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Discover the causes of error code 0x800706ba when updating Windows and learn how to fix it with our step-by-step guide. Don't risk losing data during the repair process - our article includes tips on data retrieval too.

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Drivers are outdated or corrupt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 a system update troubleshooting tool built into the Windows system, which can help users troubleshoot and fix most of the problems encountered during the system update process. Here are the detailed steps to run the Windows Update 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.
Select Update and Security Options
Step 2: Find (Troubleshooting) in the function bar on the left, then select the (Windows Update) option on the right, and click the (Run Troubleshooting) button. Wait for a while, restart the computer after the troubleshooting is complete, and re-update Windows to see if the 0x800706ba error is resolved.
run troubleshooter

2. Run the SFC and DISM tools

SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Image Service and Management) tools are built-in utilities in the Windows system, in which the SFC command can scan all protected system files and repair detected problems; and DISM as Windows Deployment image servicing and management program that can be used to install, uninstall, configure, and update features and packages in offline Windows images and offline Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) images. The following 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 command prompt
Step 2: In the opened command prompt window, enter the command (SFC /scannow) and press the (Enter) key. Next, System File Checker will perform a system scan and fix problematic system files. If it prompts that the detected error cannot be repaired or the problem is not resolved after repairing, please continue to the next step.
Enter the SFC command
Step 3: Enter the following command (Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth) in the opened Command Prompt window and press the (Enter) key to execute the repair command. After the command is executed, restart the computer and check whether the current problem is resolved.
Run the dism command

3. Reset Windows update components

During the Windows update process, it is necessary to ensure that several related services are normally enabled. If some Windows update-related service settings are incorrect, the update process will be affected. Therefore, you can try to solve the current problem by resetting the Windows update-related services. The specific steps are as follows:
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.
Open a command prompt window
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 effectively protect computer security, third-party antivirus software may occasionally prevent Windows from being updated normally due to potential risk factors, resulting in 0x800706ba errors. The solution is to close or uninstall the third-party antivirus software before updating. The specific steps for uninstalling are as follows:
Step 1: Run the computer, click the (Start) button in the lower left corner, and find (Settings) (the small gear icon).
Click the settings button
Step 2: Next, in the “Settings” interface, select the (Application) option and enter. After that, switch the function bar on the left to (Apps and Functions), find and click the antivirus software that needs to be uninstalled on the right, and press (Uninstall).
Select the antivirus software that needs to be uninstalled

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.
Enter the device manager command
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.
Select the update drive option
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.
Select the Automatically search for drivers option
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?

Restoring files with Renee Undeleter is very simple, the specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter, select the (File Recovery) option in the main interface (if this mode cannot find the files you need, you can also try other modes for a more comprehensive scan).
Select file recovery options
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next). Then enter the scanning process, please wait patiently.
Select target device for file recovery
Step 3: Select the (Quick Scan) option and click the (Next) button to scan. It should be noted that “File Recovery – Quick Scan” only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can use “File Recovery – Deep Scan” to try to scan the hard disk partition again, but it will take more time, please wait patiently.
Quick Scan Options
Step 4: Wait for the scan to complete, you can double-click the file to preview, then check the file to be recovered, click the (Recover) button to restore the file to another disk.
Select files to restore