While upgrading their operating systems, Microsoft focused a lot on making them smart, automatic machines. This was evident by the way they worked towards their new Automatic Troubleshooters and online fixes.
As of present, a Windows user would need much less support from a tech support agent than a few years ago. No doubt many major known bugs were fixed and smart troubleshooters introduced. However, imagine a situation if the troubleshooter itself malfunctions and gives an error.
One such reported case is when we get the following error:
An unexpected error has occurred, The troubleshooting wizard can’t continue
The accompanying error codes could be 0x8E5E0247, 0x803c010a, 0x80070005, 0x80070490, 0x8000ffff, 0x80300113, etc.
This issue usually occurs with built-in troubleshooters. If you face this issue, the first step would be restarting the system and checking if the troubleshooter works.
If it doesn’t help, do the following.
Open a Notepad file and copy-paste the following lines:
net stop wuauserv
ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
ren catroot2 catroot2.old
net start cryptsvc
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
echo Restarting Computer
shutdown.exe -r -t 00
Save this Notepad file on your Desktop as a .bat file and name it, say, Tfixer.bat.
Now right-click on the file and select Run as administrator. The file will run and re-register some concerned DLL files, after stopping some Windows Services, says Microsoft.