Can't access Internet in Safe Mode (Windows XP SP3)


I am receiving the error 0x80070020 when accessing Windows Update. One of the solutions is to reboot in Safe Mode with networking support. When I do this, my USB wireless broadband connection software will not connect to the Internet - the USB modem does not detect the wireless network.

Any ideas how to proceed?

asked on Super User Apr 17, 2011 by Steve • edited Apr 17, 2011 by studiohack

1 Answer


I disabled my antivirus (Avast) and Windows Firewall, and I was able to connect properly to Windows Update.

answered on Super User Apr 17, 2011 by Steve

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