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Windows 7: Unable to install Windows Updates, error 80246008

11 Jun 2012   #1
Monkeymo13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Unable to install Windows Updates, error 80246008

For the past 2-3 months I've been receiving the same error in Windows Update every time I try and update: Error 80246008. I've tried the Microsoft Fix It application and the same problem occurs. I took a look into the services and when I try to start one service required by Windows Update it always fails because its core services are not launched, so I tried to launch those and those won't even launch. How can I go about fixing this?

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https://i.imgur.com/yjIJU.png

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EDIT: I also have tried the steps in this guide Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix and I still have the same problem.


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11 Jun 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monkeymo13 View Post
For the past 2-3 months I've been receiving the same error in Windows Update every time I try and update: Error 80246008. I've tried the Microsoft Fix It application and the same problem occurs. I took a look into the services and when I try to start one service required by Windows Update it always fails because its core services are not launched, so I tried to launch those and those won't even launch. How can I go about fixing this?

https://i.imgur.com/27ATt.png

https://i.imgur.com/yjIJU.png

https://i.imgur.com/UzRF6.png


EDIT: I also have tried the steps in this guide Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix and I still have the same problem.
What services did you try to start? an what is the exact error message when start that service?
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11 Jun 2012   #3
Monkeymo13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I tried to start the following Services COM+ Event System and COM+ System Application, which I had read that they are needed for Windows Update. But when I try to launch them I get these errors even though their Dependencies are running. https://i.imgur.com/nPYTi.png https://i.imgur.com/fR537.png
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11 Jun 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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Did you import this?
If you have issue with COM+ Event System too...

As I said before if this service not working,BITS service will not work too.If unable to run this service or service doesn't exist please import this fix to registry

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11 Jun 2012   #5
Monkeymo13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Yup and restarted after I imported it. I tried to start the BITS Service and I received the same error as COM+ System Application.
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11 Jun 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

COM+ Event System startup type=automatic?
Service Remote Procedure Call (RPC) [RpcSs] is running and startup type=automatic?
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11 Jun 2012   #7
Monkeymo13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Yup they're all on automatic. Both RPC services are running though.
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11 Jun 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

spp notification sevice
system event notificaton service

Can you start them manually?
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11 Jun 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Service Problem – service on local computer started and then stopped”
Reason: log files are probably full.
Solution:
  • right click on “My Computer”
  • choose Manage
  • Event log->windows events->right click on Application log (also security, system, setup but do that later)
  • choose Properties
  • change maximum log size to bigger value
  • check “Overwrite events when needed”
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11 Jun 2012   #10
Monkeymo13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
spp notification sevice
system event notificaton service

Can you start them manually?
I have both set to Automatic and tried starting them but I receive the same error 1068.
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