Under the miniscule prism

Error 0x80070424

Windows Update Error Code 0x80070424

The specified Service does not exist as an installed service

Error 1060 in Event Log

 

Synopsis:

 

When “Checking for Updates” Windows Update ends up with error code 0x80070424 on Vista or Windows 7 and Error Code 1060 in Event Viewer with an interpreted error message of “The specified service does not exist as an installed service”.

 

This is an error for a missing component, dependency or service of Windows Update. This error does not appear in XP and has oftentimes been found in Vista or Windows 7.

 

1.       Check for all known services and dependencies of Windows Update in Services Console. 

2.       The components to check are: 

a.       Background Intelligent Transfer Service

b.       Cryptographic Service

c.        Windows Modules Installer

d.       Windows Update

e.        Windows Event Log

3.       If any are missing, then this is the main cause of the error.

4.       Most often it is the disappearance of the Service called Windows Modules Installer.

 

Resolution:

 

There is no easy way of being able to reinstall a service of Windows. Since a service is a hard linked file of the Operating System and would only be reinstalled properly if a reformat or a repair installation is done. Despite of this fact there is an alternate workaround for this and I will show you a step by step guide to do it.

 

1.       Go to Start Search type %WinDIR%Servicing <-Hit Enter.

2.       The path or folder called C:WindowsServicing should open (assuming that C: is the drive letter where Windows was installed).

3.       Check if there is an executable file called TrustedInstaller.exe.

4.       Check if the Service called Windows Modules Installer is also missing. Type Services.msc in Start Search and open the console.

5.       If there is none in both or in any one of the searches we performed, then this is the main cause.

6.       Follow the steps I provided below. If both were missing, then do all depending on your Operating System.

 

If the executable file of TrustedInstaller is missing…

 

The steps here are provided in two halves. First part is to modify folder security settings for the Servicing folder where the TrustedInstaller executable should be located. The second part would be to replace the TrustedInstaller with a most recent executable file either with the one that came from the default installation of Windows or from previous updates whichever is the most recent one.

 

For Vista:

Modify Security Settings 

1.       Type %WinDIR% in Start Search <-Hit Enter. 

2.       Right click on the folder called Servicing and choose Properties. 

3.       In the Properties window go to Security.

4.       Click Advanced. Go to the Owner tab and hit Edit.

5.       Highlight Administrators. Hit Apply, then the OK buttons twice.

6.       Now back to the Security tab. Hit Edit. The procedures above will now enable us to copy a file into this folder.

 

Replacing TrustedInstaller.exe

7.       Highlight Administrators and choose Full Control. Hit Apply and the OK.

8.       In the Search box in the upper right hand corner type trustedinstaller and wait for the search to finish. Number 1 in Figure 1.

9.       Now click Date Modified. Number 2 in Figure 1.

10.   Choose the most recent folder created. Number 3 in Figure 3.

11.   Find the TrustedInstaller.exe inside this folder. Right Click and choose COPY.

12.   Open Start Search type %WinDIR%Servicing <-Hit Enter.

13.   Right click in an empty space then choose PASTE.

 

Figure 1

 

For Windows 7:

Modify Security Settings

1.       Type %WinDIR% in Start Search <-Hit Enter.

2.       Right click on the folder called Servicing and choose Properties.

3.       In the Properties window go to Security.

4.       Click Advanced. Go to the Owner tab and hit Edit.

5.       Highlight Administrators. Hit Apply, then the OK buttons twice.

6.       Now back to the Security tab. Hit Edit. The procedures above will now enable us to copy a file into this folder.

 

Replacing TrustedInstaller.exe

1.       Type %WinDIR% in Start Search <-Hit Enter.

2.       In the Search box in the upper right hand corner type trustedinstaller and wait for the search to finish. Number 1 in Figure 2.

3.       Arrange the icons to Details. Number 2 and 3, respectively in Figure 2.

4.       Now click Date Modified. Number 4 in Figure 2.

5.       Choose the most recent folder created. Number 5 in Figure 2.

6.       Find the TrustedInstaller.exe inside this folder. Right Click and choose COPY.

7.       Open Start Search type %WinDIR%Servicing <-Hit Enter.

8.       Right click in an empty space then choose PASTE.

                     
                       Figure 2
                      
 

 

If the Service of Windows Modules Installer is missing…

 

If the Service for Windows Installer is missing in Services.msc, we can merge default entries into the registry for it.

 

For Vista (32Bit-x86):

1.       Use this Registry entry for Windows Modules Installer Service.

 

Download Link

 

For Windows 7 (32Bit-x86):

1.       Use this Registry entry for Windows Modules Installer Service.

 

Download Link

 

Technorati Tags: ,,,,,, Windows Live Tags: Error 1060,Error 0x80070424,Windows Update,Error Code,Service Executable,Windows Modules Installer,Event Log 1060

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s