How to Fix “Error Code: 0x0 0x0” on Windows?

Recently, there have been several reports by Windows users that they are facing the error code 0x0 0x0 on their computers. There is often a numerical code associated with an error code that provides details about the specific components or data that caused the error.

We had a look into the issue and discovered that it is typically caused by application crossover, wrong system settings, and system inconsistencies. Below are listed several effective troubleshooting methods that have helped users fix the issue. Let’s get right into it!

Eliminate Competing Programs

Interference between two or more software products is likely to result in the problem at hand. If this scenario is applicable, you must stop the competing programs to solve the issue.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press CtrlAltDel on your keyboard simultaneously to launch the Task Manager. You will see a list of all the applications currently running. 
  2. Right-click each and select End Process from the list of options available.

    End the processes task
  3. Be aware of recurrences in the error notice. After you have identified the problematic application, uninstall the application and then reinstall it. Check if this fixes the 0x0 0x0 error.

Use Your Computer Repair Application

Another fix that worked for several users was using the built-in computer repair application in their PCs. Here is how you can try doing that as well. 

  1. Launch the computer repair app on your Windows PC and make sure it is properly configured.
  2. Click on Scan now. This will allow the utility to scan for issues within your operating system.
  3. Once the scan has been completed, click the ‘Fix All’ option. This should fix the issue. 

Alternatively, you can also try running SFC and DISM scans to check your PC for issues and resolve them.

Use the Disk Cleanup Utility

The Disk Cleanup utility works the same way as any other cleaning software. It can remove unnecessary pieces of data including system files, temporary files, and any files which are just cluttered inside the computer. Cleanup can also clear the recycle bin, freeing up some space on the computer.

Several users were able to fix the 0x0 0x0 issue by using the disk cleanup utility, which is why we recommend you give it a shot. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously to open a Run dialog box.
  2. Inside the text field of the dialog box, type Cleanmgr.exe and hit Enter.

    Run dialog: cleanmgr
    Run dialog: cleanmgr
  3. This should start the Disk cleanup utility. Wait for the process to complete, and then check if the issue is resolved.

Reinstall the Graphics Driver

A faulty graphics driver may also be to blame for the 0x0 error code. It is therefore recommended that you install the latest graphics drivers. 

Here follow the instructions to do so:

  1. Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open a Run dialog box.
  2. Inside the text field of the dialog box, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to launch Device Manager. Alternatively, you can also type Device Manager in the search area of your taskbar and select Open.

    Accessing Device Manager
  3. Once you are inside the Device Manager, locate and expand the Display adapters option. 
  4. Right-click on your graphics driver and select Uninstall device.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed and once done, restart your PC. Windows will automatically install the latest driver version following your restart. 
  6. Upon reboot, install the driver back from the official laptop manufacturer’s support website and check if that fixes the 0x0 0x0 error. 

Install the Pending Updates

In most cases, it is an outdated operating system component that causes issues like the one at hand. If this scenario is applicable, you should be able to fix the problem by installing the pending updates.

The latest updates are packed with new features and bug fixes so should help you fix the issue in no time.

Follow these steps to install the pending updates on your PC:

  1. Launch Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously. 
  2. Click on Updates & Security from the context menu available on your screen.

    Click on Apps in Windows Settings
  3. Select Windows Update from the left panel and then click on Check for updates in the right pane.

    Check for updates
  4. If the system shows any pending updates that need to be installed, install them one by one. 
  5. Once done, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved. 

If the  0x0 0x0error persists, proceed with the next method below.

Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State

With a clean boot, Windows starts with the minimal selection of drivers and programs, so that you can check whether one or more background programs are interfering with your game or application. Clean booting Windows is used to diagnose problems associated with automatic Windows updates, software, or device drivers.

Remember, however, that you must be logged into your PC as an Administrator to troubleshoot using the Clean Boot mode. First, start your PC in Safe mode and check if the 0x0 0x0 issue appears in it. If it does not occur in Safe mode, proceed with the steps mentioned below.

  1. Press Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open a Run dialogue box.
  2. In the text field of the dialogue box, type msconfig and hit Enter. Alternatively, you can also type ‘System Configuration’ in the search area of your taskbar and click Open.

    Opening up System Configuration
  3. In the General tab, select Normal startup.
  4. Then, head over to the Startup tab and check the box against Hide all Microsoft services.
  5. Next, click on the Disable all button.
    Hide all Microsoft services
  6. Hit Apply and then OK.
  7. Finally, restart your PC and check if the issue persists.

Reset Your PC

As the last resort, you can also try resetting your PC to resolve the issue at hand. This is almost always the last resort for fixing problems on a computer. It’s a fantastic tool when you have exhausted all other methods of troubleshooting and the fault appears to be Windows-related. This process keeps your personal files (if you choose that method explicitly), removes any software you have installed, and then installs Windows again, thus resolving the 0x0 0x0 error in the process.

Here is all that you need to do:

  1. Launch Windows Settings and navigate to System.
  2. Inside the System window, select Recovery from the left pane.
  3. Click on the Get Started button under Reset this PC in the right pane.

    Get started on recovery
  4. Now choose one from Keep my files or Remove everything as per your preferences.

    Choose the options to keep my files
  5. The next screen will ask you to choose from “Cloud download” and “Local reinstall”.Reinstalling locally is your best option when your system is generally operating normally and if you simply want to clear out your data and settings and begin again. Cloud download might help you in case you have corrupted system files.
  6. Click on the Next button to proceed.
  7. Finally hit the Reset button and wait for the process to complete. Upon restart, the 0x0 0x0 issue will hopefully be resolved.
Zainab Falak
Zainab is an actuarial science graduate with a keen interest in technology. She specializes in data analytics and learns python and R in her spare time. At Appuals, she writes about anything and everything related to Windows 8, 10 and 11.
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