By Tim Miller
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All updates that Microsoft rolls out to Windows 10 users are useful and beneficial, but sometimes they might cause certain issues on your system. One such issue is getting a message asking you to restart your system or PC with a prompt error code 0x8024a105.

If you see this error while trying to run Windows Update on your Windows 10, you don’t have to worry as it is a common problem.

Symptoms of getting this error include a message box prompting you to restart your computer, the inability to download various updates from Windows Update, and more.

The article will explain the entire process in detail so that anyone can follow it to resolve this problem on their computer.

Here we will discuss several ways to resolve error code 0x8024a105 in Windows 10.

Solution 1: Restart Your Computer

Restarting your Windows system can sometimes fix certain glitches and issues, so we recommend you try restarting it to see if that works for you.

If you still have issues after restarting, we recommend you try the following steps to fix Windows Update Error 0x8024a105 on Windows 10.

Solution 2: Check Your Internet Connection

This error occurs when your system cannot connect to the internet. And it mostly appears when your device is not connected with the internet connection either on LAN or Wi-Fi.

Check your Internet connection by switching to a wired network if you are currently using Wi-Fi.

Solution 3: Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Let’s start simple, by running the Windows Update troubleshooter. Some users have managed to allow the updates to get through by allowing the built-in troubleshooter to automatically fix the broken components.

To run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters. When the next screen appears, go to Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter.

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Solution 4: Run System File Checker

Launch the Command Prompt as Administrator. At the Command Prompt, run:

sfc /scannow

Wait until the scanning process is complete as it might take a while depending on your system.

Restart your computer after this process is completed.

Solution 5: Reset the Software Distribution Folder

Open the Command Prompt and run these commands:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv

Go to Start and open the C:\Windows folder. Look for the Software Distribution folder in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and delete it.

Open the Command Prompt and run these commands:

net start bits
net start wuauserv

Run the Windows Update again and see if it fixes the issue.

Solution 6: Reset the Catroot2 Folder

The Catrooot2 folder may be corrupted and should be deleted.

Run the command below:

net stop cryptsvc

Open the Run prompt and navigate to the Catroot2 folder.


Select all the files (Ctrl-A) in the Catroot2 folder and delete them (Shift-Delete).

After the files have been deleted, restart the cryptsvc service.

net start cryptsvc

Solution 7: Reinstall Windows 10

You should try to reinstall Windows 10. It’s always a good option to try if nothing else works.

Be sure to backup your files and folders before starting the reinstallation.

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