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

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?