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How to fix Windows error 0xc00000e?

Here you will find out:

  • what the causes of Windows error 0xc00000e are
  • how to fix this error
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

What are the causes of Windows error 0xc00000e?

Among the possible causes of this error are a faulty hard drive, invalid BCD files, deletion of important Windows core files, etc. This error appears in a blue or black screen, depending on your Windows version. Regardless of the cause, you can fix this error following the different methods explained in this article.

How to fix this error

Method 1: Run Startup Repair

With your installation media drive/disk, you run an automatic startup repair on the computer and check if the issue was fixed. This automatic repair helps fix many other Windows errors and will most likely help fix the Windows error code 0xc00000e.

  • Insert installation media and boot from it.
  • Complete the required steps until you get to the screen where you see a Repair your computer link at the bottom-left area; click on the link.
  • Go to System Recovery Options >> Startup Repair or Troubleshoot >> Advanced options >> Automatic Repair to fix the problems preventing Windows from starting up normally.

Method 2: Rebuild Boot Configuration Data

BCD (Boot Configuration Data) contains all the essential information Windows requires to boot a computer. If this file gets corrupted or tampered with, it could result in this Windows error, as well as other errors. You will need an installation media to run this method.

  • Insert the installation media and boot the computer from the disk.
  • Click on the Repair your computer link (as with the previous method).
  • Depending on your Windows version, you may have to complete a few steps before you see the System Recovery Options page.
  • Select Command Prompt from the Advanced Options menu and then type the following command: bootrec /rebuildbcd.
  • Allow the command to run completely; this may take some time. Afterward, restart the computer normally.

Method 3: Run CHKDSK

Check Disk (CHKDSK) is yet another built-in utility that helps to diagnose and fix most Windows problems. To run CHKDSK and fix error 0xc00000e on a Windows computer, follow the steps below:

  • Boot the computer from an installation disk.
  • Click on the Repair your computer link.
  • Continue until you see Command Prompt; click on it and enter the CHKDSK command: chkdsk C: /f

Note: replace “C” with your hard drive’s letter. it could be E or F; but by default, the letter is C.

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