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boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen
I have a Dell XPS 13 9350 - I7, 512 SSD, 8 gig.

Downloaded and ran Dell's Recovery and Restore Tool, booting off USB Drive. Failed, reported partition error.

What can I do next? I could proceed with the Dell Tool to backup and restore, but I rather not if there is another solution.

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Hi @georgechinsr

Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

Please type below commands into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

Following commands will repair Master Boot Record (MBR), Boot Sector and BCD Store.


Code:

Bootrec /FixMbr

Bootrec  /FixBoot

Bootrec  /RebuildBcd



Restart your computer to find out if the boot issue resolved.

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Do you still need help? Please get back with us so we can assist you further!

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FreeBooter wrote:
Do you still need help? Please get back with us so we can assist you further!


Thank you for following up with us.  Yes, we still need help.

We created Windows 10 Installation Media on USB Drive via Microsoft.com.

Booted in Recovery Environment's Command Prompt via "Legacy Boot":

   For /FixMbr, we got: "Completed successfully"
   For /FixBoot, we got: "Element not found"
   For /RebuildBcd, we got: "1 Installation found, F:Windows"
         we responded "Y" and got: "Element not found"

Rebooted normally: we got the same blue screen, as before.

Rebooted into the Recovery Environment's Command Prompt, via "UEFI Boot" and tried again:

   For /FixMbr, we got: "Completed successfully"
   For /FixBoot, we got: "Access is denied"
   For /RebuildBcd, we got: "1 Installation found, F:Windows"
         we responded "Y" and got: "The requested system device cannot be found"

Rebooted normally: we got the same blue screen, as before.

What next step do you suggest?

Thank you kindly for your thoughtful support!

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Hi @georgechinsr


Thank you for getting back to us!


You will have to use Diskpart command to find out the System Reserved partition.
The output of the below commands may display the name of the System Reserved partition as only System.

   Type diskpart and press Enter.
   Type list volume and press Enter.
   Under the label row, find the label System Reserved and note its corresponding Volume number.
   Now type select Volume=N and press Enter, where N is the Volume number you noted earlier.
   Now type assign letter=w and press Enter.
   Type exit and press Enter.
   Type bcdboot C:\Windows /s w: /f uefi and press Enter.


Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter.  When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

Restart you computer to find out issue resolved.

descriptionSolvedIs the "W:" in "bcdboot W:Windows /s w: /f uefi" the correct letter to use?

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Thank you, Mr. @FreeBooter,

We are a bit uncertain. "DiskPart", "List Volume" returns:

DISKPART> wrote:
  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     C   ESP          FAT32  Partition    500 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 1     E                RAW    Partition    128 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 2     W   OS           NTFS   Partition    390 GB  Healthy            
  Volume 3     G                NTFS   Partition    503 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 4     D   ESD-USB      FAT32  Removable     29 GB  Healthy   



Are these the correct commands we are to enter?

Type diskpart and press Enter.
   Type list volume and press Enter.
   Under the label row, find the label System Reserved and note its corresponding Volume number.
   Now type select Volume=2 and press Enter, where 2 is the Volume number you noted earlier.
   Now type assign letter=w and press Enter.
   Type exit and press Enter.
   Type bcdboot W:\Windows /s w: /f uefi and press Enter.

Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter.



Is the "W:" in "bcdboot W:\Windows /s w: /f uefi" the correct letter to use?

Thank you for your generous assistances!

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You can use C: for the W: drive letter and you can use W: for the C: drive letter.  I'm hoping W: is the volume where Windows OS is installed you have labeled the Volume 2 as a OS.

Code:

bcdboot W:\Windows /s C: /f uefi

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Dear Mr. @FreeBooter,

I am sorry, I think the "List Volume" in the previous post is incorrect. It was after I entered "Select Disk=2" and "Assign Letter=w".

Here is the proper "List Volume" outcome, after rebooting:
DISKPART> 
  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     C   ESP          FAT32  Partition    500 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 1     E                RAW    Partition    128 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 2     F   OS           NTFS   Partition    390 GB  Healthy            
  Volume 3     G                NTFS   Partition    503 MB  Healthy            
  Volume 4     D   ESD-USB      FAT32  Removable     29 GB  Healthy      



With this List Volume data, are these the commands to use?
diskpart
select Volume=2
assign letter=w
exit
bcdboot F:\Windows /s w: /f uefi.

    Where "F:\Windows" matches the F in "List Volume".  
    Where "/s w:"  matches the w in "assign letter=w"



===========
Might below show the problem, i.e. all partitions are listed "Primary"?
DISKPART> list disk
  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          476 GB      0 B         
  Disk 1    Online           29 GB      0 B         

DISKPART> select disk=0
Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition
  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary            500 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary            128 MB   501 MB
  Partition 3    Primary            390 GB   629 MB
  Partition 4    Primary            503 MB   390 GB




Thank you so kindly for your great patience!

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Each time you restart your computer Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment may assign different drive letter to  Windows OS installed partition.

Before executing below command check the drive letter assign to Windows OS and if needed change F: drive letter with windows OS assigned drive letter.

Please execute below commands:


Code:

Diskpart


List Volume

Exit

bcdboot F:\Windows /s c: /f uefi



The list volume will display drive letter assigned to volume labeled as OS and ESP.

The C: drive letter is for ESP volume.

The F: drive letter is for OS labeled volume.

Last edited by FreeBooter on 17th January 2018, 6:01 pm; edited 1 time in total

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Dear Mr. @FreeBooter,

Thank you! Amazing! Solved.

I was really afraid we would have to re-format and re-install. 

Your service is the best. Grateful you folks are still around after so many years since I first used GeekPolice.

Keep up the good works!

Best regards,
George Chin Sr

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Thank you very much @georgechinsr!

We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!

Please let us know if anything else we can assist you with!

descriptionSolved0xc000000e Windows 10 Pro 64 won't boot after MS Update

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Hi, I'm new to geekpolice.

I have either the same or very similar issue. 
HP Envy Laptop
Windows 10 Pro 64
Worked fine...

After a recent update I get 0xc000000e error and won't boot.

I did the same bootrec cmd's as stated above, they don't work.  I'll try the drive letter process next.

Does anyone know why this happens?  It is 100% when MS does their update.  Right now, I have a pre update image that works fine.

Another note: We've noticed that msconfig.exe changes from "normal" to "Selective" and you can't put it back to "normal".

Any input is much appreciated.

Thanks...

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Hi @natzure


   
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Can you please start your own new thread i will try to help you there.

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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Thanks!  I've opened up a new thread.

descriptionSolvedRe: boot fail - 0xc000000e File:winload.efi on blue screen

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New thread started by @natzure, can be found at below link.

Win 10 boot fail: BSOD error 0xc000000e winload.efi not found
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