This document explains how to fix Microsoft Windows error code 80246005 or 0x80246005 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: 78 updates – KB2545698, KB254766, KB915597 Error(s) found: Code 80246005 Windows update encountered an unknown error.
This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Windows:
Faulting module name: Windows event.dll, version: 8.0.5466.98065
Exception code: 0xb03c576f
Fault offset: 0xb06g926e
Faulting process ID: 0×488
Faulting application start time: 0x800e8b45436779
Faulting application path: ~<userpath>
Faulting module path: ~C:\Windows\System32
Report ID: a9a84f61-9293-83b9-6883-8877acd4e443
Also Known as
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Cause of 80246005 Windows Update Error Code
System is infected with Virus/Adware
Temporary Internet store location contains active threat
How to Resolve Windows Error 80246005
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 Proxy Server Settings
1. In Start Searchbox type “CMD” (without qoutes)
2. Click on CMD.
3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator”
If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.
In most cases MicrosoftWindows update error code 80246005 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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