How do I fix Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001 in Windows 11/10

In recent days, some users encountered error code 0x803f8001 while launching the Mahjong Minecraft application on their Windows 11/10 PC. This is quite an irritating error that appears when users try to open a game on the computer.

In this post, we have explained how to fix the Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001 by resetting and reinstalling Minecraft and using the PowerShell command. This error might also come with an error message depicted below. 

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Minecraft is currently not available in your account. Here’s the error code, in case you need it:
0x803f8001
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What causes Minecraft Error 0x803f8001 on Windows?

There are a few reasons why you might encounter Minecraft’s error code 0x803f8001:

How do I fix Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001 in Windows 11

  1. This error could be experienced if the date and time are incorrectly set. If the error persists, you must adjust your PC’s date and time settings.
  2. If your Windows system is outdated, you may encounter this error. Thus, you should make sure to install all pending Windows updates.
  3. You may also encounter this problem if your PC has a temporary malfunction. If that is the case, a simple restart should resolve the problem.
  4. Microsoft Store account issues may also result in this error. To fix the error, sign out and then sign back into your Microsoft Store account.
  5. A corrupt Minecraft Launcher installation might also result in a similar error code. If this scenario applies to you, reinstall the Minecraft Launcher and see if it solves the issue.
  6. Your gaming services on your PC might be the culprit in some cases. Consequently, you may need to reinstall Microsoft Gaming Services and check if it works.
  7. Corrupted Microsoft Store caches can also cause this error. Resolve this error by resetting the Microsoft Store cache.

Choose a solution from the following list to fix this error code. 

Mahjong Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001

To fix Mahjong Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001, use the steps –

1. Sign out and Sign in to the Store app

Many users reported that they had successfully resolved this problem simply by signing out of the Microsoft Store and then signing back in. The procedure is as follows:

  • Open the Microsoft store using the Start menu.
  • Click on your profile picture which is available right next to the search box.
  • Then click on your account name or the email address as shown in the image below.
  • Click on the Sign-out link to sign out of the Store app.
  • Once you’re signed out, click the account picture next to the search box and select Sign in.
  • Select your current email address and then hit the Continue button.

2. Reset Minecraft

Next, you can reset the app to its default or original configuration on your PC. This will remove all the existing data and customizations available there. The procedure is as follows:

  • Open File Explorer using Windows+E keys and browse the path –
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\minecraft
  • Now simply you have to delete the txt folder named Options.
  • This will reset all the options to their default settings without losing any other thing.

3. Reset Microsoft Store

This error 0x803f8001 also occurs when there are some problems within your Store app. Make sure to reset the Microsoft Store using WSReset and check if the problem resolves this way – 

  • Press Win + R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type “WSReset.exe” on it, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together.

WSReset

  • This will force start CMD with administrative privileges and run the Windows Store Reset program on it. 

Wait for this reset process to complete and as soon as this is over, you will see Microsoft Store popping up on your display screen.

4. Turn off antivirus protection in Windows Security

If the above methods don’t help you to fix Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001 then turn off your antivirus protection and check for the consequence. Here is the procedure –

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings app.

For Windows 11 – Navigate to Privacy & security > Windows security > Virus & threat protection.

For Windows 10 – Go to Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.

  • Under virus & threat protection settings, select the Manage settings link.
  • Turn Off the Real-time protection and Cloud-delivered protection.
  • If the UAC dialog prompts during this, select Yes.

Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001

  • Now restart your computer and possibly the error is solved now.

5. Run SFC and DISM Scans

The Minecraft Launcher error 0x803f8001 might also occur due to corrupt system files or folders. Since you have already stopped third-party antivirus programs, there won’t be any interactions with such applications. 

However, the file corruption that was from before this removal is still there. To fix this, repair all your files using SFC and DISM scans –

  • Press Win + X, and choose Terminal (Admin).
  • The terminal default lands into Windows PowerShell.
  • Copy/paste the below command on it, and press Enter –

sfc /scannow

  • Wait for the System File Checker to complete scanning and repairing corrupt system files and folders. 
  • After this utility runs successfully and completes 100%, execute the DISM command next –

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

  • Now, wait for this command to run successfully and resolve file corruption within your System Image. 

After the DISM scan completes, restart your PC and check if the error code 0x803f8001 resolves from the subsequent login.

6. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

The Windows Store Apps troubleshooter might offer a solution since Microsoft Launcher and Microsoft Store are UWP apps. To start, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings menu.
  • From the left pane of the screen, click on the System tab.
  • Next, select Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.

Store Apps Troubleshooter on Windows 11

  • Scroll down to Windows Store Apps, then click Run next to the troubleshooter app.
  • It opens and scans for app issues, then suggests solutions if found.

7. Reinstall Windows Store

If this error code still occurs on your computer, try reinstalling the Microsoft Store. After doing that, the Error Code 0x803f8001 should be gone from your PC.

Minecraft Error Code 0x803f8001

Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

  • This may take a while to perform the execution.
  • Once it completes, restart your computer and check for the error code.

8. Reinstall Minecraft 

This error code 0x803f8001 might also occur on Minecraft when internal data gets corrupted. In that case, you’ll see an error message stating – “Minecraft is currently not available in your account“.

To get rid of this issue, you must remove the corrupt data which could be from some recent app installation(s). Uninstall all recent instances of Minecraft from your device and reinstall Minecraft afresh. Here’s how to perform this task –

  • First of all, open the Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
  • Go through the list of applications there and search for Minecraft.
  • Once you find it, right-click on it and select the Uninstall button.
  • Click on the Yes button if User Account Control prompts on the screen.
  • Then follow the on-screen guidelines to uninstall the Minecraft application.

Now that you have uninstalled Minecraft successfully, make sure to delete all its data from your system. To do so, follow these easy steps –

  • Now press the Windows+R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type %appdata% and hit Enter to open the AppData folder.
  • Right-click on the Minecraft folder and delete it.
  • Close all the running programs and restart your computer.

On Windows start-up, go to the Minecraft Official Website to download and install Minecraft again.

  • Fetch the latest version of the Minecraft installer for your Windows PC.
  • Double-click on the downloaded package and then follow the on-screen guidance to install it.
  • Once it gets installed, open Minecraft and see if the problem is fixed now.

That’s it.

Rishi

Rishi

Rishi, an ambititous undergraduate student, is passionate about finding and solving issues that appears in Windows, or other operating systems. He has a keen eye for detail when it comes to comparing different operating systems, smartphones, smartwatches, and other tech items.

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