Windows 10’s Xbox game bar is full of useful features, including a new resource monitor, and it works very well. However, a recent server-side update caused the game bar to crash with error 0x803F8001. The latest Windows 10 error has prevented some users from accessing the game bar and its services. Several users asked us for help, and they reported the following error message: “Xbox Game Bar is currently unavailable in your account.” Make sure you’re signed in to the store and try again. Here’s the error code, if you need it. 0x803F8001″.
A growing number of posts on Microsoft forums and Twitter confirmed a problem with the Xbox game bar, which users have been reporting for more than 10 hours, but Microsoft has yet to acknowledge the problem. Xbox Game Bar error 0x803F8001 is due to a server-side change made on November 5 and is still affecting users worldwide. The exact cause is not clear, it only affects Windows 10 1809 or later. In addition, only some users will experience the above error.
One user said in a Reddit discussion: “Every time I try to open the Xbox game bar on Windows 10, I keep receiving this message. Other users also confirmed the failure. Unfortunately, for those who can’t access Xbox games due to the error code 0x803F8001, there’s no easy fix. You can uninstall the game bar and reinstall it from the Microsoft Store, but that won’t solve the problem. If you also want to reinstall Game Bar, open PowerShell with administrator rights and run the following commands:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay Remove-AppxPackage
To reinstall Xbox Game Bar, go to the Microsoft Store and click the “Install” button on its product page. Again, as we mentioned, this does not resolve the crash, which appears to be the result of server-side changes. If you can’t access the Xbox game bar on Windows 10, waiting for Microsoft to acknowledge the outage seems to be the only option at the moment. Given that the problem seems widespread, Microsoft is likely to come up with a quick fix later today.