Windows Vista - Windows update not downloading updates (error code 80070426)
Posted on 2008-11-12
I have a Vista machine with SP1 installed.
Every time I attempt to install updates I get the error code 80070426. Looking around, it appears to be related to the cryptsvc service not running.
I check services.msc and the description for cryrptsvc is "<Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2>". Double clicking on it brings up the error "Configuration Manager: A general internal error occurred." and then "The system cannot find the file specified."
I right click on the service and choose "Start" and it comes up with "Windows could not start the CryptSvc service on Local Computer. Error 193: 0xc1"
It's got SP1, and I don't have a Vista SP1 dvd handy unfortunately, so a repair install isn't an option at the moment unfortunately. Any other suggestions?