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How to fix the error 0x80071ac3?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The error code 0x80071ac3 means that a file could not be found. This can happen for a number of reasons, including if the file has been moved or deleted, if the path to the file is incorrect, or if the file is corrupted. This error can also occur if the file is not compatible with the version of Windows that you are using.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

Reboot your computer. If the error persists, reinstall the drivers for your device. If the error persists after reinstalling the drivers, try troubleshooting the device by following the instructions that came with the device. If the error persists after following the instructions, try restoring your computer to its original settings. If the error persists after restoring your computer to its original settings, try reinstalling your operating system. If the error persists after reinstalling your operating system, try troubleshooting your computer by following the instructions that came with your computer.

2. Check for updates and install any that are available

  1. Open Windows Update and in the left pane, under “All Updates,” select “See all updates.”
  2. In the right pane, under “Available updates,” select “Update for Windows 10 (KB4103721).”
  3. If the update is available, click “Update now.”
  4. If the update is not available, click “See all updates,” select “Update for Windows 10 (KB4103721),” and then click “Update now.”

3. Run the Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting Troubleshoot.
  2. Click on the Advanced options button.
  3. Click on the Next button.
  4. Click on the Update Driver button.
  5. If an update is available, select it and click on the Next button.
  6. If the update is not available, click on the Next button.
  7. Click on the Troubleshoot button.
  8. Select the System and check the following options: a. Check for updates b. Check for driver updates c. Restart the computer
  9. Click on the Next button.
  10. Click on the Finish button.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Reset the Windows Update Components.
  2. Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.
  3. Use the DISM tool.
  4. Run the System File Checker.
  5. Perform a clean boot.
  6. Try to install the update again.