Vista SP2 32-bit won't check for updates
Posted on 2014-01-30
Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with Vista SP2 32-bit business. Laptop is clean install on NEW 500GB SATA HDD. Installed using original Vista install media (No SP), installed both SP1 and SP2 with no trouble. Installed all Lenovo drivers using System Update. Now when I go to Windows updates it tells me the service is not running. Both BITS and Windows update services are running and can quickly be restarted without issue. It is running Avast FREE antivirus, which I have tried disabling and removing. I have run several MS Fixit apps without any success as they fix some issues but leave the update 0x80070057 as a result. There is no error codes when attempting to check for updates, only that the service is not running. I have tested the RAM with Memtest and tested the NEW HDD with WD lifeguard and all pass with flying colors. I have found reference to an issue with Intel Storage controller drivers, but according to Lenovo this is the most up to date, and Intel doesn't have anything newer for Vista either.