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Vista Update Error 8024A000

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  • Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.

    Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product


    This fixed the problem of not being able to run Windows Update and getting the error: 8024A000
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:38 PM
  • Hi,

    Please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-the-clock and check "Synchronizing with an Internet time server" section for adjustment.

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:41 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    It could be incorrect date and time settings. Please change the date or the battery to check the result.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


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    Friday, March 25, 2011 6:51 AM
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  • I checked the date and time settings.  They were correct, but I still get the error.

    Aaron C.


    Aaron Christner
    Friday, March 25, 2011 12:57 PM
  • Hi,

    Please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-the-clock and check "Synchronizing with an Internet time server" section for adjustment.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:41 AM
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  • Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.

    Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product


    This fixed the problem of not being able to run Windows Update and getting the error: 8024A000
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:38 PM
  • Hi David,

    Your solution worked for me. You are a gentleman and a scholar!

    Thanks very much

    Dermot

    Monday, September 05, 2011 1:56 PM
  • Dear sir . 

     

    I would like to thank you very much , as I spent more than 2 days digging about the solution , I had the same case , I replaced the hard disk of my Toshiba laptop 250 GB with new one 500 GB and use the recovery DVDs , and face the same problems

    1- I can't update windows vista 

    2- windows email became corrupted and could'nt open. 

     

    after downloading intel rapid storage technology , every thing Gone Great. 

    Your solution is perfect

    Thanks again

    omar 

    Friday, September 30, 2011 1:15 AM
  • Your post was really beneficial. The HP driver (from Intel, actually) worked perfectly for a Gateway that i was fixing. 

    Thank you very much

     

    MaK

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:28 AM
  • Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.

    Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product


    This fixed the problem of not being able to run Windows Update and getting the error: 8024A000
    I don't usually post in forums but i had to say thanks to David and this community. My scenario was very similar. I replaced a 320 gig hard drive with a 750 gig hard drive. I could not for the life of me figure out why my recovery disk (that I loaded at least 8 times because I didn't want to believe that the original hard drive was bad) gave me errors with the MSOE.dll, Windows Mail and my wifi. The Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver allowed me to update which took care of the MSOE.dll and Windows Mail immidiately. This allowed me to update the computer and upon restarting I found out that the wifi issue  had been taken care of. It was like a magical fix. I had been at this for many hours (Days), so again I say Thank You.

    • Edited by RAW_Noizz Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:01 AM
    • Proposed as answer by RAW_Noizz Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:01 AM
    Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:49 AM
  • David,

      Thank you very much for this information.  I am shocked that this work on my Toshiba Laptop.  I tried the drivers from Toshiba and they did not work.  Thanks again for the post.

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:37 PM
  • Mr. David in Bishop, thanks very much for this solution which worked beautifully on my 2008 Dell XPS 1530 Laptop. I had to replace my hard drive because my machine was freezing after start up to which there was no solution and diagnostics listed an error. I replaced my 320 GB with 500GB and couldn't get updates and searched for a week before finding your simple solution.

    Thanks again!!

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:22 PM
  • David in Bishop -- I too wish to thank you for your post.  My son crashed the 320G HDD in his Asus G71GX, and we replaced it with a 500G unit.  I spent 3 days tearing my hair out trying to troubleshoot "Unsigned Drivers" until I ran across this.  Pulled the 500G HDD and put in a 320G and the system loaded up without issue.  WHOOPEE!

    • Edited by davel55 Saturday, June 02, 2012 8:25 PM
    Saturday, June 02, 2012 8:24 PM
  • Thank you David, that same driver fixed this exact problem with a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista.  I had replaced it's failed 160GB HDD with a 500GB HDD and had all other drivers installed, but was getting error 8024A000 from Windows Update.  Now good to go!
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 3:19 PM
  •  thank u so much i had same problem..i had a 350g HD in my toshiba Qosmio X 305 put in a 500g HD  every one was telling me i needed to up grade to windows 7 to get all the drivers i needed and or updated.. .   u fixed me up when all the shops around here could not ..this when on for 2 months be 4 i found your post

     thanks so much , bob

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:50 PM
  • Thanks for your post, David. This fixed the problem for me as well!

