Solve Error Code: 0xc0000001 in Winodws 8

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Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or Error Code: 0xc0000001 sometime occurs without any specific issue. You can’t be sure what actually caused it. Be it a system issue or some driver problem, you may end up seeing this screen when you restart your computer.

To solve this blue screen error in windows 8, turn off your computer  and when you power it up again, immediately press SHIFT + F8  key you will be resented with following screen:

Click on “See advanced repair options” and from the next screen, choose “Troubleshoot”:

On the next screen, choose “Advanced Options”

In Advanced Options, choose “Windows Startup Settings”

There you will find a button “Restart”. Click on this button and allow the wizard to complete all the steps. Note that it will repair your computer without making any changes to it. Once the process is completed, your computer will automatically restart and you should be able to boot windows now.

Still facing same error?

If you have followed all the above mentioned steps but got no luck in booting up your windows then probably your cause of the error is more solid and cannot be restored with mere settings reset. But don’t worry, it can still be solved using windows recovery options. For this you should have a recovery/installation disc or USB Flash Drive.

You can create one using this tutorial. And follow the recovery options, given in the link,  to get your windows back.

 

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32 Comments

  1. Chan says:

    I can’t see the window “start up setting”in Advance option. What happen to me?

  2. roger says:

    does not work for me shift + F8 to get out the window see …. I do thank

    • If your windows is working fine then you can also boot into Advanced Setup using the following method.

      Open the charms bar (move your mouse pointer to bottom left corner) and click on Settings and then Change PC Setting.

      There from the General menu, Look for the options, Advance Startup.

      Once you click Restart Now, you will be welcomed with Advanced Start-up.

  3. Christian says:

    hey i have this problem also i have a inspiron 6 gb RAM 2.50 ghz and a i3 core processor windows 8 how do i fix it simple

  4. rafael terra says:

    dude im really stressed with this. i get the exact same screen, i got it after reeseting my windows 8 via recovery enviroment( i used the flash usb). the problem is. i have a setup for my computer that when he turns on he goes directly to the Windows 8 screen. at the time i selected this i wished for a faster booting, and now i cant seem to use the SHIFT+F8 thing that could be the only possíble soluction. I Need urgente help, and a detailed guide to how to fix my problem(please dont tell me i have to put this 1 year notcebook on the trashcan). Who ever helps me, i will be extremely gratefull

    • If you are saying that you are no longer able to boot into recovery mode, here is how to do it.

      Move your mouse pointer to the bottom right corner i.e. open charms bar and then in Settings > Change PC Settings.

      There from the General menu, look for Advance Restart option and click on Restart Now.

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  6. bijaya says:

    while formating computer windows 8 i have faced error oxc0000001 then the computer dont format what should i do

  7. julia says:

    When the initial blue screen comes up, I press shift+f8 but nothing happens. It will only take me to the startup settings page with the 9 choices

    • You have to press SHIFT+F8 when your computer boots up i.e. power on. If you are doing that then read below:

      Try keep holding the Shift key only, sometimes that also works Julia or like I said earlier:

      “If you are saying that you are no longer able to boot into recovery mode, here is how to do it.

      Move your mouse pointer to the bottom right corner i.e. open charms bar and then in Settings > Change PC Settings.

      There from the General menu, look for Advance Restart option and click on Restart Now.”

  8. Josh Russell says:

    Hi, Having a similar problem!
    I recently bought a windows 8 laptop, but when i updated windows the switchable graphics stopped working, I tried reinstalling the switchable graphics and now the pc will not turn on!

    holding shift stops the laptop from doing anything, and when I release shift it sends me to the “your pc didnt start, restarting” and then back to error code 0xc0000001… shift +f8 has no effect either.

    My pc is a dell inspiron 15r 8gb with i5 processor, it arrived three days ago and right now its just a very expensive desk ornament, please can you suggest how to get to the repair menu.

  9. Antonio says:

    I still have the blue screen shift+ f8 don’t work

  10. Sergiu says:

    Hello,

    I use windows 8 on a flash drive,on my laptop i have only linux installed so when it boots from the flash in order to load windows I`m not able to reach the troubleshooting screen by pressing “shift+F8“.
    Any other option?

    Thank you in advance for your answer.

    • Open the charms bar (move your mouse pointer to bottom left corner) and click on Settings and then Change PC Setting.

      There from the General menu, Look for the options, Advance Startup.

      Once you click Restart Now, you will be welcomed with Advanced Start-up.

  11. Anny says:

    my laptop got error code:0xc00001, use the formula also cannot solve the problem…i need how to do now?

  12. Dane says:

    My Win8 system is bsoding on start-up and I already know why, it’s between two pieces of software Avast or Realtek HD audio drivers, too bad I can’t get into Windows to rectify this, this method doesn’t work at all (holding shift + pressing F8) my guess is old hardware doesn’t accept double commands aka shift+F8 in the boot sequence… so who’s the genius I have to thank for this awesome change, I mean c’mon what was wrong/broken with plain old F8!

  13. hazel says:

    Hi, I also experienced the same problem in my asus k55v laptop, i tried using shift+f8 but it didn’t work, also where can i find the charms bar? i tried moving my mouse but the mouse pointer wont show up, hence there’s no way i can move the mouse pointer to the bottom left corner.. what is always popping in the screen is the error message..

    • This moving-mouse-pointer-thing-to-the-bottom-left-corner is done in windows. IF you are at start screen then charms bar wont show up there, which error message you are currently seeing?

      • hazel says:

        The error message says “after multiple tries, the operating system on your pc failed to start so it needs to be repaired” error code:0×0000001 where it gives me 3 options, press enter to try again, press f8 start up and ESC for UEFI Firmware Settings.

  14. BlackM says:

    The shift+f8 isn’t working , as the power goes on i tried to press them but nothing happened. it will just keep returning to the first blue page with the 0xc0000001 code error. any help ?

  15. sandeep says:

    i am trying to recovery with shift + f8
    but nothing is happend laptop start with error
    what i do now ??

  16. Mr.Usama says:

    After reinstalling win8 in my toshiba satellite c855 s5349..
    ..this error came. I tried many times to press shift key along with f8 but nothing happened and also i press shift…..is there any solution for that?

  17. Muhammad Ahmed says:

    Dear Windows 8 Team members,
    I have Dell Inspiron 3520, and struck with same problem of which you given the answer.
    In my system SHIFT+F8 takes to system test mode. After from there I go back to same issue.
    Is there any other key for it.

    It is very urgent, I have very much important data in this system.
    Please help me……..

    Thanks alot.
    Muhammad Ahmed Khan

    • Can you please explain what do you mean by “Test Mode” ?

      • Muhammad Ahmed says:

        Thanks for your reply,

        Test mode means, the screen comes after pressing SHIFT+F8. Recovery screen and have two options 1) See advanced repair options, 2)Restart my PC.

        I am saying that SHIFT+F8 key is not working. Please help me out from this issue.

        Thanks alot
        Muhammad Ahmed

  18. Jorge says:

    I have the same problem, when I turn on the computer I can not log in, restart the computer, I press shift + f8 but does not enter recovery mode, that I can do? I read several forums and understand the problem may be the operating system, but the computer to be very slow and restart all the time, I think it may be hard drive problem

  19. Michelle says:

    We have a to shi’a laptop that is only a few months old but is running on windows 8. The computer will not restart and keeps giving a message that there is a hard disc issue and appears to go into some sort of recovery process but fails to get past 1% complete….doesn’t go any further. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the computer working as we are in desperate need of the most recent data which had not yet been backed up.

 

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