windows update for XP Media Center Edition 2005 not working

Compaq / Sr2034nx-m
April 2, 2013 at 13:05:46
Specs: windows xps, 328 Gbs
I am useing Windows xp media center edition 2005, and done a complete recovery, but, i am having problems with my windows update now. I start a check for updates, and the scan runs about 5 seconds, and i get a message..."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. " It does no more. I search other areas, and see some kind of patches to download, that i do not remember, but none works. I run Malware bytes, Windows essentials, and nothing changes. I go to Microsoft download center to find SP3 for my system, download it, but that creates another problem. When i turn my PC on, I get this message about shuting down, and a choice to start in safe, safe with networking, normal, etc.. I pick normal, or last good operating startup, and they all go back to the message at reboot. I can start up with safe with networking, get on, and it is ok, and gets me on line, and all. I can restore back to before i installed SP3, and i can start up nprmal without that, but, i am still unable to run windows update, and i know there is updates to run after the recovery. Very confusing for me, so, can someone help me? Thanks,
Jimmy


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#1
April 2, 2013 at 13:10:50
I've seen this issue before on Windows XP and resetting the browser usually works for me. If you are running IE8, try resetting your browser by following the directions on the link below... If that doesn't work for you, let us know as there are other possible solutions.

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/6361-rese...


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#2
April 2, 2013 at 13:13:55
I guess I didn't address your other issue. Are you able to boot up in normal mode or is that still an issue too?

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#3
April 2, 2013 at 13:45:37
"I am useing Windows xp media center edition 2005, and done a complete recovery"

Start by telling us why it was necessary to do a recovery. If you unknowingly had a hardware problem & reinstalled Windows thinking you had a software problem, you may now have a corrupt installation of Windows to go along with the hardware problem.


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#4
April 2, 2013 at 13:55:20
Try to install the latest version of the Windows Update Agent. Go to this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104 - You'll get a Microsoft Fix it popup box. Click 'Run Now' and it'll download a file, just follow the instructions, restart the computer, and try Windows Update again. I had the same problem and this fixed it for me.

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#5
April 2, 2013 at 14:51:49
ryanch94 has probably identified the issue. Congats on your first post here at CN.

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#6
April 2, 2013 at 16:33:53
tried the fix it, but it want run unless sp3, and network 2 are installed. it tells me to get these from windows update. that is my problem not working. i am just going in circles with this thing, and get more lost each moment. I am getting "internet explorer shutting down" messages now.
Riider, i have no idea if my system was corrupt, but, i did run antivirus, Microsoft essentials. I also defragged. how could i tell if it was corrupt? what can i do if it is? oh well, going to play a moment with my grandkids, i will be back again later.

ps...before i go, i downloaded sp3 again, but did not reboot, because i was afraid it would do as before. do not know what i will do at the end of the day when i do shut down. i also see a note of needed files before i can run the fixit. the network 2. do not know what that is, but i downloaded, and it not installed. do not know what the message means, but this was it.....04/02/13,19:40:59] VS Scenario: [2] *** Blocking Components exist and must be satisified before continuing to install ***
[04/02/13,19:40:59] VS Scenario: [2] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
[04/02/13,19:40:59] VS Scenario: [2] *** End of Blocking Component List ***
[04/02/13,19:41:12] VS Scenario: [2] Failed to pass the Warnings/Blocks checks in CVSScenario::Start()
[04/02/13,19:44:03] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1601
[04/02/13,19:44:28] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[04/02/13,20:03:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1601
[04/02/13,20:03:52] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.


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#7
April 2, 2013 at 22:08:54
I think you could have chosen the Windows Updater file by itself first.

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#8
April 3, 2013 at 06:44:42
am haveing no luck at all. i am going to try another recover operation. i am now haveing problems with IE. i try to uninstall IE 8, and it want. if there are any suggestions about doing this, please let me know. i even try to connect to Microsoft, to get into a chat, and let them connect to my PC to see what they can see, but have been unable to do that. when i do a recover, i reboot, click f10, and use the recover partition that is still there. i do not delet anything before recover, and nothing to prepair system for this. if i am doing it wrong, let me know. it will be an hour or so before i start.

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#9
April 3, 2013 at 07:01:54
See the link below which relates to the 1607 error above.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

I think you are making more work for yourself by performing a factory restore. You will still need to deal with the same issues.

Look in Control Panel> add remove programs. Check the box to show updates. Now search for Windows updater and post what version it is.



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#10
April 3, 2013 at 07:25:36
i checked show updates, and a lot of them are there, but i see no Windows updater in the list.

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#11
April 3, 2013 at 07:44:03
Did you attempt to install the current version of Windows update from the link in #4?

Do you have Windows set to automatically perform updates?


