However, some users reported that they encountered the access denied error while attempting to run certain applications, and here’s the error description:
> “The requested operation requires elevation”.
Luckily, there are several troubleshooting methods you can apply to fix this error.
- The Access Denied error may occur when you try to access certain content on a Windows PC.
- Corrupt files, missing registry entries, or outdated drivers can cause this error.
Run an SFC scan
- Press the Windows key + S hotkey, enter cmd in the search box, and click on the relevant search result.
- Next, right-click Command prompt and select Run as administrator.
- Input this command in the prompt and press Enter: sfc /scannow
Run the DISM
- Go to the Search bar, type cmd, and open it.
- Type the following command and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Then, type the following command and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /CheckHealth
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Run the CHKDSK
Press the Windows key + X keys on your keyboard and select Command prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu.
- Once the Command prompt opens, type the following command and press Enter: CHKDSK /F /R /X /V /Y c:
- You might need to restart your computer after this.
- Run the CheckDisk utility
Go to Search, type command prompt, and open Run as Administrator.
- Type the following command and press Enter: CHKDSK /F /R c:
Run the chkdsk command
- To run the command, open the Run accessory by pressing the Windows key and R. Enter chkdsk in the Open text box, and click on the OK button.
- Then press the R key on the keyboard again, and enter chkdsk /f in the Open text box.
- Press the Enter key, and chkdsk will scan your PC’s hard disk.
- If no corruption is found, chkdsk will report 0% Disk Errors.
Set your accounts to have Administrator privileges
- Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign in.
- Click on your Microsoft account, then click on Change account type.
- Select Administrator from the list.
Perform a clean boot
- Press the Windows key + R, type msconfig, and click OK.
- In the System Configuration window, go to the Services tab.
- Uncheck the box next to Hide all Microsoft services, and then click on Disable all.
- Check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services, and click on Disable all again.
- Restart your computer.