How do I fix my PC/device needs to be repaired 0xc000000e error?

Updated on March 30th, 2022

The 0xc000000e error code indicates that the computer is unable to start because of a missing or corrupt Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file. This error can be caused by a number of factors, including a corrupt or damaged BCD file, a corrupt or damaged boot sector, or a corrupt or damaged Master Boot Record (MBR).

In order to resolve this issue, you will need to use a bootable Windows CD or USB drive to access the Windows Recovery Environment (WRE). From here, you can use the bootrec.exe tool to rebuild the BCD file. You can also use the fixmbr and fixboot commands to repair the MBR and boot sector, respectively.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press the "F8" key multiple times until you reach the "Advanced Boot Options" screen.
  3. On the "Advanced Boot Options" screen, select "Safe Mode with Networking."
  4. Click "Restart."
  5. After your computer restarts, select "Startup Settings."
  6. Under "System Configuration," select "Advanced."
  7. Under "Startup Options," select "Reset."
  8. Under "System Restore," select "Restart."
  9. After your computer restarts, select "Yes."
  10. Select "Configure System."
  11. Under "System Configuration," select "Advanced."
  12. Under "Startup Options," select "Enable Safe Mode."
  13. Under "System Restore," select "Enable System Restore."
  14. Under "Configure System," select "OK."
  15. Under "System Configuration," select "OK."
  16. After your computer restarts, select "Yes."
  17. Select "Exit."

2. Check for updates

The first step is to open up Windows Update and search for updates. Once you find the updates, you should then install them. After the updates are installed, you should then check to see if there are any problems with them. If there are any problems, you should then try to fix them.

3. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

To run the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool:

  1. Open the Start menu and search for "memtest"
  2. When the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool window is displayed, click on the "Run" button
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the memory test.
  4. After the memory test is complete, click on the "Close" button to exit the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool.

4. Scan your computer for malware

  1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking
  2. Use a reputable anti-virus program to scan your computer for malware
  3. If malware is found, repair any damaged files
  4. Reboot your computer into Normal Mode

5. Run the System File Checker

The System File Checker is a tool that can be used to scan for and fix errors in system files. To run the System File Checker, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open the Windows Command Prompt.
  2. To run the System File Checker, type the following command: scannow
  3. If the System File Checker finds any errors, it will tell you how to fix them.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Run the DISM tool
  2. Perform a clean boot
  3. Restore your computer to an earlier date
  4. Reinstall Windows