Windows update error HELP C80003FA

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  1. D_worth

    D_worth Maha Guru

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    Everytime i try to install windows update i get this error C80003FA.. It will not run at all, and now i cant even install DX without getting an error also.. Anyone know what this might be?
     
  2. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    A couple things come to mind; have you activated and validated your copy of Windows, did you disable any services?
     
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    D_worth Maha Guru

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    Yes it is activated and i haven't disabled anything :( ..
     
  4. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    I have seen this happen before, and the issue was solved by doing one of the following suggestions. I can’t say it will work in this particular case, but it may be worth a shot.


    1. Go to this site http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/default.mspx and click on “validate now”, follow any steps it prompts you to do.

    2. Run “services.msc” and ensure that “Automatic Updates” Status is set “Started” and Startup Type is set to “Automatic”.


    Hopefully it works, I understand what a pain in the A$$ this can be. If any thing else comes to mind I’ll post back.

    Good luck.

    Edit: I just noticed that very nice overclock, try knocking it back to stock speeds and try updating again. This was another solution that I found to work.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2007

  5. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

    1. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder. To do this, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
    b. Right-click the Automatic Update service, and then click Stop.

    2. Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder by changing the name to the SDold folder. The SoftwareDistribution folder is located in the %systemdrive%:\Windows folder.

    3. Restart the Automatic Update service. To do this, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
    b. Right-click the Automatic Update service, and then click Restart.

    4. Clear the cached files from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. To do this, follow these steps:
    a. Start Internet Explorer.
    b. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    c. Under the Temporary Internet files section, click Delete Cookies, and then click OK.
    d. Click Delete Files, click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.
    e. Under the History section, click Clear History, click Yes when you are prompted to delete the history, and then click OK.
     
  6. thunderbirdtest

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    To solve this you just need to upgrade IE 8 to IE 11, here :

    windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ie-11-worldwide-languages
     
  7. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    You also need to read the date of the last post...
     
  8. primetime^

    primetime^ Master Guru

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    Maybe he's really communicating from the year 2007 and going thru some kind of temporal anomaly to reach us here in the year 2015. :)
     
  9. Extraordinary

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    Or maybe he's using Vista

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  10. thunderbirdtest

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    This error is due to a faulty memory.

    You can run a memtest for 10h, and if you see 5 or more errors you can ask a RAM replacement.

    Memtest is embed with the ubuntu or lubuntu iso file.

    You just need to create a flash drive with linuxliveusb.com, and boot on it.

    If you don't see the memtest menu, press the down arrow multiple time so the live usb won't launch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015

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