What Is an Access Violation Error (0xc0000005)
An access violation error (or 0xc0000005) is a Windows-specific error that occurs when memory is referenced incorrectly. Generally, this error occurs when an application such as Cities.exe attempts to access memory that it does not have permission to access.
How to Troubleshoot an Access Violation Caused by Cities.exe
- Check if your antivirus is blocking Cities.exe in Windows Security Center.
- Ensure that there is enough memory available on your system. To check the system memory, go to Task Manager (ctrl+alt+del) and review the System tab.
- Make sure that the file is not damaged or corrupt. You can do this by reinstalling and running a system file checker, which verifies the integrity of essential system files.
- If possible, try updating your drivers to the latest version available.
- If the previous steps do not help, try uninstalling and re-installing Cities.exe.
What should I do if the access violation error persists?
If the access violation error persists after performing the steps above, please contact the program publisher for assistance.
Should I be worried if my computer displays an access violation error?
It is not necessary to be worried as an access violation error is not an indication of an underlying serious issue. However, if the error persists, it does warrant further investigation.
What is a system file checker?
A system file checker is a Windows tool that analyzes and verifies the integrity of essential system files. You can use the system file checker to scan and repair corrupted data and missing files on your computer.
Why do I need to update my drivers?
Outdated and incompatible device drivers may cause a number of issues, including the 0xc0000005 error. Updating your device drivers can help resolve such issues.
How do I check if my antivirus is blocking Cities.exe?
To check if your antivirus is blocking Cities.exe, open the Windows Security Center, click on 'Virus & threat protection', and look for Cities.exe in the list of currently blocked programs.