Error 0xc0000001 when downloading and installing windows 7, 8, 10: how to fix it?
Are you experiencing error 0xc0000001 when you boot Windows? What is its meaning and how to deal with it? The system defines it as a problem with the software or computer components and offers to restore the operating system. But this is not always the only way to fix a startup malfunction. In the article, we will consider the possible reasons for the appearance on the computer or laptop of the status “Your PC couldn’t start properly” / “Your PC could not boot properly” and the ways to solve it yourself:
- System Restore;
- setting launch parameters;
- file system error checking;
- troubleshooting system files;
- reboot via Windows Re;
- RAM check.
Error 0xc0000001 when downloading and installing windows 7, 8, 10: solutions
Error code 0xc0000001 Windows can be corrected by yourself, with a margin of time and patience. In such a situation, it is appropriate to create Windows media. Download your OS version to a drive or other external device from the company’s website (link below).
Restoring the operation of the operating system in some cases helps to avoid error 0xc0000001 at the next startup. When installing from a drive, set the external drive as a priority:
- during boot press F11;
- set the priority.
- go to “System Restore”;
- click “Troubleshoot”;
- section “Additional parameters”;
- select “Boot Options” → “Enter”.
The PC will reboot and the fault will be rectified.
Configuring Boot Options
Try changing Windows startup parameters to fix error 0xc0000001:
- Turn off your PC.
- When the computer boots up, immediately press SHIFT + F8 (F9 / F10).
- Select the action “See advanced repair options”, section “Troubleshoot” / “Troubleshooting”.
- In the menu that opens, click on “Advanced options”.
- In the next menu, click “Startup Settings”.
- We select “Restart”.
- The next time you start the operating system, the problem will not appear.
Checking for file system errors
File storage errors are a possible cause of 0xc0000001. The easiest way to scan it is by running chkdsk. The same program fixes some of the errors found automatically. Launch:
- boot the PC from the installation disc;
- set language, time, keyboard input;
- open a command line, enter the command chkdsk C: / f (C – disk, f – fix errors on it);
- enter Y (yes) → Enter;
- wait for the end of the check.
Scanning system files
Checking the file system is another way to get rid of error 0xc0000001. We carry out the first 4 points from the previous method, but enter sfc / scannow / on the command line. We are waiting for the utility to finish, restart the computer.
Error code 0xc0000001: other ways to fix it
Despite the methods described above, the message “error code 0xc0000001” appears again at startup? We offer a few more not so obvious options:
- checking RAM strips
- reboot via Windows Re;
- disabling the wi-fi module.
Reboot via Windows recovery environment
Error 0xc0000001 appears on the screen at startup and does not allow you to start working. Click the “System Restore” button to go to the Windows Re environment. Next, you need to do the following path:
- “Extra options”
- “Boot Parameters” → “Enter”.
After completing these steps, your computer will restart.
RAM (random access memory) check
Damage to RAM sometimes causes 0xc0000001. Damage is external, physical. A simple inspection will help to find them. If there are no problems outside, do a little cleaning: wipe the contacts with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, remove dust from the slots. Then, one by one, put the planks in place, try to start the computer. To check for internal failures, use special utilities: Memtest86 +, Windows Memory Diagnostic.
Disable Wi-Fi module
In some cases, simply disabling the wi-fi modem helps to get rid of the 0xc0000001 error when restarting the system. Why and how this method works is not clear, but if everything else has already been tried, try this method of solving the problem. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-create-installation-media