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Uncover the origins of error code 0x800706ba during Windows updates and master its resolution with our guide. Safeguard your data with our included retrieval tips during the repair.


I. Why does the 0x800706ba error occur?

While performing Windows updates, you may often encounter some error codes like 0x800706ba. Once this code appears, it means that your computer has encountered some failure, and this failure will affect your normal update.
Under normal circumstances, the occurrence of 0x800706ba error is mainly due to the following reasons:
corrupted system files
corrupted registry entries
Drivers are outdated or corrupt
Error 0x800706ba
Although there are various reasons for this error, the solution to this failure is not difficult to operate. Next, let’s understand and try to solve it one by one.

II. How to fix 0x800706ba error?

1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is an embedded tool in the Windows system that assists users in troubleshooting and resolving system update issues. Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter:
Step 1: Run the computer, press the (Windows+I) key on the keyboard at the same time to open the setting interface. Then click into the (Update and Security) option.
windows updates and security
Step 2: In the function bar on the left, click Troubleshooting. Then, choose Windows Update on the right and click Run Troubleshooting. Wait, restart the computer, and check if updating Windows resolves the 0x800706ba error.
run the trouble shooter in windows update

2. Run the SFC and DISM tools

SFC and DISM are built-in utilities in Windows. SFC scans and repairs protected system files, while DISM manages offline Windows images and Windows PE images. Here is the detailed usage method:

Step 1: Search (cmd) in the search box in the lower left corner, right-click (Command Prompt) and select (Run as administrator).
run as administrator
Step 2: Open the command prompt window and enter the command “SFC /scannow“. Press the Enter key. The System File Checker will scan and repair problematic system files. If the detected error cannot be repaired or the problem persists, proceed to the next step.
Enter the SFC command
Step 3: Enter the command "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" in Command Prompt and press Enter to execute the repair command. Restart the computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Run the dism command

3. Reset Windows update components

During the Windows update process, it is crucial to enable all necessary services. Incorrect settings can hinder the update process. To resolve this issue, reset the Windows update-related services using the following steps:
Step 1: Run the computer, press (Windows+R) keys at the same time to open the run window, then type (cmd) and click (OK) to open the command prompt window.
windows Key + R
press win and r to run cmd
Step 2: Enter the following commands one by one, and press the (Enter) key after each command. After all commands are executed, restart the computer to check whether the current problem is resolved.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Enter the net stop wuauserv command line

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

Enter net start wuauserv command line

4. Disable antivirus software

Although antivirus software can protect computer security, third-party antivirus software may sometimes hinder Windows updates, causing 0x800706ba errors. To resolve this, close or uninstall the third-party antivirus software before updating.
Step 1: Run the computer, click the (Start) button in the lower left corner, and find (Settings) (the small gear icon).
settings in Windows
Step 2: In the Settings interface, select Applications and go to (Apps and Functions). Locate and click on the antivirus software that requires uninstallation, then press (Uninstall).
uninstall recently updated or installed apps

5. Update the driver

When your driver is not updated in time, the error shown in this article may appear. The solution is to update the driver that has the error or is not updated in time. The method of updating the driver is relatively simple, the specific operation steps are as follows:
Step 1: Start the Windows computer, and then press (Windows key + R) on the keyboard at the same time to open the running window. After entering the command (devmgmt.msc), click the (OK) button to enter the Device Manager.
run the command devmgmt
Step 2: Next, right-click the driver device that reported the error (usually a yellow exclamation point will appear for the faulty driver), and select the (Update Driver) option.
update driver software
Step 3: Next, select the (Automatically search for drivers) option, and then follow the instructions to complete the driver update. After the command has finished executing, restart the computer and see if the problem is resolved.
update Driver Confirm
The above are several solutions to fix the 0x800706ba error. If the above methods cannot be repaired, please try to upgrade through Media Creation Tool, you can choose to keep personal data. If you accidentally delete important files in the process of fixing errors, you can also use the content of the third part below to retrieve the lost data, let’s continue to learn.

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2. How to restore accidentally lost files with Renee Undeleter?

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data recovery in renee undeleter
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next). Then enter the scanning process, please wait patiently.
scan disk with Renee Undeleter
Step 3: Select the (Quick Scan) option and click (Next) to scan. Note that “File Recovery – Fast Scan” only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space on the selected disk. If the desired file is not found, use “File Recovery – Deep Scan” to try scanning the hard disk partition again, but be aware that it will take more time. Please wait patiently.
fast scan lost data
select the file types in fast partition scan
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preview before recovery
preview deleted emails before recovery