The users commonly see Error code 0X800706B5 when they try to install updates to their Windows OS. The error occurs when updates do not install correctly or if the user restarts the system before the downloaded updates could install. We can clear them by correcting the Windows Update service.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF ERROR CODE 0X800706B5
The appearance of error code 0X800706B5can hampers the system from receiving essential Windows updates that are critical to the optimal performance of the machine. It is necessary to check for and correct any system errors that may be causing this error code to pop up. Some of the reasons for this error to show up are listed below.
- Files did not install correctly
- Improper configuration of the update file
- There is a problem with the Windows Update service
- Corrupted system file
- Drivers are outdated
- Improper internet settings
- Malware or virus attack has corrupted the system
RECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS FOR ERROR CODE 0X800706B5
The user can resolve the Error code 0X800706B5 through different methods, most of which revolve around correcting system files and restoring the Windows updates. These methods may involve working with system files and tweaking the registry. Therefore it is recommended that the user read through and carefully follow the steps outlined below to fix the error code 0X800706B5.
Complete any pending updates
In cases where the user sees the error code 0X800706B5 as a result of the system shut down before updates can install, we need to restore the update. It may be solely a case of restarting the system to allow the update process to complete as expected to detect an error.
- Click Win + X or right-click on the Windows button to view the Power User menu.
- On the Power User menu, click on Shut Down or Sign Out.
- From the contextual menu, choose the option to install updates and then restart.
- Once the computer has restarted the pending updates should install correctly.
- If there is a problem with the Windows Update service, using the troubleshooter can help resolve the issue. The Windows Update troubleshooter can be downloaded and installed directly from the Microsoft website to help fix error code 0X800706B5.
- Hit the Windows key to bring up the start menu.
- Search for Troubleshooting.
- Click on Troubleshooting and choose the View all option in the left pane.
- Select Windows Update, then Windows Update Troubleshooter.
- In the window that pops up, follow the instructions to troubleshoot the Windows Update service.
Reinstall Windows Update.
- Due to improper window update, error code 0X800706B5 can occur, so it is necessary to check if there is an issue with the Windows Update service itself. If Windows Update service has suffered any damage to its files, it can be reinstalled to correct any problems that are present with its components.
- Use your internet browser to visit the Microsoft site.
- Search for Windows Update Troubleshooter.
- Download the version of the troubleshooter that is compatible with your OS version.
- Run the tool and allow the process to complete to fix an error.
Scan the disk for system file errors.
- Bad sectors or damaged files may exist on the system after it has been made vulnerable through a virus or malware attack. Files also get damaged through misuse of the system. Corrupted system file can be checked for and corrected to fix error code 0X800706B5.
- Hit Win + X to view the Power User menu.
- From the Power User menu, select Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the Command Prompt window, type in sfc /scannow then hit Enter.
- Wait until the system has finished scanning for any errors. In case any errors are found even after running this process, you can manually check for and remove these errors.
- Complete a clean boot.
- A clean boot will end all running programs and allow the computer to restart from scratch. While performing a clean boot, all the launched applications at startup are disabled so that the system can start up using the least number of drivers and programs. It is very useful in case error code 0X800706B5was caused because of a conflict between two or more programs that were launched at startup.
- Hit Win + X to view the Power User menu.
- From the Power User menu, select Task Manager.
- On the Startup tab, you will see a list of programs which are enabled to launch at startup. Click each of them and select Disable.
- Exit task manager.
- Hit Win + R to open the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog, type msconfig and press OK.
- In the system configuration window that opens up, select the services table.
- On the services table, check the box to hide all Microsoft devices.
- Now, disable all the services.
- Restart the computer.
- The steps mentioned here should help to clear the computer of error code 0X800706B5. If the error persists even after performing all of these solutions, it is recommended to scan your system entirely for malware or viruses using a trusted antivirus program.