Re: Windows 8 unable to search for new updates and shows error“ Code c0000022 -Windows Update encountered an Unknown Error ”? How to Fix this Error?
This type of problem occurs due to blockage of network. For downloading and installing the updates, your computer must communicate with servers and if it failed to do so then it will flash some error. In this case also this may be the reason of your problem. To solve this issue just Open your windows 8 in Safe Mode and remove all the Third party Antivirus and Firewalls and open the computer in Normal Mode. Now check whether the problem is still occuring or not. If the problem still persists then Delete the entire contents inside C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Make sure that you haven’t changed the start up option. If you have made any changes in start up then change it to the Default setting. If the problem is still not solved then try the following steps:
- Open Command Prompt with Administrative Privileges
- Now type - CHKDSK C: /R and hit enter
- You will see a Notification that the “Drive is locked, and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot”. Press “Y” button.It will take some time depending upon the resources of your computer and that’s it.
- Note- Here I have assumed that your windows 8 is installed in C drive