What Causes the Windows Error 0x80070241?
The error code 0x80070241 can be caused by various factors. Some possible causes are:
- Corrupted system files
- Incompatible DVD drive
- Antivirus software
- Faulty hardware
- Malware infection
Fortunately, there are some possible solutions that you can try to fix this error.
#1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
You can try running the Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the Windows error 0x80070241. It is a built-in tool that can automatically detect and fix common problems with Windows Update. Here is how to run this tool:
Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon and select Settings. Then go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
Step 2. Select Windows Update and click on Run the troubleshooter.
Step 3. Then follow the on-screen wizard to complete troubleshooting. Once done, restart your device and try to install or update Windows again.
#2. Run SFC
The 0x80070241 error can be caused by corrupted system files. You can run SFC (System File Checker) and DISM scans to repair corrupted system files. To run these tools, follow these steps:
Step 1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box. Then type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2. In the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
Step 3. After the scan finishes, reboot your computer. If the issue still exists, run Command Prompt as administrator again.
Step 4. Then type the following commands and press Enter after each one.
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Step 5. Once done, reboot your PC and check if the issue is resolved.
Additionally, MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful tool that can check file system errors and bad sectors. You can download and install this tool on your PC. Then launch it, right-click the partition to be checked, and select Check File System or Surface Test. You can refer to this guide.
#3. Disable Security Software
Sometimes, the antivirus software may block or modify some of the installation files and cause them to be corrupted or unable to copy. You can try temporarily disabling the antivirus software to fix the Windows error 0x80070241.
#4. Reset Windows Update Components
To get rid of the Windows error code 0x80070241, you can try resetting the Windows update components with the following steps:
Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator. Then type the following commands and press Enter after each line.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren %systemroot%System32catroot2 catroot2.old
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
Step 2. After the process completes, restart your computer and check if the issue is fixed.
#5. Check Your Hardware and Drivers
The faulty hardware or outdated drivers may also cause the 0x80070241 error. You can follow these steps to check your hardware and drivers:
1. Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool to check if your RAM is working properly. You can follow this post to check memory using Windows Memory Diagnostic.
2. Run CHKDSK or MiniTool Partition Wizard to check your hard drive for errors. You can see this post.
3. Run Device Manager to check if your drivers are up to date. You can update your drivers with this post.
You can try solving your problem by following the solutions above. If none of the solutions work for you, you may need to contact Microsoft support or a professional technician for further assistance. Do you have any suggestions or nice solutions to the 0x80070241 error? You can feel free to leave a comment below.