5 Tricks to Fix 0x800705B9 – ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR Windows 8/10/11

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Installing updates in Windows 8/8.1/10 & 11 is necessary because it installs important security patches and other hotfixes to fix bugs on Windows-based systems. It not only optimizes the PC but also installs the latest features. However, somehow due to system file corruption, you may face various errors including update error 0x800705B9 – ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR, and due to this error, you will face Windows Update Fails issue. If you want to fix this error, stay tuned to this article.

How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x800705B9 – ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Most commonly, this type of error occurs due to corrupted system files, missing system files (dll, exe, sys), outdated drivers, and old windows updates. If you want to fix all these issues with ease, you can use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix, optimize, and secure your PC.

Method 2: Run System File Checker Tool

The System File Checker tool is a command-line utility that is used to scan and fix corrupted Windows 8/8.1/10 & 11 PC. This tool is inbuilt with the modern windows-based operating system, and anyone can run it just using the administrative command prompt.

Step 1: Open Administrative Command Prompt.

CMD-Command

Step 2: Run the following command and press Enter to execute.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Wait until it finishes the scanning and repairing process.

Method 3: Run DISM Command

If corruption is huge and sfc /scannow fails to repair corrupted windows images, you need to use the DISM command to repair system images and then run the System File Checker tool to fix the problem.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

CMD-Command

Step 2: Execute the following command one by one.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

This command takes a few minutes to complete and scan thoroughly your windows image to determine whether it is corrupted or not. If it detects corruption in windows images, run the following next command to repair windows images.
 
dism_scanhealth
 

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

This command needs a solid internet connection. It then finds the fresh file online and replaces them with corrupted files. If you have startup issues or performance issues or you are getting “dll file is missing” error continuously, then you must use DISM command with /RestoreHealth option.
 
dism_restorehealth
 

Method 4: Download the update file manually from the Microsoft Catalog Website.

If you know the Update KB no. then you can directly download it from the Microsoft Catalog website and install it. Go through the below steps and download and install the windows updates file manually.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Step 2: Write your KB update name in the search box and click on the Search button to find your KB file.
Step 3: Click on your KB Update and download it.
Step 4: Double click on the downloaded update file to install it.

Method 5: Reset Windows Update Components Manually

If none of the above methods worked for you, just reset windows update components manually. Resetting windows update components will fix almost all the update-related issues. You just need to execute some commands in a particular order and wait until it completes the execution.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.

CMD-Command

Step 2: Paste and execute following commands.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

After executing all the commands, try to install windows updates again. More likely, you would not get any error like 0x800705B9 – ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR. After fixing this error you might face some additional errors as AcroRd32.exe is missing error, mxdwdrv.dll not found error, and BlueStack Black App Crash Error.

Summary

In this article, I have explained 5 methods to fix Windows update error 0x800705B9 – ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR. This error generally occurs due to corrupted windows files, so repairing those corrupted files might fix this issue easily.