OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium
I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates". Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse.
Before attempted fixes 13 updates were detected and I selected 11 to install ... but the download stalled with 0 bytes downloaded.
Then I tried a couple of fixes ... and now "Checking for updates" hangs ... and "Most recent checks for updates" says "never" ... and "Updates installed" says "never".
Here's what I've tried:
"Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually"
I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article. This created a new Windows\Catroot2 folder and a new Windows\System32\SoftwareDistribution folder ... which I assume is the reason for the "never" labels mentioned above.
Installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent.
I used file "WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" with the /wuforce switch and ran it from a HDD not containing the OS.
"Troubleshoot problems with installing updates"
I ran the FixIt tool ... and it fixed a couple of things but didn't fix error code 0X80070057
"Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness Tool"
This is listed as the fix for error code 0X80070057. I used file "Windows6.0-KB947821-v35-x86.msu" and the resulting "CheckSUR.log" file said there were no remaining unfixed errors.
5. Reran the FixIt tool and it still detects error code 0X80070057
None of these bright ideas worked.
I dunno what else to do.
Anyone have any ideas or can offer a little help?