1.    13 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    Getting "File System Error (-1073741819)" When installing software


    Just upgraded from windows 7 pro to windows 10 Pro.

    The upgrade appears to have gone well except for the error which I will describe below.

    The symptoms:
    When attempting to install any software which requires administrator privileges, I am getting one of two errors.

    More specifically, I was attempting to install "Speccy" to get more information about my hardware. I double clicked the installer and immediately received the following error: http://puu.sh/jzL9O/42086373b9.png

    I attempted a reboot, and then after that, I did a disk cleanup and basically checked everything including the previous versions of windows. Then I rebooted again and have still received the same error.

    Now when attempting to install some other software I have either received the error I show above, OR I will sometimes get the following error: http://puu.sh/jzLgj/56ab10655c.png

    I have done a bunch of googling and have found zero information about those errors or how to fix them, besides "Hurrr Durr reinstall windows"

    I REALLY don't want to re-install windows, and would like to fix this problem without wiping out my current installation.

    Thanks for the help!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Sounds bizarre, but a fix for similar symptoms has been to disable system sounds, then change UAC to lowest setting, and finally to re-enable sounds.

    Have a look at this thread. There was another with more detail, but I can't find it right now.

    Edit: And welcome to the forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    13 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    That was the fix!! So weird!

    Just to clarify for anyone else, The fix was to change the windows sounds from whatever I had selected, to the windows default sounds.

    You can do this by using the start menu to search for "Sound" then clicking the control panel sound option.

    Then go to the "Sounds" tab and make your sound scheme either "No Sounds" or "Windows Default"
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
File System Error (-1073741819)
Hi, After updating to Windows 10 from Win 7 Ultimate I can no longer do anything that requires admin privileges. It appears as though something is wrong with UAC on my profile.
General Support
Cannot run any files, get error File System Error (-1073741819)
So I just updated to ten, and have all the updates, but whenever I try to run a .exe file, it gives me the error File System Error (-1073741819)
General Support
File System error (-1073741819) Windows 10
Hello, I just recently downloaded Windows 10 since I got it for free for having Windows 7. I just entered a new college and I got Microsoft 265 for free, so I tried to download it. The problem is, whenever I try tu run the setup I get a message...
Software and Apps
"We couldn't update the system reserved partition" win10 upgrade error
Hi, I am running win 8.1 and I want to upgrade to win 10. It show me this message: 27831 This is my HD: 27832
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:35.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums