One of the problems you might face on windows 10 is the error code 0xc0000005. It can occur due to multiple of reasons, like corrupted files, malware hardware or damaged RAM. Such errors are not much infrequent on windows based operating systems. So you can easily get rid of them.
But before understanding how to fix such error let us understand that why such errors occur in first place.
During accessing a software
Error code 0xc0000005 can appear while accessing new programs like Google chrome or Photoshop, or any other software. As such error occurs due to unfinished DLL files or unsigned DLL file reinstalling it won’t fix the issue.
During Location or Data Access
The user may encounter with such error while normal functioning which could corrupt any of your files, it could be due to damaged RAM, virus attack, faulty update or others. Such an issue should be dealt with as soon as possible as it can also result in data loss.
As we now understand the problem let us focus on the solution to this error code.
Repairing your Registry
Corrupt files in the registry can severely harm your computer and can lead to the generation of error code 0xc0000005. If you have created a registry backup one should restore the backup to solve the problem. Although before doing so, one should understand that restoring your registry is a complex and sensitive task. Even a small wrong or faulty step can lead to serious issues for your system.
Conduct an SFC scan on your PC
Sometimes an error occurs due to corrupted computer files. To solve this issue, you can conduct a System File Checker. To conduct an SFC scan, you can folly these steps.
- Go to search option on your taskbar.
- Search “cmd” in the search option.
- Use Right-Click on command window from the results. Then select Run as Admin from the options window.
- Go in a command window and type “sfc /scannow” and press enter. It will repair any corrupt files present in the system.
Review system RAM
Possibly you are facing this error due to a damaged RAM. But before coming to any conclusion rectify that the error is generated due to it. The best way to check it is by replacing old RAM with a new one. First, you need to shut down your pc then remove old RAM and replace it with a new one and then restart the computer. If the error code is gone, then your previous RAM was damaged or corrupted.
Review your Drivers.
Always make sure when drivers in your system are updated, always restart your system as to give your system chance to analyze and verify new drivers. It is possible that drivers may not communicate properly with your system which can lead to the error code. You can use your device manager software to search for new updated drivers for the smooth functioning of your system.
Eliza is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Eliza has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.