What is Error Code 0x8024a000?
Using Windows, Error code 0x8024a000 will show itself in several ways. This error message can appear to Windows 10 in Windows 2000, and specifically addresses an error in the update process. This can appear when running a Windows update, on startup or shutdown, and even during a windows operating system’s installation process. This is triggered by bugs in the Windows registry (a full list of processes operating on your computer), after incomplete updates or malicious updates, or when details on Windows Updates has been removed.
What happens when error code 0x8024a000 appears?
There are many signs to look out for in this particular error code because not all of them can stop all device use but the problem should be resolved quickly. The most prominent symptoms of this code error are:
- Error Code “0x8024a000” appears and crashes the active program
- The computer freezes, or process are slowed significantly
- The computer recognizes the mouse and keyboard input slowly
- “Windows Update Error 0x8024a000” is displayed
- Your computer crashes while running the same program
What to do when this happens?
There are some steps you can take after showing some of those symptoms. It’s useful to know when the error occurred during your computer’s regular usage, because this can help you decide which of the following methods to use. If programs or updates seem to be crashing in the middle of use, it may be malware. When it occurs during the initialization of a particular application, the update will be faulty and you may want to skip to Method 3 and so on. I recommend you take the methods serially to try to solve the problem.
Step one deals with the simplest step in attempting to solve such problems. We recommend you run the builtin Windows Defender software on your PC on check for malware or viruses. You will then delete it from your PC after the software has detected some malware and try whatever process you were when you got the error code, if it didn’t work or no malware showed up, please proceed to the next stage.
This next method cleans your machine from files which may interfere with the update, or may ease the load of an overloaded hard drive. After prolonged use of web programs and mail programs, the hard drive becomes overloaded with information. It is because files store tiny bits of information on your computer every time you use those programs to make the next time you do the same process easier. That could clog up your machine. To solve this problem take the following steps:
- Click Start button
- Search “command Prompt” and while holding CTRL-Shift on the keyboard press the enter button.
- You will be prompted for permission, Click yes.
- Type ” cleanmgr ” and press the enter button
- The command prompt will now ask you what you would like to clean up. Select Temporary Files by hitting the checkbox next to it, and other areas you would like to clean up.
- Click OK and the process will begin.
- Retry the program update that was giving you issue.
If a particular downloaded software is correlated with the issue, you may want to try uninstalling and reinstalling the software. This could solve the problem and get rid of any missing or corrupted download material. The instructions below are for users of Windows 8 but the processes are all identical.
To open the Start context menu, right-click on the Start button first. Tap on to pick Programs and Apps. Locate the Error-related software by finding its name in the list. Tap on to pick the software. Pick the menu ribbon Uninstall / Modify option. To correctly uninstall the software obey the on-screen prompts. You can re-download it after it is completely disabled, and try to solve the problem.
This approach should be used as a last resort, as it is a point-oriented approach of restoration. It will restore your device to a restore point that was previously saved, which will be free of malware, viruses, outdated and incomplete download information and any other issues.
Click on the Start menu to use the Restore stage. Check in the search bar for “restore the device,” and press enter. Tap on the Results to pick Device Reset. Type the password of the administrator, if you are not the administrator. Follow the restore process through the Wizard. Your machine will get restored at the end of this.