If you are facing the error code 0x80070016, “the Device Does Not Recognize the Command,” you need to do some troubleshooting to fix it. Error code 0x80070016 is a standard error on the Windows 10 operating system, and it occurs on your device while installing a new application, attempting backup, or updating an installed application. This article will show you how to fix this issue.
Use Windows Optimizer
Windows Optimizer tools can check and clean space on the drive. They can also help you to optimize your operating system. You can use these tools to clean up the system, backups, perform tweaks, maintenance operations, and remove unnecessary registries.
Perform Full System Scan
Follow these steps:
- Tap on the “Start” button on your device in the search field type “Defender” and then double-tap on the Windows Defender” to open this tool.
- In the left pane, click the shield logo.
- When a new window appears on your screen, you need to select the “Advanced scan” button.
- Locate “Full scan option” and then launch a full system malware scan.
- You can use Windows Defender: an in-built tool of Windows 10, and you can also use any third-party antivirus solutions.
Here are some steps to follow:
- Tap on the “Start” button on your device, in the search field type “cmd,” right-tap on the Command Prompt, and then click “Run as Administrator.
- In the Run command-line type, “sfc /scannow” and hit the “Enter” button.
- Now you need to wait until the process is finished.
Update Your Operating System
Sometimes this error occurs on your device due to an outdated version of Windows 10. To fix this issue first, you need to update your operating system with the latest Windows 10 updates.
To update your device, you need to visit the Windows update page, type “Updates” in the search field. Then select Windows updates and check for available updates to install on your device.
Run Windows Troubleshooter
Follow the given below steps:
- Tap the Windows + I button on your keyboard to launch the settings application on your device.
- Select “Updates and Security” and then click “Troubleshooter” that appears in the left-side pane.
- In the next screen, visit “Find and fix other problems” and then click “troubleshoot.” If the device does not recognize command error, then you need to run the troubleshooter.
- If you are running the previous version of Windows, you need to download the Microsoft Easy Fix tool to fix this issue on your device. This tool is work with given Windows version:
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Windows 7 Home Basic
- Windows 7 Enterprise
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 8.1, Windows 8
- Windows 10 Version 1607
Clean Temporary Files and Folders
Follow these steps:
- Tap on the “start” button on your device in the search field type “Disk Cleanup” to open the tool.
- Click “disk” that you wish to clean.
- Select “Clean up system files.”
- The above process can quickly delete your temporary file and folder, reboot your computer, and then check for improvement.
Boot into Safe Mode
Simply follow these steps:
- Tap and hold the “Shift” button and then select the “on-screen power button.”
- Click the “Restart” button while holding the “Shift” button.
- Click “Troubleshoot” hit “Advanced option” click “Startup Settings” and then select “Restart.”
- Here you need to wait until the process is finished and then click “Safe Mode.”
- Now restart your operating system and then check the issue resolved.
Clean Boot Your PC
Here are the steps you can follow:
- In the search field type “System Configuration” and then hit the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
- Click “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox and then hit “Disable all” in the “Service” tab.
- Select “open task Manager” under the Startup.
- On the “startup” tab, under the “Task Manager” click the entire item and then select “Disable.”
- You need to close the “Task Manager.”
- Now check if the issue has been resolved.