How to Fix Blue Screen Error 0xc0000022 on Windows 11/10

Did you encounter a blue screen error 0xc0000022 while working on your Windows 11/10? If yes and you are looking for ways that might solve this problem, you have come to the right place. 

In this post, we have discussed what possibly could cause this issue and seven working ways that should fix this problem on Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC. Let’s explore the solutions in detail –

Blue Screen Error 0xc0000022

What causes Blue Screen Error 0xc0000022?

Till now, there is no clear-cut anomaly that might trigger this error code on Windows 11/10 PC. However, when you surf through different Windows forums, you will see several users complaining about this bug on account of several reasons. We have compiled and listed all such reasons below –

  • Remaining on a non-activated Windows
  • After you install a problematic third-party application or Microsoft Office
  • Allow Full Control is not enabled for certain apps and hence the error 0xc0000022
  • When using corrupted OneDrive on Windows 11/10
  • Sufficient permissions are not enabled to a particular application

Last but not the least, missing DLL files and corrupted system files/folders may also cause a blue screen error on your computer. Now that you know what must have triggered this issue, let’s learn seven working ways by which you may resolve this error code on Windows 11/10. 

Blue Screen Stop Code Error 0xc0000022 Solutions

If you are getting a blue screen displaying an error code 0xc0000022, you must not be getting past the kernel screen. Well, power On and off your system 2-3 times, and your device will automatically enter the Advanced Startup Options screen. Once inside the Safe boot mode, you may follow these workarounds and check if any resolve the issue that you are struggling with on your Windows 11/10 PC.

1] Try SFC/DISM Scans

At times, a blue screen occurs simply because of some file corruption or a few system files missing on your computer. So, it is best to run System File Checker and DISM tools altogether. These utility programs check and resolve any corruption inside the system files, folders, as well as inside the System Image. Here’s how to run both these tools together on an elevated Command Prompt. 

  • Press Win + R to launch Run.
  • Type “CMD”, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to launch Command Prompt as administrator.
  • On the elevated console, copy/paste the following, and press Enter –

sfc /scannow

SFC Windows 11

  • Wait for the next 10-15 minutes while this tool finds and repairs missing as well as damaged system files and folders.
  • After the SFC scan is over, execute this command –

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

DISM Windows 11

  • This tool will look for any corruption inside the System Image and resolves them (if it does find any).
  • After you finish running both these tools, restart your PC and check if the problem resolves.

2] Check Activations Issues on your computer

The error 0xc0000022 may also occur if you are using a pirated copy of Windows and it keeps on warning you about the activation issues. We have written a separate topic on it where you can learn about the probable causes and four ways to solve this problem on Windows 11/10. Go through the article and check if you can resolve this issue by following the workarounds mentioned there.

3] While using a corrupted Microsoft Office

Several users reported getting this error code when they were trying to start an Office app. If that’s the case, you either go for online repairing the office app on Control Panel, or perform the below fix –

  • Right-click on the application that triggered this error code and select Properties.
  • Head over to the Security tab and change the permissions for all the Administrators, Power Users, and Systems. Change their permissions to Allow Full Control. 
  • Click Apply and then OK to confirm this change. 
  • Restart your PC and check if the problem resolves from the next logon.

4] Reinstall OneDrive

As per several users, the Blue Screen Error 0xc0000022 may also occur when there is some corruption inside the OneDrive app. So, you better uninstall and then reinstall the OneDrive application on your computer. If that was really the case, then the stop code error must resolve by now. 

To uninstall OneDrive, do the following –

  • Right-click on the Windows icon (Win + X), and select “Apps and Features”.
  • Scroll down or search for OneDrive in the search field.
  • When located, click the three dots available beside it, and hit Uninstall.
  • If any confirmation window pops up, hit the Uninstall button again.

To reinstall OneDrive on Windows 11/10, open PowerShell as administrator, and run this code –

winget install onedrive

After the OneDrive installs successfully, boot into your device normally, and check if the blue screen error 0xc0000022 resolves. 

5] Remove recently installed applications

A blue screen error often occurs after you install a buggy or faulty application into your system. So, boot into the Safe Mode again, and uninstall the recently installed programs via Settings or Control Panel. 

In case you are not sure of a particular application, you better turn off all the applications while remaining inside the Clean boot. Now, check if the error 0xc0000022 resolves. If it does, enable all stopped apps one by one. Proceeding this way you might be able to find the problematic program. Uninstall that application first, and visit its official site to download the recent patch file. Double-click on the setup file to begin its installation. I hope the problem resolves this way. 

6] Check for firmware update failure

If you had recently replaced your HDD with SSD or a new hard disk, the error 0xc0000022 may also occur. However, this is occurring just because the system is not recognizing the newly added hard drive on your computer. And this is causing the blue screen error 0xC0000022 “STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED” on your computer. Update your firmware and check if the problem resolves afterward. 

7] Reset this PC or Clean install Windows 11/10

In case none of the above solutions work to resolve this stop code error, you may either go for – resetting your PC, or clean install Windows 11 or 10 as your last resort. “Reset this PC” provides you with an option to keep all your personal files and folders. Whereas, when you fresh install Windows 11/10, all your files/folders get deleted. So, make sure to backup all the important files and folders somewhere safe and secure. 

Hopefully, the Blue Screen 0xc0000022 resolves on your computer and you are able to log into your PC normally now. 

Tip: If you are facing update, activation, or driver issues on your Windows PC, try RESTORO PC Repair Tool. This software will scan your device for potential issues and resolve them automatically.

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