How to fix Error Code 0xc00000e9?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

This error code indicates that there is a problem with the boot configuration data. The most common cause of this error is a corrupt or missing BOOTMGR file. This file is essential for booting Windows and if it is corrupted or missing, the system will not be able to start. Other causes of this error include a corrupt BCD, a corrupt boot partition, or a problem with the boot sector.

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1. Check for updates

  1. In Windows 10, open the Start menu and click Settings.
  2. Click Update and security.
  3. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.
  4. If there are updates available, Windows 10 will show you the available updates and ask you to install them.
  5. If there are updates that you need to install, Windows 10 will ask you to select the updates.
  6. When the updates are installed, Windows 10 will restart.

2. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter.
  2. Click on the "Next" button.
  3. Select the issue that you are experiencing.
  4. Click on the "Next" button again.
  5. Select the solution that you want to try.
  6. Click on the "Next" button again.
  7. Review the results. If the problem is still not fixed, click on the "Next" button once again and follow the instructions that are provided.

3. Reset the Windows Update Components

  1. Open the Settings app on your computer.
  2. Click on Update and Security.
  3. Under Windows Update, click on the link that says Reset Windows Update Components.
  4. Click on Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by clicking on Yes in the message box.
  6. Restart your computer.

Still not working? maybe try:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.
  3. Run the DISM tool.
  4. Perform a clean boot.
  5. Perform a system restore.