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How do I fix error code 0xc00000e?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The error code 0xc00000e is a Windows error code that indicates a problem with the boot sector of the hard drive. This can be caused by a number of things, including a corrupt boot sector, a corrupt MBR, or a corrupt partition table. This error can also be caused by a virus or malware infection.

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1. Try restarting your computer

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. If the problem persists, try reinstalling the Windows operating system.
  3. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator.

2. Use the "Startup Repair" option on the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and R.
  2. Type "regedit" and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  4. On the Winlogon subkey, create a new DWORD value called "StrictMode" and set its value to 1.
  5. Exit regedit.
  6. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and R.
  7. Type "winre" and press Enter.
  8. On the WinRE console window, click the "Startup Repair" option.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix the error code 0xc00000e1.

3. Use the "Bootrec" tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. Start the "Bootrec" tool.
  2. Select the disk containing the Windows installation.
  3. Click on the "Scan" button.
  4. Check the error code 0xc00000e5.
  5. If the error code 0xc00000e5 is found, then use the "Fixboot" tool to fix the error.

4. Use the "Sfc" tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

In the WinRE console, type "sfc /scannow" to check for and correct errors. If an error is found, use the "sfc /scannow /fix" command to fix it.

5. Use the "DISM" tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. Boot the computer with the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) CD or DVD.
  2. When the WinRE desktop appears, click the "Tools" menu and select "DISM."
  3. In the "DISM" window, click the "Command Prompt" tab and type the following command: dism /online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  4. If the "Command Prompt" window displays the message "The operation completed successfully," you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to fix the error code 0xc00000e1.
  5. In the "DISM" window, click the "Command Prompt" tab and type the following command: dism /online /Cleanup-Image /Fix-Component /Remove-Package /Rebuild-Image /Import-Image
  6. If the "Command Prompt" window displays the message "The operation completed successfully," you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to fix the error code 0xc00000e1.
  7. In the "DISM" window, click the "Command Prompt" tab and type the following command: dism /online /Cleanup-Image /Fix-Component /Reset-Computer
  8. If the "Command Prompt" window displays the message "The operation completed successfully," you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to fix the error code 0xc00000e1.

6. Use the "System Restore" option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. Open the "System Restore" option in the WinRE.
  2. Select the restore point you want to use.
  3. Choose the restore options you want to use.
  4. Click "Start restore."
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Use the "Safe Mode" option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  2. Use the "Last Known Good Configuration" option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
  3. Use the "Command Prompt" option in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)