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How To Fix Windows Error Code 0x80070005

You are going to waste lot of morning hours when faced with Windows error code 0x80070005. When your computer fails to complete the update process or when the system apps can’t find relevant files or don’t have registry permissions to complete a task, you will face the error code 0x80070005. Let’s go ahead and fix Windows error code 0x80070005 on your computer.

1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Are you facing Windows error code 0x80070005 when installing a new OS build on the computer? You need to run the Windows Update troubleshooter and fix the issue.

Step 1: Launch the Windows Settings menu (use Windows + I keys).

Step 2: Go to System and select Troubleshoot.

Step 3: Click on other troubleshooter.

Step 4: Select Run beside the Windows Update troubleshooter.

Let Windows run the troubleshooter and fix the issue for you.

2. Run Windows Security Scan

Malicious files are one of the reasons behind code 0x80070005 on Windows. If you have a habit of downloading files and software from the web, you might have infected the system with bogus files. It’s time to remove them using the Windows Security tool.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Security.

Step 2: Hit the Enter key and open the app.

Step 3: Go to Virus & threat protection and select the Quick scan button.

Windows Security will run a quick scan on the computer and remove malicious files. You can minimize the app and continue with your work. You can even go ahead and delete temporary files from the computer.

3. Run the System File Checker

You can use the default Command Prompt tool and run SFC (System File Checker) command to find and remove bogus, corrupt, and damaged files from the computer.

You can use the default Command Prompt tool and run SFC (System File Checker) command to find and remove such files. Make sure your computer is connected to the internet and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows key and open the Windows Terminal menu.

Step 2: Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter.

The system will run the command and remove error code 0x80070005 from the computer. You need to restart the computer to complete the process.

4. Check Firewall Settings

Maybe your PC firewall is blocking the SVCHOST (Windows services host process) on the computer and throwing error code 0x80070005. Let’s make some changes to Windows Firewall.

Step 1: Open Firewall & network protection in Windows Security app.

Step 2: Select Allow an app through firewall option.

Step 3: Click on Change settings and select Allow another app.

Step 4: Click on Browse and it will open System32 folder.

Step 5: Select svchost and click Open.

Step 6: Select Add and enable Public and Private columns for Hose Process for Windows Services.

Hit OK and restart the PC.

5. Reset PC

If you are still running into the 0x80070005 error on the computer, you need to reset the PC. Don’t worry though. The process won’t remove any files from your PC.

Step 1: Launch Windows Settings using the Windows + I keys.

Step 2: Go to System and select Recovery.

Step 3: Under Recovery options, select Reset this PC.

Step 4: Select Keep my files and reset the computer.

6. Run Clean Boot

Performing a clean boot is the best way to fix app crashes, Windows update issues, and startup problems. Follow the steps below, run clean boot, and fox error code 0x80070005.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for msconfig. Open the System Configuration menu.

Step 2: Slide to the Services tab.

Step 3: Enable Hide all Microsoft services and select Disable all button.

Step 4: Move to the Startup tab and select Open Task Manager.

Step 5: Right-click on an app and select Disable from the context menu.

Repeat the same for every app opening at startup and close the Task Manager menu. Restart the computer and see if you are still getting an error or not.

7. Update Windows 11

Windows error code 0x80070005 might be due to a buggy Windows 11 build on your computer. You need to install the latest pending OS updates.

Step 1: Open Windows 11 Settings menu.

Step 2: Go to Windows Update and download Windows 11 updates.

After successful installation, you won’t get bothered by Windows error code issues.

Enjoy a Flawless Desktop Experience

If you are facing error code issues while using the Office app, you can temporarily move to the Office web and continue your work. Do let us know which trick worked for you in the comments below.  

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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at WindowsPrime, Android Police, and GuidingTech writing about apps comparisons, tutorials, software tips and tricks, and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.

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