Fix 0x80010105 Error on Windows 11/10
how to Fix Error 0x80010105 on Windows 11/10
This article lists some solutions to fix 0x80010105 error on Windows 11/10. You may encounter this error while installing Windows Update, printing a document, adding a printer, or creating a backup on your storage device. If you encounter the error 0x80010105 while updating your system, you will not be able to install Windows updates. This happens when the Windows Update Agent is broken.
In this article, we are going to discuss the possible solutions to fix the 0x80010105 error on Windows 11/10 that occurs when:
- Installing Windows Update
- Print a document or add a printer
- Create a backup on an external storage device
Fix Windows Update Error 0x80010105
Microsoft occasionally releases updates for Windows 11/10 operating systems. It is essential to keep your system up to date as it not only adds additional features, but also installs the latest security patches. Security patches protect your system from various threats. If you are unable to install the latest updates on your system due to the Windows Update 0x80010105 error, the solutions provided below may help you resolve the issue:
- Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
- Reset Windows Update components
- Manually download Windows Update from the Microsoft Update catalog
Let's see all these solutions in detail.
1.Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
Microsoft has designed automated tools to fix errors on Windows operating systems. The Windows Update Troubleshooter is one of these automated tools. If you get an error while downloading or installing Windows Update, the Windows Update Troubleshooter can help you resolve the issue.
In Windows 10, open the Settings app, then go to "Update & Security> Troubleshooting > Additional Convenience Stores." Now, select Windows Update and then click on the Run Troubleshooter button.
If you're a Windows 11 user, open Settings, and then go to "System > Troubleshooting > Other Convenience Stores." Find Windows Update and then click the Course button.
2.Reset Windows Update Components
An effective solution to fix Windows Update errors is to reset the Windows Update components. Windows Update components are the essential elements of a Windows update. Corruption of Windows Update components causes Windows updates to fail. Resetting the update components will help you troubleshoot Windows Update issues.
3.Manually download Windows Update from the Microsoft Update catalog
If you are still encountering the 0x80010105 error while installing windows update, we suggest that you download the Windows update from the Microsoft Update catalog and install it manually on your system. Each Windows update has a unique Knowledge Base number. You can view this Knowledge Base number on the Windows Update page in Windows 11/10 settings. Note the Knowledge Base number of the Windows Update that fails to install on your system, and then locate this update package on the Microsoft Update Catalog Web site.
Fixed error code 0x80010105 when printing a document or adding a printer
You may get the error code 0x80010105 when printing a document or adding a printer to your Windows 11/10 device. In either case, you won't be able to use your printer to print your documents. According to the affected users, this error prevents them from printing their documents from their phone or other computers. The full error message is as follows:
Your printer has encountered an unexpected configuration issue 0x80010105
If you have encountered this issue on your system, you can try the following solutions to resolve this issue:
- Run the Printer Troubleshooter
- Disable your security software
- Troubleshoot problems in a clean boot state
- Restoring Windows Update
Below we have explained all these solutions in detail.
1.Run the Printer Troubleshooter
Since the error is related to the printer, running the printer troubleshooter may resolve the problem. The process of running the Printer Troubleshooter is described below for Windows 11 and Windows 10 users.
In Windows 10, open Settings, and then go to "Update & Security> Troubleshooting > Additional Convenience Stores." Now, select Printer and then click on the Run Troubleshooter button.
In Windows 11, open its settings, and then go to "System > Troubleshooting > Other Convenience Stores." Click the Course button next to Printer tab.
2.Disable your security software
If you receive the error 0x80010105 when adding the printer to your Windows 11/10 device, temporarily disable your security software and then try again. If your security software was causing the problem, you should be able to add the printer after disabling it. Don't forget to re-enable the security software.
3.Troubleshoot in a clean boot state
You should also check if a third-party program is causing the problem. To identify it, perform a clean boot. In a clean boot state, the computer starts only with the necessary system components and all additional applications and services remain disabled. A clean boot helps users troubleshoot problems caused by a third-party software conflict.
