I have a system that was having problems so I completely reinstalled Windows XP. I started with Pro and then tried Home and the same problem occurs in both.
This is a completely clean install from a valid XP home disk. When I click on Windows Update, It displays a page, then when it tries to load http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?lnkid=209191 it comes back with "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". If I click on Diagnose Connection Problems it comes up with two errors, 12031 and 12029.
All other web pages look ok both http and https. It is running IE 8 and service pack 3.
I have so far:
Ran Hitman Pro - no errors (some tracking cookies)
Malwarebytes - no errors
sfc /scannow - no errors
Checked the settings in Internet Options - no proxy is checked, added TLS 1.0 to the advanced security
Went through a bunch of steps to rebuild the Windows Update, re-registered all the necessary programs etc.
Has anyone else gone through this? I just want to make sure I have all of the updates for XP on this machine. Last night, overnight the system downloaded and updated 161 updates.