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There is an svchost.exe error related to Automatic Updates. This error might be caused by corrupted update folders or inconsistencies between some programs’ configurations and updates. The error message usually comes after update is made. The statement is like following:

The instruction at “0x745f2780″ reference memory at “0x00000000“. The memory could not be ‘read’.

More information about the error might be found at the system event log. Event log often holds the following info: “Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module msi.dll, version 3.1.4000.2435, fault address 0x00012780.”

If you get one like that, then when the error message comes up – DO NOT clean it from the screen and perform following fix procedures.

  • Click Start button and click Run.
  • In the prompt field type services.msc and click OK.
  • Double click the service Automatic Updates
  • Click on the Log On tab (the option “Local System account” should be selected) ( the option “Allow service to interact with desktop” unchecked)
  • If service is not enabled on the listed Hardware Profile, click the Enable button to enable it.
  • Click on the tab “General” and check if the “Startup Type” is Automatic.
  • Click the Start button located under “Service Status” to start this service.

You need to repeat these steps with the service: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

Next, you need to reregister Windows update DLLs
a. Click Start button and then click Run

  • Type: cmd in the prompt box and click OK.
  • In the Command window type  REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL  and press Enter.
  • When you receive the message  “DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded” message, click OK.

You need to repeat these steps with the all following commands:



Then, you need to rename the update folder that might be possibly corrupted

  • Click Start button and Run
  • Type in %windir% and press Enter.
  • In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to some other name.
  • Restart the Windows Update Service.
  • Click Start, Run, start WuAuServ, and reboot your system

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