While Windows is an incredibly stable OS, it does run into the occasional bug or glitch at times. Now generally, you’ll see an error code with some explanation about what’s going on, but that’s not always helpful.
In this article, we’re looking at the 0xc0000001 error code, its causes and any potential fixes that can solve this.
What causes the 0xc0000001 error code?
This is a boot-time error that can be caused by several issues, including but not limited to corrupt system files, damaged SAM or an issue with your RAM modules. Your PC may or may not boot in this situation.
Even if you can boot your PC, chances are you’ll run into a BSoD soon enough. Luckily enough, most causes for the issue are easy to fix, except, of course, the issue with your RAM modules, which is most likely going to mean a replacement.
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How to fix the 0xc0000001 error?
Here are a few solutions you can try to get rid of the error.
Run the Check Disk utility
The BSoD can very well be a sign of your boot drive failing to perform as it should. Try running the check disk utility to check whether or not your storage drives are, in fact, functional.
Run the Windows Memory Diagnostics tool
If your RAM is seated properly but is failing, it can trigger this error. To check if there’s an issue with your RAM, follow these steps.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Memory Diagnostics. Then, click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Run the tool and click the Restart now button to check for problems.
If you see some issues, try running the auto-troubleshoot to resolve the 0xc0000001 error.
Run an SFC scan
Corrupt files are the number one reason why your PC might be behaving weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues.
Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problem, use the following command to resolve them.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Restart your PC, and the 0xc0000001 error should be resolved. If that doesn’t help, you can also run a DISM scan to fix any other errors by using this guide.
Perform a Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup is an integral feature of Windows. It can help iron out many issues that may otherwise impact your system’s performance, including repairing any processes using too much CPU.
Move SAM files
Corrupt SAM (Security Access Manager) files can also trigger the issue. Moving these files over to the repair folder can help solve the problem.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Safe Mode. Click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Under Advanced startup, click on Restart now.
Step 3: When your PC reboots, click on Troubleshoot.
Step 4: Head over to Advanced Options.
Step 5: Select Command Prompt.
Step 6: Type the following command and hit enter.
copy C:\Windows\Repair\Sam C:\Windows\System32\Config
Now restart your PC, and the 0xc0000001 error should be fixed.
Repair your system
If nothing else works, the best way to get rid of the error is by simply reinstalling or repairing your OS.
The Windows Media Creation tool is a great way to install Windows and repair the OS. Using this, you can perform a clean installation or repair your OS without affecting your personal data.
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