Windows 10 uEFI based systems get error 0xc000000e on boot after cloning

Problem

Windows 10 uEFI based systems get error 0xc000000e on boot after cloning.

Error Message

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed

Error code: 0xc000000e

You’ll need to use recovery tools.  If you don’t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contract your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.


  • Run: DISKPART
  • Run following commands from the DISKPART prompt to assign drive letters to the EFI System Partition and the partition containing the restored Windows operating system volume:
    LIST DISK
    SEL DISK 0       (this is an example. Replace 0 with disk number for the drive containing OS as found in the LIST DISK output)
    LIST VOL
    SEL VOL 3      (this is an example.  Replace 3 with the volume number in the list corresponding with EFI System Partition.  On a default install of Windows 10 this will be listed as the 99 MB FAT32 Hidden partition, but size may vary)
    ASSIGN LETTER=E:    (this is an example.  Any available drive letter may be used in place of e:.  If the EFI System Partition already shows a drive letter, note the letter shown and skip this step)
    SEL VOL 1       (this is an example.  Replace 1 with the volume number corresponding with the restored C: drive.  Look at size of listed volumes to determine which is the restored C:)
    ASSIGN LETTER=F:     (this is an example.  Any available drive letter may be used in place of f:.  If the Windows OS partititon already shows a drive letter, note the letter shown and skip this step)
    EXIT
  • Run the following commands from the command prompt:
    BCDEDITNote the „identifier“ listed for Windows Boot Manager and Windows Boot loader after running the above command.  The following examples use {bootmgr} and {default} as the identifiers, respectively.  Examples below also use e: and f: as the drive letters as set in diskpart above.  Replace these in the commands with the drive letters assigned in diskpart if differentBCDEDIT /SET {bootmgr} device partition=e:
    BCDEDIT /SET {default} device partition=f:
    BCDEDIT /SET {default} osdevice partition=f:
  • Remove the SRD disk and reboot the computer.
Windows 10 uEFI based systems get error 0xc000000e on boot after cloning
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Windows 10 uEFI based systems get error 0xc000000e on boot after cloning