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Windows Update "Error Code: 80070003"

F

Fred B.

#1
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!
 

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G

Gameslove

#2
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 Computer

B

bob clere

#3
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 Computer

B

bob clere

#4
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 Computer