Add the printer to your Windows 11/10 device in the Clean Boot state. If you are able to do this, one of the disabled software in the Clean Boot state is causing the problem. Now, you need to identify this problematic software or application. To do this, remove the printer, then enable some of the disabled applications in the startup applications using Task Manager and restart your PC in the normal state. Now add the printer. If you are not able to do this, one of the apps you just activated is the culprit. Now, start disabling the enabled apps one by one, and then try to add the printer. This will allow you to identify the problematic application. Once you find the problematic app, uninstall it or check if an updated version is available for the app on the provider's website.
4.Restoring Windows Update
Many users have confirmed that Windows update KB4524147 is causing the problem. Open the Update History page in your Windows 11/10 settings and check if you recently installed Windows update KB4524147. If so, uninstall this particular update from your PC and then check if the problem goes away.
Fixed printer in error state in Windows 11/10.
Fix 0x80010105 error code when creating a backup on an external storage device
Some users have also encountered the error 0x80010105 when creating a backup of Windows server to external storage device such as DVD, USB flash drive, etc. The full error message looks like this:
The server has thrown an exception. (0x80010105)
If you receive the above error message when you create a backup from Windows Server to an external storage device, the following solutions may help you resolve this issue.
- Free up space on your storage device
- Run an SFC scan
- Convert your storage device from FAT32 to NTFS
- Troubleshoot problems in a clean boot state
Let's see all these solutions in detail.
1.Free up space on your storage device
If the storage space on the device on which you create the backup is less than the required, you may get this error. Therefore, before you start creating the backup, make sure that your storage device has enough space.
2.Run an SFC scan
Your external drive may have errors because of which you cannot create a backup on it. System File Checker is a tool built into Windows operating systems that helps users repair corrupted system image files and errors on a hard drive. You can also run this tool on an external hard drive.
After running the SFC scan on your external hard drive, check if the problem is resolved or not. In addition to SFC scanning, you can also try to run the CHKDSK utility to repair bad sectors on your storage device.
3.Convert storage device from FAT32 to NTFS
Some users were able to fix the error after converting their storage device from FAT32 to NTFS. You can check if your storage device is FAT32 or NTFS. If it is FAT32, convert it to NTFS. You can check the format of your storage device by following the steps below:
- Open File Explorer.
- Right-click on the storage device and select Properties.
- You can find the format of your storage device under the General tab.
Some users have also encountered the problem when creating the backup from Windows Server to a DL DVD (dual-layer DVD). If you are also using the DL DVD, replace it with a regular DVD. This can help you solve the problem.
4.Troubleshoot in a clean boot state
The problem may be caused by a conflict with third-party software. To verify this, troubleshoot your computer in a clean boot state. Once you have found the problematic program, consider uninstalling it.
We have already explained how to identify the problematic program using Clean Boot earlier in this article.
Read: Fix 0x80070032 backup error on Windows 11/10.
What is the 0x80010105 error code?
The error code 0x80010105 may appear on your system when installing the latest Windows updates. The cause of this error is the faulty Windows Update agent. Running the Windows Update Troubleshooter and resetting Windows Update components are some fixes that you can try to resolve this error.
You may also see this error when creating a backup from Windows Server to your external storage device or when printing a document and adding a printer to your Windows 11/10 device. A clean boot can help you identify conflicting applications. Apart from that, you can also try other fixes, such as running an SFC scan, removing unwanted items from the storage device to free up space, and more.
Why is my Windows Update showing an error?
To install Windows Update successfully, you must have at least 16 GB of free space on a 32-bit Windows operating system and 20 GB of free space on a 64-bit Windows operating system. Therefore, first check the space remaining on your C drive. If you have enough free space on your C drive but Windows Update displays an error, restart your computer and check again. You can also try other workarounds, like disconnecting all external devices, running the CHKDSK scan on your C drive, and more.
Sometimes antivirus programs also block Windows updates. Therefore, temporarily disable your antivirus, and then reinstall the update. Don't forget to re-enable the antivirus, as it protects your system from multiple threats.