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How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error

How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error

How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error - This article is based on Recovery related troubleshooting. Some System files or drivers might be missing/ corrupted from the PC. Due to which PC is showing the error message. The error code which shows with the error message is 0xc0000098. The error code might vary from 0x0000098, 0xc000000f, Oxc0000034, Oxc0000225, etc. All error codes are different and occurred due to corresponding reasons.

  • Oxc0000098/ Oxc0000034 – BCD Data file might missed the essential information or didn't have Valid OS entry

  • Oxc0000225 – When required device is inaccessible, Boot selection is failed.

  • Oxc000014C – BCD is missing or contains error.

  • Oxc000000f – Error occurred while reading the BCD

How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error

With each error code, there includes a suggestion to run the recovery tool using installation media like USB or DVD.

The Window also illustrates the possible factor behind "Your PC needs to be repaired" error.

The illustration will be "The Operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors".

What are the possible reasons behind showing "Your PC needs to be repaired" error?

  • System file is missing or corrupted.

  • BCD is missing file or been corrupted.

  • Upgrading to higher version of Windows.

What to consider before going for troubleshooting?

  • Make sure you have disconnected all external devices.

  • Battery is fully charged (Laptops)

  • Installation media (DVD/ USB Drive) is in condition.

Procedure to Fix "Your PC needs to be repaired"

Insert DVD/ USB drive and restart the PC. Perform booting and select Repair your Computer. Select Troubleshoot > Reset This PC option. Normally this will resolve the issue. But if this didn't work, follow the procedures given below.

Follow the same procedure and select Advanced Options rather than Repair your computer. The Advanced Option window include many items-

System Restore, Command prompt, System image, Startup settings, Startup Repair and Go to the previous build. Select Command Prompt type the following commands.

  • Run System File Checker -

This is also known as sfc.exe file. This utility will allow user to scan and restore corrupt system files. Open command prompt window and type sfc / scannow. Press Enter button and wait a minute to complete.

  • Run DISM to repair System Image –

This will work if Windows image is not working. Run DISM tool to update the files and correct the problem.
Open Command Prompt with administrative privilege. Enter Dism/Online/Cleanup-Image with following switches.

Dism/Online/ Cleanup-Image/ ScanHealth

Dism/ Online/ Cleanup-Image/ CheckHealth

Dism/Online/ Cleanup-Image/ RestoreHealth

How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error

  • When BDC file are Corrupt

In case the BCD file is corrupt, you need to repair the MBR as well as rebuild the BCD file. To better repair & rebuild the file follows the procedure given below.

How to repair MBR?

MBR stands for Master Boot Record. This file is corrupted due to malware infections, improper shutdowns, etc. To repair MBR, keep the installation DVD in hand. First of all open the Windows Recovery Menu by pressing F8. When Windows Recovery menu is open, click on Troubleshoot. Then click on Advanced Options to get into Automatic Repair menu. Now open the command prompt window and enter the following commands one by one.

Bootrec/ RebuildBcd


Bootrec/ fixboot

Exit & restart the system.

How to rebuild the BCD?

Open command prompt window and type

bootrec/ rebuildbcd

How to fix Your PC needs to be repaired error? Answer is above.  

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