INTRODUCTION: In this Blog Post, We will see how you can fix error 0xc000000f in Windows 10, 8, or 7 when booting a Windows operating system on a computer or PC. If you encounter such an error when starting or rebooting your computer, and the operating system won’t start, there can be several things that cause this problem which we will discuss in this post. Usually, this bug strikes computers with Windows 10, 8, 8.1, and 7. So in this post, we will tell you how you can Fix Error 0xc000000f.
Error Occur When Booting Windows 10, 8 or 7 Computer
What are Causes of Error 0xc000000f in Windows
Well, there can be several reasons that cause this error (0xc000000f) you may face this problem whether you are using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 or 7:
- Windows boot sequence can be reset if someone tried to reset BIOS or the BIOS battery is low.
- Other possible causes include the damaged boot sector or incorrect work of the hard disk.
- Change boot priority.
- Forceful shutdown when you repeatedly shutdowns your Computer in a forceful way then your Windows may get corrupted or shows this error.
Following are methods that we will use to fix this error 0xc000000f:
- Checking the boot priority in BIOS
- Use Startup Repair
- Checking the hard disk
- Boot sector
- Reinstalling operating system (if needed but at last)
CHECKING BOOT PRIORITY IN BIOS The first thing to do is to check the boot priority in BIOS.
You can refer many post how to enter in BIOS or UEFI on many website online or you check some videos on YouTube also here are some recommendation where you can check it out.
Find a section with the name like Boot Sequence, Boot Device Priority, Set Boot Priority and so on.
Your hard disk should be in the first position, and if it’s not there, set the highest priority for the disk with the “+” key.
After that, press F10 and confirm your decision to save the settings. If you changed the settings, but the error appears again, try another method.
Use Startup Repair. For Windows 7 you will need a USB drive or a disk containing the installation package. You will have to boot from it and choose Startup Repair in System recovery options.
In Windows 8 and 10, the error screen will give you a choice of advanced recovery options.
When you select this item, you will have to run the Startup Repair utility. If this method doesn’t work, try another one.
CHECK THE HARD DISK
This method involves checking the hard disk for errors and correcting them.
To do it, open Advanced Options again and select Command Prompt.
Now in the Command Prompt window, type the following command:
Chkdsk /f /r – as it will check the computer hard disk for errors and fix them if possible.
If for some reason you may can’t able to open the Advanced Options window, then you will have to boot from a bootable drive.You can watch several videos on YouTube to see how to create one. Then press Shift + F10 in any start screen to open the Command Prompt window where you can type this command. If you are not sure about the drive’s integrity, run a proper scan with Victoria utility to see its real condition.
BOOT SECTOR If you’ve tried every method so far, and you still see the error 0xc000000f and it indicates BootBCD, the problem must be in the damaged boot sector. Possible causes are numerous – viruses, system errors, power surges, or hardware failures. Once again, you need the Command Prompt and to type some commands in it. Type the following Commands in Windows Command Prompt:
bootrec /Fixboot – after this command is performed, restarting your computer is recommended.
If it didn’t help, type the following commands bootrec /scanOs. To Rebuild the boot record type this bootrec /RebuildBcd. At the last let’s resort, when all the previous tricks didn’t work, try the following: Bootrec.exe /FixMbr If this command fails too, there’s nothing else left to do but reinstall the operating system. FINAL WORDS The Error 0xc000000f in Windows any version is a common error but its impact is not common and becomes worst when you have no options left with you except reinstalling the OS(operating system) to fix this error. But before coming directly to the conclusion try these methods: Checking the boot priority in BIOS, Use Startup Repair, Checking the hard disk, Boot sector which we discussed above. Leave comments to ask questions.