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Fix Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N

Black Ops Cold War has had a decent reception among the gaming community, but every now and then, a new error seems to arise with the game. Some users are reporting encountering the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N. The error message suggests the generic tip to perform a scan and repair, but that does not resolve the issue. As such, players are wondering how to fix the new fatal error with the game. If you find yourself crashing with the same error, stick with us and we will show you how you fix the error.

Fix Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N

Before you even begin with the guide, you should know there is no universal fix for the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N. While one fix might work for a user, it may fail for the other. So, hopefully with some luck you can fix the error. The main culprit that seems to give rise to the error is overlay software. A number of dev errors in Modern Warfare and Warzone are caused due to overlays, it may be the same in this case. Hence, as a first step you must disable the overlays.

Fix Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N

There are various types of Overlay you may be using such as Discord Overlay, GeForce Experience, etc. Disable those before launching the game. Also, if you are using MSI Afterburner, disable the software as it can make the GPU instable and that can lead to the error.

We suggest that you perform a clean boot before launching the game. Here are the steps you can follow to perform a clean boot.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Check Hide all Microsoft services (Important)
  4. Now, click Disable all
  5. Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
  6. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.

Now attempt to launch the game and check if the error still occurs. If the Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N still occurs, check that you are not overclocking. OC is one of the main reasons why a game can crash.

If that’s still not the issue, ensure that you have the latest GPU driver and delete the Battle.Net files and cache folder. Before you delete the files and folders, ensure that the Battle.net and game processes are closed. Open Task Manager and close tasks such as agent.exe, Blizzard Update Agent, Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, and any running game process.

Now, press Windows Key + R and type %ProgramData%. From the new window, locate Blizzard Entertainment folder and the Battle.net Folder. Delete both the folders. Now, attempt to update the game. After the game’s updated, hopefully, the Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N would not appear again.

Here are two other solutions suggested by u/SlopesOnSlopes on Reddit. We do not know if it will work or not, but you can give it a shot.

“Disable DOCP in bios and run Ram at stock speed. XMP for Intel CPUs.”

“Disable CPU overclock in bios. Basically I just selected “Load Optimized Default” in bios to reset everything to default settings. Note* save your current bios settings before so you can change back to them.”

Hopefully, one of the solutions worked for you. If it did not let us know and we will update the post as we learn more about the issue. If you have a fix that worked for you and we have not written about it, you can share them in the comments.        

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