ENRICO BONANNO asked on March 2, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
0x0000005 Error Message When To Use System Restore
» I get 0x0000005 error when I try to use System Restore. I can't restore it to a previous point without this working. Is there anything I can do?
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JAMES ESSLINGER replied on March 7, 2013
- TRECIA MCDONALD replied on March 2, 2013: » Booting into Last Known Good Configuration will not help you. That is not what LKGC if for, that is not what it does and that is not how it works.
The first thing you should do is run some respectable scans of your system for malicious software. System Restore is a popular target for malicious software. The malicious software likes to break your system somehow and then break the methods that you might use to get rid of it to try to fool you into thinking that you need to do drastic things, like System Restore, a Repair Install or reinstall your XP completely when none of those things are necessary.
- ENRICO BONANNO replied on March 3, 2013: » I always turn the power off after my computer shuts down and I may have accidentally turned it off before it finished installing automatic updates, with the screensaver turning the screen black. I don't know if that affected anything.
- EMMANOUIL LANARIS replied on March 4, 2013: » Follow the suggestions listed below for a possible fix:
Disconnect all the external devices (printers, scanner, USB (universal serial bus) drives, etc...) Except mouse and the keyboard and then boot up.
If this corrects the issue then add the devices back one at a time until you discover the piece of hardware causing the issue. Then get any updated drivers\software for the device.
- ENRICO BONANNO replied on March 6, 2013: » Can the System Restore itself get corrupted? I honestly think if I would have used "Last Known Good Configuration" to start with I would have saved myself a lot of hassle. Now it seems to be running good and I don't know exactly when all that automatic update problem started and I don't want to restore it to that mess. In the future, if that happens again, I don't think I'll have a problem using "Last Known Good Configuration"
- HAROLD GOLDBERG replied on March 6, 2013: » Error 0X0000005 is "access denied" which implies somehow the ownership got messed up. Probably the Program Files folder. With all the installs things may be confused. Try right clicking on Program Files folder and clicking Take Ownership.
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