Yesterday I battled with the unpleasant experience of having a corrupted Windows Update. As a result every time I logged into Windows XP I got a svchost.exe application error “0x745f2780”. Performing a system restore failed on each attempt and since no other application or hardward modifications had been made I assumed a problem had a occured with the Windows Update from the prior day. Here are some steps I performed to finally resolve the problem.
- Checked for errors in the Windows Update Log. The Windows Update Log can be found in the following paths:
- C:\Windows\Windows Update.log (Win XP & Win98/Me)
- C:\WINNT\Windows Update.log (Windows 2000)
Following these steps seemed to resolve the problem and hopefully this will be of benefit to others that run into the same issue.
*Another tip is not close the error windows that appear as that causes windows to freeze.