Code 80070005

By Lawman
Mar 8, 2012
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  1. My Windows 7 is trying to update by it's self. "windows can not check for new updates" and gets me to click try again and nothing works And error code is "80070005 how do I fix this.

  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

  3. Lawman

    Lawman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well that didn't work.
  4. jmjsquared

    jmjsquared TS Booster Posts: 145

    The link posted by Zen leads to a good read with good, specific info.

    Assuming you log on as Administrator, have already run malware scans (Anti-virus plus Malwarebytes or Spybot Search&Destroy, for example), that come up clean, let's do some basic housekeeping:

    1. Run Windows System File Checker (SFC): Start> All Programs> Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt click Run As Administrator and type sfc /scannow , then press Enter. Let the utility run. Reboot.

    2. Give this Microsoft FixIt a try, which is supposed to, "Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update. Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update, keeping your PC more secure and reliable.":
    Reboot and try Updates again. If no luck, then:

    3. Download and run Windows 7 Update Readiness Tool: Windows6.1-KB947821. There are 32bit and 64bit versions. Choose the right one for your system. This Tool takes a good while to run and has NO progress indicator. Let it finish. Reboot and try your updates again.

    Keep us posted.

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