Windows Update just keeps scanning

windows update

    Sponsored Links


  • 1. The dreaded 800C00005 Error
    I just wanted to post the fix that seemed to work for me. I noticed that the Norton Internet Securites on my clients PC was not starting correctly. After fixing this problem the error was no longer a problem as well as the issue I had getting into SSL secured sites. You might want to check these things as well as any other firewall program to make sure you have the required ports open. Jamie Suncoast Online Systems, Inc Bradenton, Florida
  • 2. SiS Display Driver on WU is OLD!?
    On the windows update site, I was asked to download the "SiS Display Driver Version". But I am running a driver for my SiS AG315 Video Card that is version I downloaded mine from the SiS website, and it supports DirectX better than the one from Windows Update (WU). I'm wondering why is the old driver still on the website, and why is WU giving me the option to download an old driver if I already have a better one?
  • 3. cant play games....
    everytime i try and play any kind of internet game i get a msg to download java virtual machine... when i click to download it takes me to and with all of the reading ive been doing from what i gather MJVM should only be messed with by professionals... my question is what do i do to be able to play games or go onto differnt chat rooms??? my computer is only 2 days old i dont understand why im unable to play games or chat. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME??? XXXX@XXXXX.COM
  • 4. Init OK, but detection failed !?
    The IIS log says that all the Initializations are OK, but a lot of detections are failed. For a lot of SUS clients (W2K Servers with Terminal server unabled), after 3 to 15 failed detections (1 to 10 days) , just one OK occurs. Do you know why ? The SUS server is a W2K3 server.
  • 5. Error 0x800a138f - Maxium Frustration
    I am stumpt! I cannot go to Windows Updates without getting this error number. I have tried the fixes under Q326253 which suggests: Clock, SSL changes, unselecting "Check for server certificate revocation". Anyone with any other suggestions? Revodon

Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby PR » Wed, 12 May 2004 12:51:19 GMT

When i scan for updates windows completes the scanand lists all| updates and
drivers i need, however when i click on the| drivers or updates to view them
windows opens up an new| window and scans all over again, and continues to
do so| each time i click on the updates to view them.  any| ideas, thank you
very much.

Re: Windows Update just keeps scanning

Postby Jupiter Jones [MVP] » Wed, 12 May 2004 13:18:56 GMT

Disable your Discussion Bar in Internet Explorer:
1. On the "View" menu,point to "Explorer Bar".
3. Click "Discuss" to remove the check mark and disable this option.


Jupiter Jones  [MVP]

updates and
view them
continues to
thank you

Similar Threads: update keeps scanning for new updates but does not display

windows update keeps scanning for new updates with no results. It scans for 
hours at a time and never displays anything. Is there a way to fix this 
problem or get the recommended updates for windows xp my self ? 

2.Windows Update keeps on scanning

When i try to update, and choose either custom or express, my computer is 
being scanned. But that's all that happens. It keeps on scanning without ever 
reaching a conclusion...

Any thoughts ?

3.Windows Update keeps scanning and won't load

I've been using Windows update for several years now without any problems 
(Win XP Home SP2, IE 7) but when I tried to use it today, regardless of 
whether I chose Automatic or Custom Updates, it just kept "scanning [my] 
computer for updates" and never loaded the actual list of available updates.

I have tried this several times already, all with the same result, and have 
let the page load for up to 15 minutes, whereas the process took around 30 
seconds previously, so I am quite certain that there must be a fault of some 
kind. I have not, however, received any error messages - the updates list 
just kept loading/scanning my computer indefinitely - and so all the KB 
articles were useless to me.


On a vaguely related note, is it true that there is now a Windows XP Service 
Pack 3?

Thanks in advance!

4.Microsoft Update Keeps Scanning For Updates....

...and doesn't end.

I've already gone through the re-registering of all applicable WU*.DLL 
components - rebooted - and it's still not fixed.

Anybody have any ideas on how to fix this continuous scanning that never ends?



5.Windows update scans and scans

I have a laptop which won't finish scanning for updates. I have left it for 
as long as 1/2 hour. 

6. Scan for Updates...scan for updates...

7. Unable to 'Scan for Updates' in Windows XP /Tools/Windows Update

8. Scan Keeps Showing Avail Updates

Return to windows update


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 70 guest