How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 on Windows 10

How to Fix Error Code 0x80004005 on Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

Windows 0x80004005, We’re sorry, but we weren’t able to do that, is a type of error code that is connected to a number of different problems. But, most of the time this error code is related to Windows 10 updates and can also be due to file compression or notifications.

It can be difficult to fix this error code because it does not specify which program caused the error.

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But don’t worry.

In this article, we will show you different methods on how you can troubleshoot your computer to fix this error code.

Let’s get started.

Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + I to Open Windows Settings

Step 2: On Windows Settings, Click on Update & Security

Update & Security

Step 3: Click Troubleshoot on the side menu

Step 4: Find Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter

Run the troubleshooter

Step 5: Follow the steps on the Troubleshooter and Make sure to apply the fixes it offers

Method 2: Delete Windows Update Files

If your computer showed this error code after installing an update, chances are these updates are not installed properly or Windows encountered problems while installing the updates.

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Proceed on the steps below on how to delete windows update files

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S and Search for File Explorer

Step 2: Open File Explorer

Step 3: Go to This PC

This PC

Step 4: Go to Local Disk (C:)

Local Disk (C:)

Step 5: Click on Windows Folder

Windows Folder

Step 6: Find Software Distribution folder

SoftwareDistribution folder

Step 7: Delete all the contents of Software Distribution folder

Step 8: Restart your computer and see if the error code is gone

Method 3: Delete Temporary Files

If you have corrupted temporary files on your system it can also cause Windows error code 0x80004005. Deleting these files can make your computer run smoothly and eliminate the error code.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + R and type %temp%


Step 2: Click Ok to open Temp folder

Step 3: Delete all the files inside temp folder

Delete all files in temp folder

Step 4: Restart your computer and check if the error code is resolved

Method 4: Register jdscript and vbscript on Command Prompt

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Command Prompt

Step 2: Click on Run as Administrator

Command Prompt run as Administrator

Step 3: On Command Prompt, type regsvr32 jscript.dll and hit Enter

Regsvr32 jscript.dll

Step 4: Then, type regsvr32 vbscript.dll and hit Enter

Regsvr32 vbscript.dll

Step 5: Restart your computer and check if the error code is fixed

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Method 5: Add a Key to Registry

If the error code appears when you are trying to move or copy files, follow the steps below to fix the issue.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Registry Editor

Step 2: Click on Run as Administrator

Registry Editor run as Administrator


Step 4: Click on SOFTWARE

Software folder

Step 5: Under SOFTWARE, Click on Microsoft

Step 6: Under Microsoft, Click on Windows

Step 7: Under Windows, Click on CurrentVersion

CurrentVersion folder

Step 8: Under CurrentVersion, Click on Policies

Step 9: Under Policies, Click on System

System folder

Step 10: On System, Right click on the page and select New -> DWORD for 32Bit system and QWORD for 64bit system


Step 11: Name the file LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy


Step 12: Right click on it and select modify

Select Modify

Step 13: Set the value to 1 and click Ok

Set value data to 1

Step 14: Restart your computer and see if the error code is fixed

If you find your self still encountering the error code after following all the methods in this article. The last thing you can try is to do a full Windows reinstallation.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.