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:02 PM
  • Thank you David - your solution worked on my client's HP dv6 notebook. I had done a reinstall of Vista H.P. using Recovery Discs on a new HDD & couldn't install WinUpdates. Nothing else worked but your solution did!
    Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:45 AM
  • I had a similar problem after replacing a hard drive in a laptop (Advent K6000). Turned out to be nothing simpler than installing Vista Service Pack 1 to resolve issues with the new Advanced Format drive.

    I took a looooong route to get there though. I didn't realise the new Seagate drive was this new Advanced Format thing. I found this thread, tried drivers but nothing seemed to suit the laptop hardware. I initialliy restored Vista to a known working drive, let Windows Update do its thing then cloned the working drive to my new drive. Booted into Vista but WU didn't work. I just assumed SP1 would've been installed as part of the WU procedure so hadn't thought to install it separately. I only stumbled upon it whilst searching Microsoft's support pages and read about a Hotfix to address a problem with Advanced Format drives.

    Friday, October 12, 2012 5:56 PM
  • Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.

    Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product


    This fixed the problem of not being able to run Windows Update and getting the error: 8024A000

    David,

    I can only hope you read this.

    Thank you SOOOO much for this!  I had bought a new bigger hard drive when my old one crashed, reinstalled windows and the drivers and was just tearing my hair out at why I couldn't update windows, much less install my virus protection program of choice (Microsoft Security Essentials), etc.  I was also getting tons of errors in various places and was afraid to re-upload my files and do much online until I got this problem handled - took days of attempts and re-installs, etc. before I found your post.

    Thanks for helping out - you saved me doubtlessly many more hours of heartache! :-D

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:05 PM
  • This worked!!! Thank you so very much. I NEVER would have thought this to be the issue. I did the same thing with the hard drive upgrade and was racking my brain going through feeds.
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:03 PM
  • Hi David,

    i just want to let you know that your solution has worked for me too. I have been wrecking my brain for weeks now, i tried the fix it now through Microsoft and nothing i modified my reg and nothing happen, tonight i was getting ready to do a clean install and wipe my hard drive  but i decided to look some more for a possible answer and I'm glad i did cause i found this thread. a million thanks to you guy. by the way i too was using a Toshiba laptop and upgraded to a larger hard drive and this finally fix it.  windows 8 here i come:>

    Thanks very much

    D Tap

    • Proposed as answer by 1eyedmonsta Friday, November 30, 2012 12:13 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 5:10 AM
  • Hello my David

    My Hero thanks so much this worked I been at this for days you would thought the people at Toshiba would have known this

    Thanks Al from Dearborn MI

    Saturday, December 01, 2012 5:03 PM
  • Hi David,

    I just wanted to sum up to legion of people thanking you. My problem was the same, Toshiba laptop for which I had changed the hard drive due to the old one breaking down. This was last year at around february-march... I look over the internet for over a week but couldn´t find a solution (or maybe it´s just that I didn´t look right). Today i just thought "hey let´s look again, who knows?" and came across your post.

    I downloaded the driver you mentioned and my windows update is already up and running, installing like 122 updates. Thank you so much!!!!!

    Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:40 AM
  • Hello David:

     i had to say thanks to David and this community for his answer was the solution. I had not installed a new Hard drive but had to rebuild windows using the built in restore partition on a Toshiba laptop running Vista. Could not update. Still have issues with windows update crashing but I am ten steps forward instead of 20 back. Thank you very much David, You Rock!

    Friday, December 14, 2012 7:53 PM
  • This seems to be working for all persons except me.
    I have a Sony VAIO VGN-AR51J which I replaced the original harddrive from a 250GB (at least that is what I think) to a 500GB and get this error (8024A000).
    Although when I try to download the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver from the Intel website I get this error:
    "The computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"

    When I check for devices that have a non-working driver or no driver at all I can't find any.

    I installed an optional update from MS - KB947506 which should solve a problem to update to SP1 (running Vista x86) but other then that the system is factory reinstalled and totally "untouched".

    Any suggestions?

    Edit:
    Tried both installing the "multi-language" version as well as the english language version of the drivers, the same error happens.
    Monday, March 04, 2013 6:49 PM
  • Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.

    Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product


    This fixed the problem of not being able to run Windows Update and getting the error: 8024A000
    i have a toshiba laptop from late 2007. vista 32 bit. i installed intel rapid storage technology(for vista 32) as you wrote (kudos for that) but nothing happened. it has the same problem. what can i do? please help me..
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:17 PM
  • Thank you so much for this answer!  Our client requested we replace their failed 320 Gb HDD with a 2 Tb in their Dell XPS AiO.  We knew the failing updates likely had something to do with the new HDD, but couldn't find the Driver from Dell that would fix it.  This worked first try like a champ!
    Monday, April 29, 2013 6:44 PM
  • IT WORKED FOR ME TOO!!! Yeah!!! Thanks!
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:39 AM
  • Same as the other posters - I struggled with this issue for way too long, on my own and with bleepingcomputer.com's help, and I am very grateful that you shared this most excellent info!  I spent a wonderful chunk of yesterday getting caught up on Windows updates and the laptop is now back in the pink.  Thanks again!
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 6:35 PM
  • Thanks for David, I had same problem window update 8024A000 after replace a new 500G HDD from 260G Asus N50VC series Vista 32bit. 

    After install Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver, it is really worksss!!!  

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:18 AM
  • Hello David,

    I have had to replace my hard drive as well, and was getting the same 8024A000 error when I tried using Windows update.

    I installed the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver, and didn't get the 8024A000 error anymore.

    Thanks a lot!

    You are a legend!

    Regards,

    Happi

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:41 PM
  • FANTASTIC! After a lot of pain, your answer solved this obscure issue. I obtained the driver from the Intel site to get the latest. Thank you. By way of background, my machine was a Dell Studio laptop 1555 running a fresh install of windows 7 and a fresh upgrade to Pro. I had just moved from a 500GB HDD to a 1 Terabyte disk.

    I too have an obscure wifi problem at one particular location I go to and i'm guessing from one of the posts lower down here that this may well solve that intractable problem too.

    This is a bit nuts because upgrading a HDD is relatively common so i cant believe more people don't have this issue.

    Cheers

    • Edited by Mad Jon G Friday, September 13, 2013 2:49 PM
    Friday, September 13, 2013 2:44 PM
  • Thank you David, it works like a champ on my Gateway Laptop upgrading the hard drive from 250G to 320G.
    Friday, October 04, 2013 8:23 PM
  • Absolutely amazing... for over a year i have been fighting this problem... after your post it took me two seconds and everything was fine again! I upgraded a 350 gig drive to a 750 gig drive and mine was a Toshiba not an HP... so thank you thank you

    Monday, November 18, 2013 6:52 PM
  • Dude, you are the man!! Thanks!!

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:11 AM
  • dear David in Bishop,

    Same problem : Toshiba Satellite L300 and harddisk renewal and update problem !

    I have spent three (3) days on this issue. I could not have solved it without your help.

    Windows update is working now.

    Thank you so much.

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:25 AM
  • Thank You David.

    Toshiba Satellite.  changed failed hard drive, used recovery discs supplied by Toshiba and after installation was not able to updates getting error 8024A000. After a few hours reading forums online I tried Davids solution.  Downloaded the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver from HP's website and it worked.

    Once again.  Thank you.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:11 AM
  • David

    Thank you sooo much I spent two days trying to figure it out.

    Your solution worked perfectly.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:58 PM
  • You're The Great!

    I've copied all partitions from old, small and almost crashed disk on Toshiba Satellite to new bigger one.. First problem was not able to start Windows Mail on Vista Home Premium. After some bigger and smaller problems and weeks spent on looking for solution we - I and my Client - decided to restore system to factory settings. Hopefully I was able to do it from new - copied - disk. But, problems didn't finished!

    Two days later I found your post and after half a minute everything went right!

    Now I wonder if it could be possible to repair this copied environment without the need for system recovery... but it's to late now :(

    Best wishes to You, I have a pleasure to be in company of such happy people, but your pleasure is - I think - more than quadruple as mine :)

    Marek from Poland

    Friday, February 14, 2014 8:22 PM
  • This also worked for a desktop system, when I ran into the same problem after hdd failure and change of drive from 750gb to 1tb. Did have to install the Rapid Storage Technology Driver after every hardware change, i.e. USB3 expansion card, new video card, etc. but did allow Windows Update to run, after three days of frantically looking for an answer, and trying every step proposed by Microsoft several times over. Big thank you to David in Bishop. Vista still lives...
    • Edited by callifur Sunday, April 06, 2014 8:31 PM
    Sunday, April 06, 2014 8:30 PM