How do you fix 0xc0000098?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0xc0000098 is an error code that indicates that a file is either corrupted or missing. This error code can occur for a variety of reasons, but typically it is either because the file itself is corrupt or because the system is missing a required file. In either case, the file cannot be used and the system will need to be repaired in order to fix the problem.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. If the problem persists, try repairing your computer. To do this, follow these steps: -Select Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then point to System Tools. -Select System Restore. -Select your time period, and then click Next. -Select your restore point, and then click Next. -Click Finish.

2. Check for updates and install any available updates

  1. In the left pane, under Available updates, click View available updates.
  2. In the right pane, under Available updates for your computer, click Check for updates.
  3. In the Check for updates window, under Available updates, click Install updates.
  4. In the Select updates to install window, under Available updates for your computer, click the Update category that you want to view.
  5. In the list of available updates, under Updates for Microsoft Windows, click the update that you want to install.
  6. In the window that appears, click Install.
  7. After the update is installed, close Windows Update.

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

  1. Launch the System File Checker tool by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting System File Checker from the list.
  2. Click on the Repair button to start the repair process.
  3. The System File Checker tool will scan your computer for corrupted system files and offer to repair them. If any are found to be corrupted, the tool will offer to replace them with updated versions. If none of the corrupted system files are found on your computer, the tool will report that there are no issues to be repaired.
  4. If you decide to repair any corrupted system files, click on the Repair button and follow the instructions provided.

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

  1. Run the DISM tool and repair any corrupted system files.
  2. Reset your PC.
  3. Reinstall Windows.