The most common problems - Access violation (0xC0000005)

Published: 10 June 2019

Many people complain about Access violation (0xC0000005) when they try to connect to any server. This problem lies with the client, not server.

What is Access violation?

Access Violation 0xc0000005 error is caused by your computer not being able to correctly process the files & settings that it requires to run a particular program or installation. Despite the error showing when you try and use particular pieces of software, or when you try and upgrade Windows, it has many different causes including the likes of faulty RAM problems, errors with the files of your PC and issues with the settings of your PC

How to fix it?

Method 1st (most popular)

A popular method of repairing game files is simply reinstalling. To do this, you must first disable antivirus software as well as Windows Defender. Clear all game and launcher files, and then download the launcher from the Download section (click here) for the current version of GameLauncher. Unpack to folder, then run the launcher as an administrator and follow the installer, then wait before the game files are not downloaded.

Method 2nd

Download Need for Speed World File Validator in the Download section (click here) and place this file in the folder with Need for Speed World files (most often `GameFiles`) and run it. After starting, press any key. Validation (verification) of files usually takes from 3 minutes to several (depending on the condition of your computer). The program after the validation returns the status, and if program encounters a problem with the file, program will replace it.

The following methods are interference in the system. You do it on your own responsibility. We do not take any responsibility for any damage.

Method 3rd - Windows System Restore

Before you do anything, the best solution that you can try to fix is ​​to use Windows system restore, so you can switch to an earlier date when the computer was working properly and you did not encounter the application error 0xc0000005.
Right-click on "This Computer" or "My Computer" and select properties. In the properties window, select "Advanced System Settings" in the middle left corner.
Advanced property settings
In the advanced settings window, select the tab "System Protection", and then click "System Restore". System restore as part of system protection. Click next and check the box next to "Show more restore points." show more system restore points. Then select one restore point (probably choose a restore point that is 20-30 days before the current date). It will all take some time, but you will be restored to an earlier point. Now go and see if the above solution has fixed the application error 0xc0000005, if you do not proceed to the next method.

Method 4th- Windows Registry fix

The registry is a database in Windows that contains important information about system hardware, installed programs and settings, and profiles of each user account on the computer. Windows constantly refers to information in the registry.
Registers can be damaged due to damage to some of the files required to put everything in place. They can also be influenced by viruses and malware. Follow these steps to repair the registry to resolve application error 0xc0000005. Download from here and install the registry cleaner. Open the software after installation. In the interface, click the Registry tab in the left pane and click the button labeled Scan for problems. CCleaner will start searching for errors in the registry and after the search has been completed the button Fix the selected problem. Click this button and everything will be fixed. Restart the computer and check the application error 0xc0000005 again. For most users, this fix could work, but if you still have the same error, continue.

Method 5 th - System file checker



sfc / scannow


The sfc /scannow command (System File Checker) scans the integrity of all protected Windows system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible.
1. Right Click on the windows button and from there open command prompt with administrative rights.
2. Now in the cmd window type:


sfc / scannow


3. Wait for the system file checker to finish.
Again try the application which was giving error 0xc0000005 and if it’s still not fixed please continue.

Method 6 th –  Turn off DEP

Quite often the application error 0xC0000005 error occurs because of Data Execution Prevention (DEP) introduced by Microsoft in Windows SP2 and used in later versions. DEP is a set of security features that prevents code execution from non-executable memory segments. Go here to learn how to turn off DEP.

Method 7 th – Bad RAM Memory

Quite often the application error occurs from a faulty RAM memory. This is most likely the reason if you started getting the 0xC0000005 error message after installing a new RAM memory. To check this you can remove the new memory and see if the 0xC0000005 error disappears. Don’t forget to do the following before you start removing the memory: 

1) Turn off your computer and remove all cables (power, network, etc.)
2) Remove the battery (if you have a laptop).
3) Ground yourself out before you touch the memory.

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