Guest Guest_duh_* Posted February 7, 2008 Share Posted February 7, 2008 Hello, I've got a problem with a Windows XP machine that hangs after a couple of minutes if the Automatic Update Service is running. If I run services.msc directly after startup and try to stop AUS, it eventually gives me an Error 1053. The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. If I disable the service in safe mode and restart, XP appears to run okay apart from the security center complaining that Automatic Updates are not turned on. The problem first started when I cloned the original ATA HDD onto a new SATA HDD with Acronis True Image. I don't know if this is related. I have tested the HDD with the Hitachi Drive Fitness Tool and its okay. The PC has been scanned for viruses/spyware with AVG, Spybot S&D, Adaware 2007, AVG Antispyware and scrubbed with CCleaner. I have tested the RAM with memtest86 and its okay. All Windows updates had been installed when it first happened, Ive now done a repair install and it still does it. When I visit the Windows Update website with the service turned off it complains about it and I can't get any updates (Is this new? What a .....!). I have run SFC /scannow, and it sort of does something - the update service appears to be on and it doesn't hang. If I visit the windows update site however it tells me that "Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed..." It doesn't tell me which ones unfortunately, and when it helpfully tries to register or install the missing ones, it hangs. In Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24 I have reinstalled the windows update service and BITS from the tools menu, to no effect. In the main menu, fixing windows update gets to Stopping WUAUSERV in the SSL/HTTPS/Cryptsvc Section before it hangs. I have flushed the softwaredistribution folder, and renamed it, and I have renamed the catroot2 folder. I'm not sure what else can I try, does anyone have any ideas - at the moment I'm happy to try anything or even revisit stuff. I'd like to avoid a reinstall if I possibly can though. Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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