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problem with windows update... help please!

Last response: in Windows Vista
August 12, 2008 9:52:59 AM

i've recently installed vista ultimate 32bit on a brand new PC (homebuilt) and windows update constantly, randomly crashes. The info on the error i get is below:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 12/08/2008 7:27:22 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ChiChi-PC
Faulting application svchost.exe_wuauserv, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47918b89, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791a7a6, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x000b015d, process id 0xd00, application start time 0x01c8fc5d9d8182fa.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-08-12T09:27:22.000Z" />
<Security />

Basically, it causes Windows update not to work, sets my theme to windows classic and drives me absolutely insane by popping up completely randomly.

Can anybody help? (It seems Microsoft cant))

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August 12, 2008 10:03:33 AM

You likely have a problem with your MS IE7 install. Your Internet Explorer is hosed. I would just reinstall Vista and see if the new installation works any better.
August 16, 2008 12:16:36 AM

thanks... i reinstalled vista without any dramas. i then installed all the programs and add-ons i thought were causing the problem (one by one to determine the fault)... nothing. its working fine. i havent installed any of the windows updates because i think it might be one of them. is my thinking justified? if so what should i do?
August 16, 2008 12:20:01 AM

Well...try creating a sytem restore point where you are presently with your new installation. Then I would go ahead and get all the MS updates including SP1. SP1 especially improves your Vista installation quite a lot. It address Superfetch and a host of other performance related issues.