Top 6 Fixes for the 0xc00002e3 BSoD on Windows 11

Manually building up the BCD file should help you resolve this error


Many users usually face various errors while using their computers and one common error is the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error. In previous guides, we talked about the luafv.sys BSOD, and 0xc000000e, however, in this guide, we will focus on another BSoD issue known as the 0xc00002e3 BSoD.

There are various reasons why this problem could arise. Some common causes include corrupted system files, hardware problems, and incompatible software. This error can be frustrating and disruptive, but there are several things you can do to fix it. In this guide, we will walk you through some of the steps you can take to fix this problem.

We recommend trying out this quick fix before going for our more comprehensive solutions.

  • One common reason why you could be having this issue is because your PC is outdated. In this case, press Windows + I to open your Settings app. In the Windows Update tab, click on the Check for updates button, then download and install the available updates.

If the step above does not help, go ahead with the solutions below.

1. Carry out an SFC and DISM scan

System File Checker, or SFC, is a Windows built-in tool that checks for and fixes corrupted system files. Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) on the other hand is a more sophisticated tool that may be used to resolve issues with the system image and component store, among other more complex issues. Follow the steps below to use these tools.

  1. Press the Windows button, type the command prompt, and choose Run as administrator.
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  2. On the User Account Control menu, click Yes.
  3. Once you are in the command prompt, input the command below and hit Enter.
    sfc /scannow

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  4. After running this command, input the next command below and hit Enter.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  5. After doing this, reboot your computer, then check if the problem has been fixed.

2. Carry out an automatic repair

A built-in Windows troubleshooting tool called Automatic Repair can search for and resolve issues that might be keeping your computer from booting up correctly. Numerous issues, including the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error, can be quickly resolved with this tool. Simply follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  2. Select System on the left tab, and choose Recovery on the right.
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  3. Next, look for the Advanced Startup option, then click the Restart now button. You will need to wait for your computer to boot into Advanced Startup option.
  4. In the Advanced Startup menu, choose Troubleshoot.
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  5. Now, choose Advanced options.
  6. Finally, on the next menu, click on the Automatic Repair button.
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  7. Once you do this, verify if the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error has been fixed.

3. Repair problems with registry entry

The Windows Registry is a database that holds details about your computer’s hardware, software, and settings. Registry entry issues are problems with this database. There are several reasons why registry entry problems may arise, including malware infestations, incorrect software installation or removal, and power disruptions.

0xc00002e3 BSoD error is one of the many issues that can arise from registry entry problems. The reason for this is that Windows might not start up correctly if registry entries are damaged or missing, since the registry holds information on the startup procedure. Follow the steps below to repair your registry entry.

  1. Hold Windows + R to open the Run dialogue, type regedit in the text field, then hit Enter.
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  2. Navigate to the path below.
  3. Click the Windows Update option on the left side, look for the WUServer and WIStatusServer options, right-click on them, and choose Delete.
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  4. Reboot your device, then check if the 0xc00002e3 BSoD persists.

4. Manually build up the BCD file

One important system file that provides instructions on how to boot Windows is the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file. The 0xc00002e3 BSoD issue might occur when Windows cannot start up correctly due to a faulty or missing BCD file.

Constructing the BCD file manually can assist in fixing the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error by starting over and making sure that it has all the data needed to boot Windows. You can achieve this by following the instructions outlined below.

  1. For this step to work, you must use the MediaCreationTool.exe file. To get this file, navigate to the Windows 11 download page and click Download under the Create Windows 11 Installation Media section.
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  2. This standalone executable program does not require installation, so you can simply execute it to build a bootable USB from an ISO image. Simply double-click the.exe file and accept the terms.
  3. Choose the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD or ISO file) for another PC option and click Next.
  4. The tool will select the language, architecture, and edition from your installation details and you can also click the Use the recommended options for this PC option to modify the settings according to your preference.
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  5. In the next menu, choose USB flash drive to make a bootable USB from ISO. Ensure that your USB has at least 8GB storage capacity.
  6. Next, pick a flash drive and click Next.
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  7. Allow the tool to download the media file for Windows 11 to the chosen USB.
  8. Once the USB flash drive is ready, choose Finish.
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  9. After creating your bootable USB flash, insert it into your system and click Next on the first screen.
  10. Ignore the Install now option and click the Repair your computer link at the bottom left corner of the menu.
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  11. Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
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  12. Input the commands below and hit Enter after each one.
    BOOTREC /scanos
    BOOTREC /rebuildbcd
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  13. Exit your command prompt and reboot your PC to implement these changes.

5. Carry out a system restore

Windows comes with a built-in tool called System Restore that lets you take your computer back to a prior state. In cases where your PC is giving you trouble, like the 0xc00002e3 BSoD issue, this can help.

System Restore will return your computer to its original configuration at a specified point in time, including restoring your registry entries, settings, and system files. Your computer’s modifications after the restore point was made will be reversed. Follow the steps below to learn how to do this.

  1. Press the Windows button to open the Search bar, type control panel in the text field, and choose the relevant option.
  2. From the View by option, choose Large icons, then choose Recovery.
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  3. Next, choose Open System Restore.
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  4. Now click the radio button for the Choose a different restore point option, then click Next.
  5. Choose a restore point that goes back way before encountering the error, then click Next.
  6. Select Finish to complete the process.
  7. After doing this, check to see if the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error has been resolved.

6. Reset your PC (last resort)

If every other solution fails, you could try fixing the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error by resetting your computer to its original factory settings. This can resolve a wide range of issues, such as those brought on by hardware malfunctions, incompatible applications, and corrupted system files. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to the Windows Update tab, and choose Advanced options.
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  3. In the Advanced options menu, go down and choose Recovery.
  4. In the Recovery menu, click on the Reset PC button, then in the pop-up menu, choose the Keep my files option.
  5. After resetting your device, check to see if the problem has been fixed.

Concluding Remarks

This guide has extensively talked about various steps to resolve the 0xc00002e3 BSoD error. Ensure to follow these steps carefully to get the desired outcome. If you have further questions regarding this issue, reach out to us via the comment section below.

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