How to solve error code 0xc0000e in Windows 10 & Windows 11

Error code 0xc0000e is a problem that appears when the PC/Laptop is in the startup process. Quite a lot of Windows users, be it Windows 10 or the latest version of Windows 11, experience this error.

The cause of the error code 0xc0000e problem occurs when there is a problem with hardware or windows startup system files that are damaged or conflicted.

Because the causes of the 0xc0000e error are different, the repair options that you can do are also carried out in stages. And the repair solutions below you can do without deleting your data.

The following is how to solve error code 0xc0000e in Windows 10 & Windows 11:

1. Remove External Storage Media Installed on PC/Laptop

Make sure the storage media such as USB Flashdisk / External Hard Drive has been removed from your USB port. Because if this external storage media is still installed when we turn on the PC/Laptop it will make the boot manager confused and misread the boot priority.

So make sure there is no external storage media installed when turning on your PC/Laptop.

2. Check Hard Drive / SSD Connection & BIOS Settings

We will start with a simple method first, because error code 0xc0000e is generally caused by the windows system not detecting or reading your hard drive / SSD.

Moreover, if you install using a cloning disk system, error code 0xc0000e is more prone to occur. Therefore, first make sure your hard drive / SSD is installed correctly.

If it is confirmed that the hard drive / SSD is installed properly, the next step is to make settings in the BIOS, for how to:

Sign in to Your BIOS> on Main Menu pay attention to the Sata / Primary Drive Is your hard drive detected there? If so, make sure the order is already in SATA 1.

And press the button F10 to save the settings.

Notes :

  • If you use 2 storages such as SSD and Hard Drive in 1 PC/Laptop, make sure SATA 1 is where the Windows Operating System is stored. Don’t forget to press F10 to save the settings that have been made.
  • If you use only 1 storage media, just do it Reset Default in the BIOS, then save the settings by pressing F10.

How to Enter BIOS on All Windows 11 PCs & Laptops

3. Fix System Startup

In this third solution, we are going to repair the windows boot manager system. For how we have discussed in the article below:

How to Fix Windows Startup System

4. Repair/Reinstall Your Windows

If all the methods above have not worked, the final solution is to repair your windows. Or if possible it is better to do a re-installation.

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