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Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

  1. #1


    Fred B. Guest

    Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

    After performing what I thought would be a routine Windows update last
    night, I found that none of the patches the update service said it had
    installed were actually completed.

    Update history showed the same code for each failure -
    Error code: 80070003

    I went into the Help files and followed these instructions:

    Disable the Windows Update Service, which I did,
    DEL *.* in the following dirs:
    /Windows/ SoftwareDistribution/DataStore &
    /Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download, which I also did.

    I restarted the Update Service, rebooted and tried, and tried, and tried
    again, but alas: Error Code: 80070003.

    Any ideas, suggestions, good hammers?


    Regards,


    --
    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Gameslove Guest

    RE: Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

    I have this same problem. 7 of 7 updates failed.


    "Fred B." wrote:

    > After performing what I thought would be a routine Windows update last
    > night, I found that none of the patches the update service said it had
    > installed were actually completed.
    >
    > Update history showed the same code for each failure -
    > Error code: 80070003
    >
    > I went into the Help files and followed these instructions:
    >
    > Disable the Windows Update Service, which I did,
    > DEL *.* in the following dirs:
    > /Windows/ SoftwareDistribution/DataStore &
    > /Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download, which I also did.
    >
    > I restarted the Update Service, rebooted and tried, and tried, and tried
    > again, but alas: Error Code: 80070003.
    >
    > Any ideas, suggestions, good hammers?
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    >
    > --
    > Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    bob clere Guest

    Re: Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

    Go to the Microsoft website. there is a link (I think under support) where
    you can submit a ticket for free help with upgrades. I've used them twice
    and was very satisfied. There is also a link on the screen where you receive
    the error-try clicking on that as well.


    "Gameslove" <Gameslove@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:830B72AC-84E2-4CBD-B088-29392627AB88@microsoft.com...
    >I have this same problem. 7 of 7 updates failed.
    >
    >
    > "Fred B." wrote:
    >
    >> After performing what I thought would be a routine Windows update last
    >> night, I found that none of the patches the update service said it had
    >> installed were actually completed.
    >>
    >> Update history showed the same code for each failure -
    >> Error code: 80070003
    >>
    >> I went into the Help files and followed these instructions:
    >>
    >> Disable the Windows Update Service, which I did,
    >> DEL *.* in the following dirs:
    >> /Windows/ SoftwareDistribution/DataStore &
    >> /Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download, which I also did.
    >>
    >> I restarted the Update Service, rebooted and tried, and tried, and tried
    >> again, but alas: Error Code: 80070003.
    >>
    >> Any ideas, suggestions, good hammers?
    >>
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!
    >>



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    bob clere Guest

    Re: Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

    Go to the Microsoft website. there is a link (I think under support) where
    you can submit a ticket for free help with upgrades. I've used them twice
    and was very satisfied. There is also a link on the screen where you receive
    the error-try clicking on that as well.

    "Fred B." <trash01NoSpam@mindvacant.com> wrote in message
    news:ECEF32DB-3DB6-4A5A-A5C5-2BFE72F87F4A@microsoft.com...
    > After performing what I thought would be a routine Windows update last
    > night, I found that none of the patches the update service said it had
    > installed were actually completed.
    >
    > Update history showed the same code for each failure -
    > Error code: 80070003
    >
    > I went into the Help files and followed these instructions:
    >
    > Disable the Windows Update Service, which I did,
    > DEL *.* in the following dirs:
    > /Windows/ SoftwareDistribution/DataStore &
    > /Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download, which I also did.
    >
    > I restarted the Update Service, rebooted and tried, and tried, and tried
    > again, but alas: Error Code: 80070003.
    >
    > Any ideas, suggestions, good hammers?
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    >
    > --
    > Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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