Fix Fatal Error C0000022 for Lenovo, Dell, ASUS, HP, etc, systems

As soon as we hit the power button on our computers to boot them up, a huge number of files and operations come into the picture and make the computer operational. But if something goes wrong, the system could throw up an error. One of these errors is Fatal Error C0000022. This is usually triggered while Applying Updates. This means that this occurs due to an error encountered with Windows Update. So, we will be looking out for relevant fixes for the same. Let us now dive into it.

Fatal Error C0000022

Fix Fatal Error C0000022

We will be undertaking the following fixes for Fatal Error C0000022 for all the computers,

  1. Perform a Full Shut Down.
  2. Use System Restore.
  3. Run Automatic Startup Repair.
  4. Use DISM to uninstall specific Windows Updates.
  5. Get the required Updates manually.

1] Perform Full Shut Down

Open the command prompt (admin),  type the following command and hit Enter:

shutdown /s /f /t 0

This will make your Windows 10/8 computer shutdown ‘fully’. The correct syntax thus for a full shutdown of Windows 10/8 should be: shutdown /s /f  /t 0 and for Hybrid shutdown should be: shutdown /s /hybrid /t 0.

Now power on your computer and see if the problem has gone away.

2] Use System Restore

If you are in Advanced Startup Options, you can select System Restore directly and proceed with the steps.

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If you just booted into Safe Mode, type sysdm.cpl in Start search box and hit Enter. Select the tab labeled as System Protection and then choose the System Restore button.

It will now open a new window where you will need to choose your desired System Restore Point. After selecting your desired System Restore Point,follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Now Reboot your computer and check if this method was able to resolve your issue.

3] Run Automatic Startup Repair

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Run Automatic Repair on your computer and see if that helps. You will have to boot in Advanced Startup Options under Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.

Automatic Startup Repair will scan system files, registry settings, configuration settings and more and try to fix the problem on its own, automatically.

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4] Use DISM to uninstall specific Windows Updates

Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin), type in the following command and then hit Enter,

DISM.exe /online /get-packages

It will populate a list of Windows Updates installed on your computer using DISM on the Command Prompt command line.

Look for the update that you want to uninstall. It will look something like, package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.1. And then copy it.

Now, enter this command and hit Enter to uninstall the particular update,

DISM.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:[NAME OF THE UPDATE TO BE UNINSTALLED]

Rebootyour computer for the change to take effect.

5] Get the required Updates manually

If it’s not a Feature update, and only a Cumulative Update, you can manually download and install the Windows Update. To find which update has failed to follow the steps:

  • Go to Settings > Update and Security > View Update History
  • Check which particular update has failed. Updates that have failed to install will display Failed under the Status column.
  • Next, go to Microsoft Download Center, and search for that update using the KB number.
  • Once you find it, download, and install it manually.

You could use Microsoft Update Catalog, a service from Microsoft that provides a listing of software updates that can be distributed over a corporate network. Using the Microsoft Update Catalog can prove to be a one-stop location for finding Microsoft software updates, drivers, and hotfixes.

If it is a Feature update, you can always rely on the following methods to get your computer updated,

All the best!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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