I've had recent updates coming up repeatedly as needing to be installed on my W2K server and finally noticed this error in the Event Viewer. The Event ID is 7022 with the message "The Automatic Updates service hung on starting."
Two updates (890859 & 835732) are showing up as successful on the Windows Update page, but still showing up as needing to be installed if it searches for updates. Two others (840987 & 841533) repeatedly fail to install.
Like many small businesses, we don't have a dedicated IT person, so it falls to me to get things sorted out. If you can help, please provide as detailed instruction as possible. This is a website server and I need to be sure it's up to date with all patches.