Simple Solutions for Error Code 0XC0000225: Windows Recovery Screen

The error code 0xc0000225 is a Windows booting errors and in some cases, can even cause the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). This is often accompanied by the message, ‘Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible’ or ‘An unexpected error has occurred, Your PC needs to be repaired Error code: 0xc000022’.

Among other reasons, the most common is after upgrading the computer operating system. The error is also common with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) hard disks that have GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme than those with the traditional Basic Input Output System (BIOS) that have Master Boot Record (MBR) scheme

The error happens when the operating system confuses the two schemes. The common scenario is when booting configuration data (BCD) is missing or corrupt. This error can lead to several issues with the computer, including slow performance of the computer, regular freezes, regular program lock ups and issues with startup and shut down of the computer.

 

DIY SOLUTIONS TO FIX BOOT ERROR CODE 0XC0000225

There are different ways to resolve this error code. Let’s take a look at each of them and help resolve this error in no time.

 

Solution 1: Run Startup Repair Tool

The startup repair tool can be highly effective in fixing the error 0xc0000225. The tool scans the computer and repairs any damaged files to correct any anomalies in the BCD. This tool is quite useful, where the computer is unable to boot from the installation media.

  1. Insert the computer installation media in the appropriate drive
  2. Shut down the computer and then restart it again
  3. Press any key before the appearance of the Windows logo
  4. Select the preferred language and keyboard options and then click on ‘Repair my Computer’
  5. Allow the tool to scan the computer before you select the installation from the list
  6. Select ‘Startup Repair’ from recovery options
  7. The tool will automatically scan for any issues and will fix the same.
  8. Restart the computer once the scan is over and check if the error is fixed.

Solution 2: Troubleshoot With Command Prompt

  1. Insert the computer installation media in the appropriate drive
  2. Restart the computer and press any key before the appearance of the Windows logo
  3. Select the preferred language and other options
  4. Click, ‘Repair my computer’ on the resultant screen
  5. Select, ‘Troubleshooter’ option > Advanced Options > Command Prompt’
  6. Type ‘diskpart’ and then hit Enter to load the utility
  7. Select the volume labeled ESP and hit Enter
  8. Assign any letter to the volume Z and hit Enter
  9. Press ‘Exit’ and go back to Command Prompt
  10. Type, ‘bcdC:\windows/s Z:/f UEFI’ and hit Enter to open UEFI environment boot files
  11. Close the Command Prompt and restart the computer
  12. Check if the error code is now resolved.

Solution 3: Rebuild Bcd Manually

  1. Insert the computer’s operating system installation media
  2. Restart the computer and press any key before the appearance of Windows logo
  3. Select the preferred language and other options
  4. Click on ‘Repair my Computer’
  5. Select the installation location, that is generally ‘C’
  6. Click, ‘Next’ and then select ‘Command Prompt’ on the recovery option screens
  7. Type, ‘bootrec/rebuildbcd’ and hit Enter
  8. Press, ‘Yes’ when the command asks to add Windows installation
  9. Restart the computer and check if the error is resolved.

Solution 4: Disable Early Launch AntiMalware Protection (Elam)

  1. Insert the computer’s operating system installation media in the appropriate drive
  2. Restart the computer and press any key before the appearance of the Windows logo
  3. Select the preferred language and other options
  4. Click, ‘Repair my computer’ on the resultant screen
  5. Select, ‘Troubleshooter’ option > Advanced Options’
  6. Navigate, ‘Startup Settings’
  7. Click on ‘Disable early launch antimalware protection’
  8. Close the tab and restart the computer and check if the error is resolved

Solution 5: Delete Empty Partition

  1. Click ‘Start’
  2. Go to ‘Control Panel’
  3. Go to ‘Manage Computer Settings’
  4. Search for and find empty partition (EFI)
  5. Delete and close the tab
  6. Restart the computer and check if the error is resolved or not.