Fix Windows Store error 0x803FB005 on Windows 10

When you try installing any Windows Store app on your Windows 10 computer, you may encounter the issue with error 0x803FB005. The app installation gets fail. Several users faced this issue on Windows 10 while installing all the Store apps, some with few apps.

The error message appears as:

Something unexpected happened

Reporting this problem will help us understand it better. You can wait a bit and try again or restart your device. That may help.

Code: 0x803FB005

Windows store app installation gets fail due to various reasons like faulty Anti-Virus application, system file corruption, due to some glitch in the Windows Store and many more.

If you are facing the issue with Windows Store error 0x803FB005 on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the error and let the Store apps install properly.

How to fix Windows Store error 0x803FB005 on Windows 10?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and try installing the Windows Store apps on your computer. If the error remains after each step, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the further resolution steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore point first. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter:

Whenever you encounter the issue with the Microsoft Store or the Store apps, you can try running the automatic troubleshooter and see if that helps. Running Microsoft Store troubleshooter helped most of the users in fixing the issue with error 0x803FB005.

To perform the same, refer the below resolution steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings window. Click on Update & Security.

2. On the left hand side, click on Troubleshoot. Scroll down on your right hand side and select the option Windows Store Apps.

3. Next, on the Windows Store Apps, click on Run the troubleshooter.

4. It will start detecting the problems related to Windows Store.

5. If found any, it prompts to Apply this fix. Click on the same to fix the detected errors.

After applying the fix, reboot your computer and try installing the Store Apps. Check if the issue with error 0x803FB005 gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Install available Windows Updates to fix error 0x803FB005:

Sometimes, if there any Windows Store updates are pending and not installed on your computer, Store apps may not work properly. In some cases, if the issue occurred by any update installed in your computer, Microsoft releases the patches to fix the issues. Therefore, installing the Windows Updates helps to fix the Windows Store error 0x803FB005.

Refer the below steps to perform the same on your computer.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings window. Click on Update & Security.

2. In the Windows Update section, click on Check for updates.

Computer will check for the updates. If updates are available, it will download and install automatically. After that, reboot your computer and try installing the Windows Store apps. It should install fine without any errors. If the error remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Reset Microsoft Store:

If the above steps did not help to fix the Windows Store error 0x803FB005, you can try resetting the Microsoft Store. This process resets the Windows Store without changing the account settings or deleting installed apps.

You can reset Windows Store in two different ways. You can follow any of the below steps.

Reset Windows Store using RUN command:

Resetting the Windows Store using the RUN command is quite simple. Refer the below steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on your keyboard to open RUN window. Type WSRESET.exe and hit enter.

2. This will initiate the Store reset process. You can see a black screen as below.

3. Once it is completed, Store will open automatically. You can try downloading and installing the Store apps and check if it works fine.

Resetting Windows Store using Settings App:

Follow the below steps to reset Windows Store using the Setting app on your computer.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings window. Click on Apps.

2. In the Apps & Features section, Scroll down and locate Microsoft Store. Click on it and select Advanced options.

3. Scroll down and click on Reset option.

This will reset Windows Store on your computer. Now, try installing the Store apps on your computer and check if the issue with error 0x803FB005 gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Disable / uninstall Anti-Virus program:

In some cases, the faulty or the corrupted Anti-Virus program does not allow you to run the things smooth. It may result with the error 0x803FB005 with the Windows Store apps. In such cases, we suggest you try disabling or removing the Anti-Virus program from your computer and check if the things works fine.

Refer the below links to disable or uninstall Anti-Virus program on your computer.

Temporarily disable Anti-Virus program.

List of Anti-Virus removal tools.

If the Store apps install fine without any errors after removing the Anti-Virus program, you can download and install the updated version of Anti-Virus tool from manufacturer’s website. If the error continues, you can proceed with the System Reset. Refer the below steps to perform the same.

Perform System Reset to fix error 0x803FB005:

If none of the above resolution steps helps to fix the Windows Store error, you can try performing the System Reset. This process will reset all the Windows 10 settings. You will get the option to keep all the data or remove the data during the process. Refer the below link to perform System Reset on your computer.

How to perform System Reset on Windows 10?

I hope that the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with Windows Store error 0x803FB005 on your computer. This will let you to install Windows Store apps without any errors. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you.

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