Windows GAVT tool will not install

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:36 14 Jun 2006

Have a friends daughter's laptop

Compaq Presario 2500, XP Home sp2, 192 Mb memory.

Have clear out all spyware, tojans , viruses etc. with Adaware Ewido and Avast.
SpywareBalaster installed. Just needs updating and Windows defender installing to keep it safe before handing back.

The problem:
Update site says need to load WGAVT before will load any other updates.
Downloads, but will not install. fails will error massage oe

  GaT7 22:34 14 Jun 2006

Anything concerning this error in the Windowsupdate.log file (click here)? G

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:41 15 Jun 2006

LOG gives

Update is not allowed to download due to regulation

This is repeated several times each time followed by a different number in brackets.

have deleted Windows Update files, temp files etc., re-registered dll files, updated msi but to no avail.
I'm logged on as user with Admin privs.

Any more Ideas?

  GaT7 19:28 15 Jun 2006

Error in log file "Update is not allowed to download due to regulation" - click here -

Checklist to work through click here

Windows Update support click here

Contact MS for help (taken from above link) click here

Good luck,

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:29 15 Jun 2006

Worked through the check list (most had done previous from the update support list) still same.

error is 0x80246008

help and support just has me going round in circles.

done the HOST file bit.

active X updated

do not appear to have a windows update folder anywhere c: or c:\program files or c:\windows

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:33 15 Jun 2006

getting somewhere click here

BITS appears to keep switching it self off after a couple of minutes.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 16 Jun 2006

Even though had done an XP repair with sfc /scannow and an IE repair after get rid if viruses and trojans, found the BITS (background intelligent transfer system) was not staying on.

Now cured after doing a repair install over the existing setup.

Latest updates now downloaded and installed.

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