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Error no 0x80070003 appears when trying to install Windows update.

The problem lies with following system32 files:cdm.dll,Wuapi.dll,Wuaclt.exe,Wuaucpl.cpl,Wuaueng.dll,Wucltui.dll,Wups.dll,Wups2.dll
I have renamed them to old.But the problem with Windows Update still persists.
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Re: Error no 0x80070003 appears when trying to install...

Click on the start button, click run
at the run window type the following:

sfc /scannow

now your windows system files will be checked for changed, if they are changed a fresh copy of the files will be copyed from the windows cd.

Note: you must have the original windows installation cd in the cd/dvd drive.

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Windows Update error 0x80070003 Applies to Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 If you receive Windows Update error 0x80070003 or 80070003 when you use Windows Update, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

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When installing intex usb pc drived, i am getting the rrror (-5006 : 0x80070003). Please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications. Pl suggest what needs to be done

This error is related update option. When you install the usb drive it is trying to get update from internet. Please disable online update in windows while installing usb drive. Once install is over turn windows update again.
Other thing you may try is to restart the machine and try to instll again.

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When downloading Skype beta for Windows error code 2738 appears.

Hello. I think this is caused by a vbscript runtime error. If you're on windows vista, run command prompt with administrator privileges(right click on the command prompt icon then click run as administrator) to get to C:\windows\system32. Type the following on prompt: regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll You should get a popup saying DllRegisterServer in vbscript succeeded. If you do then try to download and install again.

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Code error 80072EFE

I understand you receive an error message 0x80072EFE when trying to installing update from the Windows Update website. This kind of issue may be caused by hardware/software firewalls or proxy server or Windows category files are corrupted. Let’s try the following steps to resolve this issue.

Step 1: Check background programs.
Disable firewalls or other Internet browser programs that can affect the Internet connection. The following programs can affect the connection to the Windows Update site and I suggest you remove or disable them:

McAfee firewall
Norton Internet Security
Zone Alarm Firewall
Panda firewall

Step 2: Delete the CatRoot2 folder
A: Stop Cryptographic Services:

1. Click Start, click Run, type in "SERVICES.MSC" and press Enter.
2. Double click Cryptographic Services, and then click Stop (if it has been started).

B: After stopping Cryptographic Service, please delete the "Catroot2" folder:

1. Locate the "C:\Windows\System32\" folder.
2. Delete the Catroot2 subfolder in System32.

Note: I am assuming your Windows Vista is installed in C:\Windows.

C: Re-start Cryptographic Services:

1. Click Start, click Run, type in "SERVICES.MSC" and press Enter.
2. Double click Cryptographic Services, and then click Start.

After performing the above steps, please visit the Windows Update website and check the available update.

Hope this helps.

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My Windows XP automatic update progrram keeps wanting to install Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services Pack 2 (KB954430). It has done this at least 6 times over the past 2 days, each time time...

This is taken from the microsoft site

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. At the command prompt, type ren %windir%\System32\msxml4.dll msxml4.old, and then press ENTER.

    Note After you press ENTER, you may receive the following error message. Cannot find the file specified.Ignore this message, and go to step 3.
  3. At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER.
  4. Visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
  5. Download and then install the latest MSXML security update

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Problem w/ WIN2000 Pro & XP Pro

click on the link given below and find oc25.dll....if you are unable to find press keyboard key cntrl + f .A dialog box will appear now type oc25.dll and hit find key and you will find the oc25.dll .click on that file to download it to your computer.

Once you have downloaded the file you are looking for you still need to make sure Windows or the program causing the error can find it. Follow these steps:

1. If you are encountering an error with Windows...
The file you downloaded needs to be placed into the Windows System directory. On most machines this is one of the following locations:
C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me),
C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or
C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

If you are encountering an error with a particular program...
The file most likely needs to be in this program's directory. This directory is where the program is installed (i.e. c:\Program Files\ThisProgram).

If this step solves the problem, you do not need to complete step 2.

2. You may to register this file with Windows. Click on the Start Menu and then on 'Run'. If you are replacing a Windows system file, type the following command:
regsvr32 \windows\system\file.dll (Windows 95/98/ME),
regsvr32 \WINNT\system32\file.dll (Windows NT/2000), or
regsvr32 \windows\system32\file.dll (Windows XP).

For example, 'regsvr32 \windows\system\apphelp.dll'

If you are replacing a file for another program, change the directory where appropriate. For example, 'regsvr32 \program files\Norton\xyz.dll'

If the file is registered correctly, you will receive a positive confirmation message.
Please let me know your feed-back.

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Apr 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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