When a window is unable to set up a pin, then it results in Error Code 80090016 or can give a message "something went wrong". This error usually happens due to the corruption of the NGC file folder which is located in the system. You may receive this error if you have replaced your system board. If your computer’s trusted platform module has malfunctioned. This can also be a reason to give an Error Code 80090016.
You should avoid using the same password for signing in to the system for a long time. You can use a pin instead of a password, as the pin is more secure than a password.
You can easily overcome these types of issues by performing a few simple steps. Before moving to the solutions, let’s know the reason behind the error code "Something went wrong."
Corruption of NGC Folder
The Corrupted/Damaged data of the NGC folder will lead to an occurrence of error code 80090016 or "Something went wrong" statement.
This is another factor for the appearance of Error code 80090016. The backend process interferes with the request, due to which Windows is unable to set a PIN for the device.
Corrupt PST File
Sometimes an error code 80090016 or "Something went wrong" statement occurs when you are using corrupted PST files.
Solution 1: Delete the files of the NGC Folder
Damaged files of NGC folders are the most predictable cause of displaying the error. To deal with the error follow the below-described steps:
Note: Without taking ownership, users cannot open the NGC folder.
This method won’t affect the users who are subjected to MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)
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This helps to disable Modern authentication.
Method 4:- Repair Corrupt PST Files
Sometimes due to corrupted PST files, it leads to error code 80090016 or "Something went wrong" statement. So, to fix this error, repair your corrupt PST file using SysInfo PST Repair Tool.
Within the blog, I have concluded about the error code 80090016 or "Something went wrong" statement. This is generally caused due to a corrupted NGC folder, corrupted PST file, and usage of a third-party application. Also, I have mentioned various solutions to solve the problem of error code 80090016 in a step by step manner. Due to the usage of a corrupted PST file, it causes the error.
I hope you found a related solution to this error and resolve this issue.