If I do a full reformat on my Vista laptop, is what will solve the problem - "Windows cannot check for updates" error code 800FFFF? Frustrated!
I have a laptop that I use mainly for cloud computing and travel. I have much stored on the hard drive itself and I spent hours trying to solve the problem regarding
Windows can't check for updates, error code 800FFFF.
I tried some of the recommendations varied on this site, but so far without success.
If I just wipe my computer, and then start reinstalling everything from below upwards, will that solve the problem? I know it sounds drastic, but I'm willing to do, and hopefully learn something in the process.
I'm not computer specific read and write... so it would take me hours, wading through all the different corrections before as I find one that works. That's why I'm considering a reformat.
I checked for malware and repeatedly tried to system update readiness tool.
Some information on my system:
OS: Vista Edition Home Premium
Version: 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Model: Inspiron 1525
System type: X 86-based PC
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO CPU
The version of the BIOS/date: Dell Inc. A16, 16/10/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
I suggest you try the following:
close and exit all the open documents or windows program you have open.
Open Internet Explorer (only!) go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
[ignore the warnings of DO NOT APPLY and the section will APPLY to] & run the difficulty.
Note => for best results, check the option to remove personal settings.
1. open Internet Explorer (only!) to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910336 [ignore the title & symptoms].
1B. make disappear/close the pop-up window "automated troubleshooting! -then...
c. 1, without taking into account any warnings similar, or '' not recommended '' run difficulty he 50202 in DEFAULT mode (if on a race later you still have the same failure, then repeat the above & select aggressive mode).
2. closing of the session and restart the cool system & then run manually check the updates in Windows Update, etc, etc...
When you get to Windows Update, a custom scan updates. Take (accept) those marked critical or Important.
If it has updates Silverlight or Net Framework, select not them and leave it for one pass later.
Those that are marked as "optional" decline.
Have infinite patience so that it scans and it's work.
When you are prompted to restart Windows, please do. Allow it to restart.
If you still have a failure and you just did a Fix - IT in the default mode, date back to 1 a/1 c and now this time make the default mode AND aggressive mode (both) and retry Windows Update again
Note: Running aggressive mode difficulty he 50202 will result in a loss of the history of the update but will not affect the actual installed updates.
I have a duel processor. C drive is nearly full E reader uses only 30%. What happens when the C drive is full?
My laptop has 2 dual processor x 75 GB. Tried to move the files to the E drive but they double and are difficult to locate. Life should be easier than this! C drive is nearly full, E drive uses only 30%. What happens when the C drive is full?
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You get a BIGGER hard drive.
The 'norm' for laptops these days is at least 500 GIGs.
Which is the same amount that I have in my table.
2 x 250 GB.
I have XP Pro on one single, Windows 7, on the other. (And each of them uses ONLY about HALF of these hard drives!)
In a month or two, I'll upgrade to 2 x 1 terabyte hard drives. sounds a little one 'kill too much', I know, but hey, my computer IS able to be updated that he got so far it?
Yours is in need of an upgrade too, suggest that there is, to solve your problem!
I have a winsock error, so IE won't connect, even though it says I have full signal. If I format the hard drive and reinstall xp it will fix the problem?
Winsock errorHi I have a winsock error, so IE won't connect, even though it says I have full signal. I got the fix for microsoft programs, nothing has worked, if I format the hard drive and reinstall xp it will fix the problem. Thank you
Hi I have a winsock error, so IE won't connect, even though it says I have full signal. I got the fix for microsoft programs, nothing has worked, if I format the hard drive and reinstall xp it will fix the problem. Thank you
Check that your antivirus (all-in-one suite If you have one) is not turn off your network traffic.
Note the devices installed in the machine. Use this information to download the latest version of the drivers and software for the manufacturer's Web site features (on another machine and store on an external support, I suppose, would be the only way for you to do.)
Uninstall the software/drivers for network devices. Turn it back on. Even if pilots are found/installed automatically, manually update the drivers & software using the files you downloaded earlier.
Download, install, execute, update and perform analyses complete system with the two following applications:
Remove anything they find. Reboot when necessary. (You can uninstall one or both when finished.)
Search online with eSet Online Scanner.
Open a command prompt and run the commands following one at a time (after each ENTRY) without leaving the part through if somehting started working... Note all errors and post them here.
netsh winsock reset catalog
ipconfig / renew
ARP d *.
nbtstat - RR
I get the error message "security log is full, only an administrator can log in to solve the problem."
On a windows machine XP after putting in place the machine administrator and when trying to connect as a user, I get the error message "security log is full, only an administrator can log in to solve the problem." I know how to solve this problem by going to the event viewer, by selecting the security log and by setting the journal to "ignore the events as needed", but I would like to create a script that will do this automatically for me.
so far my research revealed that the value of the registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security] "MaxSize" controls this setting and changing the value default DWORD_VALUE to 0 x 01000000 to 0 x 00000000, change is possible. Well, when I did it in regedit, nothing has changed in the security log properties, the default setting of 'remove older items after 7 days' remained the same.
