How to Fix Megapersonal Error 701 (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Lindsay Hayes

If you are looking to fix megapersonal error 701, the most common cause is a lack of storage space. So you can try and free up some space on your system's storage.

However, lack of storage space isn't the only cause of megapersonal error code 701 — which is among the most difficult error codes you can encounter. I recently had to deal with one when my computer's storage space was cluttered, but I managed to fix it.

Admittedly, it took me hours of research to learn how to effectively diagnose and repair the issue with Error Code 701. This guide is a compilation of my research on what megapersonal error 701 is and how to fix it.

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How To Fix Magapersonal Error Code 701?

Whatever causes a megapersonal error code 701 also renders the computer system or the device inoperable. However, you can restart the device, perform the diagnostics, and use the methods listed in this guide to try and resolve the issue.

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Clean-Boot the System

A clean boot starts your Windows system with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This greatly reduces the chances of running into Error Code 701 by not loading any background programs and processes that might potentially cause another system's crash.

In fact, clean-booting the system should precede all the following methods explained in this guide. Here's how to clean boot your Windows:

  1. Press a Windows key (referred to as "WIN") and an R key together to open the Run command box:
  2. Type "msconfig" and click OK to open the System Configuration window
  3. Go to the Services tab, and check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox
  4. Click Disable all button at the bottom of the window, and switch to the Startup tab
  5. Click Open task manager — this will open the Task Manager Startup tab
  6. Ensure that all apps are disabled and restart Windows

You can continue to use your system like you usually do. However, if you encounter an error code 701 again, retrace your steps to determine which apps might have caused it by using the system of elimination.

Additionally, all the following methods should be performed in the clean-boot Windows environment to prevent error 701 during further diagnostics.

Clean Up Your Device's Storage Space

As previously mentioned, a lack of storage space can cause Error Code 701. Here's how to fix it:

  1. Open the File Explorer on your Windows PC (WIN+E on your keyboard)
  2. Select This PC on the left-hand side pane; this should display your locally installed drives (either HDD or SSD) under the Devices and drives section
  3. Right-click on your C:\ drive to open a context menu. Windows OS usually uses its native disk partition to write temporary files needed for more effective operation, and it uses a C:\ partition by default
  4. Once the context menu appears, click Properties
  5. A drive/partition Properties window will appear. You should see your drive's total capacity, as well as used and free space on your drive, in the General tab. If your drive/partition's free space is less than 15% of its total capacity, you need to clean up your storage space — click the Disk Cleanup button.
  6. A Disk Cleanup window will appear, allowing you to choose which files you want to delete to free up storage space. Make your selection and click OK. A confirmation window will appear asking you to confirm your desired action — click Delete Files.

This will delete unnecessary files, including unnecessary system files, from your computer. However, it won't uninstall programs you're no longer using, games you're no longer playing, and other unnecessary files that are clogging your storage space.

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Run SFC and DISM Scans

In some cases, Error Code 701 can be caused by corrupted system files. You can try and rectify those errors by running a System File Checker and Department Image Servicing and Management scans. Here's how:

  1. Press WIN+R to launch the Run command box
  2. Type "cmd" and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to run the Command Prompt with Administrator privileges
  3. In Command Prompt, type "sfc/scannow" and press Enter

The System File Checker will now scan and fix all corrupted system element entries, including the corrupted registry entries. You shouldn't interrupt this process, as it can lead to more errors occurring. Once the process is finished, restart your computer, and repeat steps 1 and 2 as described above. Then type in the following command:

  1. In the Command Prompt panel type in "dism/online/cleanup-image/restorehealth"
  2. Hit Enter to begin the process
  3. Once done, restart your computer

If Error Code 701 was previously caused by corrupt files or system elements, these scans should have removed or fixed the said files.

Scan for Malware and Viruses

Unfortunately, Windows Defender doesn't get enough credit, and competitors and social media influencers often label it an ineffective antivirus software. However, that couldn't be farther from the truth. All cybersecurity experts agree that Microsoft Defender is actually a good antivirus program.

