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#1 prisoner6

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:47 PM

Hello There

I am using Windows Xp and have recently had probelm with Automatic updates . When I log on The Automatic update facility is showing has switched off . I can not turn the Auto update on through security centre.

I found a help site www.amset.info.co.uk where there were 3 programmes written for repair/reset/reinstall of the Auto update facility . When running these progs the Auto update facility is shown to be working . But when I log off and restart a new session the Auto update facility is once again showing has been switched off and I have to re-run the re-install system to allow me to access the Auto update facility . So whilst this programme has helped me access Auto update it does not save any changes or something is stopping me saving these changes .

I have run progs to detect spyware ( Malwarebytes ) and to clean the Registry ( Regcure ) but this does not have appeared to help .

I had recently downloaded Pro Antispyware 2009 in error and having read reviews I then removed this programme using Malwarebytes . I dont know if this is co-incidental but the Auto update problem appears to have arisen after having removed the Pro anti spyware programme.

Any suggestions out there .

Regards

Steve

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:59 PM

Was Dial-a-fix one of the applications?
Be sure to tick the box by Fix Windows Updates
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How to use Dial-A-Fix to repair windows internals problems


Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to reset windows settings in the event they are damaged. This is useful for repairing many issues with windows installer, windows update, https connections, and many other issues. However, it is a specific tool which is not a cure all. Hardware problems and windows' file integrity should be checked before using DialAFix.

However, it is recomended that you start a topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum about your issue before using Dial-A-Fix due to the caveats below.

Caveats:
Users wishing to run DialAFix on their own should read http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix#WARNINGS.

The following is an incomplete list of examples of known problems that can cause Dial-a-fix to exaggerate or expose issues on your system:

  • Hard drive integrity problems, possibly including but not limited to:
  • Registry entry corruption
  • Filesystem corruption, possibly leading to:
  • System file corruption
  • Registry hive corruption
[*]Memory module failures

[*]Other hardware failures (video card, motherboard, processor, modem, etc)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix on an unsupported platform (such as Windows XP x64; 32-bit XP with a 64-bit processor is fine, however)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix with unsupported beta software
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Also please note that Dial-A-Fix is only for Windows 2000/XP. Use of Dial-A-Fix on Windows 9x (that is, 95, 98, ME) or Windows Vista can have unpredicable results!!

Tools NeededInstructions
  • Before you begin, READ THE CAVEATS ABOVE!!
  • Ensure your system's Date and Time are set correctly. You should also rule out possible hardware failures before using Dial-A-Fix.
  • Download Dial-A-Fix and unzip the files to your desktop.
  • Double click Dial-a-Fix.exe to start the program.
  • Press the green double checkmark box (Looks like this: Posted Image)
  • UNcheck "Empty Temp Folders", as well as "Adjust Time/Date" in the prep section. The prep section should then look like this:
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  • When the window looks like this, press the GO button in the bottom of the window.
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  • Exit/Close Dial-A-Fix

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#3 prisoner6

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:56 AM

Hi

Just to update you . I decided to download AVG Antivirus and having run this programme 3 Virus threats were highlighted . I deleted these and thankfully Auto update is now working as normal .

Regards

Steve




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