Component Object Model (COM) Error – STG_E_CSS_SCRAMBLED_SECTOR 0x80030309

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “STG_E_CSS_SCRAMBLED_SECTOR 0x80030309” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Copy Protection Error – The read failed because the sector is encrypted.