Checking for Windows update



SteveL
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of "TAURARIAN"
had posted an answer with a link;
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which are
numeric fields and cannot be used.

Thanks for the info...........

TaurArian
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
*WARNING*
Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee
that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be
solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Basically what the link says is:

Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost

right click / modify (double click to open) the netsvcs key (right pane):

Add to the current values or check to see if already there:
wuauserv
BITS

For example this is what the one looks like at work:
LanmanWorkstation
Messenger
Netman
Nla
Ntmssvc
NWCWorkstation
Nwsapagent
Rasauto
Rasman
Remoteaccess
Schedule
Seclogon
SENS
Sharedaccess
SRService
Tapisrv
Themes
TrkWks
W32Time
WZCSVC
Wmi
WmdmPmSp
winmgmt
TermService
wuauserv
BITS
ShellHWDetection
helpsvc
uploadmgr


"SteveL" wrote:

> Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of "TAURARIAN"
> had posted an answer with a link;
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
> string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which are
> numeric fields and cannot be used.
>
> Thanks for the info...........

Patti MacLeod
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
Hi SteveL,

When you do the registry navigation, ensure that you are double-clicking on
the netsvcs String value that is in the right-hand pane when you click on
SvcHost, and not the netsvcs Key which appears beneath SvcHost when you
double-click on it.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5F39E02C-39D2-4FEF-9251-42FDA6CC6ED3@microsoft.com...
> Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of
"TAURARIAN"
> had posted an answer with a link;
>
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
> string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which
are
> numeric fields and cannot be used.
>
> Thanks for the info...........

SteveL
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
Thanks to all, I have yeat to try this to see if it solves my issue, the
instructions are confusing, you have to single click the svchost then double
click the netsvcs on the right, I was navigating down to the netsvcs on the
left.

Thanks to all for your support.....

"SteveL" wrote:

> Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of "TAURARIAN"
> had posted an answer with a link;
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
> string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which are
> numeric fields and cannot be used.
>
> Thanks for the info...........

Patti MacLeod
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
You're welcome :-)

Yes, it can be confusing, especially when there are two netsvcs's to choose
from within the same area.

Please let us know whether it solves your issue or not.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7726C377-7743-4A28-BD76-C1896FD1EFD5@microsoft.com...
> Thanks to all, I have yeat to try this to see if it solves my issue, the
> instructions are confusing, you have to single click the svchost then
double
> click the netsvcs on the right, I was navigating down to the netsvcs on
the
> left.
>
> Thanks to all for your support.....
>
> "SteveL" wrote:
>
> > Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of
"TAURARIAN"
> > had posted an answer with a link;
> >
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> > Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
> > string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which
are
> > numeric fields and cannot be used.
> >
> > Thanks for the info...........

SteveL
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
When I scrolled down to the end they where already there, I added them at the
top as well rebooted then tried again to no avail. I tried
re-installing/reparing IE no help.
Any other suggestions??

Thanks IA.

"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> You're welcome :-)
>
> Yes, it can be confusing, especially when there are two netsvcs's to choose
> from within the same area.
>
> Please let us know whether it solves your issue or not.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7726C377-7743-4A28-BD76-C1896FD1EFD5@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks to all, I have yeat to try this to see if it solves my issue, the
> > instructions are confusing, you have to single click the svchost then
> double
> > click the netsvcs on the right, I was navigating down to the netsvcs on
> the
> > left.
> >
> > Thanks to all for your support.....
> >
> > "SteveL" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of
> "TAURARIAN"
> > > had posted an answer with a link;
> > >
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> > > Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have this
> > > string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of which
> are
> > > numeric fields and cannot be used.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the info...........
>
>
>

Patti MacLeod
07-09-2005, 10:36 PM
Did you also try resolution #2 in the link that TaurArian posted?

If resolution #2 doesn't solve the problem, give the following a try (it's
my usual recommendation for those posting that Windows Update gets "stuck"
at "Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update software):

Go to Start>Run and key in:
net.exe stop wuauserv
Click on OK or hit ENTER

Go to Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wups.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 jscript.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 atl.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
net.exe start wuauserv

Now try the Windows Update site.

Alternatively, you could create a command script file to run the above
commands in a Command Prompt window......

Go to Start>Run
Key in:
cmd
Click on OK or hit ENTER

In the Command Prompt window, key in:
notepad registerit.cmd
Hit ENTER

A Notepad window will open with a dialogue box asking if you want to create
a new file. Click on Yes in the dialogue box.

Copy/paste the following, between but not including the asterisks, into the
Notepad window:

*********************
net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll

regsvr32 /s wups.dll

regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll

regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll

regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll

regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

regsvr32 /s jscript.dll

regsvr32 /s atl.dll

regsvr32 /s softpub.dll

regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll

net start wuauserv
**********************

When finished pasting the above commands into the Notepad window, go to
File>Save then File>Exit.

Back in the Command Prompt window, key in:
registerit.cmd
Then hit ENTER

When the file is done running, and you're back at the C: prompt, key in:
exit
Then hit ENTER

Now try the Windows Update site.