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#12
April 3, 2013 at 07:53:54
when i go to the link to get new version, i go to that Microsoft fixit. it starts to running, and i soon get a message that it cannot because of missing sp3, and one of the framworks. i show sp3 in my add remove section, but not in my system info. yes auto update is on.

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#13
April 3, 2013 at 08:11:07
So it appears that SP3 did not install correctly. I suggest you remove SP3 from the add/remove list. Also remove the netframeworks updates.

Netframeworks files are not needed to run Windows. They are used for other programs. The versions required are dependent on the program. You could conceivably need 4 versions because they are not progressive. If a program requires version 2 then that version must be installed. Updates to version 2 will then be fed as released. Get the idea?

Then go to Windows update by using the start menu. When you allow update to search for needed updates choose ONLY the updater and install it. Reboot and go back and get SP3 and any other required updates.


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#14
April 3, 2013 at 10:44:08
now i would like to start again. i did a complete recovery again. set up my internet, and had not problems so far. went to control panel, and list of updates, i guess came from the install disc. there was no sp3. i went to windows update, auto update turned on, and got the same message as before...."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." start with me not messing with it and tell me what to do now.
ps...am still set with ie6 from install

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#15
April 3, 2013 at 12:19:52
Have you tried downloading SP3 as a file, saving it then double clicking the file to start the install? It shouldn't be necessary but maybe with SP3 on it you might get further with updates. Here's the link:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

You might still have to have to run the fix in #4 afterwards but maybe not.

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#16
April 3, 2013 at 12:53:35
i click the link. then clicked download, and went nowhere. could not get download to start. should i try to get ie8? i have been useing Microsoft essentials, but keeping ie6, does not let me download that.
ps....i just noticed the sp3 is for multiple computers, do not download for 1 computer.

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#17
April 3, 2013 at 13:07:19
"do not download for 1 computer"

That doesn't matter - they just want home users to use normal Windows Update. The Windows update one is smaller because it just makes the minimum changes necessary. Using the full file is fine, it just takes a bit of downloading that's all. Maybe you could download it on another computer - transfer it over with a flash drive then install it.

Yes, at some stage you need IE8. It's getting very rickety though as it no longer has product updates (only security), so get Firefox as well.

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#18
April 3, 2013 at 14:53:36
i used my other pc, and a flash to put the sp3 on. it downloaded on my xp with no problems, until i rebooted after compleded. process of computer coming on, i saw a screen, blue, with a page of writing that was so fast, i could not read any at all. it carried me to a screen that said problem with shut down, or power failer, and give me option to start in safe, safe with networking, bios, earlier login, or normal. when i click normal, it cycles login back to this same option page. this done before when i installed sp3, and would not change, until i deleted sp3, then it was normal.

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#19
April 3, 2013 at 15:22:48
Are you installing with a bare computer? (No external hardware that isn't needed to run the computer).

Try running SFC. See the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...


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#20
April 3, 2013 at 16:45:56
mmmmmm, do not know what bare computer means. never used SFC, and do not understand what is on the link, can you explain to me? i have the sp3 downloaded, do i need to uninstal it?

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#21
April 3, 2013 at 17:01:42
Yes, it's a bit of a mouthful on there but really quite easy. You go to the Run box, type the following command and hit Enter key:

sfc /scannow

(best include the one space after sfc as shown)

The link gives all sorts of other options but the above command will do fine. Just wait until it finishes (probably about 15 minutes) then see if it has helped.

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#22
April 3, 2013 at 17:31:20
typed this in my run 3 times and nothing happens. do i need something else?

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#23
April 3, 2013 at 17:46:57
That's weird - it's unusual to get no response at all. Even if you mistype it usually comes up with a message. I assume you put it in exactly as given then hit the Enter key afterwards.

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#24
April 3, 2013 at 18:41:18
yes, sfc /scannow....i had the sp3 installed, but i could only log in with safe and networking, so i deleted it. i need to find a way to get an antivirus back on. i think i need ie8, i dunno. check back here again shortly.

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#25
April 3, 2013 at 18:59:47
Yes IE8 would be worthwhile - it's as up to date as you can get on XP. Having said that it is getting quite rickety at opening modern webpages so (later on) consider also having an alternative browser as well, such as Firefox. That is kept up to date security wise and IE updates cease in April 2014. It's very much like IE and much more reliable for general browsing. It has a good advert blocker addon too. You need IE8 as well for updates and MS downloads.

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#26
April 4, 2013 at 12:10:43
thanks for all the help. i have gotten the pc back like i want, except i cannot go to windows update and update my windows. i can locate updates from microsoft, and download there.
i will also start useing firefox, and get use to that. do you have an opinion on netscape? i see an icon on that with my windows xp.

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#27
April 4, 2013 at 12:20:19
As far as I know Netscape is outdated and the original Firefox was an offshoot from it.

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#28
April 4, 2013 at 12:49:53
Have you ever seen a message that your copy of Windows is not genuine?

