cannot run automatic update service
Posted on 2006-11-06
I've got a Windows XP home SP2 system and cannot turn on automatic updates:
tried the straight forward method via security center : fails
tried via control panel option : I can set automatic updates but I still get the same error message from the bottom right hand of the screen, and it does not update
tried manual update via Microsoft website: fails error 0x80070424, searching Microsoft website for this error code give no info at all.
I've ran Microsoft baseline security analyser and the check for security updates fails with "Cannot load security CAB file"
the last message seems to be giving a pointer to what is wrong but I cannot find a solution anywhere