How to fix Minecraft error code 0x803f8001?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The error code 0x803f8001 is a Windows-specific error code that indicates a problem with the Windows Store. This error code can occur for a variety of reasons, but is most commonly caused by a corrupt or damaged Windows Store cache, or by a problem with the Windows Store itself. In some cases, this error code can also be caused by a third-party application or service that is interfering with the Windows Store.

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1. Update your game to the latest version

  1. Open up the Minecraft launcher and select "Update Profile"
  2. Select the "Downloads" tab and find the latest update for Minecraft
  3. Click on the "Update Now" button
  4. If there are any updates that need to be downloaded, they will be downloaded and installed
  5. Once the updates are installed, select "Close Profile" and reopen the Minecraft launcher
  6. Select "Play" and select the profile that you want to use
  7. If the game crashes after selecting "Play", try restarting your computer
  8. If the game still crashes, try deleting the "...\AppData\Roaming.minecraft" folder and reinstalling Minecraft

2. Delete your .minecraft folder and reinstall the game

  1. Close Minecraft if it is running.
  2. Delete the .minecraft folder on your computer.
  3. Download the Minecraft installer from https://www.minecraft.net/download/.
  4. Run the installer.
  5. Select the language and region you want to install Minecraft in.
  6. Select the installation location.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Download the latest patch for Minecraft from https://www.minecraft.net/download/patches/.
  10. Run the patch installer.
  11. Select the language and region you want to install Minecraft in.
  12. Select the installation location.
  13. Click Install.
  14. Click Finish.
  15. Play Minecraft.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Run a virus scan on your computer.
  2. Check if your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
  3. Try running the game in compatibility mode.
  4. Verify the game files.
  5. Turn off your firewall and antivirus software.
  6. Reinstall Java.
  7. Reset your router.
  8. Contact Mojang customer support.