While you are trying to boot your computer normally or recovering it using a recovery tool, you may see this “Error Code 0xc00000e” on your screen. This problem occurs when the BCD goes corrupt on your system. There are a variety of reasons why this problem may appear, but disk-write issues and corrupt system files can be one of those. But, there is nothing to worry about. You just have to follow our instructions line-by-line and the error will be gone within a few minutes.
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Fix 1 – Remove any external drives
Any external drives may cause confusion in the boot priority of your system. So, detaching those may help you out.
1. First, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds to ensure that the system completely shuts down.
2. Now, carefully remove detach the system from the power source.
3. After that, remove every external drive from your system (including external HDDs).
4. There should not be any CD/DVD present in the disk drive.
5. Once you have done all these, just attach the power cable to your system and switch it ON.
6. Now, press the power button on your machine to start it up.
As the BIOS won’t find any other drives according to the boot priority, so it will boot from the system drive.
Restart your system a few times and check whether if this solves your issue.
Fix 2 – Rebuild the system boot configuration data
The corrupted system boot configuration data may lead you to this ‘ Error Code 0xc00000e’. So, you have to rebuild the boot configuration data.
1. At first, completely switch off your system.
2. Then, switch your system back ON.
c. Once your system is booting up, just press and hold the power button again to force shutdown your system.
d. Simply repeat this action for 1-2 more times more and for the 3rd time, let your computer boot up normally.
Your system will go to the ‘Automatic Repair’ mode automatically.
1. Once the Automatic Repair screen appears, tap on the “Advanced options“.
2. To troubleshoot the issue, tap on the “Troubleshoot“.
6. After that, you have to tap on the “Advanced options“.
7. Among various options, tap on the “Command Prompt” to access the Command Prompt.
Allow a moment for your system to boot the terminal.
9. Just, select your administrative account and click on “Continue” to finally get access to the terminal.
11. Now, paste these three commands one by one and hit Enter. This will fix the Master Boot Record.
12. After this, you can rebuild the boot configuration directory on your system. Just execute this code to do so.
Once you have done this, exit the terminal, and your system shall boot into the screen you have noticed before.
13. Then, tap on “Continue“.
Let your computer start up normally. Then, check whether you are still facing the issue or not.
Fix 3 – Modify the boot priority
The misconfigured boot priority can lead your system to boot from the wrong device, ultimately causing the “Error Code 0xc00000e“.
1. At first, shut down your system.
2. After shutting it down, press the power button once to power it On.
3. When the manufacturer logo shows up, press and hold the “Delete” key on your keyboard to access the BIOS settings.
You have to keep an eye for the exact key to access the system BIOS, which can differ from one manufacturer to another.
Usually, these are the keys most used –
3. Now, go to the “Boot” tab.
4. Then, select the “Configure boot options” using the arrow keys and hit Enter to access it.
5. Then, go down to the “Change boot order” and press the Enter key to open it.
5. Here, you will notice the list of bootable devices (like – HDD/SSD, CDROM drive, Network, USB devices) are present.
6. Just, use the arrow key to select the HDD/SSD drive (that contains the Windows folder) and move it to the top.
7. Once you have done that, scroll down to select the “Commit changes and exit” option and hit Enter.
8. Finally, press the “F10” key to save this setting.
Wait for your system to reboot normally. It will boot up according to the boot priority.
Fix 4 – Use the Startup Repair
There is an inbuilt startup repair tool that you can use to fix this issue.
1. Boot your system into Automatic Repair mode.
2. Once you are there, click on the “Advanced options“.
3. To troubleshoot the issue, tap on the “Troubleshoot“.
4. After that, you have to tap on the “Advanced options“.
5. Now, tap on “Startup Repair” to start the automatic repair process.
Let Windows automatically repair your system and fix the issue for you.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.