Error 0XC000014C is an error that mostly occurs when the system starts. It is not a very common error; however, it can occur at times. The main reasons for this error are
- An issue with hardware that is recently installed on your system
- Damaged system files – This occurs due to deletion of dependent software or application or incomplete un-installation of files
- Damaged boot configuration data mainly caused by an incorrect shutdown of PC
In order to resolve this issue, you can troubleshoot using the following steps.
If you’ve installed any new hardware, it may conflict with the system and settings. Try removing all hardware except your mouse and keyboard. Restart your system and check if your issue is resolved.
- System files
A damaged or corrupt system file is one of the main reasons for error 0XC000014C. To fix the issue, press Windows + R to open Run. Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. The system automatically checks for damaged system files and fixes them. A report is shown towards the end of the process. If this does not fix your issue, you can proceed to the next step.
- Boot configuration data
You can access System Recovery menu by pressing F8 (may depend on your PC) multiple times at startup. If this doesn’t work, you will most likely need Windows 7 installation media to access the recovery menu. Then follow the steps.
- Click on Repair your computer
- Choose Troubleshoot and in the Advanced Options > Command prompt
- Type ‘bootrec/fixmbr’ and hit Enter
- Type ‘bootrec/fixboot’ and hit Enter
- Type ‘bootrec/scanos’ and hit Enter
- Type ‘bootrec/rebuild’ and hit Enter
- Then restart your system and check if it starts normally.
- System Restore
If none of these solutions fix your issue, you will have to perform a system restore.
You can access System Recovery menu by pressing F8 (may depend on your PC) multiple times at startup. If this doesn’t work, you will need Windows 7 installation media to access the menu.
- Make sure you’ve selected the required OS and hit Next
- Select System Restore from the main menu
- Check Show more Restore points if needed
- Select an appropriate restore point and confirm your choice
When you use System Restore, your computer is restored to the last point you select. Performing a system restore will undo the changes made to the system after a specific time you choose. This may cause unintended data loss. In such cases, you will need to use professional tools like Remo Recovery software.
About Remo Recover
- Remo Recover is a great tool to recover files after a system restore. Accidentally deleted /lost data can also be recovered.
- It can also recover files deleted from the recycle bin in Windows 7.
- The tool uses signature search to identify and recover all kinds of files like images, videos, documents etc.
- In addition to recovering files from your system, it can be used with external hard drives, memory cards and other storage devices.
- It supports all file systems such as FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT and NTFS. All versions of Windows including Windows 10 are supported. A different version called Remo Recover Mac is available for Mac users.
A detailed guide on how to recover lost files after system restore in Windows 7 is described in this article.