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My windows update has stopped downloading. I keep getting error messages

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  • bigfreezel Oct 07, 2009

    My computer gives me an error message saying windows is unable to connect to windows update.The code # is 8000FFFF and a balloon stating that window can't check for updates. I've contacted mircosoft and the last guidance they gave me was to run the vista disk and do a custom reinstall. Only when I used the disk the custom reinstall was not highlighted only the total reinstall which looks like I will lose all of by files. I tried to back up the computer on my k book which is an external disk drive (160 storage) but the back up keeps failing and I get a message stating that I need to use the fix tool to correct the error. When I do that I get a message saying that the disk cannot be checked while it is in use. I have since emptied the K book completely thinking that would allow me to back up the files but I keep getting the same original messages. I tried to back up the computer to the c drive but was told that I cannot back up on the drive of origin. I then tried to perform a back up on the D drive which is labeled "recovery" but there is not enough space. My computer is fairly new (purchased in 2007) so I think this is a soft ware problem or I have corrupted the files somewhere down the line. If you can tell me how to backup my files I am willing to do the reinstall of Vista.

  • Jarrid Crandlemire
    Jarrid Crandlemire May 11, 2010

    what does the error message say? also check to make sure that your windows clock is set right otherwise it wont let you download updates.

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Here are a couple microsoft articles to try:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555989

http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

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