Windows 98 update

  dazz10 17:38 21 Apr 2004


I've just reinstalled windows 98.

When I go to windows update the scanning just goes quickly to 100% and freezes!

Does anybody know whats wrong?


  dazz10 19:06 21 Apr 2004


  Zak 19:11 21 Apr 2004

Have you tried this:

click here

  Zak 19:13 21 Apr 2004

This may also help

click here

  dazz10 20:43 21 Apr 2004

Thanks but these don't seem to have worked.

I'am sure last time this happened I had to change something in the registry!

  dazz10 22:29 21 Apr 2004

Anybody got any other suggestions?!

  GaT7 23:09 21 Apr 2004

Would this similar scenario/solution help? - click here

  Tog 07:29 22 Apr 2004

Have you changed you firewall rules to block any ports recently? After visiting Symantec's security site it returned a bunch of open ports. I blocked these on a "suck it and see" basis and found that one of them prevented MS updates when blocked with the same symptoms you have. If it rings a bell, I'll check what port number it was.

  dazz10 19:03 23 Apr 2004

I havent got a firewall!

I read through the solution and it didn't work! The spool files are there!

  GaT7 19:38 23 Apr 2004

Try this - another similar error - click here. There are 4 different 'Methods' to try. Good luck, G

  dazz10 01:35 24 Apr 2004

None of these worked either! I haven't got a clue!

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