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Learn how to solve the 0xc000012f error on Windows 10 caused by a bad image. Follow our expert tips to fix the issue and safeguard your precious data. Don't wait until it's too late!!


I. About Windows 10 error code 0xc000012f

An image error with code 0xc000012f arises during the execution or installation of some applications on Windows 10, frequently recurring. Additionally, an excessive number of programs are set to auto-start upon system boot-up.
error code 0xc000012f
Upon familiarizing yourself with error code 0xc000012f, consider the following fixes. However, it’s advisable to backup critical data before proceeding to ensure data protection. If a backup is unnecessary, proceed directly to the third section for the error resolution.

II. Use Renee Becca to back up important files before repairing

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2. How to use Renee Becca to back up important files?

Step 1: Download and install Renee Becca on your computer. Launch the program and in the main interface, select File Backup from the Backup section. For backing up an entire disk or partition, opt for Disk/Partition Backup instead.
click to back up files in renee becca
Step 2: Select the file you want to back up from the source device, and then choose the destination hard disk partition to store the backup. Click Backup to start the backup procedure.
Tip: For regular backups, enable Scheduler and configure it to perform daily, weekly, or monthly backups at your preferred time. Next, select a backup scheme in Backup Scheme > Scheme Type that fits your requirements. Renee Becca offers five options: Version Chain, Single Version, Full, Incremental, and Differential modes.
how to back up files in renee becca
Step 3: Monitor the progress of backup tasks in the Task column. Once the backup completes, use the Recovery button to recover files to the selected hard drive as required.
recover backup files from renee becca
Step 4: Select the desired destination for file recovery and click the Recovery button.
files recovery location
After backing up important files, you can try the following repair methods.

III. How to fix Windows 10 error code 0xc000012f?

1. Uninstall the update

If you encounter the error code 0xc000012f after a Windows update installation, you can try to uninstall the problematic update using these steps:
Step 1: Run the computer, and navigate to (Start) > (Settings) in the lower-left corner of the screen.
settings in Windows
Step 2: Select Update & security, then under Windows Update, choose View installed update history on the right.
View update history
Step 3: Next, click (Uninstall update).
Step 4: Click on the Windows 10 update you want to uninstall, and then click the (Uninstall) button.

2. Reinstall the app

Damaged executable files can lead to error 0xc000012f. To resolve this, reinstall the application from its official website. Begin by uninstalling the current version using the steps provided.
Step 1: Right-click (Start) > (Apps and Features).
apps and features Windows 10
Step 2: Locate and select the troublesome app from the list, then click Uninstall. Once removed, visit the app’s official page to download and reinstall the latest version. Finally, launch the app to check if the issue is fixed.
Windows 10 uninstall apps

3. Run the SFC command

Image errors may arise from corrupted system files. To address this, use the System File Checker (SFC) to scan and repair any detected issues with system file integrity. Follow these steps:
Step 1: In the search box at the bottom left, type “cmd“. Right-click Command Prompt from the results and choose “Run as administrator”.
run as administrator
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow in the command prompt window and press Enter. System File Checker will then scan and repair corrupt system files.
Check and fix system files Windows 10
Step 3: If an issue is identified that cannot be resolved automatically, enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter to initiate the repair process. After the command execution, reboot your computer to verify if the issue has been addressed.
run DISM command

4. Perform a clean boot

To perform a clean boot, initiate the system with the minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This process launches only essential system components and services while excluding third-party software and plug-ins, thus helping users isolate issues by minimizing potential interference.
Step 1: Boot up your computer and simultaneously press the Windows+R keys to summon the Run dialogue box. Type msconfig.exe into the field and hit the OK button to open the System Configuration utility.
enter msconfig in run
Step 2: Open the system configuration and select the Services tab. Tick the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox, then click the Disable all button.
hide all microsoft services and disable all
Step 3: Switch to the (Startup) option bar and click (Open Task Manager).
open Task Manager
Step 4: Disable all programs listed by right-clicking each and choosing Disable, or by selecting them and clicking the Disable button at the bottom right.

Once done, close the Task Manager and click OK on the System Configuration page. A pop-up will appear; click Restart to reboot. Check if the issue persists post-restart. If resolved, gradually re-enable necessary programs in Task Manager to determine if the issue returns.

task manager disable app
To troubleshoot problems, you can check for Windows updates or attempt a system restore, reset, or reinstallation to resolve issues.