Windows error code 0x800706ba

Windows error code 0x800706ba occurs in the process of updating Windows 10.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to solve Windows related errors.
In this context, we shall look into what causes this issue and how to tackle it.

What triggers "Windows error code 0x800706ba"?

Basically, this error occurs in Windows 10 due to different factors such as;

i. Corrupt or damaged system files
ii. RPC server isn’t available
iii. Corrupt registry entries
iv. Installation of corrupt or damaged drivers
v. Installation of corrupt applications on the computer
vi. Presence of malicious files in PC
vii. Virus and spyware in OS

How to fix "Windows error code 0x800706ba"?

To fix this Windows issue, simply apply the following tips;

Solution 1: Automate necessary services with CMD

1. Start by pressing Windows key+R to launch Run and then type “cmd” and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Next, we click on “Yes” if we are prompted for permission by User Account Control.
Then a Command Prompt will be opened with admin rights.

2. Now, what we are going to do is to automate some services. To do so, we execute the below commands.

SC config wuauserv start= auto
SC config bits start= auto
SC config cryptsvc start= auto
SC config trustedinstaller start= auto

After executing all the commands, we close the Command Prompt window.

Solution 2: Rename Software Distribution folder

1. Start by searching cmd in the windows 10 search bar and then right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose run as administrator.
2. Next, we execute these commands.

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver

This process will stop some services for a short period of time.

3. After that, we rename the folder. For that, we run these commands in the Command Prompt window.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

4. Now, we start the processes which we stopped in the first step. For that, we run the below commands.

net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Once the above command execution completes, we close the command prompt. Finally, after rebooting we try updating the computer to resolve this issue.

Solution 3: Use Powershell

Windows Update Auto Update Client runs in the background. So updating it from Powershell may solve this issue;
1. First, we press ‘Window key+X‘.
2. Next, we click on the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”.
3. Then once the PowerShell window opens, we run the below commands sequentially.

wuauclt.exe /updatenow

Then we check if the error still persists or not.

Solution 4: Run Built-in & Guided Walkthrough Windows Update troubleshooter

Built-in: "Windows Key+X >> Click Settings >> Click Update & security >> Click Troubleshoot >> Click Windows Update >> Click Run the Troubleshooter".

Solution 5: Disable Antivirus and security-related products

Our Support Technicians suggest uninstalling any freeware version Antivirus, if not then disable the Antivirus. Then try again to update and check if the issue is resolved.
Additionally, we confirm that the date, time, and region is correct.

Solution 6: SFC scan and DISM if required.

In order to run an SFC scan, we open cmd and select ‘Run as Administrator’. Then we type sfc/scannow in the command prompt and hit enter.

If the SFC scan cannot fix the corrupt files, we run the DISM tool on Windows 10.

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This article will help to fix "Windows error code 0x800706ba" which occurs in the process of updating Windows 10.