When you visit the Windows Update Web site from a Windows XP computer, you receive an error similar to:

Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.

The upper right corner of the Web page contains:

\[Error number: 0x8DDD0004\]

I have scripted Fix8DDD0004.bat to resolve this issue.

The syntax for running Fix8DDD0004.bat is:


Fix8DDD0004.bat contains:

                              @echo off                              call :quiet>nul 2>&1                              goto :EOF                              :quiet                              Regsvr32 /S Jscript.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Msxml3.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Atl.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Wuapi.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Wuaueng.dll                                Regsvr32 /S Wuaueng1.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Wucltui.dll                               Regsvr32 /S Wups.dll                                Regsvr32 /S Wuweb.dll                                net stop wuauserv                              net stop bits                              cd /d %SystemRoot%                              rd /s /q SoftwareDistribution                               net start wuauserv                              net start bits                              
NOTE: See When you scan for updates on the Windows Update Web site from Windows XP SP2, you receive Error number: 0x8DDD0004?