“System error 5 has occurred” Error and Solution In Windows

The System error 5 has occurred error is a Windows-related error that is generally related to the unmet privileges for the specified command. Some commands or operations require Administrative privileges in order to complete successfully. If the Administrative privileges are not provided this “system error 5 has occurred” error displayed.

“System error 5 has occurred” Error

The most well known case for this error is trying to create a new user via the MS-DOS command line interface. If the current user is not Administrator or not running the MS-DOS command line interface as Administrator, this error occurs.

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Solve For MS-DOS Command Line Running As Administrator

As the main cause for the “System error 5 has occurred” is non-Administrative privileges we should start the MS-DOS command line interface as Administrator to solve it.

  • Click to the Start Menu like below.
  • Type ms-dos to the search bar.
  • The Command Prompt or MS-DOS listed like below.
  • Click to the Run as administrator like below.
Solve For MS-DOS Command Line Running As Administrator

For alternative ways and more detailed usage take a look to the following tutorial.

Solve For Batch File Running As Administrator

It is not always an interactive way using the MS-DOS command line interface. In some cases we may execute the batch file which throws the “system 5 error has occurred”. So to solve this error in batch files the batch files should be executed as Administrator.

  • First right click to the batch file which has extension *.bat .In the context menu click to the Create shortcut in order to create shortcut.
Create Shortcut For Batch File
  • Then right click to the created shortcut and select the Properties like below.
Open Shortcut Properties
  • In the Shortcut tab click to the Advanced... button like below.
Open Advanced For Properties
  • Then check the Run as administrator checkbox like below and click OK .
Enable Run As Administrator for Batch File
  • In the Properties windows click to Apply to make the new configuration effective.
Apply “Run as Administrator” For Batch File
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