Solved: Xbox Game Bar – Error 0x803F8001 on Windows10

Getting Error 0x803F8001 when launching Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10? Here The problem behind Xbox Game Bar error 0x803F8001 and workaround.


Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar allows you to create content directly from your games, such as allows you to easily screenshot, record, and stream directly from a game (or app) without the need for external software. You can enable or manage from settings -> gaming -> Game Bar or you can use the Windows key + G keyboard short to open Xbox Game Bar. However, a recent server-side update blocked some users from accessing the Game Bar and crashing the Game Bar with error 0x803F8001.

Xbox Game Bar is currently not available in your account. Make sure you are signed in to the Store and try again. Here’s the error code, in case you need it: 0x803F8001.

Xbox Game Bar Error 0x803F8001

If you are getting Xbox Game Bar Is Currently Not Available In Your Account error 0x803F8001 or Win key + G hotkey isn’t opening the Gamebar here are some potential fixes for the error.

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Set Date & Time to work fully automatically

As most of the time games and applications seem to have issues when you set it manually. Change Date & Time settings automatically following the steps below.

  • Right-click on the taskbar and select Adjust Date/time or open settings then select Time & language.
  • Here Toggle on Set time and time zone automatically
  • Remember to Sync the time after you do so.
    Set date time automatically

Some users report, Giving location permission might also solve the problem.

Turn off the Game Bar and Microsoft Store notifications

Several windows 10 users report, that turn off the Game Bar and Microsoft Store notifications help them to fix this Xbox Game Bar error code 0x803F8001 on Windows 10.

To turn off the Game Bar

  • Open settings using Windows key + I or Press Windows + X key and select settings,
  • Click on Gaming (there is an Xbox symbol next to it).
  • At the very top will be an option to turn off or on the Game Bar allowing for recording, game invites, and party chat.

turn off the Game Bar

To turn off Microsoft Store notifications,

  • Again open settings using the windows key + I
  • This time click on System then Notifications & actions on left,
  • Scroll down until you find the Microsoft Store, Toggle off the button.

turn off Microsoft Store notifications

Reset Xbox Game Bar

  • Open windows 10 Settings using Windows key + I
  • Click on apps then apps and features,
  • Scroll down until locate Xbox Game Bar select it,
  • Now click on the Advanced Options link,
  • A new window opens with options to Terminate and Reset the application.
  • Try to terminate the program first and Xbox Game bar to check if the problem is resolved.
  • If not click on reset, when ask for confirmation click reset again and reboot your PC.
  • Check whether the problem is solved or not.

Reset Game Bar

Uninstall and reinstall the Game Bar

Also, You can try to uninstall the Game Bar and reinstall it from the Microsoft Store probably that helps fix the issue for you.

Uninstall Game Bar

First, open PowerShell with administrator privilege to do this right-click on your Start Button, then pick PowerShell (Admin).

Once the PowerShell window appears, run the following command:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

Once the command is executed, reboot your PC

To reinstall Game Bar

Now to reinstall the Game Bar, Open Microsoft Store, search for Gamebar and install it,

Or you can use this link:

If you’re still unable to access Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10, wait for Microsoft to acknowledge the outage and roll out a quick fix for this issue.

Update 06/11/2020: Today Microsoft has acknowledged the issue, the sources told that they’re aware of the reports and actively investigating the root cause.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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