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Windows 7: Windows Update fails in Update Check. Error code C80003FA.

05 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Hello Noel,

I tried the fixit, but it didn't solve the issue. I also downloaded and installed your second link, but I am not familiar with the CheckSUR process, would you be able to guide me?


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06 Oct 2012   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

That was the process - didn't you bother to read the article at all?

Please find the CheckSUR.log file, (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log) and arrach it to your reply.
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10 Aug 2015   #13

XP pro 32 bit (shame on me)

This error is due to a faulty memory.

You can run a memtest for 10h, and if you see 5 or more errors you can ask a RAM replacement.

Memtest is embed with the ubuntu or lubuntu iso file.

You just need to create a flash drive with, and boot on it.

If you don't see the memtest menu, press the down arrow multiple time so the live usb won't launch.
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30 Oct 2015   #14

Windows 7 Professional x32

Reset Windows Update History.bat fixed it for me. Link here-
Windows Update - Reset
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16 Jan 2017   #15

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

I had the exact same issue following a fresh Windows 7 Pro install.
I managed to fix it by installing KB3138612 (32 bit).
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