0x000000f Windows 10 is a blue screen error that can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common cause is a driver issue, but it can also be caused by hardware failure, software corruption, or a variety of other factors. If you see this error, it is important to first try to identify the cause so that you can fix it and avoid the error in the future.
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1. Try a System Restore
- To perform a System Restore in Windows 10, open the Start menu and type "Create a restore point". Then, click on the System Properties option in the search results.
- In the System Properties window, click on the System Protection tab.
- On the System Protection tab, click on the Configure button.
- In the Configure System Restore window, check the box next to "Turn on system protection".
- By default, Windows 10 will allocate 10% of your hard drive for the System Restore. If you want to increase or decrease the size of the System Restore, you can do so by clicking on the "Disk Space Usage" button.
- Once you have configured the System Restore, click on the "Create" button.
- In the Create Restore Point window, give your restore point a name and click on the "Create" button.
- Once the restore point has been created, click on the "Close" button.
- To Restore your computer to a previous state, open the Start menu and type "System Restore". Then, click on the System Restore option in the search results.
- In the System Restore window, click on the "Next" button.
- Select the restore point that you want to use and click on the "Next" button.
- In the Confirm your restore point window, click on the "Finish" button.
- In the Restoring your system window, click on the "Next" button.
- Once the restore is complete, click on the "Close" button.
2. Run a SFC Scan
- Go to Start > type 'Command Prompt'
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select 'Run as administrator'
- In the Command Prompt window, type 'sfc /scannow' and press Enter
- The System File Checker will now scan your system for corrupt files and attempt to repair them
- Once the scan is complete, restart your computer and check if the issue has been resolved.
3. Try a Startup Repair
- Restart your computer and boot into your BIOS.
- Once in your BIOS, navigate to the "Boot" tab and make sure that your system's boot priority is set to "Boot from CD/DVD-ROM" first.
- Save your changes and exit your BIOS.
- Insert your Windows 10 installation disc into your CD/DVD drive and restart your computer.
- On the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press the "Shift+F10" keys to open a command prompt.
- Type the following command and press Enter: bootrec /fixmbr
- Type the following command and press Enter: bootrec /fixboot
- Type the following command and press Enter: bootrec /scanos
- Type the following command and press Enter: bootrec /rebuildbcd
- Once the process is complete, type the following command and press Enter to exit the command prompt: exit
4. Run a Disk Check
- Open Computer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Computer, and then, in the list of results, click Computer.
- Right-click the hard disk that you want to check, and then click Properties.
- On the Tools tab, under Error-checking, click Check now.
- If you receive the following message, click Scan drive to continue. To scan the drive for errors, you need to be logged in as an administrator.
- The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
- If errors are found, you will be given the option to repair them. Please select the option to repair them.
5. Update Your Drivers
- In the search bar on your computer, type "Device Manager."
- Find the category of your device that you want to update the drivers for.
- Double-click on your device to open its properties window.
- Click on the "Driver" tab.
- If there is an "Update Driver" button, click it.
- If there is not an "Update Driver" button, you will need to find the website of the device manufacturer and download the drivers from there.
- Once the drivers are downloaded, install them and restart your computer.
6. Perform a Clean Boot
- Press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Type msconfig and press Enter.
- In the System Configuration window, click on the Boot tab.
- Check the box next to Safe Boot.
- Click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button.
- Restart your computer and see if the issue has been fixed.
7. Perform a Repair Install
- Go to the Microsoft website and download the Media Creation Tool.
- Run the Media Creation Tool and select the option to “Create installation media for another PC”.
- Choose the language, edition, and architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) for Windows 10.
- Select the option to “Create a bootable USB flash drive” and choose a location to save the ISO file.
- Burn the ISO file to a blank DVD or create a bootable USB flash drive.
- Boot from the DVD or USB flash drive and select the option to “Install now”.
- Select the option to “Repair your computer” in the Advanced options menu.
- Choose the option to “Troubleshoot”.
- Select the option to “Advanced options”.
- Select the option to “Startup Repair”.
- Follow the prompts to complete the repair process.