I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Dell Inspiron I6400
Intel Core2 CPU
T5500 @ 1.66 GHz
1.66 GHz, 2.0 GB of RAM
A little background of what happened recently. I don't know how long i've been unable to access the Updates site. This past sunday, i was trying to find some images for a photoshop project. I clicked on one image and when i was directed to the site AVG had a pop up saying that a threat had been quarantined. When i came back a little later I could go directly to websites but google searches, etc were being redirected. So i disconnected from internet and ran a full scan and rootkit scan. it came up with one rootkit threat that was deleted. I had to reboot, when i rebooted i got the blue screen of death. Could't boot in safe mode, etc....so repaired my windows xp via the reinstallation DVD. Had a few problems but once i ran all the automatic updates (only three failed out of 60 something) and fixed a couple things everything seemed like it was running smoothly. Then I got the service pack 3 notification and tried to instal. it failed. so i went thru the steps that should be followed before installing and thats when i noticed i couldn't access the microsoft updates page. says the link appears to be broken. i seem able to access any page except for that one (microsoft downloads, support, etc...except updates)
So I feared maybe a virus was blocking me from it. However i can access other anti virus sites, etc....i downloaded the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool from another computer on a usb (since i couldnt access it thru the updates site) and ran the full scan. It came up with nothing at all. I ran a malwarebytes full scan, nothing. Ran an AVG full scan and rootkit scan, nothing.
I read that maybe i should re-register the WUAU dlls, so i ran Dial-A-Fix and thought it worked?! I was able to access microsoft updates via the web and from the link in control panel. When i checked for new updates i got an error, checked updates histories and they all showed. when i tried to extra info on the service pack 3 it all started again. Now i can't access that site anymore.
***Quick Edit: just got an error when starting my printer application "the procedure getrequestedruntimeinfo could not be located in the dynamic link library mscoree.dll" and a .NET Framework Initialization Error "C:\\windows\microsoft.net\frameworkd\v2.0.50727\mscorwks.dll**** (could this be why i can't connect to microsoft updates as well?)
Does anyone know what's going on?
Edited by brokenthumb11, 10 February 2010 - 02:55 PM.