Hey Geeks! I am Your Tech Mate. Today I am giving you the solution of one the most common encountered error while transferring windows from HDD to SSD or in a fresh installation of windows to SSD while having windows in HDD or you may say it’s a dual boot of two windows (may be same or different versions). It is also possible that after successfully booting SSD into C drive, you formatted the previous drive in which there was previously installed windows and then this error came. In all these cases after doing these, you encountered this error and wanted a quick solution. Then you came to the right place.
You may have come across multiple YouTube videos or read many articles, blogs but don’t come to actual solution. So, here we go…
Error 0xc0000e comes due to multiple reasons and due to this we aren’t able to boot our system correctly. Following are the list of reasons along with their solutions:
1. NO EFI SYSTEM PARTITION IN SSD.
Look at the image carefully.Check the disk in which you had installed windows. Let’s say its an SSD (Drive 1 in the same) and then see whether there is a partition name EFI System Partition which is of size less than 200 mb. If you don’t got this partition then this might be the reason of the error.
To solve this issue,here in the image we have EFI partition but you don’t have so you have to make that. For this do these steps:-
- Start cmd.exe as administrator
- Find correct disk with
- Select that disk with
- List partitions with
- Select that partition with
- Shrink partition with (size in mb)
- Create new EFI partition with
create partition efi size=200
- Format partition as FAT32 with
format quick fs=fat32
- Assign letter to that new partition with
assign letter=h(can be free letter of your choice but should be different from the names of drives partitions)
Now after this you have to install boot files in that :
For this again in cmd type :
bcdboot c:\windows /s h:
Make sure you replace c with h (the letter you assigned to the EFI parition).
Try to boot the system and wash away your sweat.
2.Rebuild BCD File.
There could also be the chance that your Boot configuration Data (BCD) got corrupted.For this we have to rebuild BCD.
To rebuild BCD we should have a bootable USB/DVD drive in which Windows is installed. Insert the external bootable drive and then proceed with booting with that pendrive. After reaching install windows menu ,click on repair windows and then go to the command prompt section.
Type bootrec /rebuild.
then we got instruction like
succesfully installed windows which one to use. We can select the windows which you want and then type
bootrec /fixmbr then
if these got successful then congrats you got the solution but if not and a message like successfully installed windows and no.of installations found :0.
if this message comes up then move to solution number 1. Don’t reset or do fresh installation. Error never get solved.
3.Make disk online
If due to some reasons you found the status of disk partition offline then this could also cause error,
for this do the following:
You need to mark your computer’s boot disk as online so that it won’t fail to boot. Insert a bootable USB medium into your Windows 10 computer, then do the following:
- Boot your computer from the bootable drive you inserted. Now, enter WinRE by choosing “Next” and “Repair your computer” in the first two screens that appear
- Click on “Troubleshoot”. From here, choose to go to “Advanced options”, then tap the button “Command Prompt”
- Choose the account you are using and type in your account password
- In the Command Prompt window, input: diskpart. This will launch the Diskpart utility one you press “Enter” inside the present window
- To see all the list of partitions and disks on your PC, type the command “list disk” or “list volume” and hit the “Enter” key to execute
- You will need to choose the disk or partition containing your OS. To do this, type either “select disk*” or “select volume*” and press the “Enter” key
- To mark the disk or partition you have chosen as “Online”, type the instruction “online disk” or “online volume”. Again, press “Enter” to execute
- To leave diskpart, input “exit” and “Enter”.
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