You mostly get error 0xc0000001 when your Operating System is unable to load because of hardware-related issues, damaged sectors, and missing or corrupted files.
This typical Windows boot error does not allow you to load the OS and access the system data.
So, if you have encountered such a problem, follow this guide to know how to fix it.
How To Fix Error 0xc0000001?
Follow the methods described below when encountering error 0xc0000001: Your PC couldn’t start properly.
1) Perform A Startup Repair
If there is any issue with the files that are required to boot into Windows, a Startup Repair can fix the issues.
So, when you get Windows error code 0xc0000001, run a Startup repair.
To do that, follow the steps below:
- Use a bootable device to boot into your OS. When you see the Windows Logo, choose to Repair your Computer.
- Now Advanced Startup Recovery menu will open.
- Select Troubleshoot.
- Next, select Advanced Options > Startup Repair. Wait till the repairing process is completed.
Once done, restart your PC. If you encounter the same error after Startup Repair, enter Safe Mode and then perform further solutions.
2) Enter Safe Mode
Safe Mode boots Windows with minimal functionalities in the basic state.
Safe Mode enables you to detect the problem and helps you to boot into your PC when you cannot boot normally.
To enter Safe Mode, follow the steps given below:
- Go to the Advanced Startup Recovery Menu, following the process in the first solution.
- Select Troubleshoot > Select Advanced options >Startup Settings > Restart.
- Press F5 on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode with the networking option.
Once in Safe Mode, perform the next solution to boot into Windows.
3) Perform A System Restore
If you created a Restore point before receiving Windows boot error 0xc0000001, reverting to it can fix the problem.
Follow the steps below to revert to a system restore point:
- Type Control Panel in the Windows Start menu and click on Recovery.
- Select Open System Restore. After selecting a preferred Restore point, click on Next > Finish.
- Check if this could fix the problem, else reset your system.
4) Reset Your System
Resetting Windows can also help to load Windows again. So, reset your Windows following these simple steps:
- Press Windows + I keys to open Settings.
- Select Update & Security > Recovery.
- Go to the right pane. Under Reset This PC option, click on the Get Started button.
- Under Choose an option, you can select either Keep your files or Remove everything option.
- Select additional Settings > Next.
- From the next window, select Remove My files option and follow the instructions given on-screen to fix the issue.
After finishing the process, reinstall your needed applications and restore all your backups.
5) Use Command Prompt
If the Windows Boot Configuration data or BCD Store is corrupted or missing, you can also get error code 0xc0000001 on your Windows.
To fix it, run some commands in the Command Prompt window to rebuild BCD.
Follow the steps below to do so:
- Type CMD in the Windows start menu and select Run as administrator option.
This will open an elevated Command Prompt window.
- Copy & Paste the following commands one after another. Press Enter after each command:
- If these commands somehow fail, then copy & paste the following commands:
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_backup
attrib BCD -s -h –r
ren c:\boot\BCD BCD.old
Close the Command Prompt window and restart your PC. If the error persists, run SFC and DISM scans
6) Run SFC & DISM Scans
Missing or corrupted system files can also cause Windows loading issues.
So, run the System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for missing or corrupted system files.
Follow the steps as given:
- Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
- Copy & paste the following commands in the elevated Command Prompt window and hit Enter.
- Once Windows completes the scanning process, run a DISM scan.
- DISM scan can repair the corrupted Windows images that can cause error 0xc0000001.
- To do that, copy & paste the following command in the elevated Command Prompt window. Then hit the Enter button.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
After running the scan, restart your PC. Now this should fix the problem.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
1. For how long can the computer get stuck on the loading screen?
The Computer may stay on the loading screen forever if you do not fix it.
2. Why is Alt + Ctrl + Del not working when Windows is stuck at the welcome screen?
Corrupted system files can be the reason why Alt + Ctrl + Del is not working when Windows is stuck at the welcome screen. To fix the problem, run an SFC scan.
3. What is 0xc0000001 Winload?
You can get these types of errors if there is any driver issue on your PC.
It can also happen due to hardware and software-related issues.
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