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How do I fix error code 0xc00000f?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0xc00000f is a Windows error code that indicates a corrupt or missing Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. The BCD is a critical data store that contains boot configuration settings for the Windows operating system. When the BCD is corrupt or missing, Windows is unable to boot.

There are a number of reasons why the BCD might become corrupt or missing. One common cause is a failed Windows update. Another is a hardware or software change that has caused the BCD to become corrupt.

If you see error code 0xc00000f, it is important to take action to fix the problem. Otherwise, you will not be able to boot your computer and will need to take it to a technician to fix the issue.

1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type "cmd" in the search bar
  3. Right-click on "cmd" and select "Run as Administrator"
  4. In the command prompt, type the following: shutdown -r -t 0
  5. Restart your computer and try again.

2. Check for updates and install any available updates

  1. Open Windows Update.
  2. In the left pane, under “Updates,” click “View Available Updates.”
  3. If an update is available, the “Available Updates” page will list it.
  4. To install the update, click “Install.”
  5. If the update is not available, the “Available Updates” page will list the update and provide information about how to get it.

3. Run the Windows 10 Startup Repair tool

To run the Windows 10 Startup Repair tool, follow these steps:

  1. click Start, type Repair and press Enter.
  2. When the Repair Windows 10 page appears, click the Troubleshoot button.
  3. On the Troubleshoot page, click the Startup Repair button.
  4. On the Startup Repair page, select your language, click Next, and then click Repair.
  5. On the Repair Windows 10 page, select your operating system version, click Next, and then click Repair.
  6. On the Repair Windows 10 page, select your edition of Windows 10, click Next, and then click Repair.
  7. On the Repair Windows 10 page, select your language, click Next, and then click Repair.
  8. On the Repair Windows 10 page, select your computer's primary language and click Next.
  9. On the Repair Windows 10 page, select your computer's country or region, click Next, and then click Repair.
  10. On the Repair Windows 10 page, click Repair.
  11. If the Repair Windows 10 process completes successfully, the System Restore window will open. Click Close.

4. Run the Windows 10 Reset this PC tool

  1. Open the Windows 10 Reset this PC tool by pressing the Windows button, typing "reset this PC" in the search bar, and then clicking the Reset this PC tool option.
  2. Click Next to continue.
  3. Select your language and click Next.
  4. Select your country and click Next.
  5. Select your keyboard layout and click Next.
  6. Click Reset this PC to begin the reset process.
  7. When the reset process is complete, click Finish to close the Windows 10 Reset this PC tool.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Perform a clean install of Windows 10.