30th March 05:31
Error 0x800B0004: Windows XP Update Error
Which "MS directions" are your referring to:
1) registering the softpub, initpki, and mssip32 dll files ?
2) checking the "Use HTTP 1.1 through Proxy Connections" in Internet
3) checking entries in your HOSTS file ?
Check your date/time.
If you are using a proxy server, recheck the settings. If you're not,
uncheck the "Use HTTP 1.1 through Proxy Connections".
Check your firewall settings.
Reset your IE Security settings to default. In Internet Options, click
the Security tab, highlight the Internet icon, click Default Level.
Place the Windows Update site in your Trusted Site zones.
Which OS are you using ?