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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 32bit SP1 I've been trying to run Windows Update but have run into a number of problems. After selecting Windows Update from the start menu, I get a white box on my screen for about 3 minutes before windows populates it with information about windows update - a red shield with an X, and the usual text. When I select "Check for updates" windows tells me that the windows update service is not running. So using services.msc, I went in, found wuauserv and tried to start it, getting this error: Windows could not start the wuauserv service on Local Computer. Error 193: 0xc1. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-update-agent-broken-service-wuauserv/aca93224-2d55-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5 Then I also noticed that the description for wuauserv was " " I did some googleing and eventually followed the proceedure here with no luck. Apparently "Error 193: 0xc1" and " " are both pretty ubiquitous with Microsoft programs, making hunting down a fix more difficult. I also ran a full virus scan with MSE, and it came back http://www.computerforum.com/threads/windows-update-refuses-to-run-or-is-damaged.200612/ clean. Does anyone know what could have caused this to happen and how I can fix it? My computer is running fine otherwise, but I'd like to get that service back up and running. Thanks in advance. CaptainTrips, Aug 31, 2011 #1 CaptainTrips New Member Messages: 61 Just reinstalled the .NET 4.0 Framework as per someone's suggestion with no luck. CaptainTrips, Aug 31, 2011 #2 CaptainTrips New Member Messages: 61 I managed to fix this one on my own. Uninstalled Windows 7 SP1 Reinstalled Windows 7 SP1 Works fine now. Wish I knew what happened however. CaptainTrips, Sep 1, 2011 #3 strollin Well-Known Member Messages: 1,755 I would have suggested to run the command "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt to check system files before uninstall/reinstall of SP1. Glad to hear you got it working. strollin, Sep 1, 2011 #4 CaptainTrips New Member Messages: 61 strollin said: ↑ I would have suggested to run the command "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt to check system files before uninstall/reinstall of SP1. Glad to hear you got it working.Click to expand... I wish you had, I didn't know that such a thing existed. I do now though! Thanks. CaptainTrips, Sep 2, 2011 #5 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ign

for Win 7 How fast is your internet? Test your internet connection If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?134911-windows-updates-for-Win-7 start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Page http://www.thewindowsclub.com/failed-to-read-description-error-code-2 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 18 Thread: windows updates for Win 7 Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced Search Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode 01-09-2013,10:20 PM #1 jayal View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Dec 2004 Posts 409 windows updates wuauserv failed for Win 7 recently upgraded to Win 7 from XP - navigating around a new system and discovered there was no updates - tried a couple of fixes, no joy, so downloaded a"fixit" file from MS, ended up with no solution just "W Update error 80070422" - anyone help me out please? 01-09-2013,11:50 PM #2 berryb View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Dec 2004 Location Dunedin Posts 836 Re: windows updates for Win 7 I had wuauserv failed to an issue like this recently but can't remember if it was the same error code. By memory I changed the option to "automatically update" to "never check" and restarted and then did a manual update check and it worked. Once it worked I changed back to "automatically update" and was fine. Not saying this will fix your problem as there are other issues that can cause this. 02-09-2013,07:19 AM #3 bk T View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Dec 2004 Location Auckland Posts 5,278 Re: windows updates for Win 7 Check your system date, make sure it is correct. 02-09-2013,08:34 AM #4 Speedy Gonzales View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Dec 2004 Location NZ Posts 44,433 Re: windows updates for Win 7 Looks like that error can mean you've got a virus or something has disabled a service 1. Scan your system for viruses / malware 2. Follow this 3. Get tdsskiller then run it. If it picks anything up select cure then reboot. Rootkits can also block you from updating windows 02-09-2013,10:08 AM #5 jayal View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Dec 2004 Posts 409 Re: windows updates for Win 7 Hi Speedy, (and thanks to berryb & bk T, tried both yesterday, no luck,) - 1. ran AV no problems 2. no entry in services for Win Updates, closest is Windows Installer 3. ran tdsskiller result, unsigned file - Servic

Code 2 For Background Services In Windows RECOMMENDED: Click here to fix Windows errors and improve system performance Windows runs a number of services in the background. You can find these background services with their current status in Services window (Press Windows + R, type services.msc and hit Enter). These services are also seen in a separate tab, under the hood of System Configuration Utility (commonly known as msconfig). Today, I came around a weird issue for the background services running in the Services window. Against each service, the status says "Failed to Read Description. Error Code 2″. Have a look at the following screenshot: Since there is error code 2, it can be concluded that background services files were missing from the system. The first and foremost thing I did after seeing the error, I just checked the┬á necessary files for the services. So it was everything OK with my system, the files were there ­čÖé So I run the System File Checker to find out and fix possible corruption and rebooted. But there was no difference in the situation, services still showing the same error. Now, I started by troubleshooting steps in another direction, and finally ended up all this mess with following solution: Failed To Read Description. Error Code 2 1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run┬ádialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor. Advertisement ^ 2. Navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI 3. Now right click on the MUI key and select New -> Key. Name the newly created key as StringCacheSettings. In the right pane of this newly created key, create a new DWORD value, name it as┬áStringCacheGeneration. Double click this newly created DWORD to modify its Value data: 4. In the above shown box, type the Value data as 38b. Make sure you have selected Hexadecimal base here. Click OK. You may now close the Registry Editor and reboot to get fixed up. Hope this helps! RECOMMENDED: Click here to repair/restore missing Windows files & Optimize your PC Related Posts: Windows Live Essentials Offline Installers for ALL languages Links How To Track User Activity In Windows 8.1/10 In WorkGroup Mode Fix Windows Stop Errors or Blue Screens of Death Troubleshoot Windows 10 Activation Errors: List or error codes and fixes Windows Error Code & Message Lookup Tools Posted by KapilArya@TWC on September

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