There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
2. Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
, or other appropriate forums.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
Support for Windows Update:
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> For the last couple of days or so I'm unable to access the Windows Updates
> Site due to the AutoMatic Service not starting correctly, I've tried the
> Windows Update Repair Tool, "Dialafix" ect.
> I'm using xp x64 Edition service pack 2 as my O/S
> This service is currently stoped
> The Error Message I get when trying to start is this:
> "Could Not Start Automatic Updates Service On Local Computer Error 126:
> Specified Moduel could not be found"
> Any Ideas Please?