Error Code 0x80004005 in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Is it the Error 0x80004005? Oops! Do you have any idea about that? If not, don’t worry about it. This article gives a simple meaning of Error 0x80004005, what are the causes, how it occurs and how to fix it in different methods.

Now let’s see what the Error 0x80004005 is. Since 2015 Windows 10 was released officially. And day by day there were new updates and soon there comes Error 0x80004005. This error does not allow the user to install new updates of windows and user cannot use Shared folder, Drives. Microsoft released those updates for fixing bugs and also to make up flaws. But this time it ended up with error due to lot of users.

This Error occurs due to something called WPA (Windows Product Activation) is missing or damaged. This occurs due to anyone of the following reason.

  • During installation of Windows XP or updating, third party backup utility or antivirus program interferes.
  • A file which WPA required is changed manually.

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How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 in Windows 10

Here some of the best methods which use to fix the error.

Method 1: Problems in Activation

First, check whether the windows have been activated properly. If it is activated then follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Select the Start icon.

Step 2: Choose the Settings and then click the Security and Update.

Step 3: Select Activation.

Step 4: Click the Troubleshoot to run the Activation troubleshooter.

If it does not work then there might be some other problem or any other error. For further detail check this link

Method 2: Issues with Driver

Some of the drives in the device block the windows from its updating process. Here some of the simple steps to get out of it.

Step 1: Open Control Panel and go to Device Manager.

Step 2: Check whether there is any unknown device or a name. It can be identified by Yellow triangle on it.

Step 3: When you identified such kind of damaged device then check on the web whether there is any updated version. If yes, then install it and start working on it.

F  These steps may or may not word but it can solve this issue temporarily prevent the drive update from reinstalling.

Method 3: Use the windows update Troubleshooter

There might be issue with windows update itself. To fix it follow the given steps

Step 1: Click the Start button and then type “troubleshoot” on the windows search bar and click Troubleshoot.

Step 2: You will be lead to that window and then from the left window panel select View all.

Step 3: Select Advanced option, then check whether the “apply repair automatically” is enabled or not. If it is enabled then click Run as Administrator.

Step 4: After completing the above steps click on Next and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the troubleshooting process.

Step 5: Restart your Personal Computer or Laptop and try again to download the update.

Method 4: Manually Force Windows Update Restore

Step 1: Press Windows and x key simultaneously.

Step 2: Click on the Command Prompt (Admin). If UAC (User Account Control) appears then click Yes.

Step 3: Type the following commands and hit enter after completing each command

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

net stop cryptsvc

Make sure all the commands run successfully. If some shows an error, then you might need to change your file permission or ownership before continuing with the command. Then check whether you can install the updates.

Method 5: Using the SFC tool to check for corrupted file

This error may be occurred due to damaged file or missing file. This can be fixed using the command line program SFC (System File Checker) which is installed as standard on the window system. Here some of the steps which can recover the error using SFC tool.

Step 1: Click Windows and x key at the same time.

Step 2: Click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3: Type the following command and press enter after completing it.

sfc /scannow

This scan may take up to 20 minutes and then check the Command Prompt for the result. If there is no any mistake then you will get the following

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

Step 4: After completing this process restart your Personal Computer or Laptop to save the changes.

Method 6: Using the DISM tool to check for Corrupted files

To check for corrupted file DISM (i.e. Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool) use the following steps.

Step 1: Press Windows + x key at the same time.

Step 2: Select Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3: Type the following and press Enter at the end.

C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\DISM.log (or)

%windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log file.

At the end if you get the following result,

CSI Payload Corrupt wow64_microsoft-window-r..xwddmdriver-wow64-c_31bf3856 ad36e35_10.010586.0_none_3dae054b56911c22\opencl.dll

Repair failed: Missing replacement payload.

then, opencl.dll file is corrupted. This can be fixed by the next method.

Method 7: Repair the Opencll.dll file Manually

To get rid of the problem we need to regenerate the opencl.dll file from a valid Windows 10 ISO image. We can either do it manually or using SFCFix. Now let’s see how to do it manually.

Step 1: When the scan is complete, check either the

C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\DISM.log (or)

%windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log file. If these command end up like this

CSI Payload Corrupt wow64_microsoft-window-r..xwddmdriver-wow64-c_31bf3856 ad36e35_10.010586.0_none_3dae054b56911c22\opencl.dll

Repair failed: Missing replacement payload. (i.e. opencl.dll is corrupt.)

Step 2: You can use the SFCFix tool to download windows 10 pro ISO. Put it in a folder. Now extract the file to the c:\temp\windows folder

Step 3: You need to convert the esd file to install.wim file by the following

Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:c:\temp\windows\sources\install.esd \SourceIndex:1/DestinationImageFile:c:\temp\windows\source\install.wim \compress:max

Step 4: Next, generate the index and windows version of the WIM image by using this command,

Dism /Get-Wiminfo/wimFile:c:\temp\windows\sources\install.wim

Step 5: Now you can restore the corrupted file from the WIM image by typing

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth/Source:wim c:\temp\Windows\sources\install.wim:1/LimitAccess

After this process reboot your Personal Computer or Laptop.

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At last we came to the conclusion. I hope this article gives you the solution for the error 0x80004005 and also some of the basic knowledge of this error.