Some Windows 10 users may receive the HPSAAppLauncher.exe – Application Error when they try to launch their Windows. So, how to fix this error? Well, this post from MiniTool Partition Wizard will offer you several solutions to solve this problem.

HPSAAppLauncher.exe is a regular Windows executable file, which is pre-installed with all HP laptops and desktop computers. Usually, HPSAAppLauncher.exe will not cause any issues, but some users receive the error message “The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x000009c.”

HPSAAppLauncher.exe - Application Error can be caused by different reasons. But whatever case you are in, you can try the methods below to solve this problem.

Method 1: Use Disk Cleanup

Sometimes, bugged caches may also cause this error: HPSAAppLauncher.exe - Application Error. In this case, you need to clear the cache files. Follow the steps below to do that:

Step 1: Press Win + S on the keyboard. Type disk cleanup in the search box and press the Enter key.

Step 2: A new window pops up, and you need to choose the drive (C: by default) you want to clean and click OK. Then, Disk Cleanup will start calculating how much space you can free up on the drive.

choose the drive

Step 3: Click Clean up system files. (If you want to free up more space, you can also delete system files. If not, just ignore this step.)

click Clean up system files

Step 4: Under Files to delete, tick all items, and then click OK. (If you get a prompt, please click the Delete Files button.)

Tip: If you are not sure what files you should delete, this post “What Is Safe to Delete in Disk Cleanup?” will give you the answer.

tick all items

Once you clear the cache, please restart your computer to check if the error is fixed.

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Method 2: Run an SFC Scan

Damaged system files may also cause HPSAAppLauncher.exe - Application Error. Therefore, I recommend you run an SFC (System File Checker) scan to fix this issue. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Press the Win + S keys, and type cmd in the search box. Then, right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2: Type sfc /scannow in the elevated Command Prompt and press Enter. Then, wait till the scan is finished.

type sfc /scannow

Once done, restart your computer to see if there is still the error message “The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x000009c.”

Method 3: Use System Restore

If the above two methods don’t work, try using System Restore to fix HPSAAppLauncher.exe - Application Error. How to do that? Here is the guide:

Tip: System Restore won’t delete your personal files, but recently installed programs might be uninstalled.

Step 1: Press Win + S on the keyboard, type create a restore point in the search box and then press Enter.

type create a restore point

Step 2: Under the System Protection tab, click the System Restore button. A new window pops up, and you need to click the Next button.

click System Restore

Step 3: Then, choose the point in time when the problem did not exist, and click Next.

click Next

Step 4: In this window, click the Finish button. Then, your computer will restart.

click the Finish button

After that, you can see if the problem is resolved.

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That’s all about how to fix the HPSAAppLauncher.exe Application Error on Windows 10. If you have any questions about this topic, please leave them in the comment zone and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

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