How to fix login error 0x80190005 in Xbox app, Cortana and Microsoft Store?

Issue: Hey. I cannot login to the Xbox app. I even get the error with Something wrong and error 0x80190005 code. It seems that Cortana is the issue or Microsoft Store. Can you help me? I found some posts online, but no solutions.

Solved Answer

The particular login error 0x80190005 appears in various applications. These include Outlook, Xbox app, Cortana, and Microsoft Store. It can disturb users[1] that urn Windows 10 or Windows 11[2] machines, and this is the general issue that occurs when there are problems with the login accounts or restrictions.

Reasons behind the issue can be related to the corrupted Xbox application cache, if you see this on Xbox app. Common inconsistency issues are more commonly causing the issue. These apps can interfere with the errors like this due to the bad store update, so troubleshooting the Windows Store app can find recommended fixes and solve the issue for you.

Other reasons behind the login error 0x80190005 in Xbox app, Cortana, and Microsoft Store can be related to the bad data in cache folders. Affected users confirm that there is some correlation here. System issues can cause problems with UWP applications, so resetting the cache can quickly solve the problem.

Corrupted profiles, files, and settings that are messed up can all lead to the problem with common system programs and these applications that users commonly use. Malware[3] also has some issues here because these system files and corruption of data on the system left after the infection can trigger the error 0x80190005.

Regardless if ti appears in Xbox app, Cortana, and Microsoft Store, you can fix the issue by repairing system files. For that, we can recommend FortectMac Washing Machine X9 that finds and restores corrupted pieces in system folders for you. Other options require more attention and interference.

Login error 0x80190005 in Xbox app, Cortana and Microsoft Store

Method 1. Clear Windows Store cache

  • In the search box, enter cmd.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt, then select Run as administrator.
  • Type wsreset.exe, and hit Enter key.

Method 2. Troubleshoot

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  • Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box.
  • Type ms-settings:troubleshooter and press Enter to open up the Troubleshooting tab of the Settings app.
    Additional troubleshooters
  • Hot Additional torubleshooters.
  • Go down to the Get up and running section and click on Windows Store Apps to expand the section.
  • Click on Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Once you launch this scan, wait patiently until the process is complete.
  • Click on Apply this fix if any offered, then follow the on-screen instruction.
  • After the repair operation is complete, reboot your computer.

Method 3. Reset the Xbox app

  • Press the Windows key, then select the gear icon to access Settings.
  • Select Apps.
  • Under Apps and features, locate the Xbox app.
  • Click the Xbox app, then click Advanced options.
    Xbox reset
  • Choose Reset.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Try to sign in again.

Method 4. Clear Windows Update cache

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  • Type cmd in the bar and hit Enter to open up an elevated CMD prompt.
  • When you’re prompted by the User Account Control (UAC), click Yes to grant administrative privileges.
  • Type the following commands in the same order and press Enter:
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits

    net stop msiserver
  • Run the following commands in order to clear and rename the Catroot2 and SoftwareDistribution folders:
    ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old
    ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Once you manage to rename these two folders, run the following commands and press Enter after each one:
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
  • Once every relevant service has been restarted, open the Xbox App, try to sign in.

Method 5. Switch to Local account

  • Press the Windows Key + R to bring up the Run window.
  • Type in ms-settings:emaillandaccounts in the Run text box.
  • Hit Enter to bring up the Email & Accounts tab of the Settings.
    Family & other users
  • Click on Family & Other Users on the left side.
  • Scroll down to the Other Users sub-menu and click on Add Someone Else to this PC.
  • Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information when questioned.
    Account set up
  • Click on Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  • Add a name and password associated with your newly created local account.
  • Click on Next to create.
  • Reboot your PC and set up a PIN for your fresh local account.

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