This means that regular users don't actually need third-party AVP software. Windows Defender works just fine for this next method:

  1. Press WIN+I to open Settings
  2. Select Update & Security, and navigate to the Windows Security tab
  3. On the right-hand pane, click on Virus & threat protection option
  4. The pop-up box will appear — click Scan options to select the system scan you deem adequate
  5. Select Full Scan, and then click on Scan Now

Windows Defender will take some time to complete this process. Once it's done, the Defender will present you with the results. "No Current Threats" is a favorable result, but if any threats are found, you must click the Start Action button to delete harmful files and apps. This should remove the cause of Error Code 701.

Repair the Registry

You can also try the following method of Registry repair:

  1. Press Win+I
  2. Select Update & Security, and select Recovery on the left-hand pane
  3. On the right pane, select Restart now
  4. Once the Recovery Center has opened, Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Automatic Repair/Startup Repair

Windows will enter a self-diagnosing mode and attempt to repair any errors it encounters. If you can't fix Error Code 701, contact support and ask for help.

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What is Megapersonal Error 701?

An Error Code 701 is a typical error associated with the Windows operating system that takes place due to a number of different factors. The most likely reason is the lack of system memory caused by corrupt or malfunctioning registry files. Other reasons might include conflicts between various software installed on your PC.

If your Windows PC became unresponsive and crashed — leading to a so-called blue screen of death — and displayed an Error Code 701, it's usually because you ran out of disk space on your device. Luckily, the issue with megapersonal error 701 is easily solvable and preventable in the future, and understanding what causes megapersonal error code 701 can help you do that.

What Causes a Megapersonal Error 701?

While the lack of disk space on your device is the most likely cause, several other malfunctions in the OS operation might cause the error.

Megapersonal error code 701 can also result from incorrect or failed installation or removal of software that might have left invalid but still active entries in your device's registry. Other causes might include inadequate system shutdown, perhaps due to power failure, tampering with system configuration, corrupt files, or corrupt system element entry.

Viruses or malware attacks can also cause these issues. However, getting an error code 701 under such circumstances is extremely rare. Windows Defender actually does a very good job of protecting your system.

How to Diagnose Megapersonal Error Code 701?

Proper diagnostics is the first step toward resolving the megapersonal error code 701 because you need to establish what's causing the issue before you can fix it.

Luckily, Windows is great at self-diagnostics, and Error Code screens, including megapersonal error code 701, usually contain details about what caused the error code to appear. These include the reason why it happened, which system components or applications malfunctioned, and other information, like the numerical code.

Typical users can't decipher the information from the numerical code provided by the Error Code screen. The information can be deciphered by the manufacturer or developer of hardware and software. It contains precise details about the malfunction and what exactly caused it.

Unfortunately, this information isn't accessible without specific technical knowledge or adequate software solution. However, there are certain things you, as an end-user, can check to diagnose a potential cause for megapersonal error code 701. Here's what you can do:

Check for Available Storage Space

The first step is determining how much space is available on your system or device. Your computer is constantly writing temporary files that help it function more effectively. While these are deleted upon restarting, some malfunction can cause these files to pile up and "clog" your system's storage space.

Check for Device Registry Errors

The second thing you can do is quickly check for registry issues on your device. This can be easily done by downloading a third-party registry cleaner tool or by initiating a built-in manual registry clean-up on your computer.

Unfortunately, there's no way of actually diagnosing a faulty registry. However, if there are any underlying issues with your computer registry, the clean-up will likely resolve them.

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Scan for Viruses or Malware

Malware can wreak havoc on your computer, leading to a megapersonal error code 701. Not just that, but your personal information and banking details might also be in jeopardy. Scanning for viruses and malware with antivirus software is always a good practice to remove any potential causes of megapersonal error code 701.

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Final Words

Error codes are frustrating, and Error Code 701 is particularly difficult to deal with. We hope our guide helped you in fixing megapersonal error 701. If you're still experiencing issues, a clean install of Windows or a call to Microsoft customer support might be your best option.

Lindsay Hayes

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Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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