Windows Update Service Won't Run.

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by LordSmack, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. LordSmack

    LordSmack Limp Gawd

    Apr 5, 2001
    Not sure what has happened but the day before yesterday I got an error stating Windows update service had stopped. I tried to run and it said the service had stopped and I needed to restart. That didn't fix it. I tried to manualy start Windows update and checked BITS and it was also off. I started both of them and then tried to run update again. I got the error the service was not running and it had indeed stopped. I fooled with it for a while and then thought Virus. The only thing had done the day before was install updates for office and visio. Outpost Antivirus had not reported anything and a full scan didn't find anything. Spybot had not reported any major problems with a full scan either, just a few tracking cookies. Just for kicks I turned on Windows defender and did a full scan as well and again nothing. While searching for soutions online I noticed the top of internet explorer had taken on that old XP look. I couldn't get it to go back no matter what I did. Then when comming back from grabbing something to drink I saw my whole screen refresh it happened in like a slpit second but I saw it. The task bar took on the Classic look for just a split second when all my icons on my desktop refreshed. I have since noticed it happen several times and Windows never used to do that. I'm stumped and have done everything except role back the OS which I figure probably wouldn't help anyway. I have attached my Hijackthis log. Please help if you can.

    Running Win7 RC (7100)