When you trying to update Google Chrome and you keep the error message:


An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 1: 0x80004005).
If you receive error 0x80004005, it typically means that Windows update folders are corrupted. Try below mentioned troubleshooting steps and check if they help.

Solution #1

Try to run the Windows update troubleshooter and see if it fix the issue:
  1. Press Windows Key then type “troubleshoot” and hit Enter.
  2. Select “View all” on the left panel and run “Windows Update” troubleshooter from the list.
  3. Click Advanced, ensure to check Apply repairs automatically and also select Run as administrator.
  4. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.
Once done, check if it allows you install Windows Updates without any errors.

Solution #2

Step: 1
  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Click on “Command Prompt (Admin) Note: Click Yes if it prompts for UAC(User Account Control).
  3. Type following commands into the command prompt one after the other
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop bits
    • net stop cryptsvc
Keep Command Prompt window opened. Step: 2 Rename Windows Update folders. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:
  • ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Then type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start bits
  • net start cryptsvc

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