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Windows Update Error 80070005 and 800F0203

Messages
2
Location
Toronto, Canada
#1
Since I bought my computer (Sept. 07), Windows Update worked fine, until a few days ago. Now, when I try to download the two files I desperately need (sound drivers so that the sound works and graphic card drivers so that my screen can return to its default resolution) I get two errors: Error 80070005 and 800F0203. Well?

Edit: Just if anyone asks, I deleted AVG Free/Norton and turned off Windows Firewall. There's no AV software (that I know of) that could interfere with Windows Update.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard Media Center PC m8125x
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Kentsfield Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5BW-LA
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 9800GTX+
    Sound Card
    Onboard sound (Realtek)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207 Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar 400GB
    PSU
    Don't Know 400-500W
    Case
    HP m8125 Stock Case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Fans (2x)
    Mouse
    Sony VGP-UMS1 Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP KB-0630 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    10 Mbps (I think)

fadedrs

Lost in my own World
Power User
Messages
695
Location
Maple Grove, MN
#2
Hi,
I hope al the 80070005 sufferrers are still reading this thread.
If disabling virus scan does not solve the problem then try the following.
The problem does have to do with corrupted permissions in the registry.
Here are the steps to follow:
In Scanning process, we can use Permission Reset Tool in TC.
1. Please download the subinacl.msi file from the following link and save the installation patch onto the Desktop:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en#AffinityDownloads

2. Please go to the Desktop and double click the downloaded file.
3. Please select the C:\Windows\System32 folder as the Destination Folder during the installation. Later we will use this tool to reset the permission settings on the current machine.
4. Click the "Start" Button, in the "Start Search" bar, type: "notepad" (without quotes) and press Enter.
5. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened Notepad window:

@echo off

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

@Echo =========================
@Echo Finished.
@Echo =========================
@pause

6. After pasting the above commands, please close the Notepad window. Choose "Save" when you are prompted to save the file. Type "reset.bat" as the file name and choose "Desktop" from the left panel as the save location.
7. Refer to the Desktop and right click the reset.bat file, then choose "Run as administrator."
8. You will see a DOS-like window processing.

NOTE: It may take several minutes, please be patient. When it is finished, you will be prompted with the message: "Finished, press any key to continue".

Note: About some driver update installation procedure, we also received this error code, please reroute this kind of case to Vista System Team, because, it may regard for third party programs structure.


Good luck!!!



and if that does not work try this.


1. Disable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on "Windows Update"
g. Click on stop (Windows Update is now disabled)
2. Rename Software Distribution folder
a. Navigate to: C:/Windows/
b. Find the folder named: “SoftwareDistribution”
c. Rename that folder to something like “SoftwareDistribution.old”
d. Create a new folder called “SoftwareDistribution”
3. Enable Windows Update
a. Click on start
b. Click on all programs
c. Click on accessories
d. Click on Run
e. Type services.msc and press ok
f. Right click on windows update
g. Click on start
If you are unable to find Software Distribution Folder, follow these
steps before #2 above.
1. From the explorer window press the Alt key to view the file menu.
2. Click Tools
3. Select Folder Options
4. Select the View tab
5. Select “Show hidden files and folders”
6. Remove the selection from “Hide protected operating system files”
7. Click OK

Restart your PC and you should be good to go!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    CUSTOM BUILT BY ME
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM II X3 710 2.6GHZ Overclocked to 3.25GHZ Stable
    Motherboard
    Ecs Gf8200a Phenom-2 X4 Quad Core Mboard
    Memory
    8BG PC5300 4 x 2GB OCZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI-E ATI HD 4670 1GB Overclocked 4GB Total
    Sound Card
    Onboard 7.1 HD AUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    55" Vizio LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 HD
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate, 1TB Hitachi, 250GB Maxtor, 250GB Seagate
    PSU
    Kingwin ABT-610MM Maximum Power 610 Watt ATX 12V
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS7500-AlCu LED Universal CPU Cooler, 4 CASE FANS
    Mouse
    MICROSOFT WIRELESS MOUSE
    Keyboard
    MICROSOFT WIRELESS KEYBOARD
    Internet Speed
    CABLE 15MBPS
Messages
2
Location
Toronto, Canada
#3
Well, I managed to get the sound and video drivers working (by manual installing the sound drivers and using legacy video drivers), but there are two more updates on WinUpdate that still get 80070005. I tried the reset.bat and restarting the service, but those didn't work. And, some updates do work on Windows Update (I have 3 updates available: Office Live 4.1 worked, but HP w2207 Monitor and Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 didn't). Well, at least I have the audio and default resolution back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard Media Center PC m8125x
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Kentsfield Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5BW-LA
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 9800GTX+
    Sound Card
    Onboard sound (Realtek)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207 Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar 400GB
    PSU
    Don't Know 400-500W
    Case
    HP m8125 Stock Case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Fans (2x)
    Mouse
    Sony VGP-UMS1 Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP KB-0630 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    10 Mbps (I think)

kavita

CCNA
Vista Pro
Messages
276
Location
India
#5

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Dual Core 3 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel 945 GCL desktop motherboard
    Memory
    3 GB DDR 2 667 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI X1550 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19"
    Hard Drives
    80 GB IDE Samsung.
    Mouse
    iBall
    Keyboard
    iBall
    Internet Speed
    2mbps

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