Error 0xc0000005 – 5 Methods to Fix Windows10

Application Error 0xc0000005
Windows Operating System is considered as the most reliable and easy to operate operating system among the PC user. Windows10 is the latest version of the Windows Series Operating System (till 2021) and it is a graphically rich and function-rich OS. It frequently rolls out updates for its users and those updates enhance system security, removes bugs, and install new features. However, Windows Update is automatic but sometimes it starts to raise problems in the form of error code 0xc0000005.
 

Error Message:
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005).
Click OK to close the application.

 

How to fix Windows10 update Error 0xc0000005?

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

The Update error 0xc0000005 mostly caused due to damaged system files, corrupted registry files, malware/virus attacks, running incompatible software, outdated driver, huge junk files, etc. All these things can slow down your PC and raise several types of errors. It is recommended to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix all these problems at once.

Method 2: Run System File Checker Tool

As mentioned above that this error appears due to damaged system files so running the System File Checker tool can scan and fix all the system files. This tool is based on the command line so you need to open Command Prompt to run this utility.

Step 1: Open CMD as administrator.

Open CMD as Administrator Windows 10

Step 2: Type following line in the command prompt.
sfc /scannow

sfc scannow

Step 3: Let the process finish. It will repair all the damaged system files.

Method 3: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is the pure smartest way to fix any kind of Update related issues in Windows 10. Windows Update Troubleshooter is preinstalled in Windows PC and you can use it as follows:

Step 1: Click on Start and search for Troubleshoot and open Troubleshoot settings.

Search Troubleshoot

Step 2: Click on Additional Troubleshooters link.

additional troubleshooter

Step 3: Here, select Windows Update and click on Run the Troubleshooter.

windows update troubleshooter

Step 4: The Windows Update Troubleshooter will start detecting the problem. Just go with Troubleshooter and fix the problem.

update_troubleshooter_3

Method 4: Try Clean Boot Mode

You can also try clean boot mode to install updates. In the clean boot mode, the windows will get start only with essential driver and software so if there is any conflict between drivers and DLL’s files then it will be bypassed. You can start Windows in clean boot mode as follows:

How do I Start Windows10 in Clean Boot Mode

Method 5: Reset Windows Update Distribution Folder

Resetting Windows Update Distribution Folder means resetting all the components that are related to windows update. This way, you can start fresh downloading and installation of Windows Update. This method works in most cases when you have Update related error like 0xc0000005.

Here is the detailed guide on How can you reset the Windows Update folder:

Manually Reset Software Distribution Folder

Automatic Reset Windows Updates Components – WUEng.zip

Summary:

In this article, I described how can you fix Windows Update Error 0xc0000005. There are 5 methods are explained with screenshots that will help you to repair windows update-related problem.