When you face the Blue Screen of death on Windows OS it is usually associated with an error code. One such issue is Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000e. It normally happens due to a corrupt boot partition or faulty boot manager. Often if you install a new SSD on the PC, then you may also face this error. In this guide, I have explained some troubleshooting methods to fix this error code 0xc00000e.
Some of the fixes that I have mentioned may be technically advanced. So, unless you have sufficient knowledge for handling the hardware of a PC, you can take help from professional hardware support from where you have bought your PC. There is troubleshooting that involves repairing and fixing the Boot Configuration Data. It is quite easy and you can try that out.
How to Fix: Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000e
Now, let’s get down to the troubleshooting part.
Restart the PC
Sometimes, you may have seen that the Bluescreen will show some error message and the PC will restart on its own. The same way you can manually try to restart the computer to fix Error code 0xc00000e. As I mentioned the issue mainly lies with the Boot Manager, so restarting may fix certain snags during re-start-up and the error will be fixed.
Remove Hardware and Check
When you install or connect new hardware on your PC then maybe that would show the 0xc00000e error code. You can try to dismantle the new hardware and then check if running the PC is causing this error.
I suggest you take the PC/laptop to the nearest official service center(depending on your brand of the computer). There they will remove various hardware and try to isolate the hardware which may be the error’s source.
Replace CMOS Battery
It is another troubleshooting that you may not do by yourself. If the error code 0xc00000e is showing now and then and crashing your PC, then you have to take it to the support center. Ask the professionals there to check and replace the CMOS battery if required.
They will switch off the PC/laptop and remove the battery(on the laptop). Then your PC will be discharged completely. Now, the service personnel will replace the CMOS battery which is a coin cell battery. After replacing the old battery with a new one, they will switch on your PC/laptop. Next, the BIOS will be re-configured.
NOTE: Go for the CMOS cell replacement only if you see a message on the Blue screen of death “Your device needs to be repaired 0xc00000e”. Mention the same to the service personnel who will handle your computer.
Fixing the Boot Configuration Data to Fix the Error Code 0xc00000e
Boot Configuration Data as the name suggest manages the boot sequence on the Windows OS. It works along with winload.exe and BIOS. In this troubleshooting, you have to rebuild the BCD.
- Connect a bootable media with Windows 10 installation file
- Restart the computer and enter the BIOS settings
- You have to select the media drive as the primary boot device
- To start the boot press any key
- At this point, the system files will begin to load
- Click on Next after setting your preferences
- Navigate to the bottom left corner and select Repair Your computer
- Now select Troubleshoot > click on Advanced options
- Open the command prompt and type the following commands one by one
bootrec/FixMbr bootrec/FixBoot bootrec/ScanOS bootrec/RebuildBcd
- Once you finish executing the above commands, remove the bootable media
- Then restart your computer as you do in the usual manner
So, these are some of the troubleshooting methods you can follow to fix the Windows error code 0xc00000e on your computer or laptop. If you do not understand anything regarding the fix, then it’s better to get it done from the authorized service center. I hope this guide was informative.