How can I fix the runtime error code 0x80FE0000?

Runtime errors in Windows can be challenging to troubleshoot as they are often caused by various factors. Error code 0x80FE0000 typically occurs when there's a problem with Windows Update or the Windows Store. To fix this issue, you can try the following steps:

  1. Restart your computer: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve temporary glitches causing the error.

  2. Check your internet connection: Ensure that you have a stable and working internet connection. A poor or unstable connection may interrupt the update process.

  3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter: Windows has built-in troubleshooters that can automatically detect and fix common issues related to updates. Here's how to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:

    a. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. b. Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot. c. Under "Get up and running," click on "Windows Update" and then click "Run the troubleshooter."

  4. Clear Windows Update cache: Corrupted update files can lead to errors. You can try clearing the Windows Update cache to resolve the issue.

    a. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. b. Type "services.msc" and press Enter to open the Services window. c. In the Services window, locate "Windows Update" and "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)." d. Right-click on each of them, select "Stop," and close the Services window. e. Now, navigate to the following folder: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution f. Delete all the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder. You may need administrator permissions to do this. g. Go back to the Services window, right-click on "Windows Update" and "BITS" again, and select "Start."

  5. Reset Windows Update components: If the issue persists, you can reset the Windows Update components to their default settings.

    a. Open Command Prompt as an administrator. To do this, search for "Command Prompt," right-click on it, and choose "Run as administrator." b. In the Command Prompt window, type 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

    c. After executing these commands, restart your computer.

  6. Check for System File Corruption: System file corruption can also cause runtime errors. You can run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and repair corrupted system files:

    a. Open Command Prompt as an administrator. b. Type the following command and press Enter:

    sfc /scannow

    c. Wait for the scan to complete and follow any on-screen instructions.

  7. Perform a Windows Update manually: If the error persists, try manually downloading and installing the update from the official Microsoft Update Catalog website.

  8. Check for malware: Malware infections can cause various issues on your system. Make sure to run a full system scan using your antivirus software.

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Created 11 months ago by Ghicel Santos
Updated 11 months ago by Ghicel Santos