Keeping track of when and where your 5 error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your Error 5 problems.Finding the exact driver for your Error 5-related hardware device can be extremely difficult, even directly on the Sophos Ltd. Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually updating drivers, the process can still be very time consuming and extremely irritating.Installing the wrong driver, or simply an incompatible version of the right driver, can make your problems even worse.Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as Win Thruster [download] (Developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any Error 5-related registry problems.
Windows System Restore allows you to "go back in time" with your PC to help fix your Error 5 problems.
We do not guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system.
If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below.
Because of the time and complexity involved in updating drivers, we highly recommend using a driver update tool such as Driver Doc (Developed by Microsoft Gold Partner) to automate the process.
Driver Doc updates all of your PC device drivers, not just those associated with your 5 error.
Driver Doc's proprietary One-Click Update™ technology not only ensures that you have correct driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a backup of your current drivers before making any changes.