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How to fix common Windows application error codes?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There are a few common Windows Application error codes:

0x80070005 - This error code means that the application was unable to start because it was missing a required file.

0x80070002 - This error code means that the application was unable to start because it could not find the required file.

0x80070020 - This error code means that the application was unable to start because it was missing a required registry key.

0x80070057 - This error code means that the application was unable to start because it was missing a required DLL.

These error codes typically happen because the application was not installed properly, or because a required file is missing or corrupt.

1. Restart the computer and try again

  1. Click on "Control Panel"
  2. Under "System and Security" category, click on "Restart"
  3. Select "Restart now" option
  4. Click on "Yes" button to restart your computer
  5. After your computer restarts, please check Windows Application error codes for possible solutions

2. Update the application

  1. Download and install the latest Microsoft Application Update tool.
  2. Open the tool and search for the application you wish to update.
  3. On the application’s page, click on the “Update Now” button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. When the update is complete, close the tool.
  6. Restart the application.
  7. Check the application for any errors.

3. Uninstall and reinstall the application

  1. Open the Windows Application Manager.
  2. Under the list of installed applications, locate and select the application you wish to uninstall.
  3. On the right-hand side, under the heading Uninstall, click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the application.
  5. Once the application is uninstalled, reopen the Windows Application Manager and locate and select the application you wish to reinstall.
  6. On the right-hand side, under the heading Reinstall, click on the Reinstall button.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall the application.

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

  1. Run the application in compatibility mode.
  2. Disable any security software that may be blocking the application.
  3. Repair the application.
  4. Reset the application.
  5. Delete the application's preferences or settings.
  6. Check for updates to the operating system.
  7. Install the latest service pack for the operating system.