While booting your Windows computer, if you get an error saying The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contain errors along with the error code 0xc0000225, you need to follow these instructions to troubleshoot the issue.
Error 0xc0000225, The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contain errors
To fix Error Code 0xc0000225 on Windows 11/10, follow these suggestions:
- Use Automatic Repair
- Rebuild MBR
- Use SFC scan to fix corrupt files
- Make the partition active
If you can boot to dektop, then you can carry out the suggestions directly. But if you cannot boot normally you may have to try and boot in Safe Mode or into Advanced Startup options screen to be able to carry out the fixes.
1] Use Automatic Repair
Automatic Startup Repair is one of the best preinstalled utilities that helps you fix startup-related problems. No matter why you get such a problem, you can fix it with the help of Automatic Repair.
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2] Rebuild MBR
MBR or Master Boot Record, is one of the most important things responsible for booting your computer smoothly. If there are some issues with the Master Boot Record, you cannot boot your computer. That is why it is highly recommended to rebuild the MBR or Master Boot Record to get rid of this problem.
3] Use SFC scan to fix corrupt files
SFC or System File Checker helps you fix corrupt system files. As this problem might occur due to having a corrupted file, you must run the System File Checker to rebuild the file. For that, you need to open the Command Prompt from the Advanced startup menu. Then, you can enter this command:
4] Make the partition active
If the C drive or system drive is offline due to some reason, you need to make it online or active. For that, open the Command Prompt from the Advanced startup and enter these commands:
select disk disk-number
select partition partition-number
Then, close all windows and restart your computer.
That’s all! Hope it helped.
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How to fix error code 0xc0000225?
There are several things you could do to fix the error code 0xc0000225 on Windows 11 and Windows 10. However, you could start with Automatic Repair. Following that, you can run the System File Checker and rebuild the Master Boot Record as well.
What is error code 0xc0000225 without installation media?
This error code implies that you need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. However, if you do not have an installation media, you need to create a bootable flash drive from ISO and use the Repair your computer option. However, if it doesn’t resolve the issue, it is recommended to run the SFC scan.