0x8007045a ERROR_DLL_INIT_FAILED: How to Fix it

Before your try out our tested solutions, you should:

  • Stop your VPN: Using VPN might hinder the update process. Try switching it off and see if that helps.
  • Restart your PC: Sometimes, a simple reboot could resolve most of the Windows update errors, but if you’re stuck, proceed to the solutions below:
  1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter: Windows has a built-in troubleshooter that can automatically detect and fix common update-related problems. Follow these steps:

    • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
    • Click on "Update & Security" and go to the "Troubleshoot" tab.
    • Under "Get up and running," select "Windows Update" and click on "Run the troubleshooter."
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.
  2. Check your internet connection: Ensure that you have a stable internet connection. Unstable or slow internet connection can interfere with the update process. Try restarting your router or connecting to a different network if possible.
  3. Reset Windows Update components: If the Windows Update service is corrupted, resetting its components may help. You can use the Command Prompt with administrative privileges to do this:

    • Press the Windows key, type "cmd," right-click on "Command Prompt," and select "Run as administrator."
    • In the Command Prompt window, enter the following commands one by one, pressing Enter after each:
      net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
    • After running these commands, close the Command Prompt and try updating Windows again.
  4. Perform a clean boot: Sometimes, third-party software or services can interfere with Windows Update. Performing a clean boot will start your computer with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs, which can help identify any conflicts. Here's how:

    • Press the Windows key + R, type "msconfig," and press Enter.
    • In the System Configuration window, go to the "Services" tab, check the box that says "Hide all Microsoft services," and click on "Disable all."
    • Go to the "Startup" tab and click on "Open Task Manager."
    • In the Task Manager window, disable all startup programs by right-clicking on each and selecting "Disable."
    • Close the Task Manager and go back to the System Configuration window. Click on "OK" and then restart your computer.
    • After the restart, try updating Windows again. If the update is successful, you can gradually enable the disabled services and startup programs to identify the one causing the issue.

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Created 10 months ago by Ghicel Santos
Updated 10 months ago by Ghicel Santos