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How to Fix Ccleaner Error Code 0x80040c01?

While you try to update the CCleaner application, all of a sudden, you would see the error 0x80040c01, which is a software update error.

Fix Ccleaner Error Code 0x80040c01

Consider the steps that are given below to fix Ccleaner Error Code 0x80040c01.

  • Open CCleaner and go to the Tools menu. Select Software Updater and check whether you are able to perform the update.
  • If you have set Custom Clean in CCleaner, you may receive the error.
  • Go to Options and select Settings. Now, set default clean to fix the issue.
  • If it is a Windows Update error, press the Start menu and type services.msc in the search box.
  • Select the Run as administrator option after highlighting the Services app.
  • When the Services window appears, locate the Windows Update service.
  • Double-click on Windows Update and click on the Stop button.
  • Press the Windows and R buttons together.
  • When the Run dialog box appears, type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and hit the Enter key.
  • Press the Ctrl+A buttons together to select all the contents in the folder. Press the Shift+Delete buttons together to remove all contents of the folder permanently.
  • When prompted for confirmation to remove the files, click OK.
  • Now, open the Windows Services window again.
  • Locate the Windows Update option, right-click on it, and click on the Start button.
  • Restart your Windows computer and check if the issue is resolved.
  • If the issue persists, open the Run dialog box and type cmd. Tap OK.
  • When prompted to enter the admin password, type it.
  • Enter sfc /scannow in the Command Prompt window and tap the Enter key.
  • Wait until the scanning process gets completed and restart your computer.
  • Press the Windows and R buttons together to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type regedit in the search section and click on the OK button.
  • Enter the following command in the navigation panel: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
  • Locate WUServer and WIStatusServer and delete them both. If they are not listed, clean the download path.
  • Restart your computer and start CCleaner to fix Ccleaner Error Code 0x80040c01.