Unluckily, many users have experienced seeing the blue screen error as a recovery error on Windows that pops up the “your PC needs to be repaired” error message repeatedly when you try to boot or boot restart your PC. In this blog, TechNinjaPro will discuss the causes and what you need to do to fix this error when it occurs.
What Are the Causes of "You PC needs to be repaired" Blue Screen Error?
There are many causes that create this error. The below mentioned error codes are linked with this blue screen message:
These blue screen error messages pop up to one significant problem. Windows 10 cannot find the PC files needed to boot the computer, also known as Boot Configuration Data.
If the PC files are corrupted or missing for any reason, something like one of the above-mentioned errors will appear, informing you that ” your PC needs to be repaired.”
These blue screen error codes might differ for many reasons, but the problem remains the same with all of the above-mentioned error codes.
The blue screen allows you to know that something has gone wrong. If any data file that is caught up in the process is missing or corrupted, the error message will appear, and Windows will not be able to reboot the PC at all. This can be due to various factors:
- BCD is missing or corrupted: The corrupted or missing BCD is a usual reason this error occurs, which is a repercussion of power outages, disk errors, and other similar factors.
- File system’s integrity is compromised: The PC’s file system is corrupted or damaged, leading to the “your PC needs to be repaired” error. The occurrence of this error will be more common if your PC is powered off while necessary data is written to the boot sector.
- A wrong partition: It might be set as active, leading to the error code.
- System files are missing: missing or corrupted system files will lead to a ” your PC needs to be repaired” blue screen error and cause an unbootable window.
- Outdated drivers: It is possible that outdated drivers might cause this error. If you have not been using your computer with the updated drivers, this blue screen error will likely pop up and cause you a problem.
Possible Ways to Fix the "Your PC needs to be repaired" Blue Screen Error
1. Create a Recovery Disk
Creating a recovery disk is the simplest way of fixing the “Your PC needs to be repaired’ blue screen error. This reverts your computer to its default settings, which could eventually fix the blue screen error. Also, keep in mind that in the case of Windows 10, you can create a recovery disk from another Windows 10 PC. The following below-mentioned steps are to create a recovery disk on Windows 10 PC.
- Plugin your USB drive into a computer that you can access.
- Navigate to Start and type “create a recovery disk” and open the first appeared tab in the search bar.
- After creating a recovery drive, boot your computer with the USB drive plugged in, follow the appeared window that appears, and the error should be fixed.
2. Run Startup Repair
If the recovery disk technique fails to resolve the blue screen error, the startup repair should help you further troubleshoot. This technique will enable your PC to boot into Windows without blue screen errors. You must develop a Windows 10 bootable USB driver before proceeding with the startup repair. Follow the below-listed steps to complete the startup repair.
- Go to the official Microsoft website to create a bootable disk for Windows 10.
- Insert the bootable USB drive and boot Windows 10 from there.
- You will see a Windows setup window to pick the language to install, currency format, time, and the input technique.
- Tick on repairing your PC and then select Troubleshoot.
- Tick on Advanced options, choose Automatic Repair and choose the OS.
When you are done with the above-mentioned steps, boot up your PC by following the prompt window that appears.
3. Run a System and Disk Check
The major cause for the error code 0x0000225 is that the disk files and system files are missing or corrupted. However, this can be fixed by running a system and disk check, which will efficiently resolve the issue. Follow the below-listed steps to run a disk and system check:
- Insert the Windows 10 bootable drive into your PC and boot from there. Select your preferred language and click over the Next button to proceed.
- Tick on the Repair your PC to boot into the Advanced options tab.
- Tick Command Prompt.
- Firstly you have to run the system check. Type “sfc/scannow” and press the Enter button.
- Once the system check command has been completed, continue with the disk check. Type “chkdsk c:/f /r” and press the enter button.
The above-listed steps will help you start the system check and then the disk check to resolve the error. You can also check other disks if your boot data files are not found on the C: drive.
4. Set Dynamic Partition with DiskPart Command-Line
Some people experience the blue screen error because an incorrect partition is set as active. To resolve this, you have to select the Windows operating system partition located on it as active. You can follow the below-listed steps using the DiskPart Command-Line to set the correct partition active.
- Press Windows Key + R to open the Run box and type DiskPart.
- When the window opens, type “list disk” into that window.
- DiskPart will show all the disks you have installed so far.
- Type “select disk [disk number]”. You have to substitute with the numeric identifier of the disk you need to select.
- Type “list partition.”
- Type “select partition [partition number]”. You have to substitute with the numeric identifier of the partition you have to pick.
- Type “active.”
Use Command Prompt to Resolve the Master Boot Record
You can use above mentioned methods to create a bootable disk to proceed with this method successfully.
- Insert the bootable USB drive and then start your computer.
- Proceed with Windows 10 setup until you see the option to repair your PC. Tick it.
- Then choose Troubleshoot.
- Choose the Command Prompt and enter the following commands in the below-listed order.
- Press the Enter and wait for the entered command to function. This process may take some time. Restart your computer to boot into Windows.
6. Disable Disk Driver Signature Enforcement
Users can perform this solution by changing the startup settings temporarily. However, permanently fixing the error can be done using Command Prompt by following the below-listed steps.
- Use a bootable disk to initiate Windows Setup.
- Follow the on-screen instructions until you choose the “repair your PC” option. Tick it.
- Next, tick on Troubleshoot and then open the Command Prompt.
- Type the following command and press Enter: bcdedit.exe/set nointegritychecks on
7. Run System Restore
Running a system restore can help fix the “your PC needs to be repaired” error. You can do this in Safe Mode, which boots up your computer with crucial data files that are functional in a limited state. This technique will restore your computer to the point where you were before the error occurred.
Note: You need to have a restore point to use this method.
- Hold the power button until the computer shuts down, then switch it on again.
- Go to the Run box in the Safe Mode option.
- Navigate to Start and search for System Restore. Open the first window that pops up.
- Follow the options to return to a specific restore point you were at before the blue screen error occurred.
- Wait for your PC to process and then choose Reboot.
- Check if you had returned to the point you were at before the issue appeared.
8. Replace Your Storage Disk
If a user finds no success with the above-mentioned solutions, it might be because your storage disk is damaged or corrupted. You can determine if this is the case by connecting your hard disk to another computer and checking whether the computer boots from there or not.
If the system restore points were created before the blue screen error appeared, you would resolve the issue with System Restore. Even if you cannot access your Windows, you will be able to access them after some attempts of system reboots, as this will automatically start a recovery mode.
To repair Windows PC without a disk, Press F11 during the boot process to reach the Windows Advanced Startup Options menu. Go to Advanced Options in the Troubleshoot Menu and tick on Startup Repair. After some time, the startup issue should be resolved.
Windows Startup Repair scans for errors that might be stopping your computer from starting, and it does its best to fix the errors it finds. It also makes sure that Windows boots correctly and that no errors are blocking its essential functionality.
A BSOD will not hurt your computer components but will mainly spoil your day. Progress in your work will come to a standstill, and likely so will your good mood. You will have to restart your PC and reload the files and programs you have opened before the blue screen error occurs. Unluckily, there is a chance that some of your work will be lost. However, starting from scratch on a project is broadly preferable to any damage on your PC.