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Summary

Blue screen error may occur when the computer boots. If the error code 0xc000014c displays on the blue screen, how do we fix it? 5 solutions of fixing Error Code 0xc000014c will be provided here.


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What Causes the 0xc000014c Error?

Startup problem of error code 0xc000014c is probably caused by the damaged or corrupted Windows system file. Besides, damaged system files could harm your comptuer.
Error code 0xc000014c could be caused by one or more of the following reasons:
Reason 1: BCD is corrupted or missing

Corrupted or missing BCD is one of the most common reasons of the error 0xc000014c. Disk writes error, power outages, boot sector viruses and the errors caused when configuring the BCD manually could lead to corrupted or missing BCD.

Reason 2: Integrity of system files get damaged

If the PC is powered off suddenly while writing important data to boot sector, the error 0xc000014c will happen.

Reason 3: System files get corrupted

The error 0xc000014c can also be caused by malware or uninstalled programs that are related with the system.

Reason 4: Recently installed hardware

The new hardware may be not compatible with the operating system.

Reason 5: Bad sectors on hard drive

Power outages or turning off the PC improperly may lead to bad sectors on hard drive.

Next, we provide 5 solutions to fix the error 0xc000014c depending on the above reason analysis. It’s suggested to try the following methods one by one until the error 0xc000014c is fixed successfully.

How to Fix Error Code 0xc000014c in Windows?

Solution 1: Uninstall the Recently Installed Hardware

If the new hardware isn’t compatible with the system, this way will help you quickly troubleshoot the error 0xc000014c. Just remove all additional devices and the recently installed hardware. Then restart the PC.
remove the recently installed hardware

Solution 2: Boot to Last Known Good Configuration

Applications installed or uninstalled regularly may affect the system configuration. Trying the Last Known Good Configuration option can effectively fix the error 0xc000014c and other Windows issues.
Step 1: Restart the PC. Press F8.
F8
Step 2: Select “Last Known Good Configuration” in the Advanced Boot Option Menu.
Windows Advanced Options
Step 3: Generally, the PC will restart automatically. If it restarts successfully, it means that the error 0xc000014c has been fixed. If it fails, please go on to the next solution.

Solution 3: Repair Damaged Boot Configuration Data

Powering off the PC or power outages may affect the Boot Configuration Data. Repairing BCD will be an effective way to fix the error 0xc000014c and other Windows issues.
Step 1: Connect the Windows installation media (DVD/USB) to the target PC. Please read the page about how to create a Windows installation media.
connect usb to laptop
Step 2: Change the boot order in BIOS setup. If you use a bootable CD/DVD, please select “CD-ROM Drive” as the first choice. If you use a bootable USB drive, please put “Removable Devices” as the first boot choice.
change boot order in BIOS menu
Step 3: After you boot from the bootable CD/DVD/USB, click “Repair your computer”.
Repair your computer
Step 4: Select “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced Options”> “Command Prompt”.
command prompt
Step 5: In the command prompt, type the following commands. Please press “Enter” after you type each command.

bootrec /fixmbr

bootre  /fixboot

bootrec /scanos

bootrec /rebuild

Repair or Rebuild BCD
Please reboot the PC after executing the above commands.

Solution 4: Run the “chkdsk” Command and Check for the Bad Sectors in Hard Drive

Step 1: Connect the Windows installation media (DVD/USB) to the target PC. And boot the PC from a bootable media. After you go into the Windows installation screen, click “Repair your computer”.
Repair your computer
Step 2: Select “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced Options”> “Command Prompt”.
command prompt
Step 3: In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: /f /x /r. Press “Enter”. The built-in disk scan tool will start working on it.
check disk
This command is to check for and repair the bad sectors. Please restart the PC after the scanning and repair process complete.

Solution 5: Use SFC Tool to Fix the Error 0xc000014c

Corrupted system file is one of the most common reasons of the error 0xc000014c. Using System File Checker can effectively repair the corrupted system files.
Step 1: Connect the Windows installation media (DVD/USB) to the target PC. And  boot the PC from a bootable media. After you go into the Windows installation screen, click “Repair your computer”.
Repair your computer
Step 2: Select “Troubleshoot”> “Advanced Options”> “Command Prompt”.
command prompt
Step 3: In the command prompt, type sfc /scannow. Press “Enter”. It will take 15-20 minutes to complete the whole process.
Check and fix system files Windows 10
Please restart the PC after the scanning and repair process finish and make sure if the error 0xc000014c has been fixed.