How do I fix error code 0x80070032?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0x80070032 is an error code that typically indicates that a file or directory is corrupt. This can happen if the file system is damaged, if the file is corrupted, or if the file is not compatible with the operating system. There are a few ways to fix this error, but the most common is to use a file recovery program to repair the damage.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. If you are prompted to enter the administrator password, type it in and press Enter.
  3. Click on the Start button, and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  4. Double-click on the System icon.
  5. Click on the Restart button.
  6. After your computer restarts, click on the F8 key to open the Advanced Options menu.
  7. Click on the Startup Settings icon.
  8. Under the Restart Options heading, select the option to attempt to restart your computer in safe mode.
  9. If you are prompted to enter the administrator password, type it in and press Enter.
  10. Click on the OK button.
  11. After your computer restarts, press the F5 key to enter the startup menu.
  12. Click on the Safe Mode button.
  13. If you are prompted to enter the administrator password, type it in and press Enter.
  14. After your computer restarts, continue to follow the steps to fix 0x80070032.

2. Check for updates and install any that are available

The first step is to open the Control Panel. The second step is to go to the Update and Security section. The third step is to click on the Check for updates button. The fourth step is to select the Update type which is Microsoft Update. The fifth step is to click on the Search for updates button. The sixth step is to select the updates that are required. The seventh step is to click on the Install updates button. The eighth step is to confirm the installation.

3. Run a virus scan using your preferred security software

  1. Open your security software and connect to the internet.
  2. Click on the “scan” icon on the main toolbar.
  3. Select the “scan for viruses” option.
  4. Select the “scan for malware” option if you want to also scan for viruses.
  5. Click on the “start scan” button.
  6. Wait for the scan to finish.
  7. If the scan finds any viruses or malware, it will show you a list of the infected files.
  8. Click on the “remove” button to fix the viruses or malware.
  9. If you want to also protect your computer from other online threats, you can click on the “add protection” button and choose the type of protection you want.

4. Delete any temporary files that may be causing the issue

  1. Type "fsutil hard delete /q /y C:temp"
  2. Press Enter

5. Try running the program in compatibility mode

  1. Open the program in compatibility mode by selecting "Compatibility Mode" from the main menu.
  2. Click on "Settings" in the menu bar and then on "Compatibility".
  3. On the "Compatibility" tab, select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".
  4. Click on "OK" to apply the changes and then restart the program.
  5. If the error still occurs, try reinstalling the program.

6. Run a System File Checker scan to replace any corrupt system files

  1. Launch Windows System File Checker by clicking Start, typing "system file checker" in the Start Search box, and clicking System File Checker.
  2. Click the Check Now button.
  3. In the System File Checker dialog box, click the Files and Folders tab.
  4. In the Files and Folders tab, click the folders and files you want to check.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. If a warning message appears, click the Ignore button.
  7. If the system file checker finds a corrupt system file, it displays the location of the file in the Results pane.
  8. Click the Replace File button to replace the corrupt system file with a correct version.
  9. If the system file checker finds multiple corrupt system files, it displays the location of the files in the Results pane and offers to replace them all at once.
  10. Click the Replace All Files button to replace all the corrupt system files.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Perform a clean boot of your computer.
  2. Use the DISM tool to repair any system image issues.
  3. Reinstall the program causing the error.
  4. Restore your computer to an earlier point in time.