- Aug 14th. 2006
- Posted in Dial-a-fix . Fixes . Technical . Windows 2000
- Beta . Operating systems
- By DjLizard
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In Superfail, I described a problem afflicting Windows 2000 machines. I believe it has to do with one of the Windows Updates from June, but I can't be sure. It's still affecting people right now.
These are the steps I usually use to fix it:
(edit): 0) Make sure you're using the latest build of Dial-a-fix.
1) Reboot so you're starting with a clean slate.
2) Run all of DAF section #5 (Registration center).
3) Run DAF section #3 (WU/WUAU).
4) Start > Run >
rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %systemroot%\inf\au.inf
(Note: the above command is one huge line — it has been wrapped for easier reading)
5) Immediately merge this .reg file: win2ksvchost.reg
7) Try Windows Update again. If it fails, try clicking "Flush SoftwareDistribution" in Dial-a-fix (and answer No) and then try Windows Update again.
Some combinations of the above steps usually fix it. Each machine seems to freak out a bit differently, so your results may vary.