Try reinstalling the Windows Update Agent. You can download the update agent from this link:
(This is for 32bit Windows.)
Create a folder on your C drive called WUAGENT.
Move the EXE file that you downloaded to this folder.
Open the command prompt by going to Start > Run > Type "cmd"
Now type C:\WUAGENT\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce (Where "C" is the letter of your hard drive.
The Windows Update Agent will now be reinstalled. Hopefully this fixes your problem. Let me know.
Sorry it took so long to give your suggestion a try. I just got around to it this weekend. I have d/l the Windows Update Agent and moved it into a folder on my Desktop titled WUAGENT. I can access the command prompt through start>run and have typed C:\WUAGENT\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce as you suggested. The response I'm getting is as follows: The system cannot find the path specified
I'm sure I'm typing something wrong. First question, Do I need the 'C' prompt on the command line to show the following? C:
What I show when I access the command prompt is this: C:\Documents and Settings\DAD>command
What I've been doing is typing your C:\WUAGENT\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce after ...DAD>command. I'm thinking I need to somehow get the C:\Documents and Settings\DAD>command down to just C:\ but I don't know how to do that. Could that be the problem?
The only other thing I can pinpoint is that at the end of your command line, i.e., C:\WUAGENT\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce should the forward slash in front of wuforce actually be a backward slash?
Any help would be appreciated.