Can someone tell me what registry key, I need to change in order to make this change? Keep in mind im trying to include this in a script.
Your question is more complex than what is generally answered in the Microsoft Answers forums. It is better suited for the IT Pro TechNet public. Please ask your question in the following forum.
Win7 SP1 "Check for updates" never full
I had to reinstall a pre - SP1 version of Win7 64 bit since the partition recovery on the laptop of a friend. After getting SP1 and updates associated, I ran "Check for updates" again and had a known, documented problem in the thread at the https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-sp1-is-not-downloading-the-updates/b80fb3f8-39c0-4f99-9f6f-8e0464488377?tab=question&status=AllReplies#tabs. Specifically, "Check" never full.
Unfortunately, the solution prescribed in this thread does not work for me. I downloaded and ran the installation program 1st in the list, (KB3153199), but this stand-alone Setup program runs in its own process of "Search for updates on this computer" and, after a full hour and counting, has not yet completed.
Is there a work around known for the solution I try? :)
Have a read of this discussion (if you haven't already done so) who helped a certain number of questions of update - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-update-solution/f39a65fa-9d10-42e7-9bc0-7f5096b36d0c
If all goes well, she can help him.
Anyone know how to solve the problem, when he says scratch disk is full?
Anyone know how to solve the problem, when he says scratch disk is full? don't do anything :/
Go to Edition > purge > all
This will clear all of your history and Clipboard, thus freeing the scratch disk space.
Mode full-screen, I see a few 2.3 pixels of the Firefox window on top. It's like a line 2 px of width and it is top edge
Screenshot of the problem - http://store.picbg.net/pubpic/B1/5E/d6210b929206b15e.jpg
Try Firefox Safe mode to see if the problem goes away. Firefox Safe mode is a troubleshooting mode that disables some settings and disables most Add-ons (extensions and themes).
(If you are using an additional theme, place you in default theme.)
If Firefox is open, you can restart in Mode without failure of Firefox in the Help menu by clicking on the restart with the disabled... modules menu item:
If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Mode safe mode as follows:
- On Windows: Hold down the SHIFT key when you open the desktop Firefox or shortcut in the start menu.
- On Mac: Hold the option key during the startup of Firefox.
- On Linux: Exit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox-safe-mode
(you may need to specify the installation path of Firefox for example/usr/lib/firefox)
Once you get the pop-up, simply select "" boot mode safe. "
If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to understand that one. Please follow the section Troubleshooting extensions, themes and problems of hardware acceleration to resolve common Firefox problems to find the cause.
To exit safe mode of Firefox, simply close Firefox and wait a few seconds before you open Firefox for normal use again.
When find you what is causing your problems, please let us know. This might help others with the same problem.
I got a message "Firefox security" that my computer was full of viruses, asking if I wanted them to correct the problem. The address was not good as Firefox. I thought it was a fake. Anyone know?
He could have said "Mozilla Security", but the address line was not Mozilla. I think it could be a new virus, so I didn't click on it. Today, it is the first time I saw it. My antivirus software is up-to-date and working.
It will be a fake, there are malicious sites that use this method to try to get people to install malware. Mozilla does not search for viruses or send messages like that.
Computer Vista laptop was put-formatted at the factory (HP). The partition size is = ~ 300 GB, the file system size is = ~ 60GB. How to extend the fs of MBR to the size of the partition full?
Don't know if the "diskpart" tool is available under vista. Even if this is the case, it can't extend the system startup files.
All ideas will be useful. Thank you.
Read the tutorial above and the 'related links '.
That will explain how it works under Vista.
See you soon. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
Problem with download of Microsoft Update and Service Pack 3 After reformatting.
I have a problem after I had my computer reformatted. They have reinstalled Windows XP Home edition Version 2003, Service pack 2 and when I try to reinstall McAfee, I need to install SP3 and to do this, I need to install Windows update and I get the message: the site has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below may help you solve the problem. The error number is 0 x 80248015. I have SP2. They formatted to this laptop a few days ago. Can you please help me solve this problem so that I can get my updates and the rest well? Thank you very much.
Rename the folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
Click on Start, Choose run.
In the Run dialog box type services.msc
Click on OK.
Right-click the automatic updates service.
Click on Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.
Rename the folder "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution":
I. click on Start, run, type systemroot and then click OK.
II. - right click on the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and then click Rename.
III. - type SoftwareDistribution.old , and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
Click Start. Choose run.
In the run box, type services.msc
Click on OK.
Right-click the automatic updates service.
Click on Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.
It will be re-suggested download - be patient.
You lose the history, but it's not important.
Please see the thread below for a possible solution:
This is the full installer you need, ignore the warnings about it being for COMPUTER technicians.UTC/GMT is 15:19 on Thursday, September 20, 2012
I reformatted my T520 with the recovery disk, but Windows cannot start
I reformatted my T520 with my recovery disk. When the computer restarts, it says that Windows cannot start properly. Help, please.
