How do you fix 0x887a0005?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The 0x887a0005 error code indicates that a problem has occurred in the Windows audio service. This can be caused by a number of things, including corrupt or missing files, incorrect settings, or incompatible hardware. In some cases, it may be necessary to reinstall the audio service or drivers.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Click on the “Start” button.
  2. Type “cmd” in the “Start Search” box and press “Enter”.
  3. In the “Command Prompt” window, type “shutdown -r now” and press “Enter”.
  4. Your computer will restart.

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

There is no specific method to check for updates and install them automatically, but various methods are available. One way to check for updates is to open up the "Windows Update" app in the "Windows" menu, and then check for updates. If any are available, you can install them. Another way to check for updates is to open up the "Windows Update" app in the "Windows" menu, and then click on the "Check for updates" button. This will start the Windows Update app checking for updates. If any are available, they will be listed in the "Updates Available" section. You can then click on the "Install updates" button to install them.

3. Run the System File Checker tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Open the Command Prompt (Windows XP/Vista/7) or the Terminal (OS X) and type fsck.
  2. If the system is operable, the fsck utility will report that no errors were found. If there are errors, the fsck utility will advise which files need to be repaired and how to do so.
  3. To repair the system files, follow the fsck instructions that are provided. Be sure to backup the files that are being repaired in case of problems.

4. Run the DISM tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Start the Windows Update service.
  2. Open the Command Prompt window and type the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  3. If the command is successful, DISM will display a message indicating that the operation completed successfully.
  4. If the command is not successful, DISM will display an error message.
  5. To try to repair the corrupted system files, type the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /CheckNow

5. Reset Windows 10 to its default settings

  1. To reset Windows 10 to its default settings, open the Start menu and type "regedit."
  2. Once the registry editor is open, navigate to the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key and then to the "SOFTWARE" key.
  3. In the "SOFTWARE" key, locate the "Microsoft Windows" subkey and then locate the "Windows Boot Loader" key.
  4. Right-click on the "Windows Boot Loader" key and then select "Reset."
  5. On the "Reset Windows 10" dialog box, click on the "Advanced" button.
  6. On the "Advanced Options" dialog box, scroll down and select the "Windows 10 Repair" option.
  7. Click on the "Repair" button.
  8. After the Windows 10 Repair process is complete, click on the "Close" button.
  9. Reboot your computer.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Perform a clean installation of Windows 10.