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#1 bobbies


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:25 AM

Can someone please tell me why i get this message when trying to update some drivers please. Windows cannot check for updates. The service is not running. You may have to restart your computer, which i tried but still get the same message. thanks.

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#2 bassfisher6522


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:39 AM

One of 2 reasons you're receiving this message....either the service is turned off or the servers are down. I've run into the later one on several occasions.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Have you made any hardware changes such as replacing the hard drive?

The "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running" (and other errors) is a common issue after replacing a hard drive, especially if the new drive is larger than the one it replaced and is an Advanced Format drive.

See these two related topics:
Windows Search and Indexing crashing
Windows Update won't run

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