The problem with Windows update - automatic updates service won't start not (error 126)

original title: the problem with Windows update

Please help me to get Windows Update operational return.

XP Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP3

Had a problem with "Generic host process for Win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close."  Follow-up of the instructions on this link:
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/931852

Seems to have cleared the error message.  So far so good.

However, now a Windows Update does not work.  Security Center Windows were told to go to control panel > system and use the Automatic Updates tab.  But, if I go to control panel > system, the Automatic Updates tab does not appear.

I also went to the control panel > Services.  Tried to start the automatic updates service.  Received this error message: could not start the service automatic updates on Local computer.  Error 126: The specified module could not be found

I already followed several instructions on this subject:

http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/windows_xp-windows_update/cannot-access-Windows-automatic-update-after/aeaec175-01f4-47ed-8F97-55b854af4220

In the thread above, I was following the post on 30 August.  According to Option A, I completed step 5 for the uninstallation of McAfee Security.  At this time, my network card has stopped working.  On the recommendation of the officer, I posted to the Malwarebytes forum.  The officer determined Malwarebytes that I don't have a malicious software.  I ended up posting on forum McAfee to get my network card works again.  Then I reinstalled McAfee and start to run Windows Update.

I started with Option A, step 8 to reset Internet Explorer using http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737.  The difficulty it has worked very well.

Then Option A, step 9 says reset Windows Update using http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058.  When I ran the difficulty in default or aggressive mode, I got an error message saying: he cannot start wuauserv.  The message asks me to verify that the user has privileges to take this step.  Well, I checked through user accounts who am the only one user set up on this PC and I have administrator privileges.  Help me please run this difficulty or recommend another way to get Windows Update works again.

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[1]... looks like you are saying that my system is so wet that a clean install is the (only?) way to go.

[2] if I do a clean install, not only what I need to reinstall Windows and all my applications, I also have to reinstall the drivers... Etc. ?

[3] I think I have the disks supplied with the PC system. Is it better to use than to use the recovery partitiion?

[4A]... is there a possibility that some of [my data are] infected?

[4] preventing me from simply infect the whole PC again?

A1. Yes, and it was my recommendation in August, too.

A2. Yes.

A3. Only not really well using the restore Partition hidden to make the "destructive recovery" will include all drivers, etc., that have been installed at the factory.

A4a. Yes, a real possibility.

A4b. You run at least three 3 tests on the backup data before restoring one (1) with your installed & updated up-to-date anti-virus application (for example, Microsoft Security Essentials) and two 2 with good reputation, free online scans (e.g., ESET;) Bit Defender; Kaspersky; HouseCall; (F - Secure).

If you have saved your data on CD/DVD, the disc scanner. If you have backed up your data to a flash drive, SD card, or another external drive AND KB971029 is installed, analyze the drive.

If you have any questions or need additional help, please start a new thread in this forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-system

Once again, good luck!

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