Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805 on Windows 10

Windows users encountered an issue with the Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805 on Windows 10 computers. This error usually appears when you try to install or update any application from Microsoft Store. Few users also reported this issue with the error 0x80D03805 when installing the Windows Updates on their computers. We found this issue mostly occurred in the computers after upgrading to the latest version.

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This issue mostly occurs when there is some issue with the Microsoft Store components, when the Windows Update components are damage or corrupt. If you are facing the issue with Windows Store error 0x80D03805 on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the error and download or update the Store apps without any errors.

As per our research, we have listed all the possible troubleshooting steps to fix the Store error. You can perform the same steps if you are facing the error while installing the Windows Updates.

How to fix Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805 on Windows 10 computers?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and check if the issue gets fix after each troubleshooting step. If the issue remains, you can continue with the further steps.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore point. If something goes wrong during troubleshooting, you can restore your computer to previously working state.

Clear Microsoft Store Cache:

Whenever you encounter an issue with Microsoft Store on your computer, clearing its cache might help in most of the cases. Therefore, we recommend you to try clearing the cache first before proceeding with any other steps.

Refer the below steps to clear cache on Windows 10 computers.

  1. Click on Windows icon, type cmd in the search box. Right click on Command Prompt and select the option Run as administrator.

2. On the elevated Command Prompt, type wsreset.exe and hit enter.

This will clear the Windows Store cache. After that, reboot your computer and check if the Windows Store works fine. If the issue remains, you can continue with the further steps.

Reset Microsoft Store:

If clearing the cache didn’t help, you can try to perform the Microsoft Store reset to fix the error 0x80D03805 on Microsoft Store.

Refer the below steps to perform the same.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings window.
  2. Click on Apps and then select Apps & features.

3. Scroll down to locate Microsoft Store. Select it and click on Advanced Options.

4. Check for the Reset option and click on it. This will reset the Microsoft Store on your computer.

Once it is done, you can reboot your computer and check if you can able to download or update the applications from Microsoft Store. If the issue with Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805 remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Restart Windows Update Service:

In order to fix the issue with Windows Store error 0x80D03805, you can try restarting the Windows Update Service on your computer. Sometimes, when the Windows Updates are not installed properly or if there are any pending updates related to Store available, it may not work properly. Therefore, restarting the Windows Update service helps to install Updates properly.

Refer below steps to restart Windows Update service on your computer.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on your keyboard to open RUN window. Type services.msc and hit enter. It will open the Services window.

2. Search and locate Windows Update service. Right click on it and select the option Restart.

This will restart the Windows Update service on your computer. If there are any pending updates available, it will install them.

After that, reboot your computer and check if the Microsoft Store works fine without any errors. In most of the cases, this step fixed the error. In case, if the issue remains, you can continue with the further steps.

Run DISM tool to fix Windows Store error 0x80D03805:

DISM tool comes built-in with Windows and can be used to service a Windows Image. It often fixes many issues with various aspects of Windows and can therefore help you with this error as well. Refer the below steps to run DISM tool on your computer.

  1. Launch elevated Command Prompt with Administrator permission.

2. On the command prompt, type in the following commands and press Enter on your keyboard after each command, in order to execute it. Make sure you wait for the first command to finish running before you start with the second one.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

3. Wait for the second command to finish. Then Exit the Command Prompt and reboot your computer.

Now, check if the Windows Store and the Windows Updates works fine without any errors. If the issue remains, you can try re-registering the Microsoft Store.

Re-register Microsoft Store:

If the above troubleshooting steps did not help to fix the Windows Store error 0x80D03805, you can try re-registering the Microsoft Store on your computer. Below are the steps to perform the required action on your computer.

  1. Press Windows logo + X keys on your keyboard and select the option Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. On the elevated PowerShell screen, type the below command and hit enter.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

3. This process will take a while to complete.

Once the command is executed, reboot your computer and check if the Store works fine. If the issue remains, continue with the further resolution steps.

Rename SoftwareDistribution folder:

SoftwareDistribution folder on Windows contains all the contents related to the Windows Update files. Suppose, if any of the Windows Update files are damage or corrupt, it may have the impact on the other functionality. Therefore, renaming the folder or deleting the files from SoftwareDistribution folder helps to fix the issue with Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805.

Before renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder, you need to disable the Windows Update service first.

  1. Launch Services window on your computer. Locate Windows Update Service, right click on it and select the option Disable.

2. Navigate to the location C:\Windows and locate SoftwareDistribution folder. Rename it to SoftwareDistribution.old.

3. Again launch Services window and enable the Windows Update service and start the service.

Reboot your computer and check if the issue with Microsoft Store error gets fix. This should fix the issues related to Microsoft Store and Windows Updates on your computer. If none of the above steps helps, you can try performing the System Reset.

Perform System Reset to fix Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805:

If the above troubleshooting steps did not help you to resolve the issue with Microsoft Store, you can try performing the System Reset. This will repair the Windows files. During the process, you will get the option to keep all your personal files or delete all the personal data. You can select the option accordingly and proceed further.

Refer the below link to perform System Reset on Windows 10 computers.

How to perform System Reset on Windows 10 computers?

Conclusion:

I hope that all the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with Microsoft Store error 0x80D03805. You can use the Microsoft Store without any issues. If you need any help, do comments below. You can also ask more on our Forum.

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