How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 in Windows 10


Receive the annoying error code 0x80004005 on a Windows 10 PC and don’t know how to resolve it? Here are some workarounds that you can follow to fix the 0x80004005 error in Windows 10.

1. Use Windows Troubleshooter to Fix Error 0x80004005 in Windows 10

Many users report that they receive the error code 0x80004005 when the Windows Updates fails to install. You could use the Windows Troubleshooter to repair the upgrade. Take these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + S altogether to open the Search pane, and type troubleshooting and hit Enter

Step 2. Click View All

Step 3. Click System and Security

Step 4. Right-click Windows Update, select Run as an Administrator

Step 5. Click Advanced, check the Apply repairs automatically option in the next window and click Next.

Step 6. Click the Close button to finish troubleshooting or View detailed information to see more information about the results.

2. Run DISM and SFC Commands

If a file is required for the Windows Update is corrupt, the 0x80004005 error will also take place. You could run both the DISM and SFC commands to repair the Windows Update file corruption. Take these steps:

Step 1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, right click the Windows button, and then select Command Prompt (Admin). If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Yes.

See Also: How to Launch Command Prompt on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Step 2. Type the following command, and then press Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Note It might take several minutes for the command operation to be completed.

Step 3. Type the command below and hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

The process will take a couple of minutes for the command operation to be completed.

Step 4. Close the command prompt, and then run Windows Update again.

3. Replace Dpcdll.dll File to Fix Error 0x80004005 in Windows 10

The error code 0x80004005 could also occur when the Dpcdll.dll file is missing or corrupted. You could opy the Dpcdll.dll file from a newly installed computer to %SystemRoot%\System32\Dpcdll.dll.

4. Download the Most Recent Servicing Stack Update

To get rid of the error code 0x80004005, you could try to download the most recent Servicing Stack Update (SSU). You need to know whether you use 32-bit or 64-bit Windows and then download the version of the latest SSU that matches your version of Windows from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

See Also: How to Determine If Windows 10 Is 32-bit or 64-bit

5. Download the Most Recent KB

You could also download the most recent KB file to fix the error 0x80004005.Take these steps:

Step 1. Go to the Update history page.

Step 2. Find the most recent update KB for the version of Windows 10 you have – it’s usually at the top of the list – and either write the KB number down or copy it.

Step 3. Go to the Microsoft Update site and search for the KB number.

Step 4. Select the link for the download, and then select Download. Select Save if you are prompted.

Step 5. When the download completes, select Open to start the update.

6. Perform an In-place Upgrade

You could also perform an in-place upgrade to resolve the 0x80004005 error. You could go to Microsoft’s Software Download page to download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MDT) and then use it to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 10.

See Also: How to Perform an In-place Upgrade to Windows 10 with MDT

7. Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10

The final fix for the error 0x80004005 is to perform a clean install of Windows 10. You could download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT)  on Microsoft’s site and then use it to clean install Windows 10.

See Also: How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10

Note: A clean install of Windows 10 will remove all of your saved data and installed apps. Make sure to back up your important data before a clean install.

If you discover other troubleshooting methods to fix the error 0x80004005 in Windows 10, please don’t hesitate to share with us in the Comments section below.

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  • A few days ago I faced the same error code issue on my Windows 10. I got your blog and read out carefully and follow the instructions that you have given to fixed the issues. Now, the error code issues have been solved. Thanks, for sharing this amazing article.

  • Windows 10 crashed bit time. Desk top will not boot and have tried everything without success. I have an USB boot stick with Windows 10 media for which I can access the command prompt. I go to notepad to make an attempt to backup all my files, data, apps, emails, etc. before I do a new clean install. However, in notepad.exe when I my documents, etc. to an external hdd, it always comes up with error 0x80004005. I am about to panic just to imagine that I may loose all my back tax documents, apps, and all my personal data. I have contacted Microsoft for help but no success. I have a HP all in one desktop for which I have automatic updates but ever since the last fall auto update my PC with Windows 10 sucks. I have been so discussed I bought an IMAX until I can get the PC Windows problems solved. Any suggestions would be appreciate. Bob M.

  • This is really helpful article. I found the to remove this error.

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