How to fix Error 0x80041003

Windows 10 is a solid operating system, but bugs can happen. Users reported “Error 0x80041003” in Event Viewer. The error is quite annoying, so in this article we will show you how to fix it.

Disable User Account Control

User Account Control is a security feature in Windows that prevents users from changing settings that have administrative privileges. While this feature can be useful, many people tend to disable it.

  • Press Win + S at the same time.
  • Enter “account”.
  • Select User Management from the menu (or open the Start menu and search for a custom control).
  • The profile management settings window will appear.
  • Move the slider all the way to Never and click OK to save your changes.

Create a vbs script and run it

The solution was originally provided by Microsoft for Windows 7, but it works for Windows 8 and 10. This is an advanced procedure, but quick and easy to complete.

  • Open Notepad.
  • Now paste the copiedfrom herethe code.
  • Save as “type for all files” and enter “myscript.vbs” as the name.
  • Save to your desktop.
  • Then close Notepad.

Now that you have your script ready, you will have to run it using the command line. Follow these steps:

  • Click Win Key + X.
  • Select Command Prompt (as administrator).
  • If Command Prompt is not available, select PowerShell.
  • When Command Prompt displays “cd% userprofile% Desktop”, press Enter to launch it.
  • Now enter “cscript myscript.vbs”.

After running this script, the problem disappears completely. Be aware that old error warnings will still remain in Event Viewer, so you will have to manually remove them.

Delete the repository folder

Most likely your WBEM store is corrupted. To fix this, stop Management Instrumentation Windows by doing the following:

  • Click Win + R and enter “services.msc”.
  • Find the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
  • When the Properties window opens, click the Stop button and click Apply and OK.
  • After stopping the service, close the window.

Now you will have to delete the repository directory. Follow these steps:

  • Change to C: Windows System32 WBEM directory.
  • Find the repository directory and copy it to a safe location on your PC.
  • Now remove the repository directory from the WBEM folder.

 

  • Close all applications and restart your PC.

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