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Windows Update isn't working! STILL!!


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#1 blooxpert

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:31 AM

Hello i'm Robert I need help please I have Windows Update which doesn't work it comes up with the error Error number: 0x8024D007. I read several forums and websites which said is the solution they said to register some stuff which I tried but it says the registry path or something wasn't found. So I read around a little while ago about typing in windows update.log for run and it actually came up and It came with several errors

WARNING: PopulateDataStore failed: 0x80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:281 1160 8b4 PT WARNING: Sync of Updates: 0x80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:281 1160 8b4 PT WARNING: SyncServerUpdatesInternal failed: 0x80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:281 1160 8b4 Agent * WARNING: Failed to synchronize, error = 0x80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:296 1160 8b4 Report WARNING: CEventNamespaceDefinition::Init failed = 80040154.
2009-08-24 13:19:41:296 1160 8b4 Report WARNING: InitReportingComponents failed: 80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:296 1160 8b4 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80040154
2009-08-24 13:19:41:296 1160 8b4 Agent *********
2009-08-24 13:19:41:296 1160 8b4 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]

I have no idea what that means please help me out I cannot use the resource cd and make it from scratch I don't have the money to get a back up drive i'm only 13. So please help me out the other forums that said to find what the problem is so those are the 2 common error (only ones) that I found in that huge huge list thing so please help out i'm tired of this I can't download alot of stuff because of this like google chrome doesn't work for me anymore. pleaes help :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:16 AM

Hello Robert

What's your exact Operating System (and computer specs).

Is the OS of the Windows Server variety.

Is system restore an option with your OS.

What's the problem with your 'resource disk'.

A little bit more information might enable someone to assist you.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:30 AM

My operating system is windows xp media center (just barely found out hours ago lol) It is not with the windows server, System Restore is a option but sometimes it doesn't work I have no idea why but maybe I can do that like 2 months ago, I got my resource disk my computer keeps on telling me the thing you want to install requires a resource disk It like pops up constantly and randomly I have no idea why or how that started. I got the dell xps 410 I'm thinking on upgrading it soon with the ram it only has 1 gig in it. Do you want me to tell you the full specs? with dxidiag?

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:54 AM

Thanks for the information.

I would be trying system restore first.

May be that a complete reinstall is required,
rather than trying to patch over the problem.

Otherwise, does anyone else have a helpful suggestion for Robert.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:40 PM

Ok I'll try out the system restore if that might work but it has been messed up for a while so i'm gonna have to go back like far far (lol). I'f that doesn't work then I might have to do that boot up that.. cd right? is it the resource cd to boot up? or the os cd?

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:44 AM

Sorry for delay.

As I have no experience with the Media Center OS, I request that someone else explains the procedure.
From what I have read through Google search, it needs rather more attention than a standard XP re-install.

But you should have an OS recovery disk/s or DVD with your Dell system and I read somewhere
you may even have the stuff on a hard disk recovery partition. You will have to look at
your manual, or ring Dell Support.

WARNING - obvious really, you must backup your own personal stuff first,
because it must be the case that any reinstall is going to format your Hard Disk
and further, if you put any service packs on after you got your system,
they will doubtless have to be reinstalled after your computer (hopefully) returns to normal.

(And all your software - what a bummer - let's hope you can do better with system restore).

Hopefully, someone who knows MCE can jump in here. Anyone?

Good luck. Have a nice day!

Edited by battysurreal, 21 September 2009 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:48 AM

What is the latest SP installed?

System manufacturer and model?

Have you checked Event Viewer (not Dell diagnostics, not any log) for errors (not info items) which may shed some light?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/.

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