Windows is an operating system that can be run on practically any computer that meets the minimum requirements (1 GB of RAM, 1 GHz processor and a resolution of 800 × 600) something that we cannot find in other operating systems such as macOS, an operating system that only works with certain hardware, which It is the one used in the equipment that Apple manufactures.
Due to the great compatibility that Windows offers, every time an error is displayed, it is accompanied by a code, a code that allows us to quickly identify what the problem may be. In the case of error 0x8004de40, this one is related to OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.
If our equipment is connected to the internet, either through an ethernet cable or via Wi-Fi, obviously it's not the connection, so we have to investigate a little more until we find the origin of the problem and solve it. In most cases, it is solved by following the steps that I detail below:
- Press the key combination Windows + R
- We paste the following text "% localappdata% \\ Microsoft \\ OneDrive \\ onedrive.exe / reset" without the quotes and press Enter.
This option resets the configuration that the application has, that is, as if we were installing Windows 10 again from scratch, so the problem should be fixed instantly.
If the OneDrive icon has disappeared from the system tray and has not been reopened, we have to reopen the application to check if the error 0x8004de40 has stopped showing, which it will be most likely.
Fix errors in Windows 10
These types of errors are generally always solved by resetting the configuration of the specific application, as long as we know which one it refers to. If not, there is always the possibility of restore windows talking to each and every one of the files that we have stored on our computer.