How to Fix Error Code 0x80060100 on Your PC
Error Code 0x80060100
Error Code 0x80060100 is an error that relates to the Windows Update process. It most commonly occurs when the Update process runs and cannot be completed, as the system appears to have necessary files corrupted or absent.
Common symptoms include:
- Inability to begin the Windows Update process
- Inability to complete the Windows Update process
While it can be frustrating when users are not able to complete their necessary updates for Windows 10, there are several solutions that are available to fix the problem at hand. Some of the methods that can be used are simple and accessible, even for beginners, while advanced methods of resolution are also available for users who are more confident in their abilities.
Error Code 0x80060100 appears on Windows 10 and earlier versions of the Windows operating systems. In most cases, the steps to resolve the problem remain the same, regardless of the system on which the error appears. This error code is also related to Error Code 0x800b0100, which appears in similar circumstances.
If the solutions below are not successful in resolving Error Code 0x80060100 on your machine, you may need to get in touch with a qualified repair technician who can assist you in the resolution of the issue at hand. Any repair technician used should be familiar with the needs of the Windows 10 update process.
The primary cause for the appearance of Error Code 0x80060100 on a Windows machine is that the Update files have had damage to them or are found to have elements missing that are necessary for the completion of the Update process.
Further Information and Manual Repair
If Error Code 0x80060100 has appeared on your Windows operating system as you are attempting to download, install, or run Windows Update, there are several steps that you can take to attempt to resolve the error. Some of these methods require advanced knowledge or skills, so if you are not confident in your ability to undertake the steps below, contact a qualified Windows repair technician to assist you in the process.
Here are the best ways to resolve Error Code 0x80060100:
Method One: Run the Troubleshooter for Windows Update
As you attempt to run the Windows Update process and experience difficulty, there is a tool that will usually appear on the screen called the Windows Update Troubleshooter. This process can scan the files being used for the update process and attempt to fix the errors on its own, retrieving or repairing any damaged files as it comes across them.
In most cases, this step on its own will resolve Error Code 0x80060100 on a computer. However, if you are still unable to run Windows Update after using the Troubleshooter, you may need to run a disk repair tool before proceeding.
Method Two: Restart Your Computer
In some cases, Error Code 0x80060100 can be resolved simply by restarting the computer that is affected by the error. Even if this step is not successful on its own, restarting after each of the other methods can allow necessary changes to take place and refresh the progress of the Windows Update process.
Method Three: Use the DISM Tool
This method requires some skill and knowledge of your operating system. To use this tool, follow the steps below:
- Step One: From the right side of the screen, use your mouse to swipe inward and select the “Search” option.
- Step Two: When the search box appears, enter in the words “command prompt”.
- Step Three: From the results that appear, right-click on the “Command Prompt” option, then choose the option to “Run as Administrator.” An administrator password may be required at this point.
- Step Four: In the window that comes up, enter in the following words, hitting the “Enter” key after each:
- Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
- Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Step Five: Type in “exit” to close the prompt window and hit the Enter key.
- Step Six: Attempt to run the Windows 10 Update process again, restarting your computer as needed beforehand.
If the methods above are not successful in the resolution of Error Code 0x80060100, a qualified Windows repair technician may be able to assist you.
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