FIX: The handle is invalid

Windows users are prompted with an error saying handle is invalid when trying to log in the computer. Try out the below mentioned methods to troubleshoot this error on you Windows PC.

How to fix the error:handle invalid?

Run a full system scan:

Sometimes your system is infected with malware that tends to cause malfunctions in your system and errors as well, so a full system scan is essential for removing the malware threats from your computer. Follow the steps below to run a full system scan.

  • Go to the start menu and search defender.
  • Now double click and open the tool.
  • Then choose the shield icon.
  • Now click on the Advanced Scan option.
  • Check the full system scan box.
  • Let the scan run, and if you find any malware remove it.

Update your drivers:

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • Next, click on Device Manager.
  • When the Device Manager manager opens
  • Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Repeat the task for every driver

Run an SFC scan:

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • The command prompt window will open click on the run an administrator.
  • Now type in the following command.


  • Then press Enter
  • Let the command run after that. Restart your PC


If you were able to fix the error:handle invalid by using the above-mentioned methods then please leave your feedback in the comments section below.

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