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What is error code 0x80070005 and how to fix it

Here you will find out:

  • what is the update error code 0x80070005
  • methods of how to fix it
  • when DiskInternals can help you

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What is the update error code: 0x80070005?

This error is associated with Windows updates, and it occurs more often immediately after the update procedure or during the update. As a result, the correct operation of the system cannot be ensured. Windows error 0x80070005 can also be found in certain applications due to permission denied for DLL files. In this article, you will find comprehensive information about error 0x80070005; the best solutions to this problem while preserving all the accumulated information.

Reasons behind the 0x80070005 error

Here is a list of the main reasons for the error 0x80070005:

  • No access to a Windows application that is trying to read or write a key file. That is, Windows permissions are incorrectly configured.
  • Damage to the system and other files by viruses and malware.
  • Incorrect Windows update due to incorrect settings.
  • Lack of administrator rights.

Usually, fixing the problems that have arisen is not difficult if you choose the right solution. So let's get down to it.

Method 1. Change update settings

First, you should change the system update settings correctly.

To do this, select Control Panel from the Start menu, and go to the Windows Update section. Here, you need to open the "Change settings" tab and activate the "Install updates automatically." Also, set the time intervals when the check and installation of possible updates will be performed. If the error persists after that, then you still need to work with the Windows firewall settings.

To do this, enter the Windows Firewall in the search box and then open it. Next, you need to select "Allow a program or function through Windows Firewall," then click on "Allow another program." In the "Browse" tab, find the svchost.exe file and open it. Then click on the Add button, and the new Host Process for Windows Services program should be on your list. After that, no error messages should pop up.

Method 2. Check for viruses

Be sure to run your antivirus and scan the disk. However, make sure your antivirus application has the latest updates first. Otherwise, the scan results may be inaccurate. Then reboot the system to activate the changes.

If Windows update error 0x80070005 still appears on the monitor screen, then the reason lies elsewhere, so try the next method.

Method 3. Full control

You may not have sufficient permissions, so this can be fixed by granting full control.

Open a command prompt and enter the following codes:


E is the drive letter with the operating system.

USERNAME is the username of the account.

Then press Enter and right-click on the local folder. Here, select the Properties line. In the new window, go to the Security tab. Then click on the "Edit -> Add" button and enter "All".

Next, click Check Names and OK. Then click on Full Control and press the Enter key.

Note: Do not leave ACL options wide open for long periods of time. As soon as possible, you should try to narrow down the range of folders to which this should apply.

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