0x0000005 | How to Fix 0x0000005 error

0x0000005 is a variation of the access violation error. Typically, you randomly receive an error message that looks like this:

Explorer.exe access violation **(0x0000005)** at address 230037 The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000005) Click on OK to terminate application.

0x0000005 error code can also be a part of a blue screen error (a STOP error or BSOD) message that looks like this:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0x0000005,0x89CBD4C9,0xBA4CEC4C,0xBA48)

If you would like to dig deeper, below you can read more about 0x0000005. You will find some specific examples of 0x0000005 error messages and possible solutions and tools for specific cases.

case 1: Virus

If your computer is infected with malware the 0x0000005 (access violation) error may inform you that the system trapped execution of malicious code.

case 2: NTVDM Error with Matrox Video Card

If you use a Matrox Impression VL-bus or Matrox Impression Plus video card on a Windows NT computer you may get the following message:

An application error has occurred. An application error log is being generated. NTVDM.EXE exception: access violation (0x0000005), 0x01e24a4f

To resolve the error try any of the following:

  • update the driver to version 2.12 (download the file NT212-24.ZIP). You can do so either by calling Matrox tech support at 514-6850270 or their BBS number 514-6852630.
  • enable video shadowing in your computer's CMOS

case 3: Corrupt Registry

The 0x0000005 error is often caused by registry errors. Corrupt registry entries pile up as you install and delete programs, especially when you install new programs over old ones that were not completely deleted. If you get 0x0000005 as a part of a Blue Screen error, this is a critical sign of an unstable system.

To get rid of the 0x0000005 error you could check all the registry entries and repair the register manually, but this procedure is long and exhausting. If you are not a computer expert checking your registry manually may take a few days. In addition, you may damage important registry entries. That is why if you are not a PC guru you should use special software to repair your registry.

case 4: Viewing TIFF files in the Details view in Windows Server 2003

Windows Explorer may exit unexpectedly with the message "Explorer.exe access violation (0x0000005) at address...." when you use it to view TIFF files in the Details view on a computer running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 To remove this error:

  • install the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003.
  • view TIFF files in the another view
  • view the TIFF files on another computer

case 5: 0x0000005 or 0xc0000005

Both, 0x0000005 and 0xc0000005 often appear with "access violation" message. Sometimes this error code may be mixed up by users. Please, check the fixes for 0xc0000005 error if none of the above helped you remove 0x0000005 error.

case 6: Explorer 4.01

0x0000005 error may occur when you start or quit Internet Explorer 4.01. The error message looks like:

Explorer.exe access violation (0x0000005) at address 230037

Such behavior is typical for Folio version 4.11 by Open Market, Inc. installed on your computer. To remove 0x0000005 error, pgrade the Folio software to version 4.2 (this case applies to Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1).

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