How to Fix Error Code 0xc000000f in Windows 10?

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Do you see a black Window with an error code 0xc00000f? Then you are unable to start your Windows 10 computer right now.

Let me tell you why it’s happening?

This particular error in Windows 10 arises when your Boot Configuration Database (BCD) File gets corrupted or goes missing with few more essential files.

BCD is a part of BOOTMGR which helps in the startup process of the operating system. Since it is damaged in your system currently, your computer will not load the OS any longer.

Apart from that, the incomplete installation of Windows OS or any other database issue could be the precursor for this problem. But in most of the cases, it’s surely because of the damaged BCD file.

The article here is all set to give you the solution for this error code.

Table of Contents:

  • Use Startup Repair in Windows Recovery Environment
  • Repair the BCD
  • Check and Modify Power Cords and Remove External Devices

Solution #1: Use Startup Repair in Windows Recovery Environment

WinRE or Windows Recovery Environment can repair all sorts of unbootable operating systems. Usually, WinRE is fully based on Window Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE) and can easily be customized with additional languages, Windows PE optional components, drivers, etc.

Using WinRE to resolve the issue is the first choice of every computer experts.

So this is how you implement it to repair the error code:

Step 1. Insert the Windows 10 installation disk to your computer and then start your PC.

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Step 2.Change the BIOS settings boot choice for the installation disk that you have inserted. Then your PC will most certainly boot from the inserted disk.

Step 3.  Once the installation from the inserted disk is done, click on “Repair your computer” button from the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Step 4. Choose “Troubleshoot” option, then “Advanced options” and finally the “Startup Repair” option.

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Step 5. Restart your computer after the recovery process is completed.

This trick has a likelihood of resolving the error code: 0xc000000f. But if it still shows the same error message during startup, try the next method.

Solution #2: Repair the BCD

Well, this is not an easier task. But yet, without repairing the BCD the problem will continue to resurface again and again.

The task can be achieved simply using BIOS settings only.

Here comes the step-to-step guideline:

Step 1. Just as mentioned in the previous section, use the Windows 10 installation disk to start the PC first. Change the BIOS boot preference order if needed.

Step 2. After the installation process is finished, click on “Repair your computer” off the bottom left corner of the Windows installation screen.

Step 3. Now go to “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced Options”> “Command Prompt”.

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Step 4. Now the black cmd box will pop up. In the dialog box, enter the following commands in the exact order given here:

bootrec / fixmbr, bootrec / fixboot, bootrec / scanos, bootrec / rebuildbcd

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Step 5. Press “Enter” and now wait.

The Windows will begin the automatic scanning to rebuild the corrupt BCD.

After it is all done, give it a quick reboot to start it afresh.

Solution #3: Check and Modify Power Cords and Remove External Devices

This is the last option that you can try out when everything seems to fail.

When your power cord goes outdated, or too many peripheral external devices are connected to your PC, this error code can come into play.

So simply do these two steps, and check if it is now working or not.

Step 1. Check the power cord or connection cable. Replace it with a new one if you find it damaged or it’s been used for a long time.

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Step 2. Just remove the unnecessary external devices, for instance, USB; printer; CD, etc.

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Reboot your computer and check what it shows now.

Conclusion:         

The three methods mentioned above will surely work out. In addition to them, you can also try updating the pending system updates from Device Manager.

Moreover, there are few commercial third party boot tools available in the market which can automate the BCD repairing process and give you the appropriate solutions. This will restore the BCD file and allow your boot process to continue without any error code interruption.

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