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Windows 7: windows update error code: 80070246

31 Aug 2012   #11

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Do you use any registry cleaning software?

Consider doing a Repair Install
Or a Clean Install Windows 7

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31 Aug 2012   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Try using SFC offline.

Your best option in that case is to run the CHKDSK and SFC in offline mode from a Recovery Environment boot.

Reboot the computer, and tap the F8 key until you get the advanced boot menu up - one option should be 'Repair your computer'. Pick that one.

Log into your normal account.
You'll get a set of options - pick the Command Prompt one.
At the command prompt, type DIR C:\
- if we're lucky this will bring up a listing of your normal C: drive contents, including the Program Files folder(s) and the Windows folder.
If not, try D:\ or E:\ (etc. until you get the right letter)
then type the following command

CHKDSK <drive>: /R

and wait for it to complete - it could take a few hours, depending on the size of the drive.

Once complete, type

sfc /scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=<drive>:\ /OFFWINDIR=<drive>:\Windows

where <drive> is the letter you found above.

Wait for the command to complete. (make a note of the response!).

Once it has, type EXIT and the pick the option to reboot.
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03 Sep 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Win 7 Update Error 80070246

Having trouble with Windows update. I have tried all of the fixes I could find from Microsoft to no avail. Checksur Log indicates the following:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 25.0
2014-09-04 13:28

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Corrupt Identity 0xC0000161 (not UTF8) amd64_26d3e7f33cd6967*fea460865c952892_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22653_none_f45345194e0cba24 Bad identity
(f) CSI Manifest Missing 0x00000002 amd64_26d3e7f33cd6967*fea460865c952892_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22653_none_f45345194e0cba24.manifes t amd64_26d3e7f33cd6967*fea460865c952892_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22653_none_f45345194e0cba24

Seconds executed: 187
Found 2 errors
CSI Manifest Missing Total count: 1
CSI Corrupt Identity Total count: 1

Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\amd64_26d3e7f33cd6967*fea460865c952892_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22653_none_f453451 94e0cba24.manifest.

Tried to run SFC /scannow in normal (Administrator) mode and safe mode but the system will not allow the action. Can anyone suggest a fix.
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04 Sep 2014   #14

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

You have a problem with bitflips in the registry.

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.
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08 Sep 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Noel thanks but I was time constrained and decided to re-image the drive and start again from a fresh install. All working now.

Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2014   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

We may well have ended up going that route anyhow.

Good luck!
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