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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

Since it's been a while since I updated my OS (Vista Business) I tried to use the Windows Update. However, when I try to do it I get an error msg that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer".

Traditionally, I have the updater set so that I manually tell it to go out & look for updates. But when I received that message, I tried to set it to auto... still got the same msg.

When I checked my system through msconfig, it showed the service as running.

Needless to say, I'm a bit perplexed as to why it would suddenly stop working.

Any help is greatly appreciated. (But no, I am not prepared to install Win 7!)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

I would try...

a. Microsoft Fix it Center Online - http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/GetStarted

b. Running the sfc /scannow command.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:42 AM

DOwnload

Intel rapid storage driver

Install it,restart the PC,check for window updates

good luck

Edited by narenxp, 19 June 2012 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

I would try...

a. Microsoft Fix it Center Online - http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/GetStarted

b. Running the sfc /scannow command.

Louis


I already tried "a" several times: it claimed the problem was fixed, but it obviously wasn't. :huh:

What will "b" do?

Thanks,

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

DOwnload

Intel rapid storage driver

Install it,restart the PC,check for window updates

good luck


I have to admit I'm a little apprehensive about installing & running this program without knowing exactly what it's supposed to do & why I would need it. Can you give me more information?

Thanks,

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

FYI, go here to find out eventually how this problem was solved: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_update/windows-update-error-windows-cannot-currently/105787b8-f453-484f-a3a1-6d37644df35d
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

Thanks for sharing your fix. :)

Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 12 August 2012 - 07:34 AM.





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