Winload.exe crash causing BSOD Blue Screen error in Windows 10/11

If you are using Windows 10 for a long time, there is a high chance that you will encounter a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issue at least once. The reasons behind these fatal crashes vary a lot but, in most cases, it is the bad system files, corrupted system utilities that are to be blamed. ‘Error code – 0xc000000e’ is a similar type of error which is caused by the file ‘Windows\system32\winload.exe’. In this article, we have discussed very easy fixes to solve this issue.

Booting into Automatic Repair mode

If you are continuously encountering a BSOD issue, you will notice the Automatic Repair mode has appeared automatically.

In case if it doesn’t appear, strictly follow this set of instructions~

a. As the first step, switch off your device.

Power Button


b. When your system is completely turned off, simply press the power button to switch it on again.

c. After that, when you see that the manufacturer’s logo has appeared on your computer screen , just press-hold the power button continuously for 5-6 seconds till it turns off completely .

d. Then, what you need to do is to continue this for 2-3 more times. Finally, the third time, your pc will automatically arrive at the startup repair screen.

When your computer boots up, you will be in Automatic Repair mode.


Fix – 1 Perform a Startup Repair

Normally, performing a startup repair should fix this issue.

1. At first, open the Automatic Repair screen.

2. After that, to visualize more options, click on the “Advanced options“.


Autoatic Repair Adaced Optios


3. After that, click on that “Troubleshoot” to start the troubleshooting process.


Advance Troubleshoot


4. Then, you need to access the “Advanced options“.


Advanced Options


6. To start the startup repair operation, click on the “Startup Repair“.


Startup Repair


Startup Repair will diagnose your device for any kind of error and attempt to solve it. Simply wait for this process to over.

Let your device boot up normally.


Fix 2 – Repair the damaged BCD

This problem sometimes occurs because there may be a corrupted BCD on your system.

1. Acess the Automatic Repair simply by following the aforementioned instructions.

2. After that, you have to click on the “Advanced Repair“.


Autoatic Repair Adaced Optios


2. Just as same as the previous fix, click on the “Troubleshoot“.


Advance Troubleshoot


4. Then, you have to click on the “Advanced options“.


Advanced Options


5. To open the Command Prompt window, click on “Command Prompt“.


Command Prompy


6. Then, select your account.

7. After that, put your account password in the box.

8. Then, click on “Continue“.

Command Account


9. Once the terminal appears on your screen, copy-paste this code and then hit Enter to fix the Master Boot Record.

bootrec /fixmbr




10. To fix the boot issues on your device, run this code on your device.

bootrec /fixboot


Bootrec Fixboot


11. At the last step, rebuilding the boot configuration data involves running this command on your device.

Write this one in the terminal and then hit the ‘Enter‘.

bootrec /rebuildbcd


Boot Rec Rebuild


Once the rebuilding operation is over, close the terminal.

12. Then, click on “Continue“.




This should fix the issue on your computer.


Fix 3 – Run the System Restore

System Restore can be an option if nothing else is working out for you.

1. At first, open the Automatic Repair window.

2. Once that appears on your screen, click on “Advanced options“.


Autoatic Repair Adaced Optios


2. When ‘Choose an option’ appears on your screen, click on “Troubleshoot“.


Continue Troubleshoot Startup Repair Min Min


3. After that, click on “Advanced options“.

Troubleshoot Reset This Pc Advanced Options Startup Repair 1


7. Try to find the ‘System Restore‘ in the ‘Advanced options’ window.

8. Then, click on “System Restore” to start the system restore process on your computer.


System Restore


Let the system restore recover your data back to the point when everything was normal.

4. As the System Restore window appears, click on “Next“.




5. After you choose the latest restore point from the list of restore points, click on “Next“.


Select Rp Next


6. Click on “Finish” to finish the process.

As soon as you click on the ‘Finish’ option, the restoring process will start with your system boot.




This process will reboot your device several times. Once it has finished, check if the BSOD issue is occurring again or not.