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Windows 7: can't access Windows Update in Control Panel

05 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madhg View Post
OK, I had tried sfc /scannow but it did not work: it gave a message that it can only by used by an administrator. But there is only one user account on this machine, and it is an admin. a/c. I don't know what's going on there. Maybe another effect of the flakiness of my system?
You didn't elevate command prompt before .Even if you are on admin account Vista/Win 7 never defaultly run conole with admin rights,extra special step is needed
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I ran a full disk check at boot, and it found no errors or problems

I looked in the event viewer and found some system errors. For example:

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.
Hm...I don't know what think about this error,it is important or to ignore.For sure use better tool to diagnose your hdd.Maybe you have already tool to diagnose your hdd,check it in your computer manual or from here Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox choose tool appripriate for your model

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