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Many users feel confused when error code appears in Windows 10 at startup. Then what we can do is to reinstall system? In fact, there’re any other ways. Next, let’s learn about the reasons why error code 0xc0000001 appears and we’ll provide several solutions for you to fix it.

Windows 10

Why Error Code 0xc0000001 Appears in Windows 10?

In the world of technology, errors and bugs are inevitable. One such error that has caused a lot of frustration for Windows users is the “0xc0000001″ error. This error usually occurs when a user tries to open an application or program on their Windows system. It can result in the program failing to launch or crashing altogether, leaving the user unable to complete their task at hand.

In today’s world, where we rely heavily on technology for our work and personal life, fixing errors such as the “0xc0000001″ error has become more important than ever before. Not only can it cause inconvenience, but it can also result in loss of productivity, time, and even money. For instance, if a user is unable to open a program that they need to work on, it can result in missed deadlines and lost opportunities. Similarly, if a business’s systems are affected by this error, it can result in a loss of revenue and damage to their reputation.

Therefore, it is crucial to fix the “0xc0000001″ error as soon as possible. This error can be caused by various reasons such as outdated drivers, corrupted system files, faulty hardware, or malware. Therefore, identifying the root cause of the error is the first step towards fixing it.

Thankfully, there are various solutions available to fix this error such as updating drivers, performing a system restore, running a malware scan, repairing the Windows registry, or even reinstalling Windows altogether. However, it is essential to exercise caution while attempting to fix the error and to ensure that the solution chosen is appropriate for the system and the issue at hand.

Error code 0xc0000001

How to Fix Error Code 0xc0000001 in Windows 10?

Solution One: Uninstall Problematic Software in Safe Mode

Step 1: Restart your PC. Press “Shift + F8” key when the windows screen begins to load.
Step 2: Select these options in order: “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced options”> “Startup setting”. Finally, click “Restart”.
startup settings
Step 3: After restarting, press “F4” to enable safe mode.
press 4 to enable safe mode
Step 4: In safe mode, press “Win + R” key to go into “Windows settings” and select “Apps”. Click “Apps & features” then uninstall the software that was installed recently. Finally, reboot your PC.
uninstall software in Windows 10

Solution Two: Startup Repair in Windows Recovery Environment

Step 1: Download Windows 10 Media Creation on another PC that can operate normally.
Step 2: Open the Media Creation tool, accept the license terms. Then select the second option “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC”. Click “Next”.
create media Windows 10
Step 3: Select “USB flash drive”. Please ensure the space of your USB flash drive is 8GB at least.
Bootable media USB drive in Windows 10
Step 4: Please wait for the download of Widnows 10 installation file.
Step 5: Connect the USB disk to target PC. Boot the PC from USB flash drive.

Note: Please change the boot order in BIOS setup and put “Removable Devices” as the first choice.

change BIOS boot order
Step 6: Click “Repair your computer” in the bottom-left corner after you boot your PC from the USB disk.
Repair your computer
Step 7: When you enter Windows recovery environment, select “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced options”> “Startup Repair”.
startup repair in Windows

Solution Three: Restore System with Windows Recovery Environment

This solution requires an administrator account to perform. Please create it if you don’t have. Besides, it’s suggested to backup some important files before recovering system.
Step 1: Create Windows 10 bootable media according to Solution Two. Click “Repair your computer” in the bottom-left corner when you see the Windows 10 installation screen.
Repair your computer
Step 2: After you enter Windows Recovery Environment, select “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced options”> “System Restore”. Then type the administrator account name and password and follow on-screen instructions.
Restore system in Windows 10
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data transfer function

Solution Four: Scan and Detect Bad Sectors of Hard Disk

Step 1: Take off the disk and connect it to another PC via hard disk enclosure. Next, download the hard disk detection tool HDD-SCAN.
Step 2: Wait for the scanning process finish. If there are bad tracks in 0, 63, 204800 sectors, it will be necessary to pay special attention to them. Please refer to the solution to detect and repair bad sectors.
windows 10 slow startup bad sector found in HDD Scan

Solution Five: Copy the Security Account Manager (SAM) file from the “Repair Folder”

Windows 10 error code “0xc0000001” can be frustrating and can lead to various issues, such as the operating system not loading. Fortunately, there are native strategies available to fix the error, and one of the methods is to copy the Security Account Manager (SAM) file from the Repair Folder. This method has been proven to be effective, especially for those who are not tech-savvy.

The SAM file contains the hashed values of all passwords, and copying it can be a bit tricky due to the access rules that govern it. However, with the right steps, it can be done without any difficulty. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to copy the SAM file from the Repair Folder:

Step 1: Insert the Windows 10 installation media (USB/DVD) into your computer and boot from it.

Step 2: Select the language and keyboard preferences and click on “Next.”

Step 3: Click on “Repair your computer” located in the bottom left corner.

Step 4: Select “Troubleshoot” from the options provided.

Step 5: Click on “Advanced Options.”

Step 6: Click on “Command Prompt.”

Step 7: In the command prompt, type “C:”, then press “Enter.”

Step 8: Type “cd windows\system32\config” and press “Enter.”

Step 9: Type “copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SAM C:\Windows\System32\config” and press “Enter.”

Step 10: A message will appear asking if you want to overwrite the existing file. Type “A” and press “Enter” to confirm.

Step 11: Type “exit” and press “Enter” to close the command prompt.

Step 12: Restart your computer and check if the error has been resolved.

Solution Six: Run System File Checker (SFC)

Windows 10 error code “0xc0000001” can be a frustrating issue that can cause your system to malfunction and crash. To fix this error, one of the native strategies that you can use is to run System File Checker (SFC). This is a built-in tool provided by Windows that checks for corrupt system files and replaces them with new ones. Here are the detailed steps that you can follow to run SFC:

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as an Administrator
To run SFC, you need to open Command Prompt with administrative privileges. To do this, press the Windows key + X to open the Quick Link menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.

Step 2: Run the SFC Command
Once you have opened Command Prompt as an administrator, type the following command and press Enter:

SFC /Scannow

This command will start scanning your system for corrupt files and replace them with new ones if necessary. This process may take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt the scan.

Step 3: Restart Your System
Once the scan is complete, restart your system to apply the changes. This should fix the Windows 10 error code “0xc0000001”. However, if the error persists, you can try some of the other native strategies, such as running a DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan or performing a clean boot.