Full Fix: Error 0xc000025 in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Marian Cularea By: Marian Cularea
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Are you using the Windows 8.1 operating system and you got the error code 0xc000025 while using the EASEUS partition manager? Well if you have a look at the tutorial below you will find out more about how to fix the error code 0xc000025 in Windows 8.1 in just a couple of minutes of your time and get going with your work.

This error code usually appears after you reboot your Windows 8.1 operating system and alongside the error code 0xc000025 you will get the message “Your PC needs to be repaired”. The options that Windows 8.1 gives you are the “Press Enter to try again”, “Press F8 for startup settings” and also “Press Esc for UEFI firmware settings” and sadly none of them work as intended.

Learn how to fix error 0xc000025 in Windows 8.1

Error 0xc000025 can prevent you from starting Windows 10, and speaking of errors, users reported the following problems:

  • Windows error code 0xc0000225 Windows 10 – This error can prevent you from starting your PC, and if you encounter it, be sure to check your BIOS configuration.
  • Your PC needs to be repaired error code 0xc0000225 – Sometimes you might get this error message along with the error code. If this happens, repair your boot sector or perform an Automatic repair.
  • Windows 10 won’t start, boot – This is a general problem that can be related to this error. To fix it, be sure to check your hardware. If that doesn’t help, be sure to try some of our other solutions.

Solution 1 – Perform Automatic Repair

If you’re unable to boot to Windows due to error 0xc000025, you might want to try performing Automatic Repair. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your PC few times during the boot sequence.
  2. Now you should see a list of options. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair.
  3. The repair process will now start.

Once the repair process is finished, check if the problem is resolved.


Solution 2 – Perform System Restore

In this method we will do a system restore if the above steps did not work and you still get the specified error message.
Note: Before attempting the steps below I would suggest you make a backup copy of the applications and programs you have installed in your Windows 8.1.

To perform System Restore, you need to do the following:

  1. Restart your PC few times during the boot sequence and choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.
  2. When System Restore opens, click on Next.
    Windows error code 0xc0000225 Windows 10
  3. List of available restore points will appear. If available, check Show more restore points option. Select the desired restore point and click on Next.
    Your PC needs to be repaired error code 0xc0000225
  4. Now follow the instructions on the screen to complete the restoration process.

Once your PC is restored to the previous state, check if the problem still persists.


Solution 3 – Repair your boot sector

Sometimes you might encounter error 0xc000025 if your boot sector is damaged. To fix this problem, you need to repair your boot sector by doing the following:

  1. Restart your PC a few times during the boot sequence. By doing so you’ll enter Advanced Boot Mode.
  2. You’ll see a list of options. Select Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Command Prompt will now start. Now you need to enter the following commands:
    • bootrec /fixboot
    • bootrec /fixmbr
    • bootrec /rebuildbcd

After running these commands, close Command Prompt and restart your PC. Your boot sector is now repaired and your Windows should start without any problems. Many users reported that this solution worked for them, so be sure to try it out.


Solution 4 – Use diskpart tool

Another way to fix this error is to use diskpart tool. To fix this problem, you need to do the following:

  1. Start Command Prompt like we showed you in the previous solution.
  2. Run the following commands:
    • diskpart
    • list volume
  3. List of all volumes will appear. Now you need to select volume that is labeled as ESP or EFI. To do that enter select volume X. Be sure to replace X with the number that represents the volume.
  4. Now enter the following commands:
    • assign letter=Z
    • exit
    • bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI

After running these commands, close Command Prompt and restart your PC and the problem should be resolved.


Solution 5 – Perform chkdsk scan

Error 0xc000025 is usually related to your hard drive, and if the files on your hard drive are corrupted, you’ll encounter this error. To make things even worse, you won’t be able to boot to Windows 10 at all. Several users reported that they managed to fix this problem by performing a chkdsk scan. To do that, follow these steps:


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  1. Start Command Prompt like we showed you in the previous solution.
  2. When Command Prompt opens, enter chkdsk /f X:. Be sure to replace X with the actual letter that represents your system partition. By default it should be C, but it’s usually different when you start Command Prompt outside of Windows.
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  3. Chkdsk scan can take 20 minutes or more depending on the size of your partition, so be sure not to interrupt it.

Once the scan is finished, start your PC again and check if everything is in order.


Solution 6 – Check the boot order in BIOS

If you’re unable to boot to Windows 10 due to error 0xc000025, the problem might be your boot order. To fix that, you need to enter your BIOS and check if your hard drive is set as the first boot device. Many users reported that this problem occurred because they set the wrong hard drive as the boot device.

To see how to enter BIOS and how to change the boot order, be sure to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.


Solution 7 – Update your BIOS

Sometimes error 0xc000025 can occur if your BIOS is out of date. To fix that problem, you might want to try updating your BIOS. We have to warn you that BIOS update is an advanced procedure, so be extra cautious while updating your BIOS.

BIOS update can cause permanent damage to your PC if you’re not careful, so keep in mind that you’re updating BIOS at your own risk. To see how to properly update your BIOS, be sure to check your motherboard manual and follow the instructions carefully. If you need more information, you might want to check our article on how to flash your BIOS.


Solution 8 – Restore your BIOS settings to default

In some cases, you might encounter 0xc000025 error due to your BIOS configuration. Sometimes individual settings can interfere with the boot sequence and cause this error to appear. However, you can fix that simply by resetting BIOS to default.

Every version of BIOS is different, and in order to see how to reset your BIOS to default, we recommend you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.


Solution 9 – Check your hardware

If this error still appears on your PC, the problem might be your hardware. Several users reported that this problem occurred because their RAM modules were faulty. To see if your RAM is the problem, you need to test your RAM modules one by one.

The best way to do that is to use MemTest86+ tool. In order to perform a detailed scan, it’s advised to run the scan for a couple of hours. Keep in mind that you’ll need to scan all your RAM modules one by one or in groups if you want to find the faulty module.

Other hardware can also cause this problem, and few users reported that their issue was caused due to loose cables. According to them, their hard drive wasn’t properly connected and that caused the issue to appear. If you’re having the same problem, be sure to check if your cables are tightly connected.

And we have reached the end of our article regarding the Windows 8.1 issue with error code 0xc000025 but if you do run into trouble along the way in this tutorial you can write us in the comments section of the page situated below and I will help you further as soon as possible.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2015 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

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