Windows 10 has always been vulnerable to many errors. One such error code we will see in this post is Update Error 0x8007042c. Users may commonly encounter this error when trying to upgrade to Windows 10 or installing Windows Updates. In this blog, we’ll walk you through three useful solutions for fixing it in Windows 10.
To get rid of this problem, try the following methods until you find one that works for you.
0x8007042C -2147023828 Error_Service_Dependency_Fail, The dependency service or group failed to start
Solutions to Windows 10 Update Error 0x8007042c
To fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x8007042c, use the steps –
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Press Windows+I to launch the Settings app.
- Choose Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
- Go to the right pane and open the link named Additional troubleshooters.
- Select Windows Update and then hit the Run the troubleshooter button.
- This will start checking for pending start and other possible culprit files.
- Once it completes the process, close the window and restart your computer.
2] Rename SoftwareDistribution Folder
The error 0x8007042c can also occur due to the corrupted and damaged Windows Components. In order to fix this error, you can try renaming the SoftwareDistribution folders. Here is the procedure –
- First of all, run Command Prompt as administrator.
- Type the following commands and hit Enter after each one:
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
- Run the below commands one by one to rename SoftwareDistribution Folder –
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
- Restart the services that have been stopped. To do so, type the following command and hit Enter after each one –
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver
- Now restart your computer to save changes.
After renaming the SoftwareDistribution Folder, check for the update error code 0x8007042c. If it’s still persisting, continue to the next workaround.
3] Check Windows Update Services status
The next solution requires you to open the Windows Update Services like Windows Event Log, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Windows Update, and then check their status one by one. The procedure is as follows –
- Press Windows+R to open the Run dialog box.
- Type “services.msc” to open the Services window.
- From the list of services, search and double click on the Windows Event Log service.
- In the Properties window, ensure the Startup type is set as Automatic and the Services status is Running.
- Similarly, double click on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. Set the Startup type as Automatic and ensure the Services status is Running.
- Now double click on the Windows Update service. Make sure the Startup type as Automatic. And if the Service status is Stopped, click on the Start button and then hit OK to save the changes.
Hope it helps!
Leave a Reply