How To Fix MSE updates failed, error code 0xc8000222

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It is a deviation from correctness and accuracy. When errors occur, machines crash, computers freeze and softwares stop working. Errors are mostly unintentional events to happen. Most of the time, errors are a result of poor management and preparation.

Having a sign that tells us of issues that we need to solve in life for us to move forward is a great idea. While it does not always work in life, it does in computers. Messages that indicate the issues your computer encounters are called error codes. They appear whenever there is a problem such as incorrect data input or faulty hardware. Computer programmers add predefined error codes and messages in their system codes so whenever there is an issue, it prompts the users. While error codes may be predefined, there are different sets of error codes with different meanings for other kinds of computer programs.

A lot of users experience difficulties in installing Windows software updates. Most of the time, the update error message doesn’t tell you anything helpful to fix the issue. One the most common update error is “Windows could not search for new updates” plus an error code “80240442”. Updates are important as they deliver hotfixes, security patches and other improvements. Therefore, it is vital to install them when they are available.

Microsoft has streamlined the update process in the recent versions of Windows. However, this does not mean that update errors are totally out of the picture especially with issues relating to compatibility.

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A user in the forum details it further:

so I tried to update the MSE today, but it failed with the description of failure followed: error code: 0xc8000222 error description: cancel the scan what's actually wrong with it? Please do the following: Downloading Farbar Service Scanner Save to the Desktop. Also, let's see what your system shows with the following short scan... Click the dark-blue button to download.

Close all windows and browsers. zephychan, Are you having problems with Windows Update also? Make sure the following options are checked:Internet Services Windows Firewall System Restore Security Center Windows Update Windows Defender Press: Scan FSS creates a log, FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Save to the Desktop.

Right-click and select: Run as Administrator At the program console, wait for the prescan to finish. (Under Status, it says: Prescan finished.) press: SCAN When done, a report opens on the Desktop: RKreport.txt Please provide the RKreport.txt (Mode: Scan) in your reply. Please download RogueKiller: Select the 32-bit version for your system. Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.

what should I do to be able to update the MSE?

What causes MSE updates failed, error code 0xc8000222

It is important to always run a system diagnostic scan when Windows Updates fail to download or install in order to pinpoint the root cause of the problem. Microsoft provides a troubleshooter for Windows Update related errors that will detect the problem and most likely can automatically fix it. However, there are always these type of errors that are hard to pin down.

Here are some steps to help you troubleshoot the problem and fix it.

  1. Clear up your Temporary Files and Internet Cache and reboot.
  2. Disable your Firewall and Anti-virus software.
  3. Use the Microsoft’s Windows Update Troubleshooter to reset Windows Updates settings to defaults.
  4. Flush the Software Distribution Folder.
  5. Reset the Catroot folder.
  6. Boot in Clean Boot State and run Windows Update again.


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Windows Update failed with error 0xc8000222, Service not running

All rights reserved. I tried installing Windows6.1-KB947821-v25-x64 and it also fails with error code 0xc8000222. I tried to start services (using elevated command prompt) and here are the results:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182. C:\Windows\system32>net start bits
The requested service has already been started. Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up. C:\Windows\system32>NET START BFE
The requested service has already been started.

As a result I attempted to use windows update and realized it is failing. C:\Windows\system32>net start wuauserv
The requested service has already been started. SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up. The Windows Modules Installer service was started successfully.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182. Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan.... Any help would be greatly appreciated! C:\Windows\system32>NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER
The Windows Modules Installer service is starting.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key


Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads. Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.

anybody have any ideas?

Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

have tried sfc /scannow
also the steps in this Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix
but to no avail, i still receive the error message

i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in programdata/microsoft/network
and was able to start bits service once i then re enabled windows update. Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save... it hung for awhile so i restarted and got the same error for bits, tried take ownership again, but still get the same error
screenshot included

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)


.msu updates throw error 0xc8000222. Windows Update not working.

So I realized I had an issue when I was prompted by some software to install a hotfix for windows that fixes an issue with exceptions. I downloaded the hotfix but a prompt popped up almost immediately giving me a 0xc8000222 error. We really need the CheckSUR report. I haven't had a chance to run chkdsk yet (I can't spare the time as this is my work machine and have things to do today) though there are no other issues with my system so I find it unlikely.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

I've verified it is, including stopping it and starting it again with a reboot. I did run the SFC tool though, the output log can be access here. When I go to run Windows Update, however, it tells me that the service is not running.

