How to Fix 0xc0000001 Error Code in Windows 10

Many Windows 10 users have reported this 0xc0000001 error code while working on their systems.

It’s one of the blue screen of death errors, that occurs when your system can’t boot the system normally. This error occurs due to corrupted or missing system files, faulty apps, hardware issues, or physical damage to your PC or laptop.

The error will display on a blue screen, and your PC will get stuck in a boot loop. It can also crash your system. A lot of users also got this 0xc0000001 error while installing Windows 10 updates.

If you have updated any app, then it can also trigger this error due to compatibility issues. In this article, we are going to share some working troubleshooting methods.

7 Ways to Fix 0xc0000001 Error Code in Windows 10

The first thing you should do is restart your PC. Always reboot your PC whenever you see this type of blue screen of death error. A simple restart can refresh your system, remove corrupted temporary files from the system, and solve the error.

Method 1: Run Startup Repair

If your system cannot boot and is stuck on error code 0xc0000001, you can use the Startup Repair option. Windows 10 comes with this Startup Repair tool that allows you to fix all the windows boot-related errors. To access Startup Repair options, follow these steps:

Step 1: Turn off your PC with a power button, and when the Windows button appears, press the Power button again.

Step 2: You have to repeat this step three times. Due to this power on and off the loop, your Windows will open with the Automatic Repair tool after 3rd reboot.

Step 3: Now, in the Automatic Repair options, click on the Advanced option.

Step 4: Then click on Troubleshoot.

click on the troubleshoot option

Step 5: Choose Advanced Options.

click or tap on Advanced options

Step 6: Then again, choose Startup Repair.

Click on Startup Repair

Step 7: Choose the type of account and password. Then click on continue. You have to follow on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Now your system will restart and fix the issue.

Method 2: Uninstall Software in Safe Mode

The bad system config info could be caused by an incomplete installation. Many times, it happens that a wrong installation results in files getting corrupted. In such cases, if the missing file cannot be recovered, the boot error Windows 10 error will appear. To resolve this problem, you should first boot your PC into safe mode.

If you are facing this 0xc0000001 error code after installing any app, then you have to remove that app first and see if the issue is solved or not. Many users have reported that due to compatibility issues or corrupted software files, Windows 10 shows this error.

Here are the troubleshooting steps to boot your PC in safe mode to uninstall the app.

Step 1: Make a bootable USB device using the Window’s media creation tool.

Step 2: Now boot your Windows with the USB media.

Step 3: Now click on Repair.

Step 4: Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup.

Startup setting

Step 5: Now click on restart and press F4 to enable the Safe Mode. This will boot your PC in safe mode.

Click on Enable Safe Mode

Step 6: When your PC will boot in safe mode, press Windows + I to open Windows settings and then click on Apps.


Step 7: Find the app that you want to uninstall.

Find the app that you want to uninstall

Step 8: Click on Uninstall.

This method will remove problematic software from your system and fix the issue.

Method 3: Use Command Prompt Utility

If you are still facing the error even after uninstalling the app in safe mode, use the CMD terminal to fix the issue. To fix this issue, you have to follow these commands. You should have a bootable USB drive created with a windows media creation tool.

Step 1: Make a bootable USB device using the Window’s media creation tool.

Step 2: Now boot your Windows with the USB media.

Step 3: Now click on Repair.

Step 4: Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options.

Click on Command Prompt in Advanced Options

Step 5: Now click on Command Prompt. Now follow these commands in the cmd window and press enter after each command.

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Run these commands in cmd window

Once successfully completed, exit the CMD window.

Now restart your PC and see if you are still facing the error or not.

Method 4: Use Disk Cleanup

Another reason for this error is incomplete disk space. Sometimes, a hard drive gets overcrowded with files, which results in the drive getting physically damaged. When this happens, Windows can’t reorganize some of the files stored on the drive, so you may have to reinstall the OS.

If you can not do this yourself, you should download a good third-party disk repair tool and use it to fix the problems. You can also use Windows built-in tool called Disk Cleanup.

Step 1: Right-click on your drive and then choose Properties.


Step 2: Now click on the Tools tab and then click on the Check button. This will scan your drive for any error and fix it.

Click on Check Drive

Step 3: Then again in the Tools section, click on optimize.


Step 4: Then Select your Drive and again click on Optimize.


Step 5: Wait for some time. It will initialize the library failed 0xc0000001 error code.

Method 5: Run the SFC scan

If you are still facing issues with the Windows update then try another built-in tool called system file checker. Just like Windows troubleshooter, SFC is used to fix various issues like the 0x80073712 error in Windows 10. The tool will check for any missing or damaged files on your system.

The utility also detects invalid windows registry entries and helps to clean the system of all these errors. The command prompt also allows users to fix any error that they might have accidentally created. Here are the steps to use the tool.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd. Then right-click on Command Prompt from the result and then select Run as Administrator.


Step 2: This will open Command Prompt tool with admin rights so that it can access all system files.

Step 3: In the cmd window, type this sfc /scannow command and press enter.

Run sfc-scannow command

Step 4: This command will start the file checker tool. The tool will start checking any missing or corrupted files on your system.

Step 5: It will take some time. The tool will replace or repair problematic files.

Step 6: Once finished, you have to restart your PC.

Method 6: Restart Windows Update Service

If you are facing this 0xc0000001 windows 10 error while installing a new Windows update then you have to restart Windows update services. These types of errors are very common while installing a new Windows 10 update. Restarting Windows update services will refresh the windows update package and solve the issue.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for “services“. Click on Windows services.

Step 2: Now, find the Windows update from the list and right-click on it. Choose properties from the list.

Step 3: Now click on Stop service if it is running. Otherwise, click on start the service.

Step 4: Once you stopped the service, click on the start button to start it again.

Step 5: Restart your system and again check for updates.

Method 7: Run System Restore

If you are still getting the same error even after restarting Windows update services and using commands, you have to try system restore. System restore will restore your system to its previous state and revert all the changes you have made after taking system backup. It is always recommended to take a system backup when you install your Windows 10 OS so that you can use that backup later and fix issues like BSoD.

If you are unable to turn on your PC then follow these steps. You should have a bootable USB drive created with a windows media creation tool.

Step 1: Make a bootable USB device using the Window’s media creation tool.

Step 2: Now boot your Windows with the USB media.

Step 3: Now click on Repair.

Step 4: Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options.

Step 5: Now select System Restore.

click on System Restore in advanced options

Step 6: Click on Next and then choose a restore point that you want to use to restore.

Click on Next to start system restore

Step 7: Now click on Scan for affected programs.

Follow Scan for affected programs

Step 8: Then click on Next and then click Finish.

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0xc0000001 is a very common error on Windows 10 but you can easily fix it using the above methods. Always make sure that your Windows is updated to avoid such problems.

Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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