Windows 10: Windows error 0xc00000e on startup stopping updates. Solved

  1.    06 Apr 2018 #1

    Windows error 0xc00000e on startup stopping updates.

    Hi Guys
    First time posting and relative IT novice so forgive any obvious and stupid questions. I fitted a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD in my HP Envy 17 and installed Windows 10 onto it to enhance my OS performance. Everything was fine for about 6 months until on start up I would receive a Blue screen, system recovery error 0xc00000e. However,this could be circumvented by pressing ESC into the firmware, then F10 into the BIOS settings and then exiting that which would straightaway boot up like normal without any issues.
    I saw no issues in performance however the inability to restart my PC without crashing has meant I cannot install any Windows updates and I am now being warned that soon I will not receive any new updates. I tried myself to rectify the issue, however nothing has worked. I tried reinstalling Windows via a USB, formatting the SSD & HHD then reinstalling and using the recovery settings however none of these have worked. Error checks of both the SSD and the factory HHD come up with no errors either.
    So I was wondering if you guys had seen this issue before or had any ideas how to fix it :)
    Windows error 0xc00000e on startup stopping updates. Attached Files
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       06 Apr 2018 #2

    Hello Gurgyenuak,

    I suspect your boot record has got corrupted or is not being found and this is a common problem if you have more than one hard disk active when you install Windows. I always recommend that you remove any other hard disks when you do an install and only have the SSD disk for the operating system present.

    You say you have tried formatting the disks and reinstalling W10. I would try again but this time just have the SSD disk present and add the other one back in later.

    Alternatively you can attempt a startup repair by booting from a Windows USB Installation disk and following the tutorial below:

    Run Startup Repair in Windows 10
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  3.    06 Apr 2018 #3


    Taking out the HHD worked, it allowed me to clean install Windows from my USB after a little fiddling with the partitions of my SSD. I am able to restart and update as Bill Gates intended! I will probably pop the HDD back in at some point and use it just for storage.

    I really appreciate your help and without it I wouldn't have solved this issue, thank you! :)
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  4. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       06 Apr 2018 #4

    You are welcome! Glad the simple solution worked :)
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