Windows update service doesn't start- 0x80080005 Solved

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    Windows update service doesn't start- 0x80080005

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    Windows update service fails to start, even tried resetting windows update from the pinned thread, it is not working.

    SFC scan get stucks @ 20%
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    SFC scan get stucks @ 20%
    Welcome to tenforums. I suggest you need to start with some basic checks.

    1. Check your disk. Try
    Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - the best instant text report I know. Else e.g. HD Tune - Health and Error Scan tabs.
    2. If ok, run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command or Powershell prompt.

    If this fails, run
    chkdsk c: /F
    - your PC will need to restart.

    3. If ok, and something's been fixed, you can try
    SFC /SCANNOW again.

    4. If that fails again, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps progs, data and most settings.
    For that you need an iso of the same build as you now have -1809- (freely downloadable - see Heidoc iso downloader.
    Last edited by dalchina; 05 Jul 2019 at 15:18.
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    Successfully completed SFC scan after following the said procedures.

    SFC doesn't found any problem, yet the update problem continues.

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    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903

    try In Settings Type in troubleshoot in search box choose available recommended troubleshooting
    which will take you to a new page. Scroll down and choose windows update troubleshooter
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    Good SFC now passes. However service states may be incorrect or there may be other corruption.

    If the troubleshooter fixes something and passes, obviously try again; if not, you can try
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
    and run the troubleshooter again.

    If it still fails, I return to my suggestion - cut your losses, save time, and do an in-place upgrade repair install as above.
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    Tried Resetting Windows Update through that .bat file.
    Still failed to fix the problem.

    wuauserv still showing the same error.
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  7.    #7

    Thank you for your reply.

    Have you ever disabled Windows Update?

    Please follow last suggestion. Tutorial available if needed. Keeps all progs and data.
    You will need an iso of the same build freely downloadable (search for Heidoc iso downloader).
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    Used Windows media creation tool to update system to 1903 version without deleting user data and app data.
    Now all works.
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    Sound good. Upgrading your system, if successful, should have the same repair effect as an in-place upgrade repair install.
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  10.    #10

    I'm sure that Windows upgrade will be successful.
    Thanks for the help.
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