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MS Windows XP Update Error Message code 0x800703E3
Firstly PC & System type
I’ve been given an unwanted laptop until I get around to buying my own - DELL Latitude X300, with MS XP Professional Version 2002, SP3; Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1200MHz 1.20 GHz, 632 MB of RAM.
Wanting to check for Windows Updates, I go to Microsoft Updates website if doing it manually:http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
MS Update site is produced with message as shown here:
Clicking on “INSTALL NOW” produces new message:
Get the latest Windows Update software.
We've made improvements to our website. To download the new version of the software and begin using Windows Update, please click Install Now.
It appears to download files and go through with an 100% copy function before coming up with Error Message code 0x800703E3:
Windows Update is downloading and installing the updated software
Solutions attempted without success
Error number: 0x800703E3]
The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.
For self-help options:
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Find Solutions
• Windows Update Newsgroup
For assisted support options:
• Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)
To avoid duplication of possible resolution MG advice, I’ve noted the following attempts in seeking resolution to my problem.
I have visited MS sites and tried offered solutions without success regardless of whatever troubleshooting/fixes/solutions I have sought to fix this, I continually get the same result as above.
Here’s a list of solutions attempted:
Can MG help?
- I’ve added the following URLs in Tools Pop-Up Blocker:
- Attempted a number of MS “Fix-It Repair” solutions, which while each run shows repairs and fixes had been done, MS Update results in same Error Message code 0x800703E3. For example, the following fixes have been tried without successful results:
a. Unsuccessfully tried downloading and installing the latest Windows Update Agent from MS site (for official releases from the Microsoft Download Center) For an Intel-x86 based computer System):
Download the Microsoft windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe package here (outside this site)
b. In case previous owner had problems after SP3 installs (which they weren’t sure), I manually registered these dll's:
regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
At first instance, after successfully doing this, I managed to install over 100 MS updates.
Alas, after the necessary system restart, I again occurred above Error Message code 0x800703E3 screen when trying to do the MS Update for XP!
c. Downloaded applicable Windows XP installer for all versions of Windows from the Microsoft Download Center using their link: Download the Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2) package here
d. MS Fix-It site troubleshooter to "Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104 Upon finishing diagnosis it stated problems were fixed…this was not my finding as the same error problem remained for MS Update! I pretty much ran every “Fix-It” diagnosis I could find with the same results, including:
i. Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/en-us
ii. Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled : http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Pr...ninstall/en-us
e. I even downloaded the “Fix-It Centre Online” to my computer for quick and easy access for searches, and still can’t find solutions.
- I’ve cleaned computer as well as possible (i.e. PC TOOLS for all possible areas including registry; cleaned for junk files; defragmented; check disked…housekeeped until I got “house maid knees in cyber space").
- I’ve searched the web explicitly for solutions without success…and though MG touched on the same type of error, I have not been able to find a solution.
I pretty much think I’ve exhausted just about all avenues.
Thanking you in advance…
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