this is the one i ment to post, windowsupdate help

  blueboy2uk 23:17 14 Apr 2007
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just went to update my windows xp media centre 2005 the exploror 7 did a search but the page was blank although at the bottom left it said search "done" so i did a search for the file and found it in 5 seconds but it is only a 2kb shortcut with nothing in the file some how it must have been removed how can i replace it any ideas please .

  Forum Editor 23:28 14 Apr 2007

Replace what - which file are you talking about?

  blueboy2uk 00:00 15 Apr 2007

when i click on windows update nothing happens the online screen opens it, searchs, but then all i get is a white space where the update page should be, and as i said i did a search in files and folders for the windows update file and found it but it is only a 2kb shortcut with nothing in it so somehow the file has changed so i need to get it back so i can keep my operating system up to date will the file be on my installation disks?
thats the file i am talking about, sorry i did try to explain it best as poss.

  birdface 08:37 15 Apr 2007

Hi ,Have you tried Control panel, Security Center,And turn Automatic updates on,

  blueboy2uk 08:55 15 Apr 2007

yes i have and i have also found that my media player is not working too

  birdface 09:43 15 Apr 2007

Go Into device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks beside any of your Devices.

  T0SH 11:56 15 Apr 2007

Try using the XP System Restore feature to go back a few days or a week or so to when it was last working

Cheers HC

  moorie- 12:05 15 Apr 2007

is this related to your current problems?
click here

ie has update and media player worked since install?

  blueboy2uk 21:34 16 Apr 2007

i dont thik so as i am almost up to date with the updates it stopped working on thursday last week, no i cant use system restore to go back in time as it was not turned on.no yellow exclamation marks on anything,

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