The 0x80200053 error is a common Windows update issue that may prevent you from installing the latest updates on your PC. How to troubleshoot this problem? In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard gives you some causes and fixes for it.
When you encounter the Windows update error 0x80200053, you may also receive an error message that reads “BG_E_VALIDATION_FAILED”. What causes this issue? Here, we summarize some possible reasons. For instance, this error may occur when there is a problem with the downloaded files, the antivirus software, or the system files.
How to fix the 0x80200053 error? We will show you some effective methods to fix this error and update your Windows smoothly.
Have you ever encountered the 0xc1900104 error on your PC? If you are looking for solutions to this error, you can read this post that tells you some fixes.
Fix 1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update troubleshooter is a handy tool that can automatically detect and fix common problems with Windows updates. To run this tool, follow these steps:
Step 1. Press Win + I to open Settings. Then click Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
Step 2. Click on Windows Update and select Run the troubleshooter.
Step 3. Then follow the on-screen wizard to complete the troubleshooting process. Once done, restart your PC and try to update again.
Fix 2. Run SFC
The corrupted or missing system files can cause the error code 0x80200053. To repair the corrupted system files, you can use the SFC (System File Checker) utility. Here is how to do that:
Step 1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. Then type cmd in the box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2. When the command window pops up, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
Step 3. Wait for the scan to finish and then restart your PC. Then try to update again.
If the error still exists or you encounter issues like SFC scannow not working, you can run DISM or use MiniTool Partition Wizard to check file system errors and bad sectors. Click the following button to download MiniTool Partition Wizard and then follow this guide.
Fix 3. Disable Third-party Antivirus
If there is third-party antivirus software installed on your computer, it may interfere with the Windows update process. To avoid this, you can temporarily disable your antivirus software and firewall before running the update. You can also switch to Windows Security, which is a built-in antivirus program that works well with Windows updates.
Fix 4. Reset Windows Update Components
Sometimes, the Windows update error 0x80200053 may be caused by some issues with the Windows update components, such as the cache, services, or registry entries. To fix them, you can reset these components by following these steps:
Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator. Then type the following commands and press Enter after each one.
net stop cryptsvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
net stop wuauserv
ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old
net stop cryptsvc
net start bits
net stop msiserver
net start wuauserv
Step 2. Once done, reboot your system and check if the issue is fixed.
Fix 5. Manually Download and Install the Update
In addition to the above methods, you can try to manually download and install the latest cumulative update for your Windows 10 version. To do this, you can follow this guide: [Tutorial] How to Download & Install Windows 10 Updates Manually.
Now, this post comes to an end. Has your issue been solved successfully? You can try the methods one by one. Do you have any other nice methods to fix the Windows update error 0x80200053? You can feel free to share them with us in the following comment zone.