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How to Fix Error Code 0xc000025 on Windows 10? [Solved]

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Fix Error Code 0xc000025 on Windows 10: If the Windows cannot find the system files for booting, then you may get this error code 0xc000025. Most of the Windows users are reporting this issue and this is not at all a tough problem to fix. If the disk file system has a bad configuration or system files are corrupted or faulty hardware, then you may see this error on your screen.

You will see the error message that includes ‘Your PC needs to be repaired. An unexpected error has occurred. Error code: 0xc0000225’. The error may prevent Windows from booting and it is associated with incorrectly configured Boot Configuration Data (BCD). In this tutorial, we will help you to Fix Error Code 0xc000025 on Windows 10 by providing five simple solutions.

Causes of Error Code 0xc000025:

  • Corrupted system files
  • Faulty hardware
  • The disk file system has a bad configuration

Solution 1 – Run Startup Repair:

  • You have to insert the bootable Windows Installation Media and then reboot your computer.
  • Click on the Next button in the ‘Windows Setup’ screen.

Next
Next

  • On the following screen, you have to click the Repair your computer.

Repair your computer
Repair your computer

  • Next, you have to click on Troubleshoot.

Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot

  • Continue to click on Advanced options → Startup Repair.

Advanced options
Advanced options

Startup Repair
Startup Repair

  • Now, select the OS from the list and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • At last, you have to remove the bootable media and reboot your computer.

Solution 2 – Rebuild BCD:

If the boot sector gets corrupted or damaged, then it may result in this error code. In order to fix error code 0xc000025 on Windows 10, you need to rebuild BCD on your PC.

  • You have to boot your PC from the USB medium.
  • Then, you have to press the Next button.
  • On the following screen, you have to click the Repair your computer link.
  • After that, you have to click on Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt.

Click Command Prompt
Click Command Prompt

  • Now, in the Command Prompt window, you have to run the following commands successively and hit Enter after each command.

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /rebuildbcd

  • Once you have executed the above commands, you have to restart your PC and make sure if the issue was resolved.

Solution 3 – Run SFC & Chkdsk:

  • To launch the Command Prompt, you have to repeat the steps 1 to 4 of the above solution.
  • You have to execute the following commands and hit *Enter * after each command.

sfc /scannow

sfc scannow
sfc scannow

chkdsk c: /f /r

chkdsk
chkdsk

  • In the above command, the letter ‘c’ stands for the drive that contains Windows installation files. If you have placed the Windows installation files on another drive, you have to replace ‘c’ with your drive letter.
  • The System File Checker will perform a scan and repair the damaged or corrupted files on your system.
  • Once the scan gets completed, you have to restart your PC.

Solution 4 – Run Diskpart Tool:

  • You have to repeat step 1 to step 4 of solution 2.
  • Run the following commands and hit *Enter * after each command.

diskpart

list volume

  • You can see the list of volumes that are labeled as EFI or ESP.
  • Execute the below command and hit Enter.

select volume X

  • The letter ‘X’ stands for the volume’s number.
  • After that, you have to run the following commands and hit Enter.

assign letter=Z

exit

bcdboot C:\\windows /s Z: /f UEFI

  • Once you have executed the above commands, you have to close the Command Prompt window.
  • Finally, you have to reboot your system and check if the error gets solved.

Solution 5 – Perform a System Restore:

  • In the boot sequence, you have to restart your PC a couple of times.
  • Then, you just navigate to the ‘Troubleshoot’ option and then click ‘Advanced options’.
  • Click on the System Restore option.
  • In the System Restore window, you have to click the Next button.

Click the Next button
Click the Next button

  • Select the appropriate restore point from the list and click the Next button.

Select the restore point
Select the restore point

  • At last, tap on the Finish button.
  • Once the restoring process gets completed, your system will start off and make sure that the error gets fixed.

Wrap-up:

We hope that the above five solutions assisted you in how to Fix Error Code 0xc000025 on Windows 10 easily. Follow the steps in each solution carefully to resolve this booting error in a few efforts so your system will boot up normally without delivering any errors. If you found this article helpful, share your comments in the below section. Thanks for visiting Windows Jet.

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