How to fix Windows 8.1 error code 0xc000000f?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Windows 8.1 error code 0xc000000f happens when the computer is unable to start up correctly. This can be caused by a variety of issues, including missing or corrupt files, hardware issues, or a virus. When this error code occurs, it is typically accompanied by a message that says "Your PC needs to be repaired." This means that the computer will not be able to boot up properly until the issue is fixed. There are a few different ways to fix this error, but it is often best to contact a professional for help.

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Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Use the Windows 8.1 installation media to start the computer, and then select Repair your computer.
    1. Select Troubleshoot, and then select Advanced options.
    1. Select Command Prompt.
    1. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:
  2. • bootrec /fixmbr
  3. • bootrec /fixboot
  4. • bootrec /scanos
  5. • bootrec /rebuildbcd
    1. Type exit, and then press Enter to close the Command Prompt window.
    1. Restart the computer.