Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

80070424 on Vista


  • Please log in to reply

#1
spiralstatic

spiralstatic

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
All right...Since fall, I haven't been able to update Windows. Every time I try, I get something like "Windows cannot search for updates error 80070424."

I had Avast, but when it updated to 5.0, I couldn't update. I've uninstalled Avast and tried to reinstall, but no luck. It tells me something about not being able to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect. I get the same thing when I try to download AVG or any other antivirus.

Today my girlfriend attempted to download iTunes, but not even that would download.

One suggestion I've found is to download C++. I've tried that, and when I do, it tells me something about error 1935.

This has all been going on since my laptop was unplugged and died during a Windows update.

I've tried a ton of stuff, and I can't really recall what I've attempted so far. But, nothing has worked.

Eh, eh?!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
spiralstatic

spiralstatic

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Anybody?
  • 0

#3
admin

admin

    Founder Geek

  • Administrator
  • 24,571 posts
Let's start with the easy fix. If you know when the Windows Update failed, and have a restore point from before that date, run a System Restore.

Moved to Windows 7 forum
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP