Fix 0x80070246 Error In Windows® Vista
How to fix “0x80070245 Error” While Downloading Updates in Windows Vista?
One of the serious issues encountered while downloading Windows Update for a computer installed with Windows Vista Operating System is the 0x80070245 error. 0x80070245 error normally appears as “STOP 0x80070245 ERROR_ILLEGAL-CHARACTER”. The causes and the ways to fix this particular problem associated with the Windows Vista computers are given below.
- Cause for 0x800702error
- How to solve 0x80070245 error?
- Additional Info
Cause for 0x800702error
This error will occur if the GlobalInstallOrder.xml file of your computer is corrupted or deleted.
How to solve 0x80070245 error?
The only way to solve this error is to replace the existing GlobalInstallOrder.xml file with a new one. Install the Windows® Automated Installer Kit (Windows® AIK) and obtain the Windows® Imaging Format (WIM). The steps to obtain WIM are shown here. Click “Start,then ’All Programs’,and then click ‘Microsoft Windows AIK”. After opening Windows® AIK, right click on the “Windows PE Tools Command Prompt” and then you will have to click the option of “Run as Administrator”. Type the following text in the command prompt, “MD c:Mount” and press enter. This step is done to create a folder named “Mount”. Insert the Windows Vista Installation Media CD into the CD/DVD drive. The next step is to type in this message, “Imagex /mount DVDDriveLettersourcesinstall.wim 1 mount”. After this step, you will have to type in, “CDmountWindowswinsxsx86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990” and then press ‘Enter’. The procedure is nearly over. All you have to do now is to type in another small text in the command prompt, “xcopy GlobalInstallOrder.xml %windir%winsxsx86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990” and press Enter. This step ensures that the new GlobalInstallOrder.xml file is copied to the destination folder in your system via the Windows® WIM. Start downloading the Windows Update after this to ensure that the new GlobalInstallOrder.xml file is not corrupted as well.
Once you click the “Run as Administrator” option in the Windows® PE Tools Command Prompt, there may be occasions when the computer asks the user for a password. You need to provide the correct password. The user will have to make sure that the complete ownership of the Windows Vista files in your computer is with you. The procedure for taking ownership is given in C:WindowsWinSxS (your administrator account. Finish all the subsequent processes and steps that follow until you get the complete ownership. Thus you have eliminated all possible hindrances while fixing the 0x80070245 error.