How to fix error 80070436 in Windows

Elsie Otachi By: Elsie Otachi
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Are you getting error 80070436 on your computer?

This error is usually caused due to an optional update that doesn’t meet your computer’s system requirements.

If this is your situation, here are some solutions you can try to help fix error 80070436 on your computer.

FIX: Error 80070436

Solution 1: Run Windows Update troubleshooter

This automatically detects, and fixes most incorrect settings on your computer, so do the following:

  • Click Start
  • In the search field box, type Troubleshooting
  • Click Troubleshooting

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  • Click View all in the left pane

  • Select Windows Update

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  • Click Next to run Windows Update Troubleshooter, then follow the instructions on the screen

If you still cannot fix error 80070436 after running Windows Update troubleshooter, try the next solution.

Solution 2: Temporarily turn off firewalls and any antivirus or malware prevention software

Sometimes having multiple firewall, antivirus or malware programs, may at times prevent you from performing certain tasks or run processes on your computer.

If this is the cause of the issue, turn either of the three off temporarily then try to log in again.

Ensure you turn these programs back on immediately after you’re done to prevent hackers, viruses and worms from damaging your system.

If you still cannot fix error 80070436 after disabling and re-enabling your security software, try the next solution.

Solution 3: Perform a Clean Boot

A clean boot eliminates any software conflicts that may be causing the problem.

These conflicts can be caused by applications and services that start up and run in the background whenever you start Windows normally.

In order to successfully perform a clean boot on Windows 10, you have to be logged on as the administrator, then follow these steps:

  • Go to the search box
  • Type msconfig

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  • Select System Configuration to open the dialog box as below:

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  • Find Services tab

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  • Select Hide all Microsoft services box

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  • Click Disable all
  • Go to Startup tab
  • Click Open Task Manager

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  • Close Task manager then click Ok
  • Reboot your computer

You will have a clean boot environment after following these steps. If you still cannot fix error 80070436, try the next solution.

Solution 4: Install Windows Updates

For a healthy computer, you need to keep updating Windows with the latest system updates, and drivers. This also helps resolve any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing.

Here’s how to check and install Windows Update (manually):

  • Go to Start
  • In the search field, type Windows Updates
  • Click on Windows Updates Settings from the search results

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  • Click Check for updates

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  • Install the latest Windows Updates

If this doesn’t fix error 80070436, try the next solution.

Solution 5: Reset Windows Updates components

Disclaimer: this solution contains steps that are part of modifying the registry. Please note that serious problems may occur if you do this incorrectly. Ensure you follow these steps correctly, and carefully.

Back up the registry before you modify it, then restore it if a problem occurs.

Follow these steps to manually reset the Windows Updates Components:

  • Right click Start
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)

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  • Click Yes when asked for permissions
  • Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and Windows Update Services by typing the following commands at a command prompt:
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • Press Enter after each command you type
  • Rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder by typing the commands below in the Command Prompt then press Enter after each command you type:
  • Ren C:\Windows\softwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • Restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer, and Windows Update Services by typing the following commands in Command prompt:
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop cryptSvc
    • net stop bits
    • net stop msiserver
  • Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it

Try running Windows Updates again to check if you manage to fix error 80070436 on your computer.

Note: It isn’t recommended to uncheck the Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows update option. Windows Updates downloads and installs updates required to run Windows efficiently.

If you get ‘Access Denied’ when trying this step, do the following:

  • Log in first as administrator or use administrator user account
  • Stop the windows Update service and try to rename SoftwareDistribution folder
  • Right click Start
  • Select Run

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  • Type services.msc and press OK or enter

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  • Scroll down and locate Windows Update service

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  • Right click and select Properties

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  • Stop the service
  • Follow the steps again to reset Windows Update Components

Once you complete the process, go to Services window again and start Windows Update service, then restart the computer.

Solution 6: Perform a System Restore

Here’s how to do this:

  • Perform a hard reset – turning on and off the PC – by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds.
  • While booting, turn off the computer once you see the Windows logo. Do this at least three times
  • After the third run, the Recovery Screen will display
  • Select Advanced Options

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  • Select System Restore. Choose the restore point where the issue did NOT exist.

Note: This will remove recently installed apps, drivers, and updates that may cause problems to your PC, but it will not affect your personal files.

  • In the System Restore dialog box, click Choose a different restore point

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  • Click Next
  • Click a restore point created before you experienced the problem
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish

Restoring doesn’t affect your personal files. It however removes apps, drivers and updates installed after the restore point was created.

To go back to a restore point, do the following:

  • Right click Start
  • Select Control Panel

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  • In the control panel search box, type Recovery

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  • Select Recovery

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  • Click Open System Restore

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  • Click Next
  • Choose the restore point related to the problematic program/app, driver or update
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish

Solution 7: Install Net Framework 3.5

Here’s how to do this:

  • Right click Start
  • Select Run

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  • Type dcomcnfg.exe and click OK or press Enter

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  • Click OK if you get the UAC prompt
  • In the console tree, expand Component Services

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  • Expand Computers

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  • Right click My Computer and select Properties

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  • Click Default Properties tab

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  • Select Connect in the Default Authentication Level list if it is set to None

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Note: If the Default Authentication Level is not set to None, don’t change it as it may have been set by administrator.

  • Select Identify in the Default Impersonation Level list

  • Click OK and then click Yes to confirm the selection
  • Close Component Services console
  • Retry updating

If you’re still having issues with damaged or corrupted files on your PC or you simply want to avoid them for the future, we recommend you to download this tool to fix various PC problems, such as file loss, malware and hardware failure.

Did any of these solutions help you fix error 80070436 on your computer? Let us know your experiences by leaving a comment in the section below.

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