What does code 0xc0000185 mean?

The error code 0xc0000185 means that boot configuration data on your computer is missing, deleted or corrupted. It also indicates that a new peripheral is probably throwing a spanner in the works, or there is malicious software or hardware within your PC.

How do I fix error 0xc0000185?

How to Fix Error Code 0xc0000185

  1. Reboot/restart the computer. It’s unlikely a standard reboot will fix this particular problem but trying a complete reboot never hurts.
  2. Rebuild the BCD.
  3. Rebuild the BCD with boot media.
  4. Execute a system restore.
  5. Format the hard drive and reinstall Windows.

How do I fix my computer needs to be repaired boot configuration BCD error code 0xc0000098?

1) Boot your PC from your setup disk (USB/DVD/CD). 2) Select Repair your computer and go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Repair. 3) Startup Repair will begin scanning your installation for known issues and will attempt a repair if it finds any. 4) If it fails, you can run Startup Repair again.

How do I rebuild BCD in Windows 10?

Rebuild BCD in Windows 11/10

  1. Boot your computer into Advanced Recovery Mode.
  2. Launch Command Prompt available under Advanced Options.
  3. To rebuild the BCD or Boot Configuration Data file use the command – bootrec /rebuildbcd.
  4. It will scan for other operating systems and let you select the OS’s you want to add to BCD.

How do I turn off automatic repair?

4. Disable Automatic Repair Tool

  1. Open the Windows boot troubleshooting menu.
  2. Select See advanced repair options > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter: bcdedit.
  4. Check the values for identifier and recoveryenabled.

How do I skip preparing automatic repair?

How to Fix Preparing Automatic Repair Loop with Black Screen

  1. Fix 1. Perform a Hard Reboot.
  2. Fix 2. Boot into Safe Mode.
  3. Fix 3. Disable Automatic Repair.
  4. Fix 4. Refresh or Reset PC.
  5. Fix 5. Fresh Install or Reinstall Windows 10.

What is error code 0xc0000185?

Error code error 0xc0000185 often appears when Windows PC boots, especially after a system reboot. It always appears as a blue screen of death (BSOD) with the text that says “Your PC needs to be repaired”.

How to initialize external hard drive with I/O device error?

To initialize a hard disk in Windows Disk Management: 1. Connect the uninitialized external hard drive, HDD or other storage devices to your PC. 2. Press Win + R keys to bring up Run, and type: diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. 3. Find the uninitialized, unknown external hard drive with I/O device error > Right-click on it and select Initialize Disk.

What is an I/O device error?

An I/O device error, short for Input/Output device error, happens when Windows is not able to perform an input/output action (such as reading or copying data) when it is trying to access a drive or disk. It can occur to many different types of hardware devices or media.

Is it safe to initialize a disk to a normal state?

It’s safe to initialize a disk to a normal state when it shows as unknown not initialized. Step 1. Connect the uninitialized external hard drive, HDD or other storage devices to your PC. Step 2. Press Win + R keys to bring up Run, and type: diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Step 3.