Windows operating system won’t boot due to errors: 0xc000007b, 0xc0000098

Last Updated on 18.06.2024 by DriverNew

For the past 8 months, my Windows 10 computer has been taking too long to boot (about 3 to 8 minutes) but working fine after booting. At the same time, there were no messages on the monitor screen about any operating system error.

The computer was installed: Windows 10 operating system (64 bit), processor: Intel Core i5-10400F, RAM: 32.0 GB, SSD: M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung 960 EVO 500GB.

After this, the computer stopped booting altogether. I tried to restore the operating system boot using the F1 and F8 keys on the keyboard, but secure boot and other boot methods did not work, and errors were displayed on the monitor screen: 0xc000007b or 0xc0000098. I also used the installation disk with the Windows 10 operating system to boot from it and restore the operating system to boot, but this also did not help me, since the operating system continued to report errors:
– File: \windows\Sistem32\driver\disk\disk.sys. Error code: 0xc000007b;
– File: \windows\Sistem32\driver\disk\vmbus.sys. Error code: 0xc000007b;
– File: \BCD. Error code: 0xc0000098.

Then I disconnected the SSD drive and installed another SSD drive in its place, with the same Windows 10 operating system, which booted normally and worked fine. So I realized that the problem was related specifically to the SSD drive.

I watched all the videos on YouTube that showed ways to restore the operating system boot, but these methods did not help me either. If you read the comments to these videos, it will become clear that these methods do not help everyone.

When I used the Windows command line in the process of restoring the operating system boot, I found damaged sectors on the disk, which the operating system itself corrected. After that, I used the operating system recovery tool again, but it didn’t help me. The operating system did not boot (errors: 0xc000007b, 0xc0000098).

So I tried for more than two days to restore the boot of the Windows operating system, but nothing helped me. A specialist I know suggested giving him an SSD drive for testing to check its functionality and copy the necessary files.

I couldn’t waste any more time restoring the boot and decided to copy the necessary information from the SSD myself. To do this, I bought an external box for an M.2 SSD, connected it to the computer’s USB port and downloaded the necessary files.

At the beginning, I tried to download files from this SSD in a different way and to do this I connected it to a computer with another SSD with the Windows 10 operating system (the computer’s motherboard had 2 slots for SSD: M.2). But since my SSD disk had an operating system installed, I was denied access to files on this SSD disk by the operating system (the disk shortcut was displayed on the screen, but it was impossible to open it). This method didn’t work for me.

Therefore, if the operating system cannot boot and you have used all methods to restore the boot, then most likely the problem is due to damage to the SSD disk (bad sectors). Most likely, my SSD disk had many bad sectors on the part of the disk where the files for loading the Windows operating system are located. This is a small disk partition (approximately 100 megabytes) that is created by the operating system during the installation process. Since this is a system file, you will not be able to see it in Windows Explorer.

There were not enough working (undamaged) sectors left on this small partition of the disk and therefore I could not write or copy new files there to boot the operating system.

If you encounter the same problem, you can try installing software for working with SSD drives and creating a new system partition (at least 100 megabytes) and uploading new files there to boot the operating system. Perhaps this will help you solve the problem, but I no longer had time for this.

I did not reinstall the Windows operating system, since I had important personal files on the SSD drive. Therefore, first I downloaded my files from the SSD drive, and in the future I will reinstall the Windows operating system on it (or continue to use the SSD drive as an external drive).

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