A ammexico Well-known member Joined Jun 2, 2016 Posts 98 Aug 19, 2019 #1 Windows update fails when checking for updates with error 80070246. I ran SURT and it said it fixed 6 errors it found, sfc /scannow fails with "System Resource protection could not perform operation". SFCFIX hangs on "checking store directories". I ran a chkdsk but it came back clean. Not sure where to go from here.