Application Load Error 5:0000065434 on Windows 10

Steam is a great source of getting games on the Windows operating systems. Many big titles Heaven Vaults, PUBG and more are available on Steam. But like any other software, Steam also throws up its set of errors. This is not due to bad code but also due to reliance on various factors in both respects to software and hardware. One such error is the Application Load Error 5:0000065434. This error comes up while launching various game titles.

Application Load Error 5:0000065434

Application Load Error 5:0000065434

The following methods are working to fix Application Load Error 5:0000065434 for Steam on Windows 10:

  1. Copy the Steam executable file.
  2. Use the Command Prompt.
  3. Use the Verify integrity of game files feature.
  4. Delete the conflicting files.

The error shows up for many popular games including Skyrim, Oblivion, Bully, Morrowind, Vortex and some others too.

1] Copy the Steam executable file

Right-click on the desktop shortcut of Steam that you find on your Desktop and select Open file location.

Copy the executable file for Steam and now navigate to the folder of the library of the games. It is usually in the location of Steam\SteamApps\Common.

Paste the copied executable file inside that folder of the game.

2] Use the Command Prompt

Run Command Prompt as an Administrator and then execute this command:

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common"
mklink "steam.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe"

This will create a link between the executable file of Steam to the operating system.

Restart your system after it says Operation completed successfully.

3] Use the Verify integrity of the game files features

Open Steam. Right-click on the entry for the game that is throwing this error in the LIbrary and select Properties.

Navigate to the tab that says LOCAL FILES.

Verify integrity of Steam Games

Select the button that reads as VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.

Wait for the process to be done and then check if that has fixed your issues.

4] Delete the conflicting files

Open the Documents folder and look for the folder created by the game that is giving you the error mentioned above. It might be stored inside a folder that is labeled as My Games.

Delete the folder and try running the game again.

Check if that fixes your issues.

Hope something helps.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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