The error code – 0x80004005 occurs when you try to use the shared drives or folders or access specific programs or when there is an issue while installing Windows updates.
Well, here are some solutions to fix the error code 0x80004005
Firstly delete all that you see in the folder – Windows Update download folder.In case the troubleshooter fails to resolve the issue, then
- Open – Windows File Explorer
- Go to – C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
- Now delete all you see inside that folder
Try running – Windows Update troubleshooter
Sometimes the error appears when the automatic Windows Update is not successful or also when the files Windows update tends to download is corrupted.
You can run in-built troubleshooter provided in Windows to fix the issue
Remove the temporary files
At times, the corrupt temporary file can result in error 0x80004005. In such cases, you can use – Windows Disk Cleanup tool or just type – %temp% in your Windows search bar to locate the Temp folder and then erase all the files there.
Disabling Outlook mail notifications
Sometimes the error code appears when Microsoft Outlook tries to send new messages.
You can try to disable those notifications in Outlook to see if that resolves the error
Run Windows Update
If the error has occurred due to Windows Update, you need to complete the process of download and installation of updates.
Once you run the troubleshooter and manually delete the files in the Windows update folder, try to run Windows Update once again.
Disabling Windows Defender
In case you encounter the error code 0x80004005 while using Microsoft Outlook and also the attempt to disable the notification fails, then turn OFF the antivirus program to resolve the issue.
The above methods are handy and will help you get rid of the error code 0x80004005.