When you use a Windows operating system such as XP, Vista, or Windows 7, occasionally you may see an error message you don’t understand. Microsoft regularly uses error codes to describe something that has gone wrong with your computer.
Error code 0×80070005 is a special code that is used sometimes when an empty user password is detected. This usually happens when you try to do something that required a certain level of admin rights. This could be when you are trying to install a program, or trying to change the settings of your computer. If your computer detects that you have an empty password when this happens it will thrown up an error message.
You can easily fix this type of error message by editing your user profile to include a password. If you don’t normally enter a password when you turn your computer on, you will have to start doing so. Try to think of a password that you can remember easily, but can’t be guessed by someone else.
To add a password to your account, you need to go to your computer’s control panel and look for the section called “user accounts”. In Windows 7, you can easily find this section by typing “accounts” into the search bar when you click on “start”.
When you have found the user accounts section, you need to click on your user account to select it. You will then be presented with a number of options, one of which will be “create a password”. Click on this and you’ll be taken to a new screen.
You now need to type in the password you intend to use. Note that you have to type it twice. This is to make sure you haven’t typed it incorrectly. It’s very unlikely that you would mistype the word you are using twice. You can also enter a phrase on this screen that serves as a hint. You can use this in case you forget your password in the in future.
Finally click on create password to save your new settings. It might be a good idea at this point to log off, and then log back in, to check your new password is okay. From now on however, you should not see the error code 0×80070005 anymore.