.
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
> "coneheid" wrote:
>
> > Thanks,
> >
> > I have done as you said in the last e-mail, do i now go back and try the
> > first solution again?
> >
> > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> >
> > > I was working the 3-midnight shift this afternoon, so I wasn't able to
> > > return to your thread until just now.
> > >
> > > When you ran the WUAUENG.DLL command, did you include regsvr32 as part
of
> > > the command? If you just keyed in WUAUENG.DLL in the Open field, it
would
> > > return a message asking what program to use to open the file. When you
go to
> > > Start>Run, the command you key in should look like this:
> > >
> > > regsvr32 WUAUENG.DLL
> > >
> > > In the first method that I provided for you, the instructions were not
to
> > > delete the wuauserv key in the registry, but to delete the DeleteFlag
value
> > > in the right-hand pane if that value was there. If you did indeed
delete the
> > > wuauserv key in the registry, that would explain the "black window
appears
> > > on my screen before instantly disapperaing" when you run the net start
> > > wuauserv command, and would also explain the new error message "Error
> > > number: 0x80070003". If you didn't export the wuauserv key prior to
deleting
> > > it, copy/paste the following (between but not including the asterisks)
into
> > > Notepad and Save as wuauserv.reg (save it to Desktop or My Documents
or
> > > somewhere where you can easily find it):
> > >
> > > ************************************************************
> > > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> > >
> > > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
> > > "Type"=dword:00000020
> > > "Start"=dword:00000002
> > > "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
> > >
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,
> > > 00,\
> > >
> > >
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
> > >
> > >
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
> > > 6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
> > > "DisplayName"="Automatic Updates"
> > > "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
> > > "Description"="Enables the download and installation of Windows
updates. If
> > > this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the
> > > Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site."
> > >
> > >
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Parameters][color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > >[/color][/color][/color]
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,00,53[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > ,\
> > >
> > >[/color][/color][/color]
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,77,00,75,00,\[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > 61,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
> > >
> > >[/color][/color][/color]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security][color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > >[/color][/color][/color]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,0[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > 2,\
> > >
> > >[/color][/color][/color]
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
> > >
> > >
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
> > >
> > >
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
> > >
> > >
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
> > >
> > >
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > 00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
> > >
> > > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Enum]
> > > "0"="Root\\LEGACY_WUAUSERV\\0000"
> > > "Count"=dword:00000001
> > > "NextInstance"=dword:00000001
> > > ************************************************************
> > >
> > > When you have created and saved the wuauserv.reg file, double-click on[/color][/color][/color]
that[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > file and click on Yes when asked if you want to merge the information[/color][/color][/color]
into[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > the registry.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > --
> > > Patti MacLeod
> > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > >
> > > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:6D94CF0F-2B4E-4B55-99CC-DE7475EF6337@microsoft.com...
> > > > Is there another course of action?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > "coneheid" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Just noticed that when i try to install the update now that i am[/color][/color][/color]
being[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > given
> > > > > a new error message "Error number: 0x80070003".
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm really sorry if i'm confusing you, i'm confusing myself 2.
> > > > >
> > > > > thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > "coneheid" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Sorry,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I now realise that i had being using a typo in reference to
> > > "WUAUENG.DLL",
> > > > > > now when i ask the computer to run this program it needs to know[/color][/color][/color]
what[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > file
> > > > > > created it. the message also says that i can open it from a list[/color][/color][/color]
of[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > programs
> > > > > > on my computer. What do i do next?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I went back and tried the first two methods that you provided me[/color][/color][/color]
with[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > and
> > > > > > still got the same error message when trying to install the[/color][/color][/color]
latest[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > update.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The first method, I deleted wuauserv but again no luck when i[/color][/color][/color]
got to[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > the
> > > > > > update install screen.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the 2nd method, the link to google that u gave me about solving[/color][/color][/color]
this[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > proble.
> > > > > > i dont understand step 4. Have i to copy and paste more stuff?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I tried the solution in the last post you sent but when i i[/color][/color][/color]
tried to[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > run
> > > > > > wuauserv, a black window appears on my screen before instantly
> > > disapperaing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers
> > > > > > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Since the command for registering the WUAUENG.DLL file is one[/color][/color][/color]
of the[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > > > > commands in the "wordpad method", that negates your[/color][/color][/color]
misspelling of[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > the
> > > > > > > filename as a possible cause for the 0x80070424 error.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > More often than not, reregistering the WUAUENG.DLL file fixes[/color][/color][/color]
that[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > error, so
> > > > > > > I had to do some searching for another possible fix, and this[/color][/color][/color]
has[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > worked in
> > > > > > > a couple of cases:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > > > net stop wuauserv
> > > > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When the Automatic Updates service has stopped, use My[/color][/color][/color]
Computer or[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > Windows
> > > > > > > Explorer to navigate to the C:\Windows or C:\WINNT (if[/color][/color][/color]
C:\Windows[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > does not
> > > > > > > exist) folder. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Go to Start>Run and key in:
> > > > > > > net start wuauserv
> > > > > > > Then click on OK or hit ENTER
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Now try the Windows Update site and see if the error has been
> > > resolved.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Patti MacLeod
> > > > > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "coneheid" <coneheid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in[/color][/color][/color]
message[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
> > > > > > > news:CD1A1229-B8B0-4124-90C3-3155EB18BF52@microsoft.com...
> > > > > > > > any other suggestions?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Cheers
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >[/color][/color][/color]


Re: 0x80070424 Error