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Fix BCD Error Code 0xc000000f After Windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803

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As We, All know Microsoft Roll out the Windows 10 version 1803 for Everyone, And compatible devices get upgraded Automatically. But some users Report After completing the upgrade process Windows won’t Start with BCD Error Code 0xc000000f / 0xc0000225 on Windows 10 April 2018 update. The Error 0xc000000f directly specifies that Something going wrong with BCD (Boot configuration data).

The Complete Message like :

Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired

The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

File: \boot\bcd

Error code: 0xc000000f

You’ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don’t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press Enter to try again

Press F8 for Startup Settings

Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings.




Disk Drive Error or While Upgrade Process, Recent Driver update or third party Application Install/uninstall, if the data gets corrupt the operating system finds it difficult to read and execute the startup operation. Which Lead windows unable to start with BCD Error Code 0xc000000f / 0xc0000225.

How To Fix BCD Error Code 0xc000000f / 0xc0000225

The most common reason for the 0xc000000f error is that BOOTMGR can’t find the BCD file. It could be damaged or be missing due to a few causes, such as viruses, power outages, disk-write errors, or mistakes from users when manually adjusting BCD. Faulty HDD or Disk Drive error, A corrupted file system is also the cause that could lead to the 0xc000000f error Such as while upgrade process (working on writing critical information to the boot sector) power goes off suddenly, or the update process is stuck and you forcefully Shutdown the computer.

If you Are also Stuck on BCD Error 0xc000000f error with A blue Screen at startup, Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this and start windows normally.

Remove External Devices

First Start with Basic Troubleshooting Remove all unnecessary peripherals from your computer, Such As External HDD, USB Drive, Printer, Scanner, Audio jack etc. except your mouse and keyboard, and restart the computer. Also If you Notice the problem started After recently added new hardware to your computer: remove it, restart the computer and check if the error screen appears again.

Perform Startup Repair

If after Remove The External Devices, Still unable To Start windows with BCD Error 0xc00000f. Then Perform Startup Repair from Advanced Options is very helpful to deal errors like this. To Perform Startup Repair you need to access Advanced Startup options.




To do this You need to boot system from windows installation media. ( If you don’t have then create a new installation media / Bootable USB ). When you are Ready insert the media access BISO setup change, First boot from DVD ( or Removable Device If you are using Bootable USB ). Skip The first Screen and next on installation screen Click Repair Computer.

windows 10 repair your computer
windows 10 repair your computer

This will Restart windows then click Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options. Here on The Advanced Options you will get various Troubleshooting Tools to fix startup problems. Click on Startup Repair and Fallow on screen Instructions. This will scan Fix If any programs cause to start windows normally. After That Restart windows and check Started normally. If not jump to next solution.

Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options
Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options

Set correct partition as active

Some Times this error screen appears because an incorrect partition is set as active, you can use the diskpart utility to set the correct partition. For this access Advanced Options -> command prompt. Now Type Disk Part and hit the enter key. Then type List Disk, Hit enter key.  Here Note down your windows installation volume ( check below picture for better understand )

note down the Windows volume
note down the Windows volume

Then Type select partition D ( Note : D is windows installed volume, For you, it may be different )

And the Windows installation partition must be Active you can do this by type command active. Restart windows and check Started normally? If not Rebuild the Corrupted BCD file.

Rebuild the BCD

On certain errors the “File:” row mentions “\boot\bcd” as a potential damaged or corrupt file that’s causing the “Your PC needs to be repaired” screen to appear, along with the exact error code at the “Error code:” row.

In these cases, you can rebuild the BCD as your computer’s BCD file might be damaged or corrupted. To Rebuild damaged BCD again Access Advanced options and click on Command prompt.

Now Perform Bellow commands To Rebuild The corrupted BCD.

Bootrec.exe \fixmbr

Bootrec.exe \fixboot

Bootrec \rebuildBcd

Bootrec /ScanOs

Fix Corrupted Boot volume
Fix Corrupted Boot volume

This will definitely fix the configuration data and thus, the BCD Error Code 0xc000000f in Windows 10 will. Also, Check for Disk Errors by the following bellow.




Check Disk Drive Errors

After Rebuild BCD On Same Command prompt Type chkdsk /f /r to Check And Fix Disk Drive Errors, Bad Sectors, Which may Cause the Boot Error. When you type this will start scanning process for disk errors. wait until 100% complete the scanning process. After complete the scanning process, you will got a screen as shown below. Type Exit to close Command prompt then Restart windows check this time windows start normally without any Startup Error.

Run CHKDSK at startup
Run CHKDSK at startup

Create a new EFI Partition

In certain circumstances, EFI partition may be absent but don’t worry because you can create a new one comfortably. But before that, ensure to possess a “Windows installation media” (bootable USB/DVD) and a 200 MB of free disk space.

Boot from installation media, Skip the first screen on next screen Press Shift + F10 to open Command prompt.

Then type the following commands successively and press Enter after each one of them:

diskpart

list disk

select disk 0      (to select a disk to “create a new EFI partition”)

list partition

select partition 1         (Imagine that the partition have more than 200 MBs of free space)

shrink desired=200 minimum=200

create partition efi

list partition

select partition 2       (assuming that the new partition is the partition 2)

Forma fs=fat32

list vol                (write down the volume of the new partition in a safe place)

select vol 3      (Supposing that volume no. of “EFI partition” you earlier noted down was 3)

assign

List vol        (and check which letter is assigned to the 200 MB EFI partition).

Note down the letter (ltr). You’ll also need to recognize the ltr of the volume containing your Windows partition (just look for Boot written in the Info column).

Now type: bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-gb /s B: /f  ALL; assuming that C is the letter for Windows partition in addition to B for the EFI.

That’s All Now Restart the machine and you’ll find that the BCD error code 0xc000000f in Windows 10 has been resolved.

Conclusion

These are some most applicable solutions to fix BCD Error Code 0xc000000f in Windows 10. While apply these solutions face any difficulty, Have any query, Suggestion About this post Fix BCD Error Code 0xc000000f After Windows 10 Fall creators upgrade Feel Free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Fix Memory leak Problem After install Windows 10 April 2018 update.

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