The caller has requested a service whose registration has expired.
Are you attempting to apply the Service Packs after manually downloading
and saving them ?
You can try to diagnose why the SPs fail to install by opening the
svcpack.log and setupapi.log located in WINDOWS.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Problem Solver
Install the latest version of the Windows Update Agent via a Command
Prompt using the links and steps laid out here:
Reboot afterwards and try a manual visit to WU again.
Is the native XP firewall enabled ? If not, the system is most likely
infected by now as there is no security software installed.
MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
> I formatted my HDD formerly running XP pro SP 3 with no problems. When
> trying to use windows update to get SP's i run into this error.
> Windows Update Error
> Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.
> Select from any of the following pages for information about Windows Update
> services, or send us your feedback.
> Windows Update Home Page
> About Windows Update
> Support Information
> error message ox80248015
> i am running XP Pro SP 1 with no antivirus, no antispyware. this is a fresh
> format/installation of XP Pro.
> i was unable to update to SP 2 or 3. when i dl the other SP's i get an
> error after successful installation. when i reboot after installation of the
> sp i cannot reboot other than in SAFE MODE.
> i realize this is probably two issues but i though one might be preventing
> the other from working also.
> any help you can give would be appreciated.