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Re: Windows cannot search for updates.

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Old 01-13-2008
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: Windows cannot search for updates.
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"nmc" <neil.mccabe@free.fr> wrote in message
news:0CFF955F-206D-4A04-A27A-AD6E52620958@microsoft.com...
> Error Code 80070057 "windows cannot search for updates" iks received any
> time that I try and update Vista Home Premium. I have raised this subject
> on this forum before and the advice was to contact Microsoft via email or
> phone. I have done both. By email they replied that they could not solve
> the problem and further requests have not received a reply. By phone they
> tell me I am out of warranty and need to pay £46. Grateful for a solution.
> Will reinstalling vista cure it for example?



Time to try some diagnosis?

<cmd_output OS="XPsp2">

F:\>set /a c = 0x57
87
F:\>net helpmsg %c%

The parameter is incorrect.
</cmd_output>


Isn't that helpful? ; }

As usual error codes are meaningless without their context.
Find where in the log that code in any of its representations is found.
Then look before that. Activate verbose logging if necessary.
Supplement the logging with ProcMon tracing if necessary.


Good luck

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Old 01-13-2008
That Guy
 

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Re: Windows cannot search for updates.
try this guided help file from the microsoft site.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941/en-us

"Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
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> (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)
> "nmc" <neil.mccabe@free.fr> wrote in message
> news:0CFF955F-206D-4A04-A27A-AD6E52620958@microsoft.com...
>> Error Code 80070057 "windows cannot search for updates" iks received any
>> time that I try and update Vista Home Premium. I have raised this
>> subject
>> on this forum before and the advice was to contact Microsoft via email or
>> phone. I have done both. By email they replied that they could not
>> solve
>> the problem and further requests have not received a reply. By phone
>> they
>> tell me I am out of warranty and need to pay £46. Grateful for a
>> solution.
>> Will reinstalling vista cure it for example?

>
>
> Time to try some diagnosis?
>
> <cmd_output OS="XPsp2">
>
> F:\>set /a c = 0x57
> 87
> F:\>net helpmsg %c%
>
> The parameter is incorrect.
> </cmd_output>
>
>
> Isn't that helpful? ; }
>
> As usual error codes are meaningless without their context.
> Find where in the log that code in any of its representations is found.
> Then look before that. Activate verbose logging if necessary.
> Supplement the logging with ProcMon tracing if necessary.
>
>
> Good luck
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---
>
>

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