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Re: Windows Update and msxml3.dll Problems. Please help
Date: 2/23/2008 4:50:00 PM
"Ghost" <vogelbekdier@m...> wrote in message news:a1a33f6a-250d-46f4-ae91-5f055def4539@t...... > >> Upon visiting Windows Update or Microsoft Update I receive an error msg >> that >> states: >> >> Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered or >> installed >> on your computer. To continue: >> Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended) >> Let me read about more steps that might be required to solve the problem >> >> So I click on Continue while using the Recommended setting, and after the >> browser downloads and registers it's software automatically, it re-routes >> to >> the same webpage to register or reinstall the files. >> >> I have searched numerous help sites before posting on this newsgroup. >> I was told to re-register msxml3.dll which fixes most problems. However I >> was unable to register using "regsvr32 msxml3.dll" (without the quotes of >> course) since I receive an error: >> DllRegisterServer in msxml3.dll failed. Return code was: 0x80070005. This >> happens whether I use it before or after the command: net stop wuauserv. >> >> I have searched and found nothing new regarding the above mentioned >> error. >> Every site suggests to re-register msxml3.dll. I am unable to do that. >> >> Another thing I've noticed is that when IE 6 re-routes me to the page >> where >> I have to register or reinstall files, it goes through a page that has >> the >> url with error number 2146827859. I have searched errors regarding this >> for >> Windows Update and found out that it refers to >> 0x800A01AD -2146827859 ActiveX component can''t create object. >> However this does not have the same Regsvr32 error code. >> >> I am running Windows 2000 SP4. I have managed to install all updates upto >> month of October. >> >> Please help me figure out how to fix this problem without having to >> reinstall anything. >> > > Thanks for bringing me in the right direction, what helped for me was to > unregister the msxml3.dll file and then reinstall the msxml3.msi and the > MSXML3msms.exe from the microsoft site mentioned in this thread and it > worked again. > > For people who doesnt know how to unregister the msxml3.dll file, follow > this step: > > Go to Start and then Run and type in: regsvr32 /u msxml3.dll > thats all and then start installing the two files. > > msxml3.msi > MSXML3msms.exe This is an old message but I hope my comments are helpful for people in the future. Recently Windows Update was unable to apply an update for XML and I had difficulty finding a solution. I found something somewhere and I forget whhere it is (probably a KB article) that said to uninstall all versions of XML, then run a setup cleanup program, then re-install all versions of XML that had previously been installed. It took time to do of course but ti cleaned up things for me.