1st March 2024

Windows Cannot Start Error and Solution – Error code: 0xc000000e

You may encounter an error like the following while opening your Windows operating system. This is actually a problem that can be encountered even when a normally operating computer is turned off and then on again and is mainly a problem with the MBR, which is the part responsible for the proper startup of the operating system.

Note: The screen colour may differ depending on the operating system version, a blue screen in Windows 8.1 and later appears black on older operating systems.

Error Code: 0xc000000e
Error Code: 0xc000000e


Solution for 0xc000000e Windows Cannot Start Error

To solve this, you first need the DVD or iso file of the operating system you are using. If there is a DVD-ROM, we open the operating system with the ISO file if there is no DVD or a virtual machine.

The Windows loading screen will appear. Although we use Windows Server 2019 here, the basic logic is the same in all of them, we click the “Next” button on the first welcome screen without making any changes.

Windows loading screen
Windows loading screen


On this screen, we click on the “Repair your computer” link in the lower-left corner.

Repair your computer
Repair your computer


On the “Choose an option” screen, we click on the “Troubleshoot” section.



Finally, we click on the “Command Prompt” link and we will see the Command line screen as below.

Command Prompt
Command Prompt


From now on, all we will do is run the command sets properly.

Note: You can first open a folder to the C directory or use an existing folder for backup.

bcdedit /export C:\Backup


cd boot

attrib bcd -s -h -r

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /RebuildBcd

When you type the “bootrec / RebuildBcd” command, it will ask you for confirmation, confirm by pressing the “Y” key. Then finally run the following two commands.

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /fixmbr

After the process is over, restart your computer. The problem will be resolved.

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