Re: Windows Update not working
I have read this thread with interest, because I have the same problem - Windows Update does not work any more. My guess is that I might have a similar problem as discussed in this thread, because the malaise started when I replaced the hard disk of my laptop with a new one using imaging software. The trouble was that the old disk had a few bad sectors and I am not sure what the imaging software did with those.
The effects I am seeing are so far:
- Windows Update has stopped working. It gives me a window telling me that the service is not started. Starting it does not help nor do a lot of other things I tried.
- Microsoft Security Essentials refuses to update its signatures etc. I uninstalled, but when I tried to re-install it it could not do it.
So for now I installed AdAware's protection, but it would really be good to get Windows Update back.
Sure, I could re-install Windows but that would be rather painful, because I am running some exotic science applications.
If you would be at all be prepared to assist me, I'd be happy to send you my CBS.log file. Or are you aware of a program that fixes bitshifts in the Registry ?
Jorg (sorry for my username, but my surname is indeed "Hacker" :wave:)