0xc00000e9 – How To Fix It!

There are users complaining they get error 0xc00000e9 in Blue Screen of Death. You are at the right place to troubleshoot if you are getting BSOD 0xc00000e9.

Why would one receive STOP 0xc00000e9?

  • Hard disk drive failure
  • Lack of sufficient free disk space
  • CD ROM Drive failure
  • The USB device connected is inefficient
  • BIOS version is outdated

Hard Disk Drive Failure

A hard disk is said to be corrupted when it has too many bad sectors. Bad sector is a term used to describe the incapability of the hard disk sectors to retrieve and write data on it. Failure to efficiently read and write data to your hard disk may show BSOD 0xc00000e9.

Hopefully, if the hard disk corruption is not extreme, then you can repair it with the help of Check Disk tool in Windows operating system.

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Right click a drive and select Properties option.
  3. Click Tools tab.
  4. Click Check Now button.
  5. Follow the instructions. Do the same task for all the remaining partitions on your corrupted hard disk.

Lack of Sufficient Free Disk Space

Are you sure that you have sufficient amount of free disk space? BSOD 0xc00000e9 may occur due to the lack of sufficient amount of free disk space required to run the active programs. Cleaning the system using a System Cleaner may fix STOP 0xc00000e9.

  1. Download a System Cleaner application.
  2. Click Analyze button.
  3. Click Clean button.

CD ROM Drive Failure

Problems with the CD ROM drive to read/ write data to the inserted discs cause BSOD 0xc00000e9.

Suppose, if you try running a game or a setup program on an inserted disc. The computer will read the program instructions, i.e. run the program. Failure to do so may be because your inserted disc is corrupted or CD ROM Drive is not functioning well, STOP 0xc00000e9 occurs.

The USB Device Connected is Inefficient

Did you connect a USB device, for example, a USB Flash Drive or Memory Card Reader, before you got the BSOD 0xc00000e9? If so, it may not function properly, like the same thing discussed with corrupted hard disk and CD ROM.

If a USB Flash Drive is connected, then format it completely. Disconnect the USB Device connected to your computer. Use the Safely Remove Hardware feature appeared in the System Tray. The STOP 0xc00000e9 error may not appear again.

BIOS Version is Outdated

The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) needs to be updated. Be careful while doing this task, because failure to identify the appropriate & supported version may cause your computer instable. You can get the latest updates from the BIOS manufacturer’s website. If you are a beginner, skip this step.

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2 Comments
  1. Where is button for “-1″ or other dislike? If someone got 0xc00000e9 BSOD during Windows installation, how He can use Windows embedded tools? :D

    • It seems you haven’t read the entire article correctly. Where I have mentioned that this error appears during Windows installation? Answer this first.

      In your case you’re getting it during installation. But this article is for those who while working their computers. Needless to mention, they get BSOD 0xc00000e9 while browsing files in My Computer, while working with Office documents, while playing games, etc.

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