Read the entire link below and then download and install the file linked under the “For and x86 based computer” in the Resolution section of the article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144


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#29
April 4, 2013 at 15:03:55
downloaded the link, and installed. this is the page i always get.....


[Error number: 0x80072EFD]
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)

Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x80072EFD) yourself.



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#30
April 4, 2013 at 18:37:30
Answer the question above.

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#31
April 5, 2013 at 05:18:28
have not seen anything to tell me my windows is not original, if that is the question you referr to.

ps...since this post, i located some info to help me find if i had genuine windows. i put....c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe /a....into my run box, and got a message from Microsoft, that my windows had been activated. I still cannot update, i have sp3 showing up in my add/remove, even tho i uninstalled it. i had to do that in order to log in normal. with the sp3 installed, i could only log in useing safe wuth networking. i do not understand why it is as it is, but while i was trying to solve the problems, i was just leaving well enough alone. somewhere in my looking, i saw something about a WUPS2.DLL, file, and i can't remember where i saw the missing DLL file.


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#32
April 5, 2013 at 06:03:20
Geez, this is like pulling teeth. The WUPS2.dll file is part of the article in the link I provided in #28 above.

Did you follow all the instructions in that article, including downloading and running the Windows updater file I described?


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#33
April 5, 2013 at 06:34:14
yes, i did that, and at the time saw no change. i am at this moment running my windows update. yes, running my update. did not try it this morning at all, until, i run my ccleaner. both files and registry. as soon as i finished, i went to windows update, it started off the same, and wala, my windows update needed an update before it could continue. after that was updated, it started the 144 updates that showed up. do not know how, when, nor where the program was made to work. will take awhile, but, will let you know how it goes.
Jimmy

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#34
April 5, 2013 at 07:15:36
So, it appears the link did what is was supposed to do. Seems obvious to me.

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#35
April 8, 2013 at 14:11:10
Everything has been updated. Run it for a few days to see how it was doing. There was a total of 250 updates, and the only thing i can tell, was the system runs sluggish now, like it is carrying a heavy load. The pages seem slower to load, but in all it is ok

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#36
April 8, 2013 at 14:18:14
You may need to whittle down the number of programs running at start up.

Hit control + Alt + Del and choose to start task manager. Click on the process tab. How many running processes do you have?


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#37
April 8, 2013 at 14:36:15
... also type msconfig in the Run box and look at the Startup tab.

See if there is anything there that you can do without. Strictly it is for diagnostics but many folk permanently disable items there without issue. The trick is to google each item to see what it is for.

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#38
April 8, 2013 at 17:46:00
there are 53 processes. i would not know which of these to stop. if i stopped some, would they stay stopped next time i logged on?
Derik, i also went to msconfig, and saw a couple of things related to things like a Hamster unzipper, Microsoft instant messanger, and something to HP photo. i unchecked those, and do not know if i must leave them or not. there is a box at the bottom, uncheck all,....what would happen if i unchecked it?

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#39
April 8, 2013 at 18:15:24
Things that appear in msconfig Startup all run at startup. If they also appear in the process tab (see #36) then they continue to run. Sometimes they can simply be started when you use the program, using a desktop shortcut instead for instance.

So it's really up to you to decide. Personally I would leave MS Instant Messenger unchecked because I don't ever use it - but you might. I probably feel much the same about HP Photo utilities but again you might think differently - my wife loves all that sort of stuff LOL. Most unzippers can be used when required but I'm not familiar with Hamster - having it running might give you a context menu, for example, which could be of value.

As I said, see what is said about them in Google. I would be disinclined to "un-check all" because some might be best starting immediately you boot up.

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#40
April 9, 2013 at 05:22:06
Without reviewing this entire thread I am not sure where you are with Windows. You could try running a cleaner. Download and run the cleaner module often, CCleaner Slim. Get it from the link below.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

Any program that constantly looks for updates is a waste of resources, IMO. So, Things like HP update this or that can be safely disabled.

If your AntiVirus performs a full scan every time you start the computer that will take time, even at 50% of available resources it will slow things.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my only AntiVirus. It is fast and light on resources. MES can run on WinXPsp3. Only run One AntiVirus program at a time.

If you use MSOffice the default mode is to load the MSOffice at start up. I place shortcuts to Word and Excel on the desktop and disable the complete start up.

Looking back at #21 above, you can now run Scannow SFC to verify all is OK with Windows files.


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#41
April 10, 2013 at 11:35:03
everything seems to be doing better. i will check back as i find something that presents a problem. am saving this thread for future refrences, and i want to thank you for the help.
Jimmy

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#42
April 10, 2013 at 12:14:18
If you get to the point that you feel confident all is OK now, pop back, toss a coin (LOL) and select a Best Answer so that this thread is marked Solved.

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