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Windows Update Error 0x800f081f

 

This problem is generally caused by corrupted/damaged DNS Cache. Follow the instructions below to repair.

 

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs/Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Right click Command Prompt select Run as Administrator
  5. Type in: ipconfig /flushdns
  6. Press Enter
  7. Restart your computer and attempt Windows Update.

 

If the above doesn’t work then you can bypass the problem by assigning your own DNS server , such as Google DNS.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Network/Network & Sharing Center
  4. Click Change Adapter Settings (on the left hand side)
  5. Right click Local Area Connection (if you are using wired method of connecting – if not select Wireless Connection)
  6. Select Properties
  7. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  8. Click Properties
  9. Select Use the following DNS server addresses
  10. Type in: 8.8.8.8 and on the second line 8.8.4.4
  11. Click Ok
  12. You are now routing your computers DNS through google’s servers instead of the service offered by your Internet Service Provider. Depending on who and where you are – you might notice a slowdown in internet browsing or a speed up – this is normal.
  13. Restart your computer and attempt Windows Update.

 

How to repair the Windows XP boot loader

What you need.

  • Windows XP CD (doesn’t matter whether Home or Professional)

 

  1.  Boot the computer from the Windows XP disk at start-up
  2. Once greeted with the Welcome to Windows XP setup screen select Recovery Console.
  3. Select your Windows installation (if prompted).
  4. Type:  fixboot
  5. Press Enter
  6. Press Y
  7. Type: fdisk /mbr
  8. Press Enter
  9. Restart the computer and remove the Windows XP CD.

The network password needs to be 128 bits or 256 bits depending on your network configuration

Attempting to enter in your wireless passkey and getting “The network password needs to be 128bits or 256bits depending on your network configuration “error? This usually occurs when the networking stack has been damaged/corrupted. Follow the instructions below to repair:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type in: cmd
  4. Press Enter
  5. The windows Command Prompt should launch, type in: netsh winsock reset
  6. Press Enter
  7. Restart your computer and attempt wireless connectivity.