How do i fix error code 0xc0000005 in windows 10?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0xc0000005 is a Windows error code that indicates an invalid system memory access. This can happen for a number of reasons, including malware infection, a driver conflict, or a corrupt system file. If you see this error, it's important to scan your PC for malware and update your drivers. You may also need to run a System File Checker scan to repair any corrupt system files.

1. Restart your computer and try again

If you are experiencing an error 0xc0000005 while trying to start your computer, the first step is to try restarting your computer. This can be done by pressing the power button on your computer, waiting for the machine to power down, and then pressing the power button on your computer again to restart it. If the problem persists, you can try troubleshooting the issue by following the steps below.

2. Update your drivers

  1. Go to Device Manager by right clicking on My Computer and selecting Device Manager.
  2. Under System Devices, locate your graphics card and right click on it.
  3. Select Update Driver.
  4. Browse to the location of the latest driver for your graphics card and click on the download button.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. If the problem still persists, try reinstalling your graphics card driver.

3. Run a virus scan

The following are the steps that need to be taken in order to run a virus scan on a Windows 10 computer:

  1. Open the Settings app on your computer.
  2. Click on System and then on Security.
  3. Under Virus Protection, click on Scan Now.
  4. Click on the type of scan that you would like to perform.
  5. Click on the Start button and then on OK.
  6. When the scan is complete, click on the Finish button.
  7. If there are any errors, please take the time to troubleshoot them.

4. Repair your registry

First, open "regedit.exe" by typing it in the Start menu and pressing Enter. Next, locate the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Next, locate the "UserInit" key and delete the "Default" value. Now, locate the "Winlogon" key and make sure the "Default" value is set to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe" (without the quotes). Close Regedit.exe and restart your computer.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Reinstall Windows.