Security alert indicates the auto update turned off; Control Panel says it's. Huh?

Every time I restart Windows XP Professional, I get a security alert saying that the automatic updates of windows must be activated. When I ask that it be lit, the answer is that it can't: go to control panel. When I go into the Control Panel, it says that the automatic updates is already turned on. When I try to check my status update, I get no results. I was not asked by Windows if we can download any type of update for several months. I have to be sure that my system is up to date and that automatic updates is enabled and functional. Thank you.

Dan diamond

I have windows Vista and my laptop does the same thing. After what seemed like hours of trying everything suggested, I decided to clear out all temporary files (again), turn off and unplug the laptop and removed the battery and wait 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, I've replaced the battery, plugged in and restarted my laptop.  After all, was up and running, I tried Windows update again, and my laptop updated with NO PROBLEM.

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