Windows Update Showing error (0x80080005) randomly

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Windows Update Showing error (0x80080005) randomly

    I recently built my PC and have a fresh install of Windows 10 with all the recent updates.... over the past week or so I am noticing that I am getting error code (0x80080005) in Windows Update when I check for updates. The odd thing is that this is solved generally with a reboot and will function fine and then all of a sudden the error code returns.

    A bit of Back Story... shortly after my first install of Windows 10 I ended up with a nasty case of Ransomware (I was a Mac user previously and didn't think the dangers were that much different) anyway I was forced to do a complete wipe of the System SSD and reinstall Windows 10 fresh. Its been working fine since and my AntiVirus programs (Defender, Malwarebytes, & Trend Micro Maximum Security) all have shown Zero Threats since (and I'm more careful) so I am not sure if that issue had something to do with the randomness of this one.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,950
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, this thread:
    Fresh Windows 10 Activation/Update Issue Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    suggests the error number may occur where one of the OTHER drives has a problem.

    Your specs don't say whether you have other drives installed.

    Anyway, worth using Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - the best text summary of such programs I've seen- to check your disks. Failing that check SMART params and do a surface scan with something else.

    How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80080005 on Windows 10 -
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I do and it’s interesting you say that because I am having an issue with a drive...

    I have a total of 5 drives installed (2 1tb M.2, 1 8tb HDD, 1 750gb HDD and 1 250gb SSD) the 250gb SSD is showing as Not Initilized and every time I try to do so I get an error message saying it can’t happen... I just haven’t had a chance to deal with it or check it’s connections since I planned to basically use it as a scratch disk For Davinci Resolve and Premiere Pro mostly.

    Think that could be the cause?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,950
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Definitely something to look at... unfortunately the error number won't be precise enough to tell you that- research using the wealth of experience either on this forum or elsewhere is usually better than trying to understand or make sense of the Windows Update logs - another thing you could look at.

    Do use Hard Disk Sentinel (also supports SSDs) and see what it says. For example, in one case I recall it made a specific comment about cabling to one particular disk- which proved correct.
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