SOLVED: How to Fix Error 0x80004005

Error 0x80004005 translates as Unspecified Error and it usually appears when the user cannot access shared folders, drives, virtual machines, Microsoft account changes, as well as installing Windows updates. Fixing this problem depends on where and where the error message is coming from, and since the error doesn’t tell you exactly what the real problem is, it is even mentioned in the Microsoft books as “unspecified error“.


Error 0x80004005: Causes and Solutions

Repair corrupted system files

Before trying any of the methods in this guide, we highly recommend you to use Restoro to scan and recover lost and corrupted files hereThen see if the problem is solved. If not, select the problem from the index above and follow the given instructions.

1. Error 0x80004005 in a VirtualBox

Usually it is the registry key that causes problems.

Care for Windows key Y Press R paste regedit Y click OK


Navigate to the following registry path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe"="DISABLEUSERCALLBACKEXCEPTION"

If this key exists, delete it and try again. If deleting the key doesn’t solve the problem, try disabling your antivirus program.

If it still doesn’t work:

Uninstall your antivirus, test it, and then reinstall it.
Replace your antivirus with one like AVG or Security Essentials.

2. Error 0x80004005 accessing a shared drive/folder

We will use regedit to create one LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy value.

Care for Windows key Y press R


paste regedit Y click OK

Navigate to the following path in regedit


For 32-bit systemCreate a new DWORD value named LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy.
For a 64-bit systemcall a QWORD (64 bit). LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy.

In any case, set the value to 1 (ie enabled) and remember to click OK.

Usually the LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicyLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy the value is created before you have a chance to set the value of the data; No problem, just double click and change the data from 0 to 1.

When you’re done, restart your computer and see if you can now access the shared drives or folders.

If the problem persists after trying all the above steps; so

hold it Windows key Y press Rand type hdwwiz.cpl open minded device administrator. Select Network Adapters, then click View on the menu, and then select Show hidden devices. Expand Network Adapters and if you see Microsoft 6to4 adapters, remove them by right-clicking and selecting Remove device.

When you’re done, restart your PC and try.

3. Error 0x80004005 when installing Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Download and run CheckSUR from here. After System update readiness tool System component check complete, run SFC scan.

4. E_FAIL (0x80004005) when configuring VirtualBox on Ubuntu

If you try to allocate more than 3 GB of RAM to the VM, make sure the host is 64-bit and true hardware passthrough (VT-x) is allowed

4.1 Unable to login to the virtual machine

In some sessions on a VM (VirtualBox) you may see the following error.

Internet network creation could not be opened E_FAIL 0x80004005

To solve the problem, Open Network Center and choose Change customization parameters. Right-click on your Virtualbox Single Host Adapter and select it Properties. to permit “Virtualbox Bridget NDIS6 network driver if it is disabled and try again. VirtualBox should now start fine. On the other hand, Enable the Virtualbox Bridget NDIS6 network driver for every network adapter you have (Ethernet, WiFi…) and always disable NDIS6 and try.

4.2 Uninstall Microsoft 6to4

To fix this problem you need to uninstall Microsoft 6to4 devices from your task manager. Please note that you may not see these devices as they are hidden by default. So you won’t see them until you enable the Show hidden devices option.

Here are the steps to remove these devices.

  1. Care for Windows key and press R
  2. paste devmgmt.msc and press come in

  1. Click on Consider and select Show hidden devices

  1. double click network adapter
  2. Right click on the Microsoft 6to4 device and select uninstall. Repeat this step for all Microsoft 6to4 devices listed

When you’re done, restart your computer. Your problem should be resolved as soon as you log back into your Windows.

5. Error 0x80004005 while extracting files

If you get this error when trying to extract or open .zip or .rar files, there are a few possible solutions.

5.1 Try another extraction program

First make sure that the archive is not password protected and that your extraction program is not designed for password protected archives. You can do this by downloading another utility like 7zip and check if you are prompted for a password when trying to open or extract the same .zip or .rar file.

5.2 Method 2: Disable your AV’s real-time protection

Another possible cause is an overly cautious third-party security suite. Under certain conditions, various third-party antivirus suites block the extraction of compressed files. If you’re using an external third-party antivirus instead of the default security suite (Windows Defender), you can try temporarily disabling your third-party antivirus’ real-time protection or armor and see if that solves the problem.

If you don’t see him anymore error 0x80004005, Consider uninstalling your current third-party suite and switching to a different security suite. If you want to avoid more conflicts like this, you should go for the built-in security solution.

5.3 Re-register jscript.dll and vbscript.dll

If you failed with the first two possible solutions, let’s try a different approach. Some users have been able to fix the problem by re-registering some DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries) in an elevated command prompt. More specifically, this method tries to fix the problem by re-registering jscript.dll (a library used when running JScript) and vbscript.dll (a module that contains API functions for VBScript). Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:

  1. Hurry Windows key + R to open a run box. Then type “organized“J Ctrl + Shift + Enter and click Yes to the UAC (User Account Control) prompt to open an elevated command prompt.
  2. In the elevated Command Prompt, type the following command and press Come in:
      regsvr32 jscript.dll
  3. In the same elevated Command Prompt, type the following command and press Come in:
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
  4. Restart your computer and see if you can open or extract it .zip*: French or then .rar Files without reception Error 0x80004005.


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