Saturday, December 7, 2013

Windows Update Error 8024a000

In This Tutorial I Will Show You How To Fix The Windows Update Error  8024a000




I recently had to replace a faulty hard drive on my neighbor's desktop computer, which is running windows vista 32 bit, after doing the reinstallation of windows, I went ahead and tried to do all the  updates and got the windows update error 8024a000 so started doing some research and noticed that a lot of people are having the same issue after replacing a hard drive; windows update will not work.

In order to fix the error code 8024a000 do the following steps in order:


Stop all services that belong to Windows Update

 
1. -    Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.

2.  -   At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press enter after each command.

        net stop wuauserv
        net stop bits

        net stop cryptsvc
 

Rename folders that belong to Windows Update


At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:

4.     ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
5.     ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old


Register all  DLL’s files that belong to Windows Update


 
6.     Copy and paste the following text into a new Notepad document, and save the file as WindowsUpdate.BAT
     
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s
regsvr32 initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 Browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 shell32.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 atl.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s


 
7. Once you save it , double click on the file to open it, you will see the command prompt open  registering all the dll files.


Restart all services that belong to Windows Update


 
8.     Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.

9.     At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command.

        net start wuauserv
        net start bits

        net start cryptsvc
        exit
 
I hope that this solves your windows update error 8024a000, because it did worked for me.
Other people have had success by just reinstalling the  Intel rapid Storage Technology drivers.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

ComboFix




A must have tool for fighting viruses and spyware, designed as a pre-cleaning tool, Combofix comes in handy whenever you are trying to disinfests a computer in the case where the malware itself won’t allow to install your regular antispyware tools. Once you are infected with a virus or spyware they take control of your computer and do changes to the registry blocking the installation of your regular antispyware tool, the best way to run it is in safe mode with networking(for downloading updates), because only the essential  files to run windows load into memory, giving you a better change to run it . Combofix is a very small file that you can download from many different places, just do a Google search for it.

combofix


It is important to know that Combofix is a very powerful tool and should be use carefully, also in the process of cleaning your system it may delete some files where malware usually resides. It is a good idea to make a back up of the registry just in case. Also if you have your antivirus running make sure to turn it off before running Combofix, so that you don’t have any conflicts between the two programs.




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