These 0x0 error messages can appear during program installation, when a Microsoft Corporation-related software (eg, Windows Installer) is running, Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the course of time. installation of the Windows operating system. Keeping track of when and where your 0x0 error occurs is essential information in solving the problem.
“0x0” is the name of the error that contains the details of the error, including the reason the error occurred, the system component or application malfunctioning to cause this error, and ‘other information. The numeric code in the error name contains data that can be decrypted by the manufacturer of the failed component or application. The error in using this code can occur in different parts of the system. Although it carries some details in its name, it is always difficult for a user to determine and correct the cause of the error without specific technical knowledge or appropriate software.
- Corrupt download or incomplete installation of Windows Installer software.
- Corruption in Windows registry from a recent Windows Installer-related software change (install or uninstall).
- Virus or malware infection that has corrupted Windows system files or Windows Installer-related program files.
- Another program maliciously or mistakenly deleted Windows Installer-related files.
- Runtime Errors such as “Error 0x0” can be caused by a variety of factors, so it is important that you troubleshoot each of the possible causes to prevent it from recurring.
Manually editing the Windows registry to remove invalid Error 0x0 keys is not recommended unless you are PC service professional. Incorrectly editing your registry may prevent your PC from operating and causing irreversible damage to your operating system. In fact, a lost comma can prevent your PC from starting completely!
Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as WinThruster [download] (developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any Error 0x0-related registry problems. Using a [download] registry cleaner automates the process of finding invalid registry entries, missing file references (such as having caused error 0x0), and broken links in the registry. A backup is automatically created before each scan, with the ability to undo all changes with one click, protecting you from the risk of PC damage. The best part is that repairing registry errors [download] can also dramatically improve the speed and performance of the system.
To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to Error 0x0 (eg Windows Installer):
- Click the Start button.
- Type “command” in the search field … DO NOT press ENTER for the moment!
- While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, press ENTER.
- You will be prompted with an authorization dialog box.
- Click Yes.
- A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
- Type “regedit” and press ENTER.
- In the Registry Editor, select the Error 0x0-related key (eg. Windows Installer) you want to back up.
- On the File menu, choose Export.
- In the Save As list, select the folder in which you want to save the Windows Installer backup key.
- In the File Name box, type a name for your backup file, such as “Windows Installer Backup”.
- In the Export Range box, make sure that “Selected Branch” is selected.
- Click Save.
- The file is then saved with a .reg file extension.
- You now have a copy of your Windows Installer-related registry entry.