Error Code 0x00000016

Error Code 0x00000016

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The 0x00000016 or CID_HANDLE_CREATION error is a rare occurrence typically associated with an issue during the creation of a Client ID (CID) handle. This can be the result of a range of factors such as incorrect system settings, low-level software issues, or faulty hardware.

How to fix:

  1. Update Your System and Drivers: Regularly updating your operating system and drivers can help to fix bugs and enhance system stability. This is always a good first step.
  2. Debug Your Software: If you’re a developer and the error occurred within your software, debugging your code to identify potential issues could be beneficial. Check for any anomalies during the creation of CID handles.
  3. Check Your Hardware: Hardware problems, particularly with memory (RAM), can cause such errors. Running hardware diagnostics, such as a memory check, might help identify if a hardware issue is the root cause.
  4. Run System File Checker (SFC): The System File Checker tool can find and fix potential issues with your system files. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type “sfc /scannow” to run this tool.
  5. Use System Restore: If the error started appearing recently, restoring your system to a previous state when everything was functioning correctly might resolve the issue.
  6. Perform a Clean Installation: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, you might need to perform a clean installation of Windows. This should be your last resort as it will erase all data on your system drive.

Remember to back up all important data before making significant changes to your system to avoid data loss. If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, seeking help from a professional or from Microsoft Support might be necessary.

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