I too, cannot get past the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool
(KB892130) failure. Prior to Jan 8, 2008 automatic updates were fairly
reliable. Then the autoupdate system decided that the Validation tool needed
to be reinstalled, but the attempt to do so fails (without error codes on two
of my PCs). Because Win XP won't allow deinstall of the Validation Tool and
because the tool won't reinstall, I can't get any further updates from
Per previous discussions, I used the MGADiag tool and confirmed that my Win
XP is valid. However, so far the only productive solution I have had on one
of my PCs was to backup, reformat my hard drive, reinstall Win XP, and update
the whole mess to current levels. Of course, that means I have to reinstall
all other software too!
Hang in there!
> Error message when you try to install the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Tool
> from the Windows Update Web site: "0x80070005"
> TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
> Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
> "Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> |I have the same problem. I clicked on the link-it downloads O.K. & indicates
> | that I have a valid copy of Windows. The first time I did this when I closed
> | down the computer it did about 7 updates. I then went back in to do a
> | Windows update but still get the same error code "KB892130" & it will not let
> | me go beyond to see if all updates are current or if there are any available
> | updates.
> | "fxrguy" wrote:
> | > The "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool KB892130" failed to load and I
> | > get Error code OX 80070005. Is this something I need to be concerned about
> | > and if so how do I fix it?