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Windows 7: Windows update service will not restart

13 Oct 2014   #1
Newmarket2

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Windows update service will not restart

After replacing my hard drive, the Windows update service will not run.
I have done this:
CONTROL PANEL
ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS
SERVICES
in there I go to the service called
WINDOWS UPDATE
It's current status TYPE is:
AUTOMATIC (DELAYED START)
and it's STATUS is:
STARTED

i've rebooted and still it won't check for updates





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13 Oct 2014   #2
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 
other similar problems

In Windows Explorer, SEARCH isn't working at all. If I enter a filename I know exists, there is no response - not even "no results found" When I select TYPE: there is no list returned.

When I attempted to run TROUBLESHOOTING it would not run.
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13 Oct 2014   #3
kalebaustin

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Could you expand on 'wont run'? Do you get any errors when attempting to start it; what about when checking for Windows updates?

How was the PC restored after HDD replacement? With Recovery Disks or a Windows 7 Disk?
What OS did you restore to, be specific: Windows 7 SP1 x64, Windows 7 no Service pack, x86 ect

What Processor is PC: AMD or Intel?
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14 Oct 2014   #4
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Won't run means:
..for example, I enter a filename (one that I know is in the folder), I hit enter...nothing happens. I get no error message; there is nothing saying "no files found"; there is no green background moving across the path panel as happens when there is no index. Nothing

When checking for windows updates, I get an error shield and when I click CHECK FOR UPDATES I'm told "the service is not running"

Don't know the process - was done by someone else

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

CPS is Intel i7
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14 Oct 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Newmarket2 View Post
After replacing my hard drive, the Windows update service will not run.
I have done this:
CONTROL PANEL
ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS
SERVICES
in there I go to the service called
WINDOWS UPDATE
It's current status TYPE is:
AUTOMATIC (DELAYED START)
and it's STATUS is:
STARTED

i've rebooted and still it won't check for updates

The windows update service is STARTED! Why do you think it isn't?
Check manually for windows updates. What error message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

"Background Intelligent Transfer Service" has been started? Can you start it manually?
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14 Oct 2014   #7
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I think it hasn't started because when I attempt a Windows Update from the control panel I get a big red X and am told the service isn't running.
Also, SEARCH in EXPLORER is still dead as a doornail.
A stretch for me to believe these two things aren't related in some way.
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14 Oct 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Please post a screenshot of the windows update problem.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

More problems "dead as a doornail"?
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14 Oct 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Newmarket2 View Post
Won't run means:
..for example, I enter a filename (one that I know is in the folder), I hit enter...nothing happens. I get no error message; there is nothing saying "no files found"; there is no green background moving across the path panel as happens when there is no index. Nothing

When checking for windows updates, I get an error shield and when I click CHECK FOR UPDATES I'm told "the service is not running"

Don't know the process - was done by someone else

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

CPS is Intel i7
Did he just do a reinstall on the new Harddrive (so many applications are gone)?
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14 Oct 2014   #10
Newmarket2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Did he just do a reinstall on the new Harddrive (so many applications are gone)?
Harddrive replacement was done via cloning. Nothing else touched.
But, oops...I forgot...he also installed a USB 3 card

No installed applications seem to have been damaged. I've run Lightroom, Photoshop, Outlook 2003, Firefox and a few more.
The problems seem entirely at the Windows utility level.

re: screenshot of error.... now, when I attempt to run Windows Update, instead of the error I'm getting a spinning wheel - Windows is churning and not completing. I've only given it a minute before killing the process, but it usually is instantaneous.
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