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    Windows 8 unable to search for new updates and shows error“ Code c0000022 -Windows Update encountered an Unknown Error ”? How to Fix this Error?

    I have recently installed windows and it was working fine but when I tried to update it, It flashed an error “Code c0000022 -Windows Update encountered an Unknown Error”. Now I am unable to find a solution for this.It is forcing my laptop to start in every 2 to 3 hours which is quite annoying for me so please provide a possible solution for this.



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    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
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    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?

    Hi,
    This problem often occurs due to error in drive. Do the following to correct that
    type in the Search box
    CMD.EXE
    right-click on the file that is found
    Select "Run as Administrator"
    "Command Prompt" window pops up
    type at the command prompt CHKDSK C: /R and press Enter.
    Prompt will be "drive is locked, and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot".
    chkdsk will take long time depending on the size of the drive.

    After CHKDSK, Windows should boot normally- now run the SFC

    SFC -System File Checker -
    Click "Start"
    type in Search box
    CMD.EXE
    right-click on the file that is found
    Select "Run as Administrator"
    "Command Prompt" window should pop up
    Here type SFC /SCANNOW
    Press Enter key
    Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
    Hopefully your problem will be over by this.
    Thank you.

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