The error code – ‘0xc00000e9’ is occurs due to a damaged, corrupt, or failing hard drive.
To fix the error code 0xc00000e9, you can try out these fixes to fix the error
Update your Device Drivers
The problem can occur due to damaged/outdated hard disk drives. In order to rectify this problem you can try reinstalling or updating the hard drive drivers.
You can download the driver from the official website of hard drive manufacturer. After you download it, carry out the simple steps to update/reinstall hard drive driver:
Switch ON your Windows PC
Press -Windows+X and click -Computer Management
Click – Device Manager and now open -Disk Drives
Right click the infected disk drive and select- Properties
Move to- Driver tab and jot down the driver version
Visit hard drive manufacturer’s website and check if an update is available there
Download it and click-Update Driver
Click -Browse my computer for driver software and select the downloaded drivers
Re-install your Hard Disk Drivers
In case no update is available, click -Uninstall Device
Once again click – Uninstall when asked
Now restart your machine when prompted
During the restart process, Windows installs the disk drivers automatically. Here try to carry out read/write operation on disk post reboot to see if error is fixed.
Run – Check Disk Scan
Check Disk (CHKDSK) feature scans your hard drive to check for disk errors, file system errors and bad sectors.
It constantly attempts to fix the errors and fixes the bad sectors which basically damage your hard drive.
In order to run chkdsk scan (on infected hard drive), follow the below-mentioned steps:
Open – Command Prompt as Administrator
Type the command stated and press enter – chkdsk /f /r X:
Here X is drive letter
Wait for some time so that scan gets over and then restart your machine.
Now simply copy the file or paste it. In case the error is still seen then jump to the next error fixing method
Run – SFC Scan
The System File Checker (SFC) is Microsoft Window’s feature lets you scan and then replace the damaged/corrupt Windows system files which are harmful and result in several errors like – 0xc00000e9.
SFC scan can be run via command prompt with following steps:
Run – Command Prompt as administrator
Type -sfc /scannow
Press –Enter and then let the scan finish
Once scan gets over the feature will search for corrupt/ damaged system file and you may be prompted to insert – Windows Installation Disc
The feature makes use of installation disc so that it could replace damaged file in case not able to find it in cached copy location (%WinDir%\System32\dllcache)
To know if BIOS is responsible for the error just restore BIOS settings to default.
To enter BIOS- press F2 key from your keyboard. Also, you can erase the CMOS battery to reset BIOS settings.