Windows Update >> Error number: 0x80240036

by UGhpbGlwIFdhZ2VuYWFy » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 15:28:02 GMT

I have a Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition with Service Pack 1 connected
to a 10mbit line. Everything works fine, web and sql... etc... only Windows
Update is giving me problems.

When I visit Windows Update and I select Custom or Express the green
progress bar keeps loading forever (I've tried it for hours).

When I click on the link (Upgrade to Microsoft Update. Automatically receive
updates for Windows, Office and more) on the right hand side) I am presented
with a welcome screen to the 'new windows update'. I click the Start Now
button, accept the license agreement and then I receive: [Error number:
The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are
trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem.

I have tries to clear all temporary internet files and delete all the
objectx (the folder with activex components like flash etc.) But still no

I cannot remember when this first happend. I have been having this error for
at least weeks now.

How can I fix thus problem?

Windows Update >> RE: Error number: 0x80240036

by ZnJvcXVl » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:00:03 GMT

I just got the same error

Windows XP pro sp 2...


Windows Update >> RE: Error number: 0x80240036

by UGhpbGlwIFdhZ2VuYWFy » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:14:02 GMT

I installed the updates from the 14th of june manually by downloading them
and installing them. I then rebooted my machine and now the windows update
websites works again. I also removed the java runtime from my system before
the reboot and reinstalled a newer version after the reboot. So this also
could be part of the problem.

Try to download and install the patches manualy and reboot and see if it
works. If you still have problems try removing the java runtime and reboot
and see if this fixes the problem.

Kind regards,

Philip Wagenaar

Error number: 0x80240036

by simon69 » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 23:24:43 GMT

I had the same problem and i can confirm that is not the genuine
validation of windows. The only way to solve this problem was to
update java runtime... :)

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Error number: 0x80240036

by a2FyYWsyMDA » Sun, 14 May 2006 14:45:01 GMT

so what do I do about Error number: 0x80240036


Error number: 0x80240036

by MowGreen [MVP] » Mon, 15 May 2006 02:16:31 GMT

Open Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Check to see how many
versions of Sun java are installed ( The 1.4.x_xx versions will be
listed as JRE Runtime. The l.5.x_xx versions will be listed as J2SE
Runtime ) The latest version is 1.5.1_06.
Uninstall all or any version prior to that one using Add/Remove
Programs. Then visit Sun and obtain the latest version:
Put a mark in the Accept License Agreement circle, then download the
Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language package.
Save it, do NOT run it while IE is open.
Close IE, install it.
Revisit Windows Update to see if that resolves the issue.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten

Error number: 0x80240036

by UGFwcHk » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 02:49:04 GMT

I tried this procedure and still have the same problem, 0x80240036, been
working with microsoft for the last 15 days and still no help. Any other
suggestions, as soon as I go to microsoft updates I receive the error

Error number: 0x80240036

by forza » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 19:22:32 GMT

If updating Java doesn't work you may want to check your windows updat
service. If it is completely disabled on your machine you will ge
error 0x80240036

at windows update.

How to fix:

Start -> Run...



press enter

right click on: automatic updates

choose: properties

click the Log on tab

make sure Local system account is checked

make sure profile 1 is Activated

click General tab

make sure start type is Automatic

make sure Service status is started. If it is not click start.

windows update should now work :-


Error number: 0x80240036

by VmxhZA » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:32:00 GMT

I can not start - error 1058 ?

Error number: 0x80240036

by PA Bear [MS MVP] » Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:50:51 GMT

udging from similar posts here in the past month or so, the behavior may be
due to a Vundo-ZLOB-SDBot infection, all of which is protected by a rootkit.

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software

Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
( is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to,,, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.


Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

Support for Windows Update:

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin

Vlad wrote:

Error number: 0x80240036

by Makoto » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:14:08 GMT

I'm developing a program that interfaces with Windows Update Agent

When debbuging, I got a lot of 0x80240036 errors, when I tried to
download a patch that were already downloaded.

So, I suppose that if you delete all files from:
%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download maybe WU should work

Hope it helps

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