Windows exit code -1073741819

On Windows computers when upgrading software or simply having left the computer on for a long time, it may suddenly stop working on common programs with exit code “-1073741819”, corresponding to hex code 0x0005. This code means “Access denied”, which can happen when another process has changed or locked particular files needed such as libstdc++ or any other binary file. The simplest and most common fix is to simply reboot the Windows computer, and ensure other programs aren’t auto-loading or locking binary files needed.