- Unavailable network resources can occur with almost any application on your PC.
- The reason may be that you may not have permission to use this network resource in Windows 10.
- One solution is to update the network drivers which are the main culprits for this problem.
- If the problem started after installing an app, uninstall it and keep your registry.
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Computer errors will appear on every PC sooner or later, and while some errors are relatively harmless, others can keep you from installing new applications.
In today’s article, we covered the Unavailable Network Resources error message that occurs in Windows 10 or iTunes.
This error prevents you from installing or updating certain applications so it is important to fix this problem on your device.
How do I fix the network resource unavailable error?
Fix the network resource unavailable issue on Windows 10
1. Update network drivers
Outdated network drivers are a particular source of connection errors. Driver updates are regularly released to fix bugs, fix communication problems, and add new features and more stability to your computer.
You can download the latest drivers yourself. However, the safest method to keep your operating system running smoothly is to use a special tool that periodically checks for driver updates and suggests necessary actions.
DriverFix is one such tool that you can download for free via the button below.
Scan your system with DriverFix and use the Update your drivers now option to allow the program to perform the required updates.
The whole process only takes a few minutes. Your network connection should be restored afterwards.
2. Remove any leftover registry entries
Most applications add new values to your registry as soon as you install them. However, once you uninstall those applications, their registry values may still be left on your PC, causing errors such as network resources to be unavailable.
To fix this problem, you need to find and delete those registry entries. You can do this manually, but modifying the registry is a complicated and potentially dangerous process that can affect the stability of your system.
That’s why we recommend a special third-party tool that is safe to use: IObit Uninstaller.
IObit Uninstaller ensures that all items related to unwanted applications or programs are removed so that they do not interfere with other reinstallations or other processes.
- Download the tool from the option below.
- Launch IObit and find the unwanted program or application in the available list.
- Hit the Uninstall button and wait for the process to complete.
3. Create the required folders
This solution can help you fix the Network Resource Not Available error as long as you have the necessary files. That is, the error usually gives you the folder location and you just need to collect the necessary files.
For example, if the installation cannot find the myapp.msi file, you will have to manually search for it and move it to the designated location.
In this case, the error message says it can’t find the following:
C: Usermy usernameAppDataRoamingmyappPrerequisitesmyapp.msi
So you just need to find the file yourself and copy it to the location mentioned above. If necessary, you may need to create the necessary folders to complete the process.
This is not the most professional solution but few users have reported that they solved the problem by moving the required files so you may want to give it a try.
4. Check the Windows Installer service
- Press Windows key + R and enter services.msc. Press Enter or click OK.
2. Locate Windows Installer and double click on it.
3. Set the Startup type to Manual or Automatic. Make sure the service is running. Otherwise, click the Start button to launch it. Finally, click Apply and OK to save the changes.
After you start the Windows Installer service and make the necessary changes, check if the problem is resolved.
5. Download Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
Many users reported that the program installing and uninstalling troubleshooter resolved the network resource that was not available to them.
This tool repairs corrupted registry files or registry keys that control the update data. In addition, you can fix many problems that prevent the installation of new applications.
6.Edit the registry
- Optional: Click File > Export to backup your registry. Now select All in the Export Range section. Select the folder to which you want to export your log file, enter the desired file name and click Save.
- If a problem occurs after making changes to the registry, you can use this file to restore it to its previous state
3. Press Windows key + R and enter regedit. Click OK or press Enter.
4. In the left pane, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE ClassesInstallation Products
5. Navigate through each subkey and find the ProductName value in the right pane.
6. The ProductName value tells you the name of the application associated with that key. If you find the key related to the problematic app, right click and choose Uninstall.
7. After that, close the Registry Editor and restart your PC.
After your PC restarts, check if the error is resolved. We should mention that few users have reported that you can solve the problem by deleting the subkey related to Microsoft Security Client.
This solution may be a bit advanced, and if you’re not comfortable tweaking the registry, you may want to skip it altogether.
7. Modify the installed applications
- Open Programs and Features.
- Select the application that you think is problematic.
- Now choose the option Change or Repair from the menu at the top.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
However, this is not a universal solution as many applications do not support this feature.
On the other hand, many applications behave badly once they are updated automatically. Changing them or even removing them completely using the tool suggested in the second solution will ensure that they cannot interfere with your network settings.
The only problem is finding which app is causing the problem, and this may take a while.
8. Use the original setup file to remove the application
Several users have reported that you can easily fix this problem by running the original installation file. If you still have it, some apps allow you to remove or fix them this way.
Just find the installation file you used to install the application and run it again.
Find the option to uninstall or repair the apps, select it and follow the on-screen instructions.
9 Use Command Prompt in a virtual environment
This solution only applies to VMware software. If you are not using this app then you should skip this solution.
- Start your virtual machine.
- In the menu at the top, click Virtual Machine and choose Install/Reinstall VMware Tools.
- After the disk is mounted, you need to open the command prompt on the virtual machine.
- At the command prompt, navigate to your DVD drive. To do that, you need to use the cd command.
- Now enter setup /c or setup64 /c depending on your operating system. (Running any of these commands will force the removal of VMware Tools.)
- Use File Explorer on the virtual machine and navigate to your virtual DVD drive.
- Reinstall VMware Tools.
Again, this solution only works on VMware virtual machines, so it won’t work on a host system.
Fix the network resource unavailable issue on iTunes
1. Delete iTunes entries from the registry
- Backup your registry before proceeding (as suggested above, in the sixth solution).
- Open the Registry Editor.
- Press Ctrl + F. Enter itunes6464.msi or the name of the missing file. Check the Data box and click Find Next.
4. You should now find that file in one of the subkeys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesInstallerProductskey.
5. Find the primary key and delete it.
The key you need to remove has a series of letters and numbers in its name. You can also check the ProductName value in the right pane to make sure the key you are going to delete is related to iTunes.
After removing the problematic key, you will need to restart your PC. After doing that, you should be able to reinstall iTunes without any problems.
2. Extract the necessary files
- Locate the iTunes installation file and open it with an unzip tool.
- Extract and run iTunes64.msi.
- In addition, you can also extract all the other files and install each component separately.
3. Completely remove iTunes and QuickTime
According to users, you can fix the network resource unavailable error by uninstalling iTunes and QuickTime. Both applications tend to modify your registry and can sometimes leave leftover files on your PC.
To completely remove these applications, we recommend using IObit Uninstaller. As mentioned at the beginning of the troubleshooting steps, this tool specializes in removing unwanted apps from your device completely.
After uninstalling iTunes and QuickTime, you should be able to reinstall iTunes without any errors.
The Network Resource Not Available error can affect almost any application on your PC. This error can be difficult to fix, but the solutions in this article should help.
If you have any more suggestions, let us know in the comment section below.