Question windows 10 upgrade error code 0xc000000f

May 26, 2021
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Hi everyone

since doing a update on windows 10 cannot get back into windows 10 repair does not work i get as far as the windows screen and I get the following message

windows 10 upgrade error code 0xc000000f


Recovery

Your PC/device needs to be repaired

The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors

File:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\N360x64\160B000.029\symELAM.sys

Error code: 0xc000000f


Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Last successful boot time: ‎25/‎05/‎2021 22:05:20 (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 25

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\WINDOWS
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 0

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 5344 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 484 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 110 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 125 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 62 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for installed LCU
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x2
Time taken = 7391 ms

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Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = D:\WINDOWS
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 0

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 375 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 62 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for installed LCU
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x2
Time taken = 8047 ms

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Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = D:\WINDOWS
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 5297 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 94 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 62 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 453 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System boot log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Event log diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 203 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Internal state check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 78 ms

Root cause found:
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Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

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ex_bubblehead

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A quick Google search on that specific error gives a multitude of links to fixes.

Here's just 2:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/windows-10-error-code-0xc000000f/765e013a-f3d0-472b-a92f-2f0ec14b0e6c

 

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