How To Fix RESOURCE NOT OWNED error in Windows 10?

Blue screen of death errors in Windows 10 is not that common, but the ones suffering from it surely have it tough. One such blue screen of death error is the “RESOURCE NOT OWNED” error. This might show up in your system if you are using an outdated version of Windows 10 or an outdated version of the drivers installed on it. There are a few ways to fix this error, and here we will take a look at them all.

Even if you can get your system running after a restart attempt, you should not take that temporary fix as a solution. If the error is not catered to, then there is a chance that the data on your system can get corrupted too. Here in this article, we will look at all the tried and tested ways to fix this Windows 10 system error. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

How To Fix RESOURCE NOT OWNED error in Windows 10?

How to fix Resource Not Owned error in Windows 10?

Firstly, we will start with the most common and easy fixes. We will move on to the more complex solutions for this problem.

Update Windows:

Over time, your system will show up some bugs, and if you want to fix them, you will have to update your system software to the latest version whenever a new version comes out. So if you have any issues or errors showing up on your computer, consider updating Windows to the latest version.

You can perform the update easily via the Windows update section of Windows Settings. But if you face any issues while installing Windows 10 updates via settings, then install the Windows Update assistant application, and it will serve your purpose right away.

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If the update did not help fix the Resource Not Owned error, try the next solution mentioned below.

Update the drivers:

Blue screen of death errors is mostly related to drivers. You may have all the drivers installed on your system, but maybe you only have the outdated versions of it. In that case, you should update your drivers right away. You can use a third-party application to automatically check your system’s driver status and install all the drivers’ latest version. Or you can manually check and install the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website. If you download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website, then make sure that the model number on the website matches the one you have in your possession.

If updating the drivers to the latest version also did not do you any good, then move on to the next potential solution.

Check your hard drive:

  • Restart your system while holding the Shift Key. You will be on the Advanced Startup menu page.
  • Choose “Troubleshoot” here and then choose “Advanced Options.”
  • Under Advanced Options, select “Command Prompt.”
  • Enter the following commands in the command prompt window and press Enter keyboard after entering each command line.

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

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  • Next, you need to perform disk checks on all the disks of your drive. Start with the disk, which has the system files installed on it, and then check the other drives as well. To check, enter the following command for each disk and press Enter.

chkdsk /r c:

chkdsk /r d:

If you have E, F, or many other disks, check those disks, too, simply by changing the last letter in the above command.

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If checking the disks and the hard drive overall also did not bring any changes to your system suffering from the “Resource Not Owned” error, then move on to the next potential solution.

Run SFC:

  • Click on the search bar below and search for “Command Prompt.”
  • Once it shows up in the results, choose “Run as administrator.”
  • Enter the following command in the command prompt and press Enter.

sfc/scannow

How To Fix RESOURCE NOT OWNED error in Windows 10?

  • Wait till the process is complete, and then close the command prompt window.
  • Restart the system entirely.

If the scan found any errors, then it will fix them right away. But if it does not find anything or the scan fix does not solve your error, then move on to the next mentioned solution.

Run DISM:

  • Click on the search bar below and search for “Command Prompt.”
  • Once it shows up in the results, choose “Run as administrator.”
  • Enter the following command in the command prompt and press Enter.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

How To Fix RESOURCE NOT OWNED error in Windows 10?

  • Wait till the process is complete, and then close the command prompt window.
  • Restart the system entirely.

If DISM scan also does not help you solve your Resource Not Owned error, try the next solution.

Test your RAM:

System memory or RAM can have bad data sectors, which could potentially be the cause behind your error. Now there is a utility feature that lets you check your system memory.

  • Open up Control Panel.
  • Choose System and Security.
  • Click on Administrative Tools.

How To Fix RESOURCE NOT OWNED error in Windows 10?

  • Launch the application “Windows Memory Diagnostic.”

The application will ask for a restart to check your memory. You can choose to perform the test right away, or you can choose to do it the next that you restart your computer.

Uninstall unnecessary applications:

Many people have reported that the WinDVD application has been the cause for a Blue Screen of Death for many users. So if you have that application, then uninstall it right away. Additionally, go through the list of programs installed on your system and find the ones you don’t need or don’t use anymore. Then choose to uninstall all of those unnecessary applications.

Another possible reason behind a Blue Screen Of Death is the antivirus. Antivirus programs sometimes detect malware in a system file, and they either remove it or make it non-functional. So to mitigate that, you need to uninstall your antivirus program. You can even choose to turn off Real-Time protection on your antivirus completely. You can do that by opening up the antivirus program and accessing its settings page.

If removing these additional applications from your system also does not solve your Resource Not Owned error, then move on to the next potential solution.

Disable unnecessary programs in Windows startup:

If you witness this error right after you turn on your Windows PC, it is definitely happening due to one of the applications that start in the background once the system loads up. To find the culprit application, you have to disable the startup applications one after the other and check after disabling which application your error stopped showing up. That application is at fault, and you can choose to uninstall it or keep it disabled in the startup.

  • Once the system loads up, quickly right-click on the taskbar and choose “Task Manager.”
  • Click on the tab “Startup.”

  • Choose whichever application you want in this list and click on Disable. Follow this procedure for all the startup applications until you find the problematic application.

If disabling startup applications do not help with your Resource Not Owned error, try the next solution.

Clean Install Windows again:

If all the solutions mentioned above did not work for you, you surely have a system file or key missing in your system drive. In that case, no software fix will solve the blue screen of death error. In cases where you have deleted system files, the only option left for you is to clean install Windows. Use your Windows installation media(USB or CD) to perform the clean install and make sure to format or clear out everything previously installed in that system drive.

This will definitely erase everything in your system drive, so make sure to create a  backup of everything important to you and store it in a different location. If you have issues keeping the blue screen error away for the backup, then go to the advance start menu using the Shift Key while restarting and under Advanced Options, choose to restart or boot the Windows 10 system in Safe Mode. You can copy any data you want while your system is in Safe Mode.

After the clean installation of Windows 10 on your system, you should not face the “Resource Not Owned” error again. So that is all about fixing the Resource Not Owned error in Windows 10. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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