Windows 10 error code 0xc000000f

So i guess i left my pc on overnight and when i got home from school i turned my monitor and was greeted by an error that said

RECOVERY

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Error code: 0xc000000f

You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media {like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC\Device Manufacturer.

Press Enter to try again, (Which does nothing)

Press f8 for Startup Settings (Which does nothing)

Do i need to reinstall windows because i don't have a disc since i upgraded to windows 10 back in 2014 through the free thingy. I have no idea what causes this, and my OS, i believe is on my SSD which isnt broken. So please help I need this pc for homework

 

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Last updated March 20, 2019 Views 92,149 Applies to:
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Hi,

You will need a Windows 10 boot disk if you don't have one.

Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - create media then
boot with it.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-usb-flash-drive-create-install-windows-10-a.html

OR use this method :

How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-recovery-drive-create-windows-10-a.html


If your system came with Windows 10 the System Maker can supply the disk for a small
cost since you already own Windows.

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Boot with a Installation or Repair disc or USB drive - issue these from the Command
Prompt and hit ENTER after each.

C:

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /scanos

bootrec /rebuildbcd

After the above you may need to run Automatic Repair (even 2 or 3 times) - Option 5
here and run StartUp Repair to see if it helps. 

How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-advanced-startup-options-boot-windows-10-a.html

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Using EasyBCD often works when other methods do not. <-- if Bootrec did not help use this.

Translate the Windows 7 methods to Windows 8/8.1/10..

Recovering the Vista or Windows 7 or 8 Bootloader from the DVD
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD

Recovering the Vista Bootloader with EasyBCD (Windows 7 & 8)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+with+EasyBCD

Repairing the Windows Vista Bootloader (Windows 7 & 8)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Repairing+the+Windows+Vista+Bootloader

After the above you may need to run Automatic Repair (even 2 or 3 times) - Option 5
here and run StartUp Repair to see if it helps. 


How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-advanced-startup-options-boot-windows-10-a.html 


Hope this helps.
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Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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