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The error code 0xc0000428 may appear from nowhere, but users have confirmed that it occurs most often after a major update or after switching from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10. Sometimes it doesn’t even allow them to use their computer at all, so it can’t boot properly.
In most cases, the 0xc0000428 error can be corrected simply by disabling the digital signature control or by repairing the Windows boot loader.
The information on the BSOD 0xc0000428 may vary slightly depending on the operating system version. However, as the problem comes from the boot manager, the same corrections should be applied in most cases. Unfortunately, BSOD errors are often fatal, which means you have to take your PC to the experts to repair them. However, before paying IT specialists, try the methods described below. Many people could correct the error code 0xc0000428 by following these steps.
Disable driver signature application
This option disables the driver’s signature application, which may be one of the reasons why your computer does not boot. You can use a third-party tool to continue with this solution, but you can also do it yourself by following the instructions below.
There are several methods we provide both for users who can start normally and for those who are not. These methods are used to navigate the Advanced Start Options menu.
Checking and repairing the file system
Boot your computer from Windows media (DVD or USB).
Under Language Options, tap Next.
Select Repair your computer.
Windows 10, 8.1 or 8: Select Troubleshooting -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
At the command prompt, type: bcdedit and press Enter.
6. note the letter of the OS partition drive (e.g. “osdevice-partition=D :”)
Then enter this command* and press Enter :
chkdsk D : /f
Note: Replace the letter “D” as appropriate.
Close the command prompt and restart your computer.
Use the Automatic Repair Functionality
Different bugs on Windows PCs can be easily fixed by running different preinstalled troubleshoots. It can be accessed by following the instructions of the previous solutions, and this tool is very useful for solving various problems other than this one.
Select one of the methods from the previous solution and access the Advanced Start Options menu.
Click the Troubleshooting option located just below the Next button.
Click Advanced Options and, under the Advanced Options screen, click Auto Repair to open the troubleshooting.
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform automatic repair and repair of your computer.
Since the boot error is often caused by an outdated BOOTMGR, replacing it with the correct version is often a good and effective solution.
Here are the steps to replace the BOOTMGR :
Booting from the Windows installation disc
Once you have selected the correct language, time and keyboard entry, click Repair Computer.
Select the Windows installation drive, which is usually C:\, and click Next.
Select “Command Prompt” when the System Recovery Options field appears.
Enter the following command and press Enter :
Bcdboot C:\Windows /s D:\
Where C:\Windows is your Windows installation folder and D:\ is your active boot partition.
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