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A01F708E-331A-41F0-B208-56F15F89F986@microsoft.com...
> When I scrolled down to the end they where already there, I added them at
the
> top as well rebooted then tried again to no avail. I tried
> re-installing/reparing IE no help.
> Any other suggestions??
>
> Thanks IA.
>
> "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
>
> > You're welcome :-)
> >
> > Yes, it can be confusing, especially when there are two netsvcs's to
choose
> > from within the same area.
> >
> > Please let us know whether it solves your issue or not.
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > Patti MacLeod
> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >
> > "SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:7726C377-7743-4A28-BD76-C1896FD1EFD5@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks to all, I have yeat to try this to see if it solves my issue,
the
> > > instructions are confusing, you have to single click the svchost then
> > double
> > > click the netsvcs on the right, I was navigating down to the netsvcs
on
> > the
> > > left.
> > >
> > > Thanks to all for your support.....
> > >
> > > "SteveL" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of
> > "TAURARIAN"
> > > > had posted an answer with a link;
> > > >
> >
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> > > > Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have
this
> > > > string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of
which
> > are
> > > > numeric fields and cannot be used.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the info...........
> >
> >
> >

SteveL
07-09-2005, 10:39 PM
OK, I was checking out this website http://aumha.org/ in their freeware
section they have several utilities that you can run on your system,
cwshredder, ie-spyad, ntregopt, trend micro sysclean this is an anti-virus
and is downloaded in 2 parts, it does not have realtime protection feature, i
ran it while NIS was running. Now from here I can not remember if I had test
the problem that I WAS having. The results of the scans where no problem, no
viruses/trojans or spyware/adware.
NTregopt did optimize my registry, but do not believe that this would have
an impact on the issue I had.

Last I installed a third party browser called maxthon

http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php#myie

I started to use it then noticed that the IE browser was working once again,
I can do a search in google/ ebay, I can login to my e-mail accounts.

I have not tested by uninstalling maxthon and then trying IE. I am using the
new browser.

Thanks again for all of your and everyone's suggestions.

"Patti MacLeod" wrote:

> Did you also try resolution #2 in the link that TaurArian posted?
>
> If resolution #2 doesn't solve the problem, give the following a try (it's
> my usual recommendation for those posting that Windows Update gets "stuck"
> at "Checking for the latest version of the Windows Update software):
>
> Go to Start>Run and key in:
> net.exe stop wuauserv
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
>
> Go to Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wuapi.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wups.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wucltui.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 wuweb.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 jscript.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 atl.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 softpub.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> regsvr32 msxml3.dll
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
> Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box
>
> Start>Run and key in:
> net.exe start wuauserv
>
> Now try the Windows Update site.
>
> Alternatively, you could create a command script file to run the above
> commands in a Command Prompt window......
>
> Go to Start>Run
> Key in:
> cmd
> Click on OK or hit ENTER
>
> In the Command Prompt window, key in:
> notepad registerit.cmd
> Hit ENTER
>
> A Notepad window will open with a dialogue box asking if you want to create
> a new file. Click on Yes in the dialogue box.
>
> Copy/paste the following, between but not including the asterisks, into the
> Notepad window:
>
> *********************
> net stop wuauserv
>
> regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s wups.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s atl.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s softpub.dll
>
> regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
>
> net start wuauserv
> **********************
>
> When finished pasting the above commands into the Notepad window, go to
> File>Save then File>Exit.
>
> Back in the Command Prompt window, key in:
> registerit.cmd
> Then hit ENTER
>
> When the file is done running, and you're back at the C: prompt, key in:
> exit
> Then hit ENTER
>
> Now try the Windows Update site.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Patti MacLeod
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A01F708E-331A-41F0-B208-56F15F89F986@microsoft.com...
> > When I scrolled down to the end they where already there, I added them at
> the
> > top as well rebooted then tried again to no avail. I tried
> > re-installing/reparing IE no help.
> > Any other suggestions??
> >
> > Thanks IA.
> >
> > "Patti MacLeod" wrote:
> >
> > > You're welcome :-)
> > >
> > > Yes, it can be confusing, especially when there are two netsvcs's to
> choose
> > > from within the same area.
> > >
> > > Please let us know whether it solves your issue or not.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > --
> > > Patti MacLeod
> > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> > >
> > > "SteveL" <SteveL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:7726C377-7743-4A28-BD76-C1896FD1EFD5@microsoft.com...
> > > > Thanks to all, I have yeat to try this to see if it solves my issue,
> the
> > > > instructions are confusing, you have to single click the svchost then
> > > double
> > > > click the netsvcs on the right, I was navigating down to the netsvcs
> on
> > > the
> > > > left.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks to all for your support.....
> > > >
> > > > "SteveL" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hello, I found several of these posts here, a person by the ID of
> > > "TAURARIAN"
> > > > > had posted an answer with a link;
> > > > >
> > >
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=19&ln=en
> > > > > Under the resolution step 8 (Value Data) what if you do not have
> this
> > > > > string? which string does one use? there are 5 different ones 2 of
> which
> > > are
> > > > > numeric fields and cannot be used.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for the info...........
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>


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