Resolving Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000f: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding Error Code 0xc00000f

The error code 0xc00000f is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that occurs when Windows 10 fails to boot. This error can arise from hardware issues like faulty memory or hard drives, software problems such as corrupt drivers or applications, or system file corruption.


  • Frequent computer freezing or crashing.
  • The appearance of a blue screen displaying error code 0xc00000f.
  • Inability to boot the computer properly.
  • Potential hardware or software malfunctions.

Solutions to Fix Error Code 0xc00000f

  1. Disconnect External Devices: Remove all external devices that might cause the error, like USB devices, dongles, and others. After disconnecting, restart your device​​.
  2. Use EaseUS Partition Master for Repair: This tool provides a boot repair function, which can fix various startup-related errors. Create a bootable drive with EaseUS Partition Master, then use it to repair your system​​.
  3. Fix MBR and File System Errors: Boot your computer using the Windows media creation tool, then run commands like ‘chkdsk C: /r’ and ‘sfc/scannow’ in Command Prompt to fix file system errors​​.
  4. Rebuild BCD: Utilize the Command Prompt in the Advanced Startup Options to run commands like ‘bootrec /fixmbr’ and ‘bootrec /fixboot’ to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD)​​.
  5. Run Automatic Repair: Use a bootable USB or Windows Setup DVD to perform an automatic repair. This process involves launching Windows Setup and selecting the “Repair your PC” option, followed by “Automatic Repair”​​.
  6. Perform a System Restore: Use System Restore in the Advanced Options to roll back any recent system changes that might have led to the error​​.

Preventing Error Code 0xc00000f

  • Regularly update drivers and run System File Checker.
  • Use Windows recovery tools as needed.
  • Consistently back up your data to avoid loss during system failures.


While error code 0xc00000f can be frustrating, following these steps can usually resolve the issue. If these solutions don’t work, professional assistance may be necessary.


  • What causes error code 0xc00000f? This error can result from hardware problems, software issues, or system file corruption.
  • What are the symptoms? Symptoms include system crashes, blue screen errors, and booting problems.
  • How can I fix it? Solutions include disconnecting external devices, repairing system files, rebuilding BCD, running automatic repairs, and performing system restores.
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