Learn about the error code 5 in Windows® Vista®
What causes the error code 5 in Windows Vista system? Find out how to fix the problem
Windows Vista is a new generation Windows based Operating System. This OS has become extremely popular in a very short span of time because of its advanced features and simplicity. Windows Vista is also very graphical and eye pleasing because of which users would not feel any tiredness even after working with the OS for a long hour. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Windows Vista. These include error codes. Error codes can be best described as messages that are provided to users to indicate some fault in specific application. There are many different types of error codes and they indicate faults with hardware, software or some corruption. Some Windows Vista users might get error code 5 issue. Error code 5 is usually an execution error. Error code 5 on Windows Vista is usually generated when the Operating System adds alternate data stream to a downloaded file to indicate source and there is a conflict with the datastream. Error code 5 might be also be generated if Windows Vista configuration does not permit these files to be run or opened. Error code 5 on your Windows Vista system might be because of issues within the registry, malware related problems, issues with system files of the OS and so on.
The following are some tips to resolve the error code 5 in Windows Vista:
- Verify system file integrity
- Fix registry problems
- Scan and remove threats
Verify system file integrity
Error code 5 on your Windows Vista system might be because of corruption of some of the system files of the OS associated with the exe file being used. All Windows Vista users getting error code 5 are recommended to verify the integrity of the system files on the OS using the sfc/ scannow command in the CMD. If the system files are found damaged, repairing the OS with default OS repair tool would solve the problems and remove the error code 5.
Fix registry problems
Registry of Windows Vista system is the place where important information regarding the working of the system are stored. Complications or issues with the registry of Windows Vista OS can cause error code 5 problem. All Windows Vista users having error code 5 issue are recommended to clean the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software like RegCure.
Malware infections can also lock the system files to create error code 5 issue. Malware cause such problems so that Windows Vista users would not be able to gain access to the particular file involved. Scanning the system with an updated antivirus program and removing the threats would resolve the error code 5 issue caused by malwares.
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