Error code 0xc000000e is a kind of Blue Screen of Death on Windows 10. The error message can be Your PC needs to be repaired 0xc000000e. It always happens when you boot your computer, preventing you from starting your computer. You need to take some measures to fix it.

However, the problem-solving process is not smooth all the time. If you lose some important files by mistake, you can use a free file recovery tool to get them back.

Now, let’s focus on the fixes for Windows boot error 0xc000000e.

Fix 1: Check the Physical Devices’ Connections

Your computer may be wrongly set to boot from an external drive. If so, it can boot into error code 0xc000000e. To rule out this possibility, you can just check these devices: external USB storage devices, pen drives, CDs, DVDs, etc. If this situation is not the cause, you can try the next solution.

Fix 2: Rebuild BCD

The full name of BCD is Boot Configuration Data. It contains the boot configuration parameters related to the way your computer starts. If it is corrupted, code 0xc000000e in Windows 10 can easily occur.

Rebuilding BCD is a good way to fix the corrupted BCD. But you need to create a Windows installation medium, allowing your computer to boot from it.

  1. Search for Windows installation medium on the Internet and select the result from Microsoft. Then, you can download the tool and then create a bootable USB medium.
  2. Boot your computer from the bootable USB drive and then click Next.
  3. Go to Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  4. Access your account.
  5. Type bootrec /rebuildbcd in Command Prompt and press Enter.
  6. Press the Y key when you see a Windows installation. This will rebuild BCD.
  7. Type bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot successively and press Enter after each.
  8. Restart your computer to see whether it can boot normally.

Fix 3: Perform a Windows Startup Repair

Windows Startup Repair can scan your computer to find issues and then fix them. To do this, you can also boot your computer from the bootable USB and then use the method mentioned above to access the Advanced options interface. But in this method, you need to click Startup Repair instead to let Windows diagnose your PC. If the issue is solved, your computer can automatically reboot.

Fix 4: Enable Windows 8.1/10 WHQL Support in BIOS

Some computers are built with Windows 8.1/10 WHQL Support. If your computer supports it, you need to enable it in BIOS. You can just access BIOS and check whether it is enabled. If no, just enable it to have a try.

Fix 5: Reset the BIOS/UEFI Configuration

If the error code 0xc000000e persists after you use the above methods, you may need to reset the BIOS/UEFI Configuration

Fix 6: Mark the Boot Disk Online

Perhaps, your boot disk is offline by mistake, causing Windows boot error 0xc000000e. You need to mark the boot disk online to solve the issue.

  1. Boot your computer from the bootable USB medium.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Go to Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  4. Access your account when necessary.
  5. Type the following command and press Enter after each:


list disk

select disk * (* stands for the number of the boot disk)

online disk


   6.Close Command Prompt and reboot your computer.

Fix 7: Reinstall Windows

Your last choice is to reinstall Windows if all the above methods can’t help you out. You also need to do this job via the boot USB drive.

  1. Boot your computer from the boot USB drive.
  2. Click Install now.
  3. Click I don’t have a product key.
  4. Select the operating system you want to use and click Next.
  5. Check I accept the license terms.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
  8. Select the drive you want to install the Windows operating system. Usually, it is Drive 0.
  9. Click Delete.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Select the empty partition.
  12. Click Next to start the Windows installation process.

After the installation, the issue should be solved and you can successfully boot your computer.

If You Want to Recover Your Lost Data

If you lose some of your important files after repairing your computer, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back. You can first use the trial edition to scan the drive you want to recover data from. If you can find your needed file from the scan result, you can use a full edition to recover them to a suitable location.