Error 0x80070003 with Solution
Error 0x80070003 may pop up when you are updating your Windows 8 to Windows 10. You may also get this error when you are updating your Windows 10 to newer versions from older versions. Usually, error code: 0x80070003 pops up when your update completes around 50%. After reaching up to somewhere around 50%, the error 0x80070003 pops on your computer screen. If you experience this sort of error, you should not worry, we have some solutions for this error. The main causes of this error are Windows Firewall, insufficient RAM and insufficient space in the disc in which you are supposed to install the windows. These are the solutions for fixing the error 0x80070003.
Run system check by the help of SFC scan
You can run the system check by the help of the SFC scan. You should follow these simple steps in order to run the SFC scan.
- Press Windows key+R to open the Run box.
- In the type CMD.EXE in the open box of Run window.
- Command Prompt window will pop up. Type SFC /scannow and hit Enter.
- The system check will start and will take some time.
- This process will find the corrupted files in your computer and removes it.
- After finishing the process, restart your computer and check whether your problem is solved or not.
Rename or remove the windows update folder
Please rename or remove the folder which has the files which were installed when your update was not completed. The folder is named as SoftwareDistribution folder. Follow these steps to find that folder and either rename or remove that folder.
- Go to either This pc or Computer or My computer. This may differ from Windows. In Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7, you can find This pc, Computer, and My computer respectively.
- Now, double-click the drive in which you have installed the incomplete update. Mostly these updates are installed in C drive.
- After entering C drive, double-click on folder called Windows.
- You will find the folder named SoftwareDistribution.
- After that, either you should delete that folder or rename it as SoftwareDistributionold.
After completing the process, you should restart your computer and proceed to Windows update.
You should check the date and time of your computer
As you can see, your date and time are displayed at the right-bottom of your computer screen. You should check it whether it is correct or not. If you found that the date and time are incorrect, you should correct it immediately. To change your date and time you should follow these simple steps.
- You can see the date and time section at the right-bottom of the computer screen. Click right on it and select Adjust Date/Time.
- A window will pop up. You can see the Set time automatically option. Turn on that option.
- After that, check whether your timezone is correct or not. If it is not correct, correct it.
- In case if you are not connected to the internet, you can change the date and time manually. Turn off Set time automatically option and tap on change date and time option which is situated just below Set time automatically option.
After you follow these steps, check whether error code: 0x80070003 solved or not. If your error was not fixed, you should try other methods of solution.
Troubleshoot your Windows Update
Follow these steps to troubleshoot with windows update.
- Press windows key + R to open Run window.
- Type Control Panel in the Open box of Run windows.
- After the control panel opens, view your control menu in small icons.
- Find the Troubleshooting option and click on it.
- You can see many options on the left side of the Window, select view all among them.
- After that, in the right part of the window, you can see many troubleshooting options, choose Windows Update.
- Now, follow the instructions given on the screen.
Try restoring your computer
This will make your computer like the earlier one. Earlier one refers to when you did not have error 0x80070003. This restoration removes all the changes and updates from your computer and restores it. You can restore your windows by following these instructions.
- First of all, open Run Window by pressing Windows Key + R.
- Type Control Panel in the Open box of run Window.
- This will open the control panel window on your computer screen. Make small icons by selecting small icons at right-top of the window.
- After that, navigate the system icon and click on it.
- A new window will pop up on your screen, see left part of the Window and choose System Protection. It may require administrator approval so grant approval.
- You can see the System restore option there, tap on it.
- After that, select next.
- Now, choose the restore point and select next.
- Tap on Finish.
- You will be asked to give confirmation, click on Yes.
After finishing the process, you should restart your computer and check whether the problem is solved or not for error code: 0x80070003.