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How to fix a 0xc0000225 error?

Here you will find out:

  • when a 0xc0000225 error would appear
  • how to fix this error
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

Why would a 0xc0000225 error appear?

Certainly, when an error message appears on your screen, it implies that something went wrong. It may be a problem from your drivers or conflicting system settings. The 0xc0000225 error appears on your screen when Windows is unable to read or detect the required system files for booting. This may be a result of several factors, but below are possible ways to fix this error.

How to fix this error

Method 1: Use Automatic Repair

Windows' Automatic Repair option helps to repair a lot of problematic drivers and fix various Windows errors. Hence, this is the first troubleshooting technique to try out, and it is best to use an installation media for this method.

  • Shut down the computer and connect your installation media (bootable media).
  • Now boot the computer from the installation media; it could be a USB drive or a disk. Different computers have different ways of booting them from an external device, but basically just press the power button and then press any key on your keyboard.
  • Follow the instructions from the prompts until you get to a screen where you'll see "Repair your computer" link.
  • Click on the "Repair your computer" link and subsequently select "Troubleshoot."
  • Next, click on "Advanced Options, and then "Automatic Repair."

After the repair, reboot the computer normally.

Method 2: Try to rebuild the BCD

By rebuilding the BCD files, you can fix 0xc0000225 errors on Windows computers. This method also requires an installation media as you cannot boot the PC properly and access the command prompt.

  • Shut down the computer and boot from your installation media (drive).
  • Follow the steps explained in Method 1 above until you get to the "Advanced Options" settings.
  • Double-click on "Advanced Options" and select "Command Prompt."
  • Now enter the following commands into the terminal; enter them simultaneously.

This will help to rebuild corrupted Boot Configuration Data (BCD) files. Afterwards, reboot the PC.

Method 3: Run an SFC Scan

If the error persists, you should try running an SFC scan to fix corrupt Windows system files. This scan runs through the Command Prompt; hence, an installation media is also required for this method.

  • Boot the computer from an installation media, get into the “Advanced Options” menu and select “Command Prompt.”
  • Type the SFC command into the terminal: SFC /scannow
  • After the SFC scan, you may also need to run the Disk Check command: chkdsk c: /r

These commands will automatically fix corrupted files, and your PC will start working again.

How to recover lost files

While trying out these troubleshooting methods to fix error 0xc0000225 on Windows, you may accidentally delete some important files from your hard drive. Also, since this error is typically caused by corrupted system files, attempting to recover the original system, files can help to fix the problem. However, whichever is the problem, with DiskInternals Partition Recovery, you can retrieve your lost/accidentally deleted files, as well as recover your PC’s system files.

The software is handy and supports three different data recovery modes. It is also compatible with all Windows file systems and is available for free.

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