Some PC gamers are reporting the issue whereby they get the Error Code 0x80070005 on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 gaming rig, which seems to prevent players from installing the Halo Infinite game beyond a certain point, usually about 49%. This post provides the most suitable solutions to successfully fix this error.
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Error code: 0x80070005
What does 0x80070005 mean?
The 0x80070005 error code occurs when the Windows access is denied. The error relates to access permissions in Windows, sometimes encountered by users when they are trying to update their Windows or installing a new program, and they don’t have sufficient access permission for certain files.
Halo Infinite Error Code 0x80070005
If you have encountered the Halo Infinite Error Code 0x80070005 on your Windows 11/10 gaming PC, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue on your device.
- Run Disk Cleanup
- Run CHKDSK
- Run SFC scan
- Temporarily disable AV software
- Reinstall Gaming Services
- Enable Offline mode play on your device
- Create new User Account
- Contact Xbox/Microsoft Support
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
This error could be due to a transient issue at Microsoft end – so before you proceed with the solutions below, as suggested on the error prompt, you can wait a while and then try again or restart your gaming PC and see if that helps. In addition, reset Microsoft Store and uninstall/reinstall the Xbox app.
1] Run Disk Cleanup
This solution to fix the Halo Infinite Error Code 0x80070005 on your Windows 11/10 gaming PC simply requires you to make sure that you have space on your PC to download the game. Make sure you have at least 10GB more than you think you need, just to be certain.
In the case you don’t have sufficient storage space on the system drive, you can run Disk Cleanup to free up space on your hard drive. You can also install the game to another drive or alternatively, try creating a new partition on the drive and see if installing to the partition will be successful.
2] Run CHKDSK
This solution requires you to run CHKDSK to detect and repair logical issues on your system. To run CHKDSK on your Windows 11/10 PC, do the following:
- Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type cmd and then press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to open Command Prompt in admin/elevated mode.
- In the command prompt window, type the command below and hit Enter.
chkdsk /x /f /r
You will receive the following message:
CHKDSK cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N).
- Press the Y key on the keyboard and then reboot your computer.
After CHKDSK completes, check to see if the issue is resolved.
3] Run SFC scan
To fix corrupt or missing system/image files on your gaming system, PC users can utilize the SFC/DISM utility which are both native tools to the Windows 11/10 OS. This solution requires you to run SFC scan and DISM scan – you can also run SFC scan in Safe Mode and see if the issue is resolved. If not, try the next solution.
4] Temporarily disable AV software
It’s possible that firewalls and anti-virus software are preventing the game from being downloaded to your Windows 11/10 PC. To rule out this possibility, turn off Real-time protection in Windows Security, or the equivalent software you use.
For third-party security software, you’ll have to refer to the instruction manual – generally, to disable your antivirus software, locate its icon in the notification area or system tray on the taskbar (usually in the lower right corner of the desktop). Right-click the icon and choose the option to disable or exit the program.
Try the game download and installation again and if it completes successfully, you can re-enable the AV program.
5] Reinstall Gaming Services
You may be experiencing the issue in hand due to damaged or corrupted cache or temp files generated by the Gaming Services or the App Installer apps. In this case, you can reset or reinstall Gaming Services by following the instructions in the guide on how to fix 0x00000001 Game Pass error on Xbox to resolve the issue. Otherwise try the next solution.
6] Enable Offline mode play on your device
If the game is downloaded and installed but you’re still getting the error, it may be because your account isn’t viewed as having permission to play the game or the Microsoft Store is not recognizing your entitlement to the game. In this case, you can try playing the game offline on your Windows 11/10 PC using Offline mode.
To enable Offline mode play on your device, do the following:
If you have multiple Windows devices, you’ll need to make sure that the device you intend to use offline is set as the designated offline device. You can only have one device as your designated offline device and you can only change your designated offline device three times per year.
- Make sure that you’re online.
- Next, check for updates and install any available bits on your Windows 11/10 device.
- Open Microsoft Store. You’ll be prompted to sign in if you haven’t already.
- Click your profile icon in the upper right corner.
- Select App settings.
- Under Offline permissions, make sure that the toggle is set to On.
Once you set this, any devices previously designated as offline will be toggled to Off, and you’ll no longer be able to play games offline on those devices.
- Make sure that you’re online.
- Make sure your device is set as your designated offline device.
- Launch the game you want to play offline.
- When prompted, sign in to Xbox.
- Once you’ve started playing the game, you can exit at any time.
- Repeat this process for each game you want to play offline.
Once completed, you can go offline at any time and launch those games whenever you want to play them, without needing to sign in online each time.
7] Create new User Account
Sometimes you can have a situation with permissions or profile corruption, which is a likely culprit to the issue in hand on your Windows 11/10 gaming PC. In this case, you can repair the corrupt user profile and see if the issue is resolved. Or, simply create a new local user or administrator account, log into the new account and see if you can install the game from that account; if successful, you can transfer your files/data from the old account to the new account.
If this wasn’t helpful, you can reset Windows and choose the option to keep your personal files or try the next solution.
8] Contact Xbox/Microsoft Support
If you have exhausted all the suggestions provided in this post, but the issue is still unresolved, you can contact Microsoft/Xbox Support and see if they can be of any useful assistance.
Any of these solutions should work for you!
Why won’t Halo Infinite install on my PC?
There is no particular cause of Halo Infinite installation failure on Windows PC. You cannot install Halo Infinite until you have enough disk space on your system. Sometimes it can be due to Xbox Game Pass and sometimes, a minor glitch prevents you from installing the game. In this case, restarting the computer helps. Also, make sue that you have a working internet connection.
What happens if Halo Infinite fails?
If Halo Infinite flops, then it is possible that it becomes flooded with microtransactions to keep the money flowing and therefore the game alive. The future of the franchise will be severely hurt, as very few players would want to continue this unexpected story arc nor its multiplayer.
I hope this helps.