Modern Warfare 2

Fix Modern Warfare 2 Error Code 0x887a0005

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Call of Duty (CoD) offers some great FPS games to its fans. With recent Modern Warfare 2, the CoD has taken the multiplayer game to the next level. But unfortunately, like other massive titles, this game also has a few bugs and issues such as crashing, crash at startup, won’t start, and much more.

In addition to these issues, many players are running into an error code 0x887a0005. This error code appears with the message – “The application has unexpectedly stopped working”. When this error appears, players are unable to launch the game. It has been noticed that the error code 0x887a0005 is troubling only to PC players and there could be multiple reasons behind this issue. Worry not and check out this guide as we have gathered all potential solutions to fix error code 0x887a0005 in Modern Warfare 2.

Fixing Modern Warfare 2 Error Code 0x887a0005

It can be frustrating when you have managed your time to enjoy a game like MW 2 and an error like 0x887a0005 restricts you from launching the game. Thankfully, you can try the following workarounds to get rid of this error code.

Before you jump onto the following workarounds, make sure to:

1. Restart your PC as well as the game once

2. Update the game to the latest version

If you have already gone through these basic things and still the error appears, here are the potential solutions to try.

Verify the Integrity of Game Files

Any missing or corrupted game files can sometimes cause this kind of error to occur in Modern Warfare 2. So, the first solution we suggest is to verify the integrity of game files. To do so:

– Go to Steam Library

– Right-click on Modern Warfare 2 and click on Properties

– In a newly opened dialogue box, select Local Files 

– And click on Verify the Integrity of game files

– Once done, launch the game again and the error code should be gone

Open the Game in Administrator Mode

This should be your next method to resolve error code 0x887a0005 in MW2. Here are the steps to run the game in administrator mode.

– Go to the game folder on your PC

– Right-click on the folder and click on ‘Properties’

– Click on ‘Compatibility’

– Check the box ‘Run this software as administrator

– Click on ‘Apply’

– Run the game again and the issue should be resolved

Roll Back the Drivers of the PC

– Go to the Windows search bar and type in ‘Device Manager’

– From the list, find out the Display adapters and click on it

– Select your GPU and double click on it. 

– Next, select driver which will be next to the General tab

– Lastly, select ‘Roll Back Driver’ and once done, launch the game and check if that makes any difference

That’s everything you can do to fix Modern Warfare 2 error code 0x887a0005.

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Prasiddh Thakkar
I am a trainee at QM Games.

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