Error Code 0xc0000225 – File:\Windows\system32\winload.efi

This error is because your booted is corrupted. To resolve this error, we need to rebuild the BCD file. To do that, we need a boot up from a Window 10 installation thumb drive or CD.

Please ensure you are working on a correct boot up system (UEFI or MBR) before proceeding the boot repair.

This is workable whether you are using Window 8.1 or 10. Window 7 is not yet verified is this workable

  1. Boot from your Windows 10 flash drive or CD and then select the ‘Repair’ option.
  2. Open the Advanced options and then select the Command Prompt.
  3. Type Diskpart and hit enter.
  4. When this loads, type list disk and hit enter
  5. Type select disk 0 and hit enter.
  6. Type list volume and hit enter.
  7. Look for the small partition formatted as FAT32. In this case, mine is Volume 4 so I will type Select volume 4 and hit enter.
  8. Next, assign it a drive letter by typing assign letter=b: then hit enter.
  9. Then type exit and hit enter.
  10. Then enter the following commands, hitting enter after each entry.
    • cd /d b:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\
    • bootrec /fixboot
    • ren BCD BCD.bak
    • bootrec /rebuildbcd (Type All if they found the Window OS)
  11. Restart the notebook.

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