I finally solved the problem; Here is my solution:
I have determined that the backup image has been bad, and this is perhaps why the recovery disks have been as bad. I tried to use both to reformat the C:\drive several times without success. Fortunately, I had a Windows 7 disc from another computer that I no longer use. However, the T520 would not be updated to Windows 7 using this disk, so I run Diskpart to reformat all (this removes everything, including the image.) Then, I was able to reinstall Windows 7.
With this new facility, would not any responsible drivers, including LAN and wireless drivers. I went on the Lenovo Web site: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?selector=expand to download the driver for "Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg). This provided wireless access to the computer. (Downloaded the driver on another computer, saved on a USB stick to transfer to the T520.) Restarted the computer in case where. Then, I went to http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVSU-UPDATE to download ThinkVantage System Update 5.0. After you have installed this software and reboot, all the necessary drivers would be so loaded.
Unfortunately, if you don't have any Windows disk, you will need to pay 50 dollars to get one from Lenovo. Lesson learned? Next time I buy a new computer, the first thing I would do is to reformat and reload the computer by using the image while still under warranty. I did several times with my other Lenovo laptops without fail. I have to do this once every 3 years each time my computer seems to slow down. This is the first time, it didn't work.
I hope this help anyone who is in the same situation.
(Boy, I have miss the good old days when I could fix everything from the DOS command prompt.)
COOD11EE does error code - what do I do? My drive San says no songs, but windows media says that it is full
Myn Sansa clip says no songs. When I plug it into my computer in Windows Media it happens
Error Code COOD11EE. He also says that my sansa clip is full. What does that mean? Is there some
How to solve this problem?
Thanks for the post. We must after more information please anwer the following points.
What version of Windows operating system do you use?
Could have moved other data on Sansa clip.
I suggest you use the Sansa clip with another computer and check the status of the issue.
I also suggest you to format the Sansa clip data, adding songs and check the status of the issue.
You can also contact the manufacturer of the device for help.
I hope this helps.
View full-screen media back to the small window after 20-30 minutes of play. WMP - 11, Classic, VLC, all media players.
Did you recently clean reinstall of the operating system, no malware present, all drivers up to date, no media questions before you reinstall, now, when playing video files in any format, on any media player, full-screen doesn't "stick", but she climbs to view more small window for no apparent reason. I tried to temporarily turn off anything that might interfere: malware apps, anti-virus, auto updaters, etc., even all the processes which seemed sure to stop temporarily, but after about 20 to 30 minutes to play any video format (mpeg4, avi, DVD disc, etc., full screen will jump to the small window for no apparent reason. When the problem persisted I even downloaded fresh copies of WMP 11, WMP Classic and VLC, but no joy, screen size change continues to happen with all the players, all types of video files. I'm out of ideas. What could possibly be the cause?
[XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, Intel 2.5 gHz, 1 GB Ram, 80 Gb HDD, SiS 661FX/GX Mirage Graphics... Yes, old, I know, but it worked well for me so far.]
Thank you for your response. I tried your suggestions but they do not solve the problem. You did, however, lead me to looking at my system settings instead of the settings for the media players - behavior was going on with WMP 11, Media Player Classic and VLC. I found that, I hope, will prove to be the solution: in Device Manager > Sound, video & Game Controllers > media Remotes > properties I found my video controller (mciavi32.dll) opened its properties > settings > watch the video of 'window' or 'full screen '. I selected "full screen" and for extra measure of value WMP 11 always open it in full screen. I have not done a test yet further with these three players, but I hope that these parameters will cure the problem. Oh yes, I went to SiS, I already had the latest display driver, but I have downloaded/installed a new copy anyway, just to be certain that my old one was not corrupted in a non-obvious way.
Again, thank you for your help.
Blue screen after reformatting and installing VISTA HomePremium
I use DELL Inspiron Laptopn and somehow my recovery disk does not work without knowing any reason. So I did an installtion manual disc using my DVD-ROM. During installation, the Installer application choose what installation disk. I selected 'Advanced Option' and deleted the Partition C: (in primary print) and the MediaDirect (Logical type). Then, I used all the unallocated space to create a new Partition and install windows inside.
The problem arises when the installation is complete and loading into windows, a blue screen appeared for 0.5 sec and the system has rebooted. I tried to reformat the drive again and reinstall Windows, but the problem persists.
Would it cause I have deleted the MediaDirect logical drive, which caused the blue screen? Or a full HARD disk format (including recovery drive D :) will help?)
This recovery drive was to reinstall vista
If you have problems with the process of recovery of manufacturers, contact the manufacturer
It's their recovery process not microsofts
Dell support forums
If I use iCloud photo library to share photos on my Mac, make the stay of the files full original size on my Mac or they stored in the cloud?
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