How To Fix Xbox One Startup System Error E105

Recently several users of the Xbox One have reported that they are facing the System Startup error E105 which is ultimately preventing the Xbox One users to use their consoles. There are mixed reports where some users have claimed that they are facing this startup error E105 with every startup while there are some others that have reported that they are facing it at random intervals. Moreover, officially, there are several reasons why this E105 startup error is creeping up on the Xbox One console.

And if you are also among those who are facing such issues, then in this post, we will guide you on how you can follow several methods and steps to fix the Xbox One Startup System Error E105. This error E105 basically freezes the system thereby not giving the users a chance to use their consoles. In this post, we will be giving you all the reasons that can cause this system startup error on the Xbox One console. So, with that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

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How To Fix Xbox One Startup System Error E105?

Now as already mentioned in the above paragraphs, there are several reasons why this system startup error E105 is showing up on your Xbox One console. Let us take a quick look at all the possible reasons:

  • Corrupt Files: Xbox One, like other consoles, generate temporary files which very well be the reason behind this error. These files from the back provide stability to the console and if this is applicable then they can also end up being the problem behind the console’s performance. You can fix it by performing a simple reboot.
  • Inconsistent Firmware: Unexpected system shutdowns can often lead to affect firmware files. In this case, you should perform a Startup Troubleshooter.
  • Corrupt System Files: It goes without saying that your console depends on the system files and if they are corrupt you will end up with Errors like startup system error E105. In that case, all you can do is perform a Factory Reset.
  • Hardware Failure: If any of the software fixes did not do the job for your then, it is definitely the hardware that is causing you the error, which is most likely associated with your HDD. You need to send your HDD and the console to repair in case of an HDD failure.

Performing a Power Cycling Procedure

Power cycling procedure helps you clear out all the corrupt temporary files that you have for your Xbox One console and on top of that, it also drains the power capacitors which will ultimately help fix several issues related to HDD failure that are the possibly the root cause of System Error E105. To perform a power cycling procedure on your Xbox One, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Make sure that you have your Xbox One console booted up and is not in hibernation mode.
  2. Now, you need to press the Xbox button and keep it pressing for about 10 seconds until the front LED of the console stops blinking. You will also hear the fans, shutting off.
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  3. Once your console is completely switched off, remove the power cable from the power outlet to ensure the power capacitors are completely drained.
  4. Before replugging the power cable, make sure to wait for about 5 minutes.
  5. Power up the console and see if the console shows up the long Xbox animation which is the indicator that the operation has been successful.
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    Xbox One Long Animation


Update the Xbox Console’s Firmware Manually

If the above operation was not successful for you and you are still seeing the System Startup Error E105 then, follow the steps below to update the firmware of your Xbox One console manually:

  1. You will be needed a USB and a PC for this procedure.
  2. Insert the USB in the PC and make sure to format the USB drive to NTFS.
  3. Head here to download the latest firmware for your console.
  4. After the download is finished, extract the components of the zip file on the root folder of the USB drive.
  5. Remove the USB drive from the PC.
  6. Now on your console, press the bind and eject button simultaneously and then short press the Xbox button keeping the bind + eject button pressed.
  7. You will head two consecutive tones after which you have to release the bind + eject button.
  8. A Startup Troubleshooter will begin on the screen.
  9. Now insert the USB drive with the firmware of your console.
  10. Head over to Offline System Update.
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  11. Select that option and press X.
  12. Now the flashing procedure will begin and it will take about 10-15 minutes depending on the aspects of your USB drive.

Factory Reset Xbox One

In order to factory reset your Xbox One console and completely reset to how it was when you purchased it, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off your Xbox One console and remove the power cable as well.
  2. Wait for about 30 seconds or more.
  3. Now instead of normally booting your Xbox One, press the Bind + Eject button at the same time and then short press the Xbox button keeping Bind + Eject button pressed.
  4. Continue holding for about 15 seconds and once you here two sounds you can release the buttons.
  5. If the operation was successful then you will see the Xbox One Troubleshooter opening automatically.
  6. Head over to the Startup Troubleshooter and press the Reset this Xbox button and then Remove Everything.reset xbox one

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to fix the Xbox One Startup System Error E105. There can be several reasons why this system startup error E105 is occurring in the Xbox One console and if you followed all the steps correctly then you might be able to resolve the error. Let us know in the comments below if any of the above methods did the job for you or there is some other trick that did the job for you. Until the next post…Cheers!

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