How do I fix C0000022?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

c0000022 is an error code that indicates that a problem occurred while trying to access a file. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as the file being corrupt or being in use by another program.

Users typically search for a solution by asking about:

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  • c0000022

1. Restart your computer

  1. From the Start menu, choose "Control Panel."
  2. Double-click the "System" icon.
  3. Click the "Restart" button.
  4. Select "Yes" to restart your computer.

2. Check for updates

  1. Tap on General
  2. Under System Updates, tap on Check for Updates
  3. If there are any updates available, they will be listed here. Tap on Update Now.
  4. If there are any updates that require a restart, they will be listed here. Tap on Restart Now.
  5. Once the update is complete, it will show up as installed on the device. Tap on OK to finish.

3. Run a virus scan

  1. Launch the Windows Defender Antivirus program.
  2. Click on the Virus Scanner tab.
  3. Select the type of scan you would like to perform.
  4. Click on the Start Scan button.
  5. Wait for the scan to finish.
  6. If the scan results indicate that you have a virus, then click on the Fix button.
  7. Follow the prompts to fix the virus.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Run a malware scan
  2. Clean your registry
  3. Repair your registry
  4. Reinstall your operating system
  5. Restore your computer to a previous state
  6. Contact Microsoft support