How To Fix Error 0x80004005 On Xbox Series X

The error code 0x80004005 on your Xbox Series X occurs when you try to  open a game or an app. This indicates that a software glitch has occurred which is preventing the device from performing the action .  To fix this you need to perform a power cycle on your console.

The Xbox Series X is one of the newest next generation video game consoles that’s able to provide true 4K gaming at a smooth 120 FPS. It’s got several outstanding features such as a faster game loading time, Dolby Vision and Atmos support, as well as backwards compatibility to hundreds of games. With a Game Pass subscription you can maximize the gaming potential of this console.

What to do when you get the error code 0x80004005 on your Xbox Series X

One of the issues that you might experience when opening a game or an app on this gaming console is this error code. This is a minor issue that is usually caused by a software glitch and can be fixed by restarting the Xbox.

Solution 1: Restart the Xbox Series X

The best way to fix this issue is to perform a  power cycle. This will refresh the operating system of the console and can usually fix issues caused by a software glitch.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Reboot the console

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    You can find this on your controller.Fix Error 0x80004005 On Xbox Series X

  2. Select Profile & system.

    This is the last tab on the side menu.Select Profile & system

  3. Select Settings.

    This will open your console settings menu.Select Settings

  4. Select General.

    This will open the general settings.Select General

  5. Select Power mode & startup.

    This will open the power options.Select Power mode & startup

  6. Select Full shutdown.

    This will shut down the console.What to do when you get the error code 0x80004005 on your Xbox Series X

  7. Select Shut down.

    This will confirm the shut down command.Select Shut down

Once the console has turned off, unplug its power cord for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the console then check if the issue still occurs.

Having the error 0x80004005 on your Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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