Windows 10 error code 0xc0000001 - how to fix OS loading issue

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Windows 10 Error Code 0xc0000001 Windows 10 logo

Even the most stable of operating systems can cause problems, a thing which we know all too well. We're just minding our own business and, suddenly, our computer won't start up anymore. This is what happens especially with Windows 10 error code 0xc0000001, so how to fix it?

This is a pretty common error and one which might have several causes which we will look into. But, most importantly, we want to get our computer back to working conditions, of course.

So let's see how to fix Windows 10 error code 0xc0000001 and get back to working and playing our games.

How to fix Windows 10 error code 0xc0000001

A couple of simple fixes would be about letting Windows 10 repair itself, which is useful especially if there is no way to start up your computer anyway. This is how to do it:

  • Power on and off your computer three times;
  • On the third boot, your computer should boot "Advanced Recovery environment";
  • When it has finished, click "Advanced options" then "troubleshoot" then "advanced options" again;
  • Select System Restore and see if there is a previous version you can go back to.

If you don't have a previous system restore, then boot into the Advanced Recovery environment again and select "Startup Repair" and let Windows 10 do its work. If that still hasn't been fixed, select "Go back to the previous version of Windows", that usually should fix all problems.

What is Windows 10 error code 0xc0000001?

This is a serious error that usually relates to critical items missing from the system directory of Windows. Often, when Windows 10 gives that error, it also indicates that a file is missing, for example, a DLL file. Other times, it might be a problem with a driver which is conflicting with another or, in some extreme cases, physical problems with the PC itself.

This guide should help you with your Windows 10 problems, but if you're having more issues you might want to upgrade. So check out our guides on Windows 10 vs Windows 11 and if your PC meets the Windows 11 requirements.

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