How do I fix error 0x801900cc?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0x801900cc is an error code that indicates a problem with a device driver. This can be caused by a variety of things, including a corrupt or outdated driver, a conflict between drivers, or a problem with the hardware itself. Sometimes this error can be fixed by simply updating the driver, but other times a more serious problem is to blame and a new driver will need to be installed. In some cases, the hardware may need to be replaced.

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1. Check for updates to Windows and install any that are available

  1. Open the Control Panel and click on the System and Security icon.
  2. Under the System and Security heading, click on the Windows Update icon.
  3. If you are prompted to do so, click on the Check for updates button.
  4. If any updates are available, they will be displayed on the screen. Click on the Install updates button.
  5. When the updates are installed, they will be listed on the screen. Click on the Finish button.
  6. If there are any problems with the updates, they will be displayed on the screen. If so, click on the Fix problems button.
  7. If the problem has been fixed, click on the Finish button.

2. Check for updates to your drivers and install any that are available

  1. Open Device Manager by right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Device Manager.
  2. Under the Display Adapters category, locate the graphics card and double-click on it.
  3. Under the Driver tab, click on the Update Driver button.
  4. In the Search for Updated Drivers dialog box, type in “0x801900cc” and click on the Search button.
  5. If any drivers are found that match the description of the problem, select the appropriate driver from the list and click on the Next button.
  6. If the driver is not found, click on the Install button and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. After the driver has been installed, restart the computer.

3. Run a virus scan using your antivirus software

  1. Launch your antivirus software and click on the “Scan” tab.
  2. Select the appropriate scan type (full scan, quick scan, or virus scan) and click on the “Start Scan” button.
  3. Wait for the scan to complete and review the results.
  4. If any threats are detected, click on the “Fix” button to remove them from your computer.

4. Run a malware scan using malware removal software

The first step is to open the malware removal software. The next step is to click on the "Scan" button. The malware removal software will then start scanning your computer for any malware. If the malware removal software finds any malware, it will then start to remove the malware. The final step is to restart your computer if the malware removal software was successful in removing the malware.

5. Use the System File Checker tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Launch the System File Checker tool by clicking the Start button, typing "systemfilechecker.exe" and pressing ENTER.
  2. The System File Checker tool will scan your computer for corrupted system files and offer to repair them. If you choose to repair the files, the tool will ask you to choose which files to repair.
  3. The System File Checker tool will then scan your computer for any new or changed files that may have been caused by the repairs, and it will offer to install these new or changed files.
  4. If you choose not to repair the files, the System File Checker tool will report the status of the repairs and any new or changed files it has installed.

6. Use the DISM tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Open the Windows DISM tool.
  2. Select the appropriate component to repair. For example, if the system is experiencing an error with the boot file, select the "boot files" option.
  3. Click on the "scan" button to scan for corrupted system files.
  4. If the system finds any damaged files, it will offer to repair them. Click on the "repair" button to commence the repair process.
  5. Depending on the severity of the corruption, the repair process may take a few minutes or hours to complete. When it is finished, you will be given a report detailing the repairs that were made.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Reset Windows 10 to its default settings.
  2. Reinstall Windows 10.