This Post explains what error code 0x800703ee is and provides some solutions to 0x800703ee error Windows 10.
What Is Error Code 0x800703ee?
What is error code 0x800703ee? You may wonder about this question when you encounter it. Many of you may encounter this error code when you copy files between PC and an external storage device, when you burn disc, when you update Windows, or even when you install windows.
If you get this error code when you copy files, you may get an error information like the following picture shows.
And if you get error code 0x800703ee when you update Windows, the error information is that “There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: feature update to Windows 10, version 1709 – Error 0x800703ee”.
If you get error code 0x800703ee when you install Windows, the error information may be that “Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800703EE: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro”.
However, no matter what the exact error information is, the possible reasons to this problem may be incorrect configuration files, file system damage, registry corruption, incompatible drivers, antivirus programs, etc.
How to fix 0x800703ee error?
How to fix 0x800703ee error? You can adopt one of the following methods according to your actual condition.
Method 1. Make Sure Two Services Are Running
The first method is to turn on two services. The two services are Volume Shadow Copy service and Windows Backup service. Generally, if they are turned off, 0x800703ee error may happen. You can refer to the following tutorial to turn on the two services and their dependency services and then set them to Automatic in Windows.
Here is the tutorial on how to turn on Volume Shadow Copy service and Windows Backup service.
Step 1: Open Services window. Then, find Volume Shadow Copy service and Windows Backup service.
Step 2: Check whether the two services’ statuses are running. If not, right-click on the services and choose Start to run them.
Step 3: Right-click on the services andselect Properties. Then navigate to Dependencies tab to make sure the dependency services are also running.
Method 2. Uninstall Programs and Updates
It is possible that 0x800703ee error Windows 10 is caused by recent changes on computer. For example, this error may be caused by recently installed programs and updates, especially third-party CD/DVD burning software like Nero or Roxio.
Actually, many users report that third-party CD/DVD burning software may cause error code 0x800703ee when copying video, music, or game files from CD/DVD. If so, you can uninstall them to see whether this error can be solved.
Here is the tutorial for uninstalling programs and updates on Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Control Panel Home from This PC.
Step 2: Right click a program and click Uninstall to uninstall it. Then click View installed updates to uninstall recently installed updates.
Method 3. Reinstall USB Controllers
If the above methods still can’t resolve this problem, you can try reinstalling all USB controllers. What is USB controller?
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard for connecting computer systems to external devices. It is a technical specification as well for input and output interfaces. However, USB controller is a java program that monitors the installation and uninstallation of the plug-in devices and simulators.
Usually, when USB controllers have some problems, the 0x800703ee error may also happen. Fortunately, you can fix this error by removing and reinstalling them.
Here is the tutorial on how to remove and reinstall USB controllers.
Step 1: Open Device Manager.Then, find Universal Serial Bus controllers and expand it.
Step 2: Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers, and then click Uninstall device to remove them.
Step 3: Restart the computer to make the USB controller programs reinstalled automatically. And then test to check whether this error is resolved.
Tip: The latest version from the motherboard manufactures website is recommended if you reinstalling USB controllers. Besides, if 0x800703ee error occurs when burning disc, you can try reinstalling DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Surely, there are still many other solutions to 0x800703ee error Windows 10. Click How to Fix 0x800703ee Error on Windows 10 [Step-by-Step Guide] for the original text.