How to Fix Error 0x80070003 on Windows 10

How to Fix Error 0x80070003 on Windows 10

October 5, 2018 By alberto

    You may encounter some weird errors on Windows 10. To fix error 0x80070003 or any similar error codes, you may have to go through some tricky ways. This article explains some methods that will help you to get rid of this problem.

    Most of the time, The error code 0x80070003 appears while trying to sync Mail and Calendar app or trying to update any windows store apps. Else, Users may see this error while doing any task on your PC or updating it. That means, There are no selected situations when you may encounter this issue. Personally, I faced it two times in two different moments.
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    According to my personal experience, This error may appear while you trying sync with MS server. In my case, I faced it while syncing mail and calendar app and signing in with a local account instead of Microsoft account. In various forums, I found many peoples who faced it while updating any apps in windows store. Even some users have encountered it during windows update.

    Best Ways to Fix Error 0x80070003 on Windows 10

    This is actually not a normal issue that you can fix by following common methods. But, At first, You should make sure that the time and date settings are correct on your PC. Then, You may try to disable the third-party antivirus or firewall on your PC. Sometimes, It may work. But, It’s rare. By the way, Here are the best ways, you can follow to get rid of this problem.

    1. Use Troubleshooter to Solve Error Code 0x80070003 in Mail and Calendar or Other Store Apps:

    If you face this error during the syncing process on any windows store apps, You can run Store app troubleshooter. I already mentioned that this error is mostly seen in mail and calendar app which is a store app. So, This method can resolve the problem, If you are lucky.

    • First of all, Press on Win + I on the keyboard. It will open the Windows 10 settings window.
    • Now, Navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
    • Scroll down and find Windows Store Apps and click on it. Then, Click on Run the troubleshooter.
    • Click on Next and it will automatically detect issues and fix.
    • After completing this process, Check if it fixes error 0x80070003 or not.

    2. Reset Update Components

    This method works perfectly if you face this error code during any update process. You can temporarily stop windows update services. Then delete software distribution and catroot2 folder. To know how to do it, read: how to reset software distribution folder and catroot2 folder.

    After doing it, Try to update Windows or store apps again. It should fix error 0x80070003.

    Fix Registry Errors:

    Sometimes, Registry errors cause this problem. In that case, You can use any trusted registry fixer. But, Don’t forget to backup registry before doing this process.

    Create New User Account:

    In many times, Error 0x80070003 can be an issue for only one user account in windows. Because, Somehow, Your user account may be corrupted. In that case, You can create new user account and make it admin. After doing it, Delete current account. But, Don’t forget to backup your personal data. In my case, This method worked. So, I think, It will work for you too.

    Scan and Fix Corrupted System Files:

    If none of them resolved error code 0x80070003, You can run sfc and dism command in your PC. It will repaid any corrupted system files. Read Fix Windows Corrupted System Files to know more details. All instructions are given there.

    I hope these tips will help. Do you have any other idea?