What does code 80070641 mean?

By Cindy777 ·
My computer has been trying to update for many days and I keep getting this cade. I have tried many things to fix the problem with no such luck. What should I do?

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A couple of things to try

by Jacky Howe In reply to What does code 80070641 m ...

If you can't follow this try the batch File below.

Method 1: Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:
1. Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv

2. Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:a. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
b. Click OK on each verification message that you receive.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
4. Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER.

Copy the text between the == signs and paste it in notepad. Save the file to C as UD.bat
Then explore to the C: directory and right mouse click on it and select Open and click on OK when the dll is registered.
net stop wuauserv
goto ud

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
goto ss

net start wuauserv
goto end


Click Start and in the Run box type in services.msc and press Enter.
Navigate to Windows Installer and right mouse click on it and select Properties, in the Startup type: set to Automatic.

If the above doesn't help, try this.

1. Restart the computer.

2. Keep pressing the "F8" key until the Windows Startup menu appears.

3. Choose "Safe Mode" by using up and down arrows on your keyboard, and press "Enter".

4. Start the computer in Safe Mode.

(Note: In Safe Mode, your system display and Desktop will look and perform differently than in Normal Mode. This is only temporary. To return the system back to Normal Mode, we can simply restart the computer. )

5. Remove the READ ONLY setting for the following directories (and their sub-directories):

Right click on the folder and choose "Properties". Under "General" tab, there are some checkboxes next to "Attributes", uncheck the "Read-only" checkbox.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\bits (If this folder cannot be found, it is normal because this folder may only appear when upgrade system with Service Pack 2)

Rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution2

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader

Restart the computer.

Follow the steps below to try and start Automatic Updates (AU) and Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service again.

1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, Click OK.

2. On the right pane, double-click to open Automatic Updates.

3. On the "Log On" tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, click the Enable button to enable it.

5. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

EdiT: to add

there is a problem with the automatic update service
6. Click "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

Repeat the steps to start ?Background Intelligent Transfer Service?.

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how to fix this problem

by technocrat25 In reply to What does code 80070641 m ...

To fix this click Start>Control
Panel>System and Maintenance>Administrative Tools>Services>Give User Account
Control password or confirmation>Make sure the service called "Remote
Procedure Call (RPC) is on. If it's not, follow the same steps below that it
says for windows installer. >Scroll Down until you see "Windows
Installer">Right click>Properties>Under the General tab, make sure the
startup type is "Automatic". This will start the service when windows starts
(you want this if you are going to try to install anything)>Click OK>In the
left-hand pane of the Services window, where it describes the service, click
start. You should now be good to go. Try to install the updates again and if
it doesn't work, you didn't get error code 80070641 or there's something else
wrong. Hope this helps

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PLAGIARISM ALERT !!!! - I couldn't resist it ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to fix this problem

I even began to feel slightly annoyed that I might have misjudged technocrat25 because I'd never checked out the oldest posts. So here I am and the above 'answer' was also lifted right off another site from almost 3 years ago.

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