How to fix 0xc0000225 Error in Windows 10

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Looking to fix 0xc0000225 Error in Windows 10? Is this error bothering you on blue screen window? We have got a solution to it. Lets start with knowing what is this error for.

How to fix 0xc0000225 Error in Windows 10

The internal name for this error for Microsoft is UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION. But you don't need to worry about this issue and can be fixed in just 5 minutes.

What is Error code: 0xc0000225?

For Windows 8 or Windows 10, The corresponding BSOD "0xc0000225 Error in Windows 10" bug appears on screen after activation. The full error is:

Error code 0xc0000225 You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. if you don't have any installation media contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

The message on blue screen "Error code 0xc0000225" says that Windows system is not able to access the required files. The startup process can not check the digital signature of the drivers or application. You may also see error 0x80071771, we have written another tutorial for that.

Root causes of error 0xc0000225

An error 0xc0000225 (your computer needs to be fixed) can occur in the following cases:
  • You've installed an incorrect or incompatible driver or program.
  • When updating Windows (for example, from Windows 7, 8) to higher versions.
  • The system is switched off during Windows updates
  • After reproducing or compressing the hard drive of the operating system.
Simillar error to this is 0x800f081f, check the link and help yourself with the fix.

How to fix error 0xc0000225

To resolve the problem "Your machine has to be restored - 0xc0000225", follow the procedure below to start your computer from the Windows installation media. When you don't have Windows Media, you can also use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool.

Run Start-up Repair

  • 1. Start your desktop from the Windows installation media.
  • 2. Click Next on the language options screen.
  • 3. Select Repair your computer.
  • 4. Then choose Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options –> Start-up Repair.
  • 5. Select your Windows operating system and then follow the instructions on the screen to repair your computer.
  • 6. If the repair process cannot resolve the error 0xc0000225, continue with the following method.

Fix Boot Files

  • Start your computer from Windows Boot Media.
  • Press Next on the language options screen.
  • Select Repair your computer.
  • Then select Troubleshooting -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
  • In the Command Prompt, type the following command. After every command, press the Enter key on your keyboard:
    • bootrec /fixmbr
    • bootrec /fixboot
    • bootrec /scanos
    • bootrec /rebuildbcd
  • Press "A" to add the installation to the initial list and press Enter.
  • Close the window of the prompt command.
  • Reboot your machine and the error should be gone.

Disable Driver Signature Checking

This method works on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 computers with problems "Error code 0xc0000225 You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media". A problem occurs when the computer has been turned on during Windows Update.

Step 1. Disable safe boot in BIOS

  • Turn on your system and press the appropriate button to access the BIOS setup program.
  • Generally the DEL or F1 or F2 or F10 keys.
  • Disable boot without fail
  • Note: A safe boot configuration is usually found in Security or in the Boot Options section.
  • Save the configuration and exit the BIOS configuration.

Step 2. Disable the driver application.

  • Press the F8 key to start the startup parameter.
  • In the initial parameter, press the F7 (or "7") button to deactivate the controller signature application.
  • If Windows starts normally, then
    • Install all available updates and restart
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