When finished, the troubleshooter will give you a list of any problems found and fixed, at which point you can select Close to end the process. If the troubleshooter did find and fix important issues, you should now try your update process again. So windows update has been forcing my computer to restart to update tons of times recently but it never does update. You need to wait until the whole installation process ends.
You can also try recovering an earlier system state or reinstalling your operating system. This error code means you need to repair your PC because the Boot Configuration Data file has a problem. Try running the Automatic Startup Repair tool. Or, go to the command prompt and enter bootrec /rebuildbcd to rebuild the BCD file. Do you get a “You’ll need a new app to open this windowsdefender link” error while trying to launch the Windows Security app? If so, your app or PC might have corrupt files or incorrectly specified settings.
In that case, you will need to uninstall the update first and then force Windows Update to run again. Press the Check for updates button on the right hand pane. I found out that the easiest way to force Windows update check is to use a command in the Run dialog. There are other commands from CMD and PowerShell as well, but let’s start with the easiest way to do it. Once you’ve run the troubleshooter, it’s a good idea to restart the PC once more, then try to run Windows Update again. If this still doesn’t work, advance to the next section. This feature speeds up the update process if there are other machines on your network.
If it doesn’t, you will need to delete your SoftwareDistribution directory manually. If rerunning the update doesn’t do the trick, you may have a hardware or driver conflict. Try unplugging all of your peripherals, like webcams, microphones, and scanners, before you reboot.
If there are available updates, you need to click View details to continue. If there is not enough space, you need to free up disk space on your computer. You need to know which Windows version you have to know which set of instructions you need to follow.
If the content under software distribution gets corrupted, you won’t be able to install Windows updates. Microsoft releases tons of cumulative updates for api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll Windows 10 and 11 every month. Usually, the updates are downloaded and installed directly via Windows update, but sometimes, you may get stuck with different errors that occur while updating. If there are uncountable Windows Update errors, there are also some solutions that have been approved by the affected users that we mentioned below. This problem has been reported by many users following a Windows update. This issue in the Update and Settings app must be the result of a bug in the rolled-out update or a disruption of its installation process. To resolve this, uninstall the most recently installed Windows update.