In most cases, the Stop 0X000000C5 error occurs due to memory or driver issues. Most Windows users facing this issue report that they often get Critical Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes with this error code when performing resource-intensive activities like playing a game or rendering a video.
If you are facing BSOD crashes with error code 0X000000C5, the first thing to do is check your CPU temperature. If your computer crashes while playing or rendering, it could be due to disabling a protective mechanism in your processor to prevent damage.
If you are overclocking something, reset the frequencies and voltages to their default values and see if the system stability improves.
However, this issue can also be caused by third party conflicts. For example, several AV packets are known to cause this problem through false positives (at the kernel level). In this case, you need to disable real-time protection or remove the overly protective antivirus package to fix the problem.
Hard disk repair
To fix error code 0x000000c5, you can repair your hard drive first.
Here’s a tutorial.
- Open a command prompt as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, type chkdsk / f / r and press Enter to continue.
- Then enter Y to continue.
Once the process is complete, restart your computer and see if the error code 0x000000c5 disappears.
As mentioned above, a corrupted driver can also cause error code 0x000000c5. To fix this BSOD error, you can update your driver.
Here’s a tutorial.
- Open Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager window, select the driver you want to update and right-click on it.
- Then select “Update Driver” from the context menu to continue.
- Then select “Automatically check for updated drivers” to continue.
- Then you can proceed by following the instructions on the screen.
Checking with the MS Windows utility
MS Utility Check is a diagnostic program that detects damaged or lost files on your PC. You may have accidentally deleted important registry files (in the Windows registry) and you need to run the built-in Windows diagnostic scan to determine the problem. The built-in tool also tries to fix problems with system registration.
- To start the process, you need to go to the command line screen by typing “CMD” in the search box for our programs. When the Command Prompt window appears, enter the following code: DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth.
- When prompted, enter the following code: “SFC” / “scannow” to initiate a system scan for damaged or lost data records.
- After the scan completes, you will receive one of the following results:
- The system found corrupted files, but could not recover them
- Missing or corrupted system files not found
- The system found and fixed all the affected files.