Summary: The occurrence of error code 0xc0000005 cause data loss directly or indirectly. Thus, it has to be sorted out quickly. If there is data loss due to this error, then no need to worry, you may recover the lost data hassle-free.
The error affects the Windows Operating System installation and is connected to temporary hardware issues with the RAM or damaged hard drive because of bad sectors.
Error: Windows installation encountered an unexpected error ….
The error appears when a program in Windows attempts to access the location of data from the location which is not allotted to it. This may take place with any Windows app because of registry issues, faulty RAM, damaged drivers, virus, or inapt security update, etc.
Error: Exception: Access violation error (0xc0000005) at ….
The error flash on the screen after a program's installation on your Windows PC such as Mozilla, VLC, Chrome browser, etc. If you attempt re-installation, it doesn't help much in fixing the issue as it is caused due to some invalid, unsigned, or incomplete DLL files that help software to run on Windows.
Error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005)
The error code 0xc0000005 badly affects data may be directly or indirectly if not sorted out on time. However, a solution for everything is there so don't worry, as an alternate is surely available.
The error may also appear while you are trying to install Windows updates. Make sure that you don't panic in any error situations, as they all can be resolved when you are mindful.
First, turn off your PC and replace the RAM with another RAM. You may try to swap the RAM slots and after that boot your PC. Now, check if the error persists. Swapping of the RAM is needed in the situation where RAM causes physical damage to RAM to the hardware or connectors.
You may conduct a memory diagnostic test on your RAM by using Memtest86+ to solve the unexpected situation.
Damaged registry files may cause severe issues in your PC including the error message. If you have a backup of your registry files, try to restore your system's registry. On the contrary, if you modify registry files, then the process is a little complex and affects your computer badly. Avoid using inapt alteration as this may lead to serious problems further. Thus, it is recommended to backup your current registry files before trying any way out. The following steps will fix the registry:
SFC is a helpful way to fix Windows system file damage that might be causing this error. To run SFC is complex-free., check the simple steps below:
First, know about DEP. DEP is shortened for Data Execution Prevention, which is a Windows in-built system-level memory protection feature that protects your system from corruption caused by viruses and various other threats. There are some programs not compatible with DEP feature in Windows and results in causing 0xc0000005 error. It is thus better to turn off DEP in certain error-based situations.
Your PC already has the latest drivers. Still, if you are facing an issue with the device, then update the device driver and fix it. This will fix most of the issues and ensure that your system has the latest fix for errors and bugs. Use the below-given steps in this regard:
System Restore option can fix the error code 0xc0000005. It is important to know that System Restore will work when your system has a restore point before the error appeared.
Conclusion: It is difficult to overcome the error code 0xc0000005. You can try using antivirus software, Scheduled CHKDSK scans, S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring system, scheduled RAM diagnostics, and update the PC with the latest available Windows updates, etc. If the error caused a data loss situation then look for some other reliable way out.