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How to fix MW2 error code 0x887a0005?

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooting game, it was developed by Infinity ward and published by Activision in 2022. The game is praised by its players for its stunning graphics and diverse mechanics, but it also has some bugs that are becoming annoying for the players. Error code 0x887a0005 is one of those bugs, it usually occurs on the welcoming screen and does not even let them start the game.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of Modern Warfare 2 error code 0x887a0005 and four ways to fix the error.

What are the causes of MW2 error code 0x887a0005?

Here are the possible reasons that might be causing the Modern Warfare 2 error:

  • The game files are corrupted.
  • The game does not have enough permissions to run properly.
  • Outdated graphics device driver.

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How to fix the error?

Here are four fixes that might help you resolve the Modern Warfare 2 error code:

Verify the integrity of game files

It is possible that some of the files and folders of the game have been corrupted while installation and that might be causing the error. Follow the steps below to verify your game files:

Step 1: Launch Steam and click on the Library tab. Then Right-click on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and from the drop-down menu, click on Properties.

We have used the image of a different game, but the steps are the same for Modern Warfare II.

Step 2: Find the Local Files and then click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.

It will re-install those files that are missing and will eventually fix the error caused by them.

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Launch Modern Warfare 2 as an administrator

Sometimes the PC does not give enough permission to the game that is necessary to run the game. Running the game as an administrator will allow the game to get the required permissions and might fix the error. To do that Right-click on the game icon or game’s .exe file and then in the drop-down menu find the Run as administrator option and click on it.

Update the graphics device driver

You might be using an outdated version of the device driver and it might be a reason for this error to occur, so check for the update of the driver and update it. Visit the website of your GPU manufacturer to check for the latest drivers.

Click here to check out how to update NVIDIA graphics drivers.

Reinstall Modern Warfare 2

If none of the above methods works for you then uninstalling Modern Warfare 2 and then installing it from the scratch might help you fix the error. If there are any corrupted game files then reinstalling the game will resolve it.

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