How To Fix Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000e?

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One of the most frustrating aspects of using Windows OS (Windows 10 in our case) is that it never elaborates the reason for any particular error that occurs out of the blue, especially the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors.
For instance, Error Code 0xc00000e in Windows 10 is one such BSOD issue that is displayed with a blue screen along with the following error code on the screen.

The source of this error is still not accurately known, but in most cases, it is noted to have turned up during hardware malfunctioning or due to corrupt files responsible for booting up OS.

To put it in simple ways, it occurs when Windows 10 fails to locate a specific boot manager file known as winload.exe due to hardware device or system file corruption.

Can it be fixed?

Surely, it can be fixed.

The methods are mentioned below.

METHOD #1: Use Windows 10 Automatic Repair Tool

It is a native Windows 10 tool that you will find pre-installed. It can fix many other error codes also, but we will use it to fix error code 0xc00000e here.
Read the steps below:

Step 1. Turn off your PC and then turn it on again.
Step 2. When the system logo appears on the screen, press the F2 function key to start the boot menu.
Step 3. Once you have accessed the boot menu, change the boot menu option to CD/DVD or USB, whichever bootable disk is available to you.
Step 4. Insert the disk according to its availability, and immediately restart your computer. The system will boot from the option you had set previously in the boot menu.
Step 5. As soon as the repair/ install process begins, after you hit any random key from the keyboard, the real thing starts now.
Step 6. On the first screen, choose language, time zone, keyboard input method.
Step 7. On the next screen, click the “Repair your computer” option from the bottom left corner.
Step 8. Next, click the “Troubleshooting” option and then the “Advanced” option.

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Step 9. Finally, click the “Automatic Repair” button to commence the repairing issue.
Now, the process will take some time to complete. So be patient, and don’t abort the process in the middle.
In case, if this method doesn’t work out, then move on to the next method.

METHOD #2: Rebuild Boot Configuration Data file in Windows 10

Boot Configuration Data or shortly abbreviated as BCD is a particular system file that commands the OS how to boot your computer. If BCD is corrupted, then this error is bound to occur.
For this method, you would need the Windows installation disk like the previous method.
Read the steps below:

Step 1. Firstly, boot your OS using Windows 10 OS install CD/DVD or USB like explained the last method.
Step 2. When the setup page turns up, choose the time zone, language, input method, and then the “Next” button.
Step 3. Now from the next page, click on the “Repair your computer” link from the bottom left corner of the screen. Then click on the “Troubleshoot” option, next “Advanced options”.
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Step 4. Select “command prompt”.
Step 5. Now when the black screen appears, enter the following command and hit “Enter”:

bootrec /scanos
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrect /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Now, restart your computer to complete the process. This will fix your BCD issue for certain.
Still not working? Don’t waste your time, switch to the next method.

Method #3: Configuration Reset of BIOS/UEFI

This issue may arise due to misconfiguration of BIOS also. In order to fix it, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Restart your computer and when the manufacturer logo turns up, press keys like F2, Del, Esc, etc to access the BIOS settings. This key varies for different devices.
(NOTE: If you are not sure about which key to press, Google it by your device model number.)
Step 2. Use the arrow keys to find the “Default option”.
Step 3. Click on this position and then hit the “Enter” button on your keyboard. This simple task will reset your BIOS configuration.
Step 4. Save the new setup and exit BIOS.
Once your exit, your device will automatically restart and the issue is most likely to be sorted out.

Conclusion:
If none of the aforementioned methods work in your favor, then you should either replace the CMOS battery right away or get your computer checked by any technician. The problem could also arise due to the wrong installation of OS, something which you may not be able to figure out on your own. So definitely you would need expert advice.
One last piece of advice…..Don’t try to assert your expertise if you are not fully confident about what you are doing exactly. This may lead to serious mayhem.

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