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Some users have ever met with the blue screen where it prompted the error 0xc000000e. In this essay, we will talk about this error and the solutions.



Part 1: About Error 0xc000000e

When you try to boot the Windows computer, it is unfortunately for you to see the blue screen where it prompts you the error 0xc000000e. Generally, it indicates that BCD (the boot configuration data) has been damaged. Here are two scenarios that you may meet with:

1. A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed. Error code: 0xc000000e.

0xc000000e required device is not connected
2. The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
0xc000000e the applications or the operating system could not be loaded
Next, we will further explain this error from these two aspects and tell you how to fix the error.
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Part 2: Causes of Error 0xc000000e

Here are some possible reasons for the error 0xc000000e.

Reason 1: invalid BCD

BCD, boot configuration data, is the key to Windows startup. If BCD is invalid, damaged or misconfigured, the error 0xc000000e will emerge. Disk write error, power cutoff and virus-attacked boot sector can cause invalid BCD.

Reason 2: faulty cable

The aging cable is one of the reasons of read/write errors. It can lead Windows cannot be loaded when it is boot.

Reason 3: misconfigured BIOS

If you recently modified the BIOS settings, the new settings may not be compatible with the hard disk driver. Two modes, Legacy BIOS and UEFI should be noted. If the operating system is installed under Legacy BIOS mode, it should boot to this mode.

In addition, the error 0xc000000e will occur if SATA controller is set to the wrong mode in BIOS. There are three modes, IDE, AHCI and RAID. If you choose the incorrect mode, the computer is not bootable.

Reason 4: driver program incompatibility

If you install the other driver programs, they may be not compatible with the operating system or the hardware.

Part 3: Fix Error 0xc000000e

In fact, it is not difficult to fix the error 0xc000000e. Here are four solutions for you.

Note: Prepare Windows installation media (installation disc or USB) beforehand.

Solution 1: Check cable connection

Before trying the following solutions, you should check the cable connection. It is suggested that you plug out and in the cable, or change a new cable for hard disk. Finally, restart the computer.

Solution 2: Modify BIOS

If you’ve ever modified the SATA controller mode in BIOS, you can try to restore the original settings.

Steps:

① Restart the computer and go to BIOS as prompted. In different computer models, users should press different shortcut to enter into BIOS, perhaps Esc, Del, F2, F8, F10 or F12.

② Find an item with the words including SATA, IDE and AHCI.

Take one computer as an example. Press F1 to enter into BIOS. Then, follow to select [Devices] > [ATA Drives Setup] > [Configure SATA as] > [AHCI]. Finally, press F10 to save the settings and exit BIOS.

three modes of sata controller
③ If you are not clear about these three modes, you can switch one by one until the computer becomes bootable. Yet, if this solution fails, try the next one.

Solution 3: Use Windows built-in automatic repair

Steps:

① Connect the installation disc to the computer. Then, boot the computer and change the boot order to CD-ROM Drive in BIOS.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS
② Follow to select the language, the time and the input method. Then, click [Repair your computer].
Repair your computer
③ Select [Troubleshoot] > [Advanced options] > [Startup Repair]. Finally, wait for the following process.
startup repair in Windows
If the computer is still unbootable, you should try to rebuild BCD with the bootrec command.

Solution 4: Manually rebuild BCD

Damaged BCD is the main reason for the inaccessible system. But BCD can be rebuilt.

Steps:

① Connect the installation disc to the computer. Then, boot the computer and change the boot order to CD-ROM Drive in BIOS.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS
② Follow to select the language, the time and the input method. Then, click [Repair your computer].
Repair your computer
③ Select [Troubleshoot] > [Advanced options] > [Command Prompt].
select command prompt in advanced option
④ These commands can be used to fix MBR and the boot sector:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos

use bootrec to fix the system
⑤ Then, type this command to rebuild BCD:

bootrec /rebuildbcd

bootrec rebuildbcd

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