What is error 0x800704cf
Error 0x800704cf is similar to 0x80070005, 0x80070057 or 0x8007042b. These are errors that users often encounter during the use of Windows operating system. This error occurs both on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 and it is fairly broad as it involves a batch of issues.
Cause of error 0x800704cf
There are many possible causes of the error 0x800704cf. This error occurs during file sharing, during internet connection or while updating Windows operating system. If the error message displays only error 0x800704cf, it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Below we list some of the most common causes of 0x800704cf errors and how to fix them in each case.
How to fix error 0x800704cf
Method 1: Windows cannot access \\testpc Error Code: 0x800704cf
“Check the spelling of the name. otherwise, there might be a problem with your network .to try to identify and resolve network prolems,click diagnose”
Usually you need to make sure your computer’s firewall is turned off. Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Defender Firewall\Customize Settings then turn off Windows firewall. And you temporarily disable the antivirus program on your computer, because it will block some actions if you suspect these actions can be dangerous to your computer. If you have done the above, the error message 0x800704cf still appears, you can try some of the following solutions.
Step 1. Right Click on Wifi or Network icon from taskbar and click “Open Network and sharing center”, then click on Change Adapter settings.
Step 2. Open Network Adapter properties (click on Change Adapter settings from the left pane)
Step 3. UNCHECK the ‘Client for Microsoft Networks‘ then press OK
Step 4. Open Regedit, & Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters”
Step 5. Create a new key with following parameters
Type: DWORD Value
Step 6. Once Done, Restart your computer to finish, & then MAKE SURE TO ENABLE THE ‘CLIENT FOR MICROSOFT NETWORK’ in the adapter settings
Step 1. Click on Start-> Run or press Windows + R key on your keyboard
Step 2. Type cmd, then OK
Step 3. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” , press Enter -> type nbtstat -RR, press Enter -> type netsh int ip reset, press Enter -> type netsh winsock reset, press Enter
Step 4. Restart your computer to finish
Reinstall your Network Adapters
Step 1. Click Start or press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Device Manager
Step 2. Click View and then select Show Hidden Devices
Step 3. Uninstall all of them
Step 4. Click on Action and Select Scan for Hardware changes, reinstall other Network Adapters if necessary
Method 2: Error 0x800704cf when Windows update fails
There were some problems installing 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: (0x8024402f).
Step 1. Click Start or Press Windows key on your keyboard and type Troubleshooting.
Step 2. Click on Troubleshooting then click View all in the left pane.
Step 3. Select Windows Update to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and follow the instruction
Perform an update manually using the installation disc, or ISO file. Note that you should only download the installation at reputable sites, preferably at the official Microsoft site, for example https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software- download / windows10.
If these methods do not help you solve the problem, visit the Microsoft help center. If you have some other errors, search on our search box