Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Error number: 0x80072EFD

Posted on 2008-10-13
4
1,237 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I hate MS updates!  This is the most problematic utility in their software.  I have done a repair install, slogged through all the Knowledge Base possibilities and MS Bulletins, and a myriad of Google searches, even WURT.  No good.  Always get Error number: 0x80072EFD.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:michealbeethoven
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
pistolslapper earned 500 total points
ID: 22729431
Could you provide me with some more information about the machine?

Has this just started happening or is the machine a new build of windows. Also, what antivirus & firewall software are you running?
0
 

Author Comment

by:michealbeethoven
ID: 22730841
Old build, XP SP1.  Will not accept CD install of SP2 (after 45 minutes of installing it rejects the install by claiming I do not have "permission").  Apparently, this issue has been going on for a long time but I discovered it after cleaning a whole bunch of bad guys from the system.

AVG and Comodo were installed AFTER discovery of this issue and are turned off as I attempt to remedy the update problem.
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:pistolslapper
pistolslapper earned 500 total points
ID: 22738060
Hi, Its quite concerning that your machine will not update to service pack 2. Did the machine in question come with windows pre-installed by the manufacturer? If so what make/model of pc are you using so we could check to see if there is some issue there (i doubt this though).

When you say that you cleaned a whole bunch of bad guys from the system what exactly do you mean? The easiest route if this PC has previously been infected i think would be to reformat the pc and start fresh. I know this is a nightmare sometimes but at least you will have piece of mind that the machine definately isnt running anything you arent aware of.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:michealbeethoven
ID: 31406194
Hello pistolslapper:

Thanks for the input but since the pc was not going to be connected, anymore, to the Internet it was determined that it was not worth it to fix the update issue.  I have awarded points for participation.
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is an article about Leadership and accepting and adapting to new challenges. It focuses mostly on upgrading to Windows 10.
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question