This post lists some solutions to fix the error 0x80010105 on Windows 11/10. You may experience this error while installing the 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. It happens when Windows Update Agent is broken.
In this post, we are going to discuss the possible solutions to fix the error 0x80010105 on Windows 11/10 that occurs when:
- Installing the Windows Update
- Printing a document or adding a printer
- Creating a backup on an external storage device
Fix Windows Update error 0x80010105
Microsoft releases updates for Windows 11/10 operating systems from time to time. Keeping your system up to date is essential as it not only adds some additional features but also installs the latest security patches. The 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 error 0x80010105, the solutions provided below may help you fix the problem:
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Reset Windows Update Components
- Download Windows Update manually from Microsoft Update Catalog
Let’s see all these solutions in detail.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Microsoft has designed automated tools to fix the errors on Windows operating systems. Windows Update Troubleshooter is among these automated tools. If you get an error while downloading or installing the Windows Update, the Windows Update Troubleshooter may help you resolve the problem.
In Windows 10, open the Settings app and then go to “Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooters.” Now, select Windows Update and then click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
If you are a Windows 11 user, open Settings and then go to “System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.” Find Windows Update and then click on the Run button.
2] Reset Windows Update Components
One effective solution to fix the Windows Update errors is to reset the Windows Update Components. The Windows Update Components are the essential elements of a Windows Update. Corruption in the Windows Update Components leads to the failure of Windows Updates. Resetting the Update Components will help you fix Windows Update problems.
3] Download Windows Update manually from Microsoft Update Catalog
If you are still experiencing the error 0x80010105 while installing the Windows Update, we suggest you download the Windows Update from Microsoft Update Catalog and install it manually on your system. Every Windows Update has a unique KB number. You can view this KB number on the Windows Update page in Windows 11/10 Settings. Note down the KB number of the Windows Update that is failing to install on your system and search for that update package on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Fix error code 0x80010105 while printing a document or adding a printer
You may get the error code 0x80010105 while printing a document or adding a printer to your Windows 11/10 device. In both of these cases, you will be unable to use your printer to print your documents. According to the affected users, this error prevents them from printing their documents from their phones or other computers. The complete error message is as follows:
Your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem 0x80010105
If you have experienced this issue on your system, you can try the following solutions to get this problem solved:
- Run Printer Troubleshooter
- Disable your security software
- Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
- Rollback Windows Update
Below, we have explained all these solutions in detail.
1] Run Printer Troubleshooter
Because the error is related to the printer, running the Printer Troubleshooter may fix the problem. The process to run the Printer troubleshooter is described below for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users.
In Windows 10, open Settings and then go to “Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooters.” Now, select Printer and then click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
In Windows 11, open its Settings and then go to “System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.” Click on the Run button next to the Printer tab.
2] Disable your security software
If you are receiving the error 0x80010105 while adding the printer to your Windows 11/10 device, disable your security software temporarily 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 enable the security software again.
3] Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
You should also check if a third-party program is causing the issue. To identify this, perform a Clean Boot. In a Clean Boot state, the computer starts only with the necessary system components, and all the extra applications and services remain disabled. A Clean Boot helps users troubleshoot the problems caused due to a third-party software conflict.
Add the printer to your Windows 11/10 device in the Clean Boot state. If you will be able to do so, one of the software that is disabled in the Clean Boot state is causing the problem. Now, you have to identify that problematic software or app. For this, remove the printer, then enable some of the disabled apps in the Startup applications using the Task Manager and restart your PC in the normal state. Now, add the printer. If you are not able to do so, one of the apps that you have just enabled is the culprit. Now, start disabling the enabled apps one by one and then try to add the printer. This will let you identify the problematic app. Once you find the problematic app, uninstall it or check if there is an updated version available for the app on the vendor’s website.
4] Rollback Windows Update
Many users have confirmed that the Windows Update KB4524147 was causing the problem. Open the Update History page in your Windows 11/10 Settings and check if you have installed the KB4524147 Windows Update recently. If yes, uninstall that particular update from your PC and then check if the issue disappears.
Read: Fix Printer is in Error State on Windows 11/10.
Fix error code 0x80010105 while creating a backup on an external storage device
Some users have also experienced the error 0x80010105 while creating a backup from the Windows Server to an external storage device such as DVD, Pendrive, etc. The complete error message looks like this:
Server threw an exception. (0x80010105)
If you receive the above error message while creating a backup from Windows Server on an external storage device, the following solutions may help you fix this problem.
- Free up some space on your storage device
- Run an SFC scan
- Convert your storage device from FAT32 to NTFS
- Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
Let’s see all these solutions in detail.
1] Free up some space on your storage device
If the storage space on the device on which you are creating the backup is less than required, you may get this error. Therefore, before you start creating the backup, make sure that your storage device has sufficient space.
2] Run an SFC scan
Your external drive might have errors due to which you are unable to create a backup on it. System File Checker is a built-in tool in Windows operating systems that helps users repair the 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 fixed or not. In addition to the SFC scan, you can also try running the CHKDSK utility to repair the bad sectors on your storage device.
3] Convert the 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 your storage device format by following the steps given below:
- Open the File Explorer.
- Right-click on the storage device and select Properties.
- You will find your storage device format under the General tab.
Some users have also experienced the issue while creating the backup from Windows Server on a DL DVD (Double Layer DVD). If you are also using the DL DVD, replace it with a regular DVD. It may help you fix the problem.
4] Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state
The problem might be occurring due to a third-party software conflict. To check this, troubleshoot your computer in a Clean Boot state. Once you find the problematic program, consider uninstalling it.
We have already discussed how to identify the problematic program using the Clean Boot previously in this article.
Read: Fix 0x80070032 Backup Error on Windows 11/10.
What is error code 0x80010105?
The error code 0x80010105 may occur on your system while installing the latest Windows updates. The cause of this error is the broken Windows Update Agent. Running the Windows Update Troubleshooter and resetting the Windows Update Components are some fixes that you can try to resolve this error.
You may also see this error while creating a backup from Windows Server on your external storage device or printing a document and adding a printer to your Windows 11/10 device. A Clean Boot can help you identify the conflicting applications. Apart from that, you can also try some other fixes like running an SFC scan, deleting unwanted items from the storage device to free up some space, etc.
Why is my Windows Update showing an error?
To install the Windows Update successfully, you should have at least 16 GB free space on a 32-bit Windows OS and 20 GB free space on a 64-bit Windows OS. Hence, first, check how much space is left on your C drive. If you have enough free space on your C drive but Windows Update is showing an error, restart your computer and check again. You can also try some other workarounds, like disconnecting all external devices, running the CHKDSK scan on your C drive, etc.
Sometimes, antivirus programs also block Windows updates. Therefore, disable your antivirus temporarily and then install the update again. Don’t forget to enable the antivirus again, as it protects your system from several threats.
Hope this helps.
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