Can't do windows update



Eppz
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
When I try to do a windows update i get a page saying We're sorry, with a
list of links that "may" help me. The error on the side of the page is Error
Number 0x800300FD.

Does anyone know how I can fix this problem so that I can do a Windows update?

Robert Aldwinckle
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
"Eppz" <Eppz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D97EECBD-2B59-42E1-BAEE-DCE73AFE622F@microsoft.com...
> When I try to do a windows update i get a page saying We're sorry, with a
> list of links that "may" help me. The error on the side of the page is Error
> Number 0x800300FD.
>
> Does anyone know how I can fix this problem so that I can do a Windows update?

Follow the links?

What were they?

Try a search?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q186063/#XSLTH3153121122120121120120

(MSKB Boolean search for
0x800300FD OR 800300FD
)

This indicates that the 800300FD error code is probably
"an unexpected error" but its context may be "automation".
Check your WindowsUpdate.log where the error first appears
to see if that guess fits within its context. Look for other error
indicators before that. This may be a case of a programmer
throwing up his hands saying "I give up" after several attempts
at recoverying from an initial error have failed. So if you need
more help you should include all the context from the log
of the update session which failed (e.g. use the timestamp
and look for a significant break in time.)

If you just want to guess at a solution you could try using the
WU troubleshooter and looking for suggestions which involve
repairs to automation processes. Keywords there would be
script and XML.

Searching the WU troubleshooter with either of the above keywords
finds this article.

http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=1&ln=en

It also finds this article

http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=15&ln=en

Unfortunately there are a bunch of typos in the suggested regsvr32
commands in Step 2. Either omit the slash (e.g. replace the / by a space)
or replace it by /s in each of the regsvr32 commands listed there.


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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Can't do windows update