How do I fix error code 80180002?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

80180002 is an error code that indicates that a problem occurred while trying to access a file. This can be caused by a number of factors, including incorrect permissions, corrupted files, or a problem with the file system.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

1.Turn off your computer and disconnect all cables. 2.Remove the battery if you are using a laptop. 3.Press and hold the power button for a few seconds to turn on your computer. 4.After your computer starts up, press the F8 key repeatedly to open the boot menu. 5.Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. 6.If the problem is still occurring, try to repair your computer by selecting Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options. 7.Select Startup Settings and then Restart. 8.After your computer restarts, try to connect to the Internet.

2. Try running the Windows Update troubleshooter

The steps to try running the Windows Update troubleshooter are as follows:

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter by clicking on the Start button and typing "Windows Update" into the search box.
  2. Click on the "Troubleshoot" button.
  3. Select the "Windows Update Services" option from the list on the left.
  4. Click on the "Next" button.
  5. Select the "Update Services" option from the list on the right.
  6. Click on the "Next" button.
  7. Select the "Windows Update" option from the list on the right.
  8. Click on the "Next" button.
  9. Select the "Problem Details" option from the list on the right.
  10. Click on the "Next" button.
  11. Select the "Auto Repair" option from the list on the right.
  12. Click on the "Next" button.
  13. Click on the "Repair" button.
  14. If the "Windows Update Services" option is not listed, then the Windows Update Troubleshooter may not have been able to find the correct service to troubleshoot. In that case, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter again, this time selecting the "Windows Update" option from the list on the left before clicking on the "Next" button.
  15. If the "Windows Update Services" option is still not listed, then the issue may be with the Windows Update service itself. In that case, try restarting the Windows Update service by clicking on the "Restart" button. If the issue is still not resolved, then you may need to contact your system administrator for further assistance.

3. Try resetting the Windows Update components

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Under the System and Security section, click on Windows Update.
  3. On the Windows Update screen, click on the Check for updates button.
  4. If there are new updates available, they will be listed on the screen. Click on the Install updates button.
  5. When the updates are installed, click on the Restart now button.
  6. After the computer has restarted, click on the Update now button to update the Windows Update components.

4. Try using the Microsoft Update Catalog

  1. Open the Microsoft Update Catalog.
  2. In the Search box, type "80180002" and press Enter.
  3. In the list of results, select the update that you want to install.
  4. On the update details page, click Install to start the installation process.
  5. When the installation is complete, click OK to close the Microsoft Update Catalog window.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Try downloading and installing the updates manually.
  2. Try running the DISM tool.
  3. Try running the SFC tool.
  4. Try cleaning up the WinSXS folder.
  5. Try using a different computer or internet connection.