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Old 08-31-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Windows Update refuses to run or is damaged.

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32bit SP1

I've been trying to run Windows Update but have run into a number of problems. After selecting Windows Update from the start menu, I get a white box on my screen for about 3 minutes before windows populates it with information about windows update - a red shield with an X, and the usual text. When I select "Check for updates" windows tells me that the windows update service is not running.

So using services.msc, I went in, found wuauserv and tried to start it, getting this error:

Windows could not start the wuauserv service on Local Computer. Error 193: 0xc1.

Then I also noticed that the description for wuauserv was "<Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 1006 > "

I did some googleing and eventually followed the proceedure here with no luck. Apparently "Error 193: 0xc1" and "<Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 1006 > " are both pretty ubiquitous with Microsoft programs, making hunting down a fix more difficult.

I also ran a full virus scan with MSE, and it came back clean.

Does anyone know what could have caused this to happen and how I can fix it? My computer is running fine otherwise, but I'd like to get that service back up and running. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Just reinstalled the .NET 4.0 Framework as per someone's suggestion with no luck.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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I managed to fix this one on my own.

Uninstalled Windows 7 SP1

Reinstalled Windows 7 SP1

Works fine now. Wish I knew what happened however.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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I would have suggested to run the command "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt to check system files before uninstall/reinstall of SP1.

Glad to hear you got it working.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:35 AM   #5
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I would have suggested to run the command "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt to check system files before uninstall/reinstall of SP1.

Glad to hear you got it working.
I wish you had, I didn't know that such a thing existed. I do now though! Thanks.
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