This error code means that a required file is missing or corrupt. This can happen if the operating system is not properly configured, or if a program or driver is not compatible with the operating system.
1. Use the Startup Repair feature in Windows
- Open the Start menu and search for "Windows Repair."
- Click on the "Windows Repair" option to open the Windows Repair window.
- On the left side of the Windows Repair window, click on the "Startup Repair" link.
- On the "Startup Repair" window, click on the "Startup Repair" button.
- On the "Startup Repair" window, click on the "Scan" button.
- On the "Scan" window, wait for the scan to finish.
- On the "Scan" window, if the scan results show that there is an error code associated with the startup process, click on the "Repair" button.
- On the "Repair" window, click on the "Fix All" button.
- On the "Fix All" window, click on the "OK" button.
2. Use the bootrec.exe tool in Windows
- Open the Command Prompt window by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting Command Prompt from the shortcut menu.
- Type "bootrec.exe" without the quotation marks, and press Enter.
- Type the following command, and press Enter. bootrec.exe /fixboot
- The tool should start scanning your computer for problems and fix them as it finds them. If it does not find a problem, it will report that it could not fix one. If it does find a problem, it will give you an error code and a list of steps you need to take to fix it.
3. Use a third-party partition manager
The first step is to try to fix the issue by reinstalling the operating system. If this does not work, the next step is to try to fix the issue by using a third-party partition manager.
If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:
- Use a Windows recovery disc or drive
- Reinstall Windows