FIX for Error 0x80004005 Windows 10/8/7

We have a lot of requests for a fix for a common error “Error 0x80004005” which has a number of causes. Windows shows error code 0x80004005 as an unspecified error, which dowsn’t help the user at all when it comes to solving the underlying causes.

100001In the majority of cases you will see this error when you are trying to access shared folders or in a virtual box.We have split up the solution to Error 0x80004005 into two parts depending on where you are faced with it.
If you have come acroos the error in Virtual Machine the most likely cause is an issue with a registry key. In that instance follow the steps below:-

  1. Open the Run window by using the shotcut Windows key + R
    Type Regedit in the box and click the ok buttom
  2.  When you are in the Registry editor  find the following registry path:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe”=”DISABLEUSERCALLBACKEXCEPTION”
  3. If the key is present, delete it and try the virtual machine. This should fix the 0x80004005 error.
  4. If not continue with the steps below

If you are experiencing the error when you are trying to access Shared Folders, Do the following:-


1. Open the run box by pressing Windows Key and R simultaneously.
2. Type regedit and click the OK button
3. The you need to find the Registry path below:


4. If you are using a 32 bit Windows system, you will have to create a DWORD value called LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy.
5. If you are using a 64 bit Windows system, then create a QWORD value called LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy.

Set the value to numeric 1 (on), and click the OK button.

The default LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy setting is auto but if not, click on it and make the value 1 instead of 0. You will now need to restart your PC and check if can access the shared drives now.

Hopefully this has fixed your problem, if not try the steps below:

  1. Launch the Device Manager from your Control Panel.
  2. In Device Manager, Click on Network Adapters and then on View in the menu on the top, Then click View Hidden Devices.
  3. Expand Network adapters and remove the Microsoft 6to4 Adapters from the list. Restart your computer and try to access the shared drives.

If none of the above fixed your problem then leave a comment and we will do our best to help you fix the 0x80004005 error.

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