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Please help with error at "Windows Update"

Posted on 2004-08-30
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Hi,
I just loaded Win2000 Pro and some other software.
Then I attempted Windows Update. As soon as I press "scan for updates", I get a "windows update error" - Send error number to Microsoft (0x80072F05).
I'm logged on as Administrator.
Oh, after I installed Win2000 Pro, I had to do a chkdsk and it found a bad file. Hopefully it's not related.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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Question by:spoowiz
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by:KerryG
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Go to your internet explorer options and make sure you have the language set to english. In some weird cases I have seen an error like this and checking the language would find nothing was set by default.
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by:Rob Stone
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Run SFC /SCANNOW as well incase the problem was in a windows protected file (You will need the 2000 CD).

Other than that try resetting the Internet Explorer Defaults.
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tanelorn earned 125 total points
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hi,

also check the system time.  I know that windows update will fail if the system time is off by more than some amount of time.  I'm not sure of the threshhold.  but I know that it's an issue..

Tanelorn
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by:spoowiz
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Thank you for the responses.
KerryG - it was English
Stoner - Didn't know how to run SFC
tanelorn - Time WAS off. Reset it and it worked.
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