This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 0X80240036 if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating or upgrading Windows.

The error message may look like:
– Windows could not search for new updates. An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
– Some updated were not installed. Failed: 24 updates.
Error(s) found: Code 0X80240036 Windows update encountered an unknown error.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Error 0X80240036 Windows Update Overview
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue   30 mins
Difficulty Hard
Log Name: MicrosofWindowsUpdateError3445.log
Source: System
Event ID: 7058
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Level: Warning
User: User
  • Faulting Application Name: Window Update Manager , version: 4.4.3037.78095, time stamp: 0×32658350
  • Faulting module name: Windows  update.dll, version: 6.6.1949.91023
  • Exception code: 0xb02g288e
  • Fault offset: 0xe05a503f
  • Faulting process ID: 0×868
  • Faulting application start time: 0x800e0c43481129
  • Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
  • Report ID: g6f34e54-9282-56e9-5589-5776ggf4d958
Also Known as
  • WindowsUpdate_0x80240036
  • 0X80240036
  • WindowsUpdate_0X80240036e
  • 0X80240036e
  • 0x0X80240036
  • fehler code 0X80240036, foutcode 0X80240036, fejlkode 0X80240036, code d’erreur 0X80240036, codice di errore 0X80240036, feil kode 0X80240036, cod de eroare 0X80240036, código de error 0X80240036

Cause of 0X80240036 Windows Update Error Code

  • Windows Firewall Issue
  • Temporary files location contains active malware

How to Resolve Windows Error Code 0X80240036

Step 1: Disable any installed Antivirus/Malware/Adware Program Temporarily

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft Windows installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

Step 2: Check System Integrity

1. In Start Searchbox type “CMD” (without quotes)
2. Click on CMD
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “operating system” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Microsoft Windows update error 0X80240036 should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 05/01/2016
Solution ID: 261918

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