Learn how to fix the error code 80072EFE
Learn about the reasons behind the error code 80072EFE. Also, get tips to fix the error.
You may be getting some error codes in the system while you are performing different tasks in the system. These error codes are displayed to warn you about internal errors of the system. One of these error codes includes the error code 80072EFE. The error code is displayed when you try to get some updates in the system. This usually comes with updates from the Windows Update website. The error code may come if the software or hardware files of the computer are corrupted. If the Windows category files and proxy server is corrupted, then also the issue comes. You can fix this issue by disabling the firewalls and removing the CatRoot2 folder.
Here are some tips to fix error code 80072EFE:
- Check background programs
- Delete the CatRoot2 folder
- Things to keep in mind
Check background programs
When you get the error code 80072EFE in the system, you need to check the background programs in the system to resolve the issue. You need to try to turn off all web browsers as well as firewalls which affect the Internet connection in the system. There are a number of firewalls which affects the connection to Windows Update site. You need to disable all these firewalls. These include the Norton Internet Security, Panda firewall, McAfee firewall and ZoneAlarm firewall.
Delete the CatRoot2 folder
You can try removing the CatRoot2 folder from your system to fix the error code 80072EFE. For this, you need to stop the Cryptographic Services at first. To stop the service, you need to type in SERVICES.MSC in the Run command box. The Cryptographic Services icon will be displayed and you need to double-click the Service and select the Stop option as it starts. You can then start removing the Catroot2 folder from the System32 folder. Then you need to re-start the Cryptographic Services by typing SERVICES.MSC in the Run command box and click the Start button after double-clicking the Cryptographic Services.
There are some tips to keep in mind while taking any steps to fix the error code 80072EFE. You need to visit the Windows Update website to check for available update after performing these steps. This is to confirm that the issue is resolved. It is important to take backup of all system data before taking these steps so as to avoid any type of data loss. If required, restore the system to an earlier date.