System error 5 has occurred

What is System error 5 has occurred?

System error 5 has occurred is an error that occurs when you do not have the right access or privileges to run the command you are trying to run.

 

How can you fix System error 5 has occurred?

Some of the solutions to this error include logging in as administrator, running an anti-virus, and running SFC command scan on your PC.

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on August 1, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Log-in as Administrator

“System error 5 has occurred” may appear when running a command or a software, which requires Administrative privileges. 

If the error is found while using Command Prompt, please run a Command prompt run as administrator. To run it, right-click Windows Start and select Command Prompt (Admin). Or, click “Windows start” then type CMD, and right-click Command Prompt and select “Run as Admin.”  

If the error is found while using a software, right-click the .exe file and select “Run as Admin.”

Sometimes, even if you run it as admin, Windows will still prompt you for the error.  You might need to log-in as admin or edit your account to have administrative privilege.

Log in as Administrator

  1. Option 1: Click Windows Start, type in CMD then right-click Command prompt and then select Run as Admin.
    Option 2: Right-click Windows Strat and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. In the Command Prompt type in net user administrator /active:yes and then hit Enter key.

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  3. Click Windows Start, then click the power button and select sign-out.
  4. Then, log in as an Administrator.

 Edit user account with administrative privilege

  1. Option 1: Click Windows Start and type in Run and hit Enter key.
    Option 2: Press Windows logo key + R key.

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  2. Type in netplwiz and press Enter key.
  3. Select your username and click properties.
  4. Click Group membership and click the Administrator.
  5. Click Apply and then OK.
  6. Click Start, then click the power button and select sign-out.
  7. Then, log in using the user with administrative privilege.
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Solution 2. Run Anti-virus

“System error 5 has occurred” may also be related to a malware contamination on your Windows. Windows registry and files might be broken or corrupted due to the malware, causing the error when running a program. A full scan of your computer using an anti-virus might help.

NOTE: You may use third-party anti-virus.

  1. Update and run Windows Defender.

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  2. Do a full scan to eliminate Malware.
  3. Run the application.
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Solution 3. Run SFC /scannow command

After scanning your system with anti-virus, run SFC command scan to your PC to fix the damage done by the malware. See instruction below or watch it here on YouTube.

    1. Option 1: Click Windows Start, type in CMD then right-click Command prompt and then select Run as Admin.
      Option 2: Right-click Windows Strat and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    2. Type in or copy and paste this command  sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.

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    3. Wait until the process is complete.
    4. Restart your computer.
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