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Error 0xc000000e After Cloning Drive


If you receive an error 0xc000000e after cloning a hard drive, it is probably due to the Windows Boot Manager.

Here is how to fix it:

  1. Boot into the BIOS of the computer.
  2. Turn OFF any SECURE BOOT or Windows Boot Manager options so the computer uses LEGACY
  3. Save your changes in BIOS and turn off the computer.
  4. Insert a Windows 10 USB Install into a USB slot and boot off of it.
  5. At the first screen, type SHIFT F10 at the same time.
    A command prompt should open up.
  6. Type each of these commands, one at a time, pressing ENTER after each command:
    bootrec /scanos
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Note 1:  I received an ACCESS DENIED error on bootrec /fixboot, but keep going.
    Note 2:  If you get an error on bootrec / rebuildbcd, you are still booting into SECURE BOOT or Windows Boot Manager.

  7. Reboot the computer
  8. If you boot to a black screen with a cursor, the computer is looking for mounted devices that where there when you cloned the drive.  You can find the fix for that here: