If you have been trying to resolve a Windows Error code 80070643 you are in luck. Our how-to guide will walk you through the steps needed to clean up the problem from your PC.
The error occurs with Microsoft Software Update Services and appears when you attempt to install updates for Microsoft Office 2003. You get error 80070643 without any message that follows the code number.
The error is caused by a file that is corrupt or broken in the Microsoft Office Source Engine which is also the Ose.exe file. It can also be caused when the Ose.exe file is deactivated. You can solve the error problem by conducting a check of the service for Microsoft Office Source Engine or by taking the steps necessary to repair the corrupted file.
To check to see if the Office Source Engine Source is deactivated click on Start
on your main toolbar and then choose Run
from the menu. When the Command Prompt opens enter services.msc
and then press the Enter
key. When the window opens that displays a services list choose Office Source Engine
and then check to see if the service is disabled by checkingStartup Type
. If it indicates the service is disabled change it to Manual
and then click on OK
. Try to install the updates again.
If you are still experiencing problems installing updates you can try to repair the corrupt Ose.exe file. You will need to obtain a new file by copying it from the Office 2003 disk. Find out where the file is located on your PC by following the path from Program Files. You can do this by clicking on theC Drive
in My Computer
. Choose the Common Files
folder and then the Microsoft Shared
folder. Click on the Source Engine
folder and find the file. The path should now look something like this: Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\. Proceed to insert the Office 2003 disk
, right click on Start
and then choose Explore
. Find the Files
folder and then the Setup
folder on the CD disk and then right click on the Ose.exe
file and choose Copy
.Go back and find the Source Engine folder on your PC, right click, and choose Paste
. Click on Yes
to replace the corrupt Ose.exe file. Try installing updates again.
TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Update error #80070643