Error Code 0x0000005d: Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. So let’s fix error 0x0000005d in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. person working and using an an old version of windows even after the higher version is introduced is always curious about using the latest version. So, when he/she installs a higher version of windows i.e., windows 8 and if he faces some problem, then it is not so that the OS is not good, but there are problems with the hardware of your system and it may also happen that your hardware is not compatible to the latest OS. To install windows 8, your processor should support “No Execute” features. And so during the updating process from windows 7 to windows 8 the following error with a message occurs.
“Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error Code: 0x0000005D
But don’t worry because we have the solution for the above error and let’s go through the solution for it.
How To Fix Error Code 0x0000005d
Restart your system and on the very first screen, press the respective key to open the “BIOS Configuration“.
After entering the BIOS settings, move to “Advanced Options“.
Select Processor → No Execute Memory Protection. If No Execute Memory Protection is not there then go to Security → Options and then select Execute Disable and change it to ‘Enable‘ or ‘On‘.
Now just save settings and changes.
Now exit the BIOS setting if you perform windows 8 installation in new PC otherwise move on through the next step.
Enable Virtualization Technology (VT) feature by above similar process. Goto BIOS setting > performance options > Enable virtualization feature.
Now just save changes and exit.
You can also proceed to the next step if your system supports security features.
The above was the solution for the error code 0x0000005d occurring during the updating to windows 8 from windows 7. So, if you have any further problems regarding this error, then just comment below. We are always ready to help and solve your problems – Team Wiknix.