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saraveza408

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I use Microsoft XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 build 2600 & I cant get Microsoft update or Windows update to update! I get a message saying i need to change my proxy/firewall settings to allow a few selected sites.After I do this I still cant get my XP to update! Can someone please help me out with this?Thank you!
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Did you try with only the windows firewall running
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well ya i tried that & then i tried with my firewall turned off.
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Have you gone the sfc /scannow route yet? ...to put stuff back in order...

Done a good maintenance check and repair?
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I have run ad-aware,avg,spybot,ccCleaner(& scanned for errors w/ccCleaner)& Ive ran Advanced Windows Care as well.However I have not tried sfc/scannow nor am I familiar with sfc/scannow.
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Fire up your computer...
Go to start > run > type in "cmd" in the open field [no quotes]...
Hit enter...and the DOS window appears...
Type in, at the flashing cursor sfc_/scannow [_ is a space] ...
Put your original set up disk in the install drive...
Hit enter...

This will take a while, so go get a coffee...and doughnut :blink:

You will find sfc in the system32 folder...the typed command goes there, finds it, and activates the process...

Its purpose is to return all the originally installed files to their rightful place and order, just in case something has gone awry since last done.

I run this prog weekly, whether I need to or not.

Also run the defrag and chkdsk. Chkdsk will run off a boot up...and will take considerable time to do...maybe hours, depending upon the state of your hard drive.

So, save this one until you are set to end for the day. Shut down the computer and then reboot...let it do its thing from there...and go to bed. By morning all will have been done.

Rerun the progs you said you ran before to just be sure, all bases have been covered.

Pray :whistling:

Edited by b1caez01, 04 November 2006 - 06:54 PM.

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unfortunately i dont have my set up disk.((stupid me always losing things))
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did you get an error code when you tried updates



heres something you should do



clean your prefetch folder GO START...CLICK RUN...TYPE IN... prefetch ...CLICK OK..EDIT..SELECT ALL ..ON ANY BLUE FILE RIGHT CLICK THEN DELETE.............go to your tools menu at the top of your page select internet options delete cookies... delete files including offline put check mark click ok then close by clicking apply then ok.....go start..... all programs....accesseries...system tools....disk defragmenter.....just defragment ......

when your done that do this

go start right on my computer and open it .....on c drive right click and click on properties select tools then click on check now make sure both boxes are checked then click start

if a black pop appears dont be alarmed you should see a flashing white bar ..type the letter y for yes hit enter reboot

let this proccess go through 5 stages
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Are you running any firewall software aside from Windows default?
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:whistling: Attached File  jimmy_from_microsoft_download_repair.zip   327bytes   47 downloadstry this

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Are you running any firewall software aside from Windows default?

no
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