A simple search lead me to a simple solution: run Windows Update. Any ideas on how to progress would be great. There apparently was an update given by Microsoft to fix the Windows Update issue but, of course, it's released as an msu so it fails with the 0xc8000222 error.

Error Code: 800736B3 with 7 failed updates

For months now I've had windows tell me that I have some updates to be installed. Every time I try it fails to update giving me the error code: 800736B3. also my cbs.log was too big to fit in that one post so i had to make another one.

Updates failed error code 80070308

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

Failed updates error code 80070490

Insert the Installation DVD. Reboot the machine > Run the automatic repair.

3. Open up an elevated administrator Command prompt. Run this command:
sfc /scannow
Let us know the results.


The last thing i did was to rename the file for updates. I have been in touch with microsoft and followed all their instructns this is where i am at. As I don't know what instructions you were given by them;


This did not work but has wiped clean all my update history and since then i am not recieving any updates at all, previously i was getting some but not the security updates. Boot the machien into Safemode with Networking, see what the updates says.

Updates failed, Error Code:8000FFFF

Not sure what to do, I've tried the following.
1. Next thing I know I get bombarded with 30 or more pop-ups telling me things like; "The cordinal 282 could not be located in the dynamic link library iertutil.dll" among other similar messages. Most programs wont open anymore, chrome starts up but it wont connect anywhere. Manually uninstall all the updates that I installed today, I managed to delete all except two of them...


EDIT: Added CBS.log!!

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. To make it extra odd; the only reason I can type this message here is because Firefox still works perfect. Tried uninstalling those updates using CMD with wusa command, no success.

Scf /scannow - Found some corrupt DLL files, restarted and problem persists.

2. Several updates failed, I restarted computer as prompted. I should mention that I do not have System Restore or Backup activated... Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report.

The "cordinal 282" message shows up like shown in the attachment but several times with different programs.

So I casually installed some updates with Windows Update. All I get is this error message; "Installer encountered an error: 0x8007371c".


The data is still ...

Updates Failed to install - Error Code 80071A91

My machine is a 5 year old Acer Aspire M3910 64 bit Intel Core i3 CPU 540 @3.07GHz with 8GB RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Thank you in advance!

I have also run SFC /SCANNOW, but it identified no issues. How do I get over this?

I have been unable to install Windows updates since mid-December, and now have some 11 outstanding. I have downloaded and installed the System Update Readiness Tool from the Microsoft site. Help to resolve this updating error would be very much appreciated.

However the file generated from the CBS file produced by running this tool is some 12 MB in size and falls foul of the 8MB limit imposed by the forum, and I cannot attach it.

Failed to install updates: Error Code 80070308

Any suggestions? I have spent this afternoon reading the other posts and following the Windows Update Posting Instructions thread so hopefully I've gathered has much info as I can. Attachment 325390

And I received the following error code.

I hope I have not missed anything out. Any help/advice would be appreciated. This resulted in the successful installation of: Hotfix for Windows (KB947821) but the failed installation of the other 9 updates as before.

Good Afternoon,

I am also having problems installing updates with the error code 80070308.

I downloaded and ran the System Update Readiness Tool. But please bear with me if I have. Attachment 325391

I then carried out the sfc/scannow which all came back OK. Kerry

This is becoming a common problem with the latest batch of updates - MS are looking into it (we are led to understand)
I'll add this thread to the action-list for our contact.

Once the installation was complete I tried to reinstall the updates. Attachment 325392

I have saved the logs as a zip file but its too big for me to upload (12.5MB)?

always getting failed updates, shows error code 80070057

hey everyone, i'm using windows 7 home premium, but when i want to update my windows it always failed, it says error code of 80070057 . sincerely,

Did you try Googling the error code.

but those occurs on update for hotfixes and security update, updates like ms silverlight and ms office ran just fine, why is that?

Failed to install 9 updates: Error Code 80070308

Here are some instructions to make life easier

1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy.

The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... Because most of the updates are important; so i'd like them to be installed and they keep on failing every day since then. I just took a look at some other topics in this forum section and it seems I am not the only one having these problems. Is this problem common?

I've tried the hotfix, didn't work out; i've tried multiple CMD commands, didn't work out; i've tried to rename the catroot2 folder, didn't work out either... I've already tried several things i've found on the internet, but nothing really nothing worked out for me. click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

Microsoft updates failed error code 0x80070005

Having read another post I am pretty sure I am infected but the post was closed so, I apologize, I don't know how to fix the problem. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78A6528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

When I boot up Normal I get the following error c:\DOCUME~1\LWP\LOCALS~1\Temp\7729484.exe Windows cannot find 'c:\DOCUME~1\LWP\LOCALS~1\Temp\7729484.exe' Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click Search.

Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. Each one cleaned up some files but I still can't do windows updates or boot into safe mode et. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

I have already updated and ran McAfee, Spybot, Ad-Aware and CClaner.

Multiple .NETFX Updates Failed: Error Code 643

I love my computer, almost to a crazy level, but I'm almost to a point of unplugging it and walking away. I waited a few more days for that one. I didn't then, nor do I now have the time to do that. I'll also start by saying this isn't my first attempt at resolving this.

The final attempt being to uninstall ALL of .NETFX and manually re-install each one individually. The other option I heard was an overlay install. The result is logged in the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log file - and an archive …\checksur.persist.log file

Then zip the CheckSUR.log and upload it to your reply

I thought about upgrading to windows 8 (which I'd rather not do) in hopes it would resolve it, but I'm really not an 8 fan.

So lets recap there. Code:

Line 436: 2013-12-02 00:27:16, Info CSI 00000358 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"comuid.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-COM-ComPlus-UI-COMUID, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 437: 2013-12-02 00:27:16, Info CSI 0000035a [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"mspaint.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-mspaint, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type ...

Error Code 800B0100 8 failed windows updates


Quote: Originally Posted by fragital


If you want assistance, don't post gibberish. Try letting us know what problems are, and what you have tried to solve them.

Windows 7 failed updates error code 800B0003

Several failed Windows 7x64 updates (see attachements)

error code 800B0003

Attachment 352135

Ran sfc/scannow in elevated prompt. It found errors that it could not fix. I need tha CheckSUR.log file as well please...

Note: I could not upload the entire CBS folder as a rar or a zip,( I kept getting a 505 error) so I uploaded the cbs log file. and the c:\windows\windowsupdate.log file

Windows not updating.... Error Code 80070490 with 11 failed updates

Error Code 80070490 with 11 failed updatesThank you for everyones help

Please follow this thread to review all my post can't get Windows to updating....

W7-64bit Feb-2013 Updates; KB2799494 Failed, Error Code 80070057

I have a HP DM4 W7-64Bit notebook PC. So, I am at my wits end on where to even start.....please provide suggestions. I even use CCLeaner to keep the temp clutter out.

Error codes

I do have Horzion RollBack RX on the machine but usually only keep a week of so of previous snapshots. update error code 80070057 - Microsoft Community
For the above I did run SFC / SCANNOW and came back OK. I run Avast for A/V protection, run MalwareBytes from time-to-time to check too and both are clean. Download Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2799494) from Official Microsoft Download Center
I did some web surfing and not much out there on it.


Try to install patch again

Make a copy of C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log (otherwise you can't open it)
Post that file and C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log as well

Zip them to make it smaller

All ~14 updates installed except KB2799494. MS13-017: Vulnerabilities in Windows kernel could allow elevation of privilege: February 12, 2013
It gave me error code I downloaded MSI and ran on PC....same error. I mention the RX install because I can set a restore point and try suggestions and return to prior state very easily.

I also religiously image my HDD with Macrium Reflect. Your help is most appreciated. The machine's use is 90% for MS Office....mostly Outlook....with some web surfing. I'm a very techy person and keep the machine very clean.

windows update error code 800706F7 54 important updates failed

I have retried 3 times all to the same result. i have searched for this error code and the only results i found was about removing a previous 2014 update but this was not on my computer. i have ran the System Update Readiness Tool which installed 1 update however i can still not download the other updates

Tried again and am now also getting error codes 80246007 and 8007002

Windows error 0xc8000222 when trying to run Windows Updates/MS Security Essentials

No input is needed, the scan is running. If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic: Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lower right hand of this page).

Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. No one is ignored here. I have tried to manually update the MS Sec Essentials database - it will not run the update. Upon completing the above steps and posting a reply, another staff member will review your topic and do their best to resolve your issues.Thank you for your patience, and again sorry for the delay.*************************************************** We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.

Please do this even if you have previously posted logs for us.If you were unable to produce the logs originally please try once more.If you are unable to create a log please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System incl...

Error 0xc8000222

Inflow Inventory is a separate (non Microsoft) program.

I install a fresh windows 7, i wanted to install inflow inventory and its bringing out 0xc8000222 error

Error code 0xc8000222 indicates a problem with Windows update. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter and see if that helps.

I believe you have 2 different issues here.

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