[SOLVED] Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10

[SOLVED] Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10: The main cause of the Boot error 0xc0000098 is corrupted Boot Configuration Data (BCD). This means that Windows was not able to load operating system because the BCD file doesn’t contain any entry of it. The Boot Error 0xc0000098 is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error which means your computer will abruptly restart and you won’t be able to Boot your PC, hence you are stuck.

Fix Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10

This is a fatal error as you won’t be able to access your PC and all the files on it but don’t worry we have listed different method in order to fix this issue. We will try to rebuild your BCD which will resolve this error and you will be to access your PC normally.

[SOLVED] Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10

So without wasting any time let’s see How to Fix Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide:

Method 1: Run Automatic/Startup Repair

1.Insert the Windows 10 bootable installation DVD and restart your PC.

2.When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key to continue.

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD

3.Select your language preferences, and click Next. Click Repair your computer in the bottom-left.

Repair your computer

4.On choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.

Choose an option at windows 10 automatic startup repair

5.On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced option.

select advanced option from troubleshoot screen

6.On the Advanced options screen, click Automatic Repair or Startup Repair.

run automatic repair

7.Wait til the Windows Automatic/Startup Repairs complete.

8.Restart and you have successfully Fix Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10, if not, continue.

Also, read How to fix Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.

Method 2: Repair your Boot sector or Rebuild BCD

1.Using above method open command prompt using Windows installation disk.

Command prompt from advanced options

2.Now type the following commands one by one and hit enter after each one:

a) bootrec.exe /FixMbr
b) bootrec.exe /FixBoot
c) bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

bootrec rebuildbcd fixmbr fixboot

3.If the above command fails then enter the following commands in cmd:

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

bcdedit backup then rebuild bcd bootrec

4.Finally, exit the cmd and restart your Windows.

Method 3: Repair Windows Image

1.Open Command Prompt and enter the following command:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

cmd restore health system

2.Press enter to run the above command and wait for the process to complete, usually, it takes 15-20 minutes.

NOTE: If the above command doesn't work then try on the below: 
Dism /Image:C:\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\test\mount\windows /LimitAccess

3.After the process is completed restart your PC and see if this method was able to Fix Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10.

Method 4: Run CHKDSK and SFC

1.Again go to command prompt using the method 1, just click on command prompt in the Advanced options screen.

Command prompt from advanced options

2.Type the following command in cmd and hit enter after each one:

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows
chkdsk c: /r

Note: Make sure you use the drive letter where Windows is currently installed

chkdsk check disk utility

3.Exit the command prompt and restart your PC.

Method 5: Repair install Windows

If none of the above solutions work for you then you can be sure that your HDD is fine but you may be seeing the error “Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10” because the operating system or the BCD information on the HDD was somehow erased. Well, in this case, you can try to Repair install Windows but if this also fails then the only solution left is to Install a new copy of Windows (Clean Install).

Also, see How to fix BOOTMGR is missing Windows 10

That’s it you have successfully Fix Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this article feel free to ask them in them comment’s section.

15 thoughts on “[SOLVED] Boot Error 0xc0000098 on Windows 10”

      1. It won’t even boot from dvd or usb. I changed the boot order in bios. No matter what I keep seeing the same error screen which states: the os couldn’t be loaded or accessed….ntoskrnl 0xc0000098

    1. I Found that using a copy of windows 10 instalation media you can. Just only need to go to where it says Repair click on it then navigate to C promt that way. It will let that command work. Just boot to that installation program at start-up.

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    Anderson Paiva de Oliveira

    I had this issue ‘0xc0000098’ when I tried to install windows on the brand new SSD, what worked for me was to recreate the installer on the flash drive

    1. I have that error on turning on my computer this morning. Ive tried several things except reinstalling windows since I only have the one desktop, Dell 8700 XPS. I am unable to find the choice of start up menu and also am unable to access Safe Mode using F4, F8, the windows logo, or spot it anywhere Im allowed access. Ive been working on this 16 hours. Being pistol whipped would be less painful. 😢

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