How do I fix the 0x80832003 error?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0x80832003 is a Windows error code that indicates a problem with the file system. This can be caused by a variety of issues, including corrupt files, bad sectors on the hard drive, or a faulty hard drive. This error can also be caused by a virus or malware infection.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Open the Start Menu and search for "Restart"
  2. Click on "Restart"
  3. Select "Restart your computer"
  4. Click on "Yes"
  5. When the computer reboots, you will be prompted to choose an option. Select "Repair your computer"
  6. Click on "Repair your computer"
  7. When the repair process is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer again. Click on "Yes"

2. Update your drivers

  1. In the left pane, under Optional updates, select Update Driver.
  2. In the right pane, select Have Disk.
  3. Browse to the driver folder and select the driver you want to update.
  4. Click Update.
  5. If the driver is required, Windows will ask you to reboot your computer.

3. Run a virus scan

  1. Open the Start menu, type "cmd" and press Enter.
  2. Type "SCANNER" and press Enter.
  3. Type "virus scan" and press Enter.
  4. Specify the location of the virus scan file.
  5. Click Run.
  6. If the scan is successful, the results will be displayed.

4. Run a malware scan

  1. Open an instance of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  2. Click on the “Scan Now” button on the main window.
  3. Select the type of scan you would like to perform.
  4. Select the files or folders you would like to scan.
  5. Click on the “Scan” button to start the scan.
  6. When the scan is complete, click on the “Fix” button to fix any detected issues.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Check for Windows updates
  2. Run the System File Checker
  3. Run the DISM tool
  4. Perform a clean boot
  5. Reset your PC