Fix: Error Code 0xc000014c in Windows 10

Aug. 20, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

The error code 0xc000014c in Windows 10 is easy to fix. Here are top 2 ways to fix the startup error 0xc000014c after Windows 10 update (Creators Update or Fall Creators Update), applied to all brand PC manufacturers, such as HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, etc.

1. Disable Connected Devices

The hardware conflict could cause the error 0xc000014c in Windows 10. To get rid of the boot error, you could try to disconnect the peripheral connected devices, such as the USB drive, DVD drive, etc.

2. Run SFC Utility

In many cases, corrupt or damaged system files could lead to the error 0xc000014c. You could use the SFC (System File Checker) utility to search for and repair those files. Take these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + X simultaneously to launch Command Prompt.

Step 2. In Command Prompt window, type “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter.

Note: The process will take some time.

Step 3. Reboot your PC when it is finished.

3. Repair Bad Sectors in Hard Drive

The error 0xc000014c can also be associated with bad sectors in your hard drive. To repair bad sectors, take these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows + X simultaneously to launch Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type chkdsk /f /r and hit Enter.

Note: It will automatically scan for bad sectors in your hard drive and then repair them directly.

4. Rebuild BCD Files

In most cases, the 0xc000014c error is related to the corrupt Boot Configuration Data (BCD) files. To repair the problematic Boot Configuration Data files, do the following steps:

Step 1. Insert the Windows 10 installation media and reboot your PC.

Step 2. Press any key before you see the Windows logo.

Step 3. Click Next.

Step 4. Click Repair my Computer.

Step 5. Click Troubleshoot then click Command Prompt.

Step 6. Type the following commands and hit Enter after each one.

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bcdedit /export C:\bcdbackup

attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r –s

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd

Step 7. Reboot your PC.

Hope the above-mentioned solutions could resolve your error 0xc000014c in Windows 10. Any questions, just leave comments below.Any other PC issues, like PC slow, no WiFi available, no sound, USB not working, Bluetooth not available, mouse and keyboard not working, please check for solutions in the Windows 10 Fix section.


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