During a Windows update, users may encounter issues like error code 0x800706ba, hindering successful completion and potentially leaving the computer vulnerable. This article examines this error, commonly experienced during updates, and provides tips for resolving it.
What causes error code 0x800706ba?
Error code 0x800706ba is often experienced when performing a Windows update and can result from a number of issues such as missing files in the update, loss of connection with the server, corrupt update files, a malware infection, or misconfigured drivers.
Fixing error code 0x800706ba on Windows 10/11
There are multiple ways of fixing error code 0x800706ba on Windows 10/11; we start with the easiest and most convenient.
Over time, your computer will tire, accumulate old and useless files, perhaps fall victim to viral infections or play host to outdated and corrupt versions of software, all of which may lead to annoying disruptions anytime you want to use your PC. One such disruption is error code 0x800706ba, and the safest, fastest and most convenient way of diagnosing and solving error code 0x00706ba is downloading and installing a PC repair tool. This PC repair tool will scan your computer for outdated programs, identify and remove redundancies, automatically update your system, troubleshoot performance issues and keep your files safe from viruses and other forms of malware. With your PC healthy and constantly monitored for performance issues, it is unlikely that you will experience error code 0x800706ba ever again.
If you don’t want to go the PC repair way, you can always restore your system to a point in time when there was no error code 0x800706ba, i.e. to an earlier working state. A system restore will roll back all the changes to your PC that might have taken place after the restore point. This means that if your computer is experiencing errors because of a recent software update or installation, a system restore will undo the changes that this occasioned and thus prevent errors from happening.
To perform a system restore, take the following steps:
- Save all your files
- In the Windows search box on the taskbar, type “Control Panel”
- In the Control Panel search box, type “recovery”
- You will see a “Restore Files and Settings” box, click “Next”
- Select the restore point that you want to return to, and then select “Scan for affected programs”
NB: This only works if you have a restore point in place; to see whether you have system restore points that you can choose from, take the following steps:
- In the search box on the taskbar, type “control panel”.
- In the search box that appears in the Control Panel, type “recovery”
- Go to Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and look to see if the system protection option is selected
- If not selected, it means that you have no restore points and thus you won’t be able to recover your PC using a system restore point.
- If the system protection option is selected, then you can continue with the system restore option.
It could be that Windows is experiencing error 0x800706ba because the drivers are not up to date, in which case simply updating them will have your troubles melting away. You can do this with the help of a tool that will update your drivers for you, or you can manually update them yourself. To manually update your drivers in Windows 10/11, take the following steps:
- Press Start.
- In the Windows search box, type “Device Manager”
- On the list of devices that appears, click and expand details on the hardware you want to update
- Right-click and select “Update Driver”
- Repeat this step for all the drivers to make sure that each is up to date
- You can also use Windows Update to automatically download and install the latest drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Settings
- Click on “ Update & Security”
- Click on “Check for Updates”
Windows will automatically update all the drivers that are out of date.
Reset your network
Error 0x800706ba is mostly associated with network issues, meaning that if you reset the network, the problem is likely to go away. Networking problems result from any number of things, including a bug in the new Windows release, an upgrade process that might have reset the network protocols and settings, and a network adapter driver that is corrupted.
A network reset might help alleviate the problem, and this can be easily achieved with the help of the network troubleshooter. To launch the network troubleshooter, follow these steps:
- Open Settings
- In settings, click “Network and Security”
- Click “Status”
- Under Status, choose “Network Troubleshoot”
This will identify your problem and resolve any underlying network issues. If, however, this fails to work, take the following steps that will reset your network:
- Open Settings
- Click on “Network and Security”
- Click “Status”
- Click the Reset button
Resetting your network will remove any and all changes that lead to errors being reported. If all of this fails to stop error code 0x800706ba from appearing, then it is time that you seriously considered using a PC repair tool such as Outbyte PC Repair tool to diagnose problems on your PC and to optimize its performance. Outbyte PC Repair will also constantly monitor the health of your PC and update any software that needs to be replaced by a newer version.