Problem with Windows update

  galatic door 14:29 13 Feb 2003

when i go to windows update and scan for updates it freezes on 0% and won't start scanning.
Anybody know why?
I am running win98se any more info required please ask

  Lozzy 14:34 13 Feb 2003

Try it safe mode..

  MartinT-B 14:35 13 Feb 2003

Mine doesn't freeze per se. It just seems that way - it now takes about 4 times as long to search for updates.

After clicking the scan for updates link, nothing seems to happen for about a minute then the 0% changes to 33%... then nothing for another minute then 66% .... then eventually I get a list.

How long have you left it?

  galatic door 14:38 13 Feb 2003

I have left it running for about 6-7 mins

  galatic door 14:42 13 Feb 2003

is it call for a complete reinstallation of Windows you reckon?

  galatic door 14:42 13 Feb 2003

Cant even get to it in safe mode

  Lozzy 14:51 13 Feb 2003

Go to MS Knowledge Base and do a search there are plenty of articles on this issue

  galatic door 14:53 13 Feb 2003

I have been there and tried all of it.
It still does not work
Any more suggestions?

  galatic door 15:02 13 Feb 2003

sorted it
Went to internet options
LAN settings and unticked automatically detect settings and use auto configuration script

  MartinT-B 15:06 13 Feb 2003

Windows updates alternative site click here

It has the latest updates for 98SE - added on 6 Feb.

I don't know what could be worng and will let someone else answer.

PS you download to HDD, so you can save the updates to save time if you need to re-install you'll have them already :)

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