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trying to update to xp service pack 3 get 0x800A0046 error


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#1 foofighter1971

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:28 PM

Hi. I was referred to this site by the Safer Networking Fourums. They helped clear out some malware from my kid's computer. Here is the link to my topic http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=314091#post314091.

I was asked to try to update to Windows service pack 3 and I was unable to do so. I got an 0x800A0046 error message.

I can not get into the control panel to try some of the suggestions to resolve the error on Microsoft's troubleshooting site. If I try to open the control panel my computer locks up.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3000 running Windows XP Service Pack 3. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

Since you can't get into control panel, take a look here: 0x800a0046 Windows Update Error

Specifically, options two and three since option one involves the control panel.

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#3 foofighter1971

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:57 PM

When I try # 2 I get a Denied message.

I also tried # 3 but there is no Administrative Tools located in my program list.

Gave option 1 a shot as well be there was no Expand Local Users and Groups in computer management.




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