try googling for winsock fix
also try using dialafix to reinstall windows update

Thank you fellow "Wall Enthusiast" for the suggestion. Currently trying a windows repair install... again. Keeping fingers crossed that that will work. Will try the dialafix after the repair to try to get my updates working again.
Thanks again!

:) Everything seems to be back to normal and running wonderfully here. Thank you everyone for all your helpful advice.
Hope I can repay the favor sometime.

Thanks again for everything!:)