Sometimes, developers using Windows Subsystem for Linus, also known as WSL face some errors when using it. One of these errors is the error code 0x8007019e or 0x8000000d.
Here at Outsource Path, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors as part of our Technical Support Services.
In this context, we shall look into the causes and fixes for this error.
What triggers Windows error WslRegisterDistribution failed with error 0x8007019e and 0x8000000d ?
This error have something to do with the installation of WSL. When it occurs, you will see an error message such as this;
Installing, this may take a few minutes…
WslRegisterDistribution failed with error: 0x8007019e/0x8000000d
Error: 0x8007019e/0x8000000d The parameter is incorrect.
Press any key to continue.
Basically, Error code 0x8007019e or 0x8000000d could be due to the absence of supporting Windows 10 features since the error does not even let one use the WSL-based command line.
How to fix Windows error WslRegisterDistribution failed with error 0x8007019e and 0x8000000d ?
There are two options you can check out to fix the problem, but before you do that, you need to make sure that the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature is enabled.
The two options includes enabling WSL using the “Turn Windows features on or off” option and using the Windows PowerShell.
1. Try to enable the WSL using the “Turn Windows features on or off” option
To do this, follow the steps below;
i. To get started, search for “Turn Windows Features on or off” in the Start Search and click on the appropriate result to open a dialog box.
ii. After that, you will see a populated list in the dialog box and from there, look for the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” option.
iii. Once you find it, select OK. This will search and install the system files needed and ask you to restart your computer.
iv. Restart your computer. The Linux distro should now work without any trouble.
2. Try to use Windows PowerShell
The next thing you can do to fix the error code 0x8007019e or 0x8000000d is to use the Windows PowerShell.
i. Tap the Win + X keys and click on the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option to open Windows PowerShell as admin.
ii. After that, execute this command to enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
iii. The command you entered will start to search for the required system files and install them.
iv. If prompted, type “Y” to restart your computer. This should fix the problem.