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Cannot Do Windows Update


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#1 Guest_gooky_*

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:48 PM

Whenever I attempt Windows Upate at windowsupdate.microsoft.com, I get:
[Error number: 0x80090305]
The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
For self-help options:

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Solutions

Windows Update Newsgroup
For assisted support options:

Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues


The OS is Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4. Any suggestion to get it fixed?

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:03 PM

Do you have the newest internet explorer? What service pack are you running?

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 07:40 AM

IE6 SP1

OS is W2K Pro SP4 if you can read that from above.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:35 PM

try downloading IE 7

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:32 PM

Did you know that IE 7 is only available for WinXP and up? The PC is a Win2K Pro box.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:54 PM

Download/install Dial-a-Fix from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Dial-a-fix_d4899.html
Launch the program,place a check in the box:
'Fix Windows Update'.
Then click on 'GO'.
Make sure you then press:
'Flush SoftwareDistribution'.
Then restart your pc,let me know what happens please.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:38 PM

Yes, you are right. To have IE7 you must has at least XP with SP2 installed. It will not run on a Windows 2000 or NT computer.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:00 AM

I am running Dial-a_fix software as I am typing. It's still running and doing "registering cryptext.dll". It's been doing that for a VERY long time. I get a feeling it's not gonna go further than that.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:41 AM

I let run Dial-a-Fix run overnight and it is still stuck at "registering cryptext.dll". The PC has this "cryptext.dll" file in C:\WINNT\System32 folder.

Any "all problems can be fixed" guys can respond?????? Without suggesting re-imaging the whole dog-on hard drive?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:50 AM

Here is a location you can download a fresh copy of the cryptext.dll.

cryptext.dll
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Acklan. I'll try that and re-post.

By the way, I tried doing the Windows update via Maxthon 1.5.9 (the latest version), and it also failed, but however it displays a different error number [Error number: 0x8007041D].

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:10 AM

The link you posted does not work. I'll see if I can grab that dll from another Win2K box, but I am a bit sceptical that it will work.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:13 AM

I just clicked on it and it worked for me. When you open that page click the "Click Here to Download cryptext.dll" button.

http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_...0/download.html
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:29 PM

I copied over new cryptext.dll to the problem PC, and it did not fix it.

This is more frustrating because I earned offense and ridicule from all those all problems can be fixed guys when I expressed my observation in the field that not all problems can be solved. Well, if you have resource to everything and everyone, maybe all problems can be solved, but that is not reality.

I humbly wish to say that you retain that kind of attitude that you can fix all problems, then you are likely to encounter more problems, work more and harder and earn less, and more likely to experience more stress/burn-out and even run increased jeopardy to your employment/livelihood.

However, I am still open to other suggestions because I don't like to give up. I am all ears even to all problems can be fixed guys.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:13 PM

If you have your Windows\restore CD try using the sfc.exe utility. You must have your disks to perform this function.

How to use sfc.exe
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