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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:26 PM

I have Windows XP...Service Pack 3 installed. I have access to the internet, however, when I click on / or attempt to log-on to Windows Update I get that standard screen that pops up when internet connection has been lost. Reviewed my settings, etc; however, I feel there is evil at work here. Ran malware software, mcaffee software, combofix software...still nothing positive. Any suggestions out there?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:17 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Are you using windowsupdate.microsoft.com ?
The site is not down. I just used it to install updates on a system.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

No issues here, and yesterday I ran updates for the Comodo hacked certificates problems.

"standard screen" means nothing to me, sorry.
You have to allow Internet Explorer to run and in it all those update sites M$ uses have to be allowed.
M$ usually provides an error number, 8 or so hex digits, and a link to fix.
What's the error number?
Any evidence of error in the event log?
Any evidence in the ...\windows\WindowsUpdate.log?
Did you try to fix things using their link provided with the error number?
Have the updates worked previously?
Perhaps you have too many security programs that prevent normal functioning?

Edited by tos226, 28 March 2011 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:47 PM

Check this out. I used it once and it worked for me.


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