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Are you encountering the error code 0xc0000005? You should not be alarmed. This error is very popular in Windows. The error 0xc0000005 error may be triggered by various reasons that include:
- Memory error issues
- Windows installation error
- System corruption caused by malware
- Application unable to start
- Windows update error
- Access violation error
This step by step tutorial will help you get rid of the 0xc0000005 error code in Windows 10 irrespective of the situation that caused the error. Below are a few proven ways that can fix the 0xc0000005 error code. Make sure to move through the list in order and only move to the next method if the error persists.
Method #1: Check Computer for Memory Issues
This method will check for memory errors and fix them. Memory errors are known to cause the 0xc0000005 error in Windows 10.
You need to press ‘Windows Key + R’ then type ‘mdsched.exe’ and hit ‘OK’ as shown below:
Click the first option to perform the Windows Memory Diagnostic immediately or the second option to perform it later.
The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will scan your hard drives and perform all the available fixes.
Method #2: Disable Data Execution Prevention
Data Execution Prevention is a feature that protects your computer from malicious software that may attempt to execute restricted or bad data. You should only disable for an application that shows the 0xc0000005 error code during initiation.
You need to double press ‘Windows Key + R’ then type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and hit ‘OK’ as illustrated below:
The System Properties tab should appear as shown below. Navigate to the ‘Advanced’ tab on the top menu. Under Performance, hit ‘Settings’ as shown below.
Navigate to the ‘Data Execution Prevention tab at the top as shown in the image below. Make sure the radio button beside the ‘Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select’ option is checked. You now need to hit the ‘Add..’ button at the bottom then select the program causing the 0xc0000005 code error. Finally, click on ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’ to save the changes.
Method #3: Replace your RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is a computer data storage device that stores data currently in use by computer processes. The error code 0xc0000005 is known to be caused by a faulty or an unresponsive RAM. If all the above methods have not worked for you, you should consider replacing your old RAM with a new one.
Method #4: Scan your computer for malware
If all the above methods do not work, you need to scan your system for malware. There are many free and paid antivirus software available. You should find one within your budget and scan your system for any malware.
You now know how to fix the 0xc0000005 error code in Windows 10. If the problem persists, you should