[Solved] Blue Screen of Death 0xc0000428 Error

2021-01-13
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Summary: It’s annoying to get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) each time when you are working on your computer. What compounds the problem is that your computer might later be subject to a loss of data. For instance, if you are playing a video game and suddenly a BSOD error strikes, the game will not be saved. Since reasons for BSOD problems are hard to pin down, users are often confused about what causes it and what they should do to fix the problem and recover lost files. In this article, we will walk you through how to fix the 0xc0000428 Error and recover lost data with the help of Bitwar Data Recovery.

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What Causes Error Code 0xc0000428?

0xc0000428

In this part, we will list some reasons that may prompt the BSOD 0xc0000428 error.

1. Outdated BOOTMGR file

It’s reported that a newer version of Windows 10 might be incompatible with an outdated BOOTMGR file. Consequently, that could trigger the 0xc0000428 error.

2. The digital signature for this file couldn’t be verified.

Digital Signature is used to prove the authenticity of an application or program. If the operating system fails to verify the digital signature of every hardware or software you have inserted or installed, the 0xc0000428 error might well occur.

How to Solve the Error Code 0xc0000428?

Solution 1: Use Bootrec Command

In some cases, the 0xc0000428 error occurs when the computer is in the process of booting. To handle it, we need a tool called Bootrec.exe, which is reserved for dealing with multiple issues related to the boot phase. Follow the instructions below:

Note: The following instructions will need a specific key to boot to the advanced options. Before restarting your computer, you could google the required key according to your computer model.

Step 1: Restart your computer and wait for the boot screen.

Step 2: Boot to the Windows Advanced Options menu by pressing the required key.

Step 3: There will be a list of options available in the window.

Step 4: Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option.

Step 5: After Command Prompt has opened, type in the following command lines and press Enter after each one.

bootrec/fixMBR
bootrec/fixBoot
bootrec/rebuildBCD

Step 6: Reboot your computer and then try to enter the Windows Advanced Options menu again. If the computer fails to do so, try booting it with a recovery USB drive.

Step 7: After the computer has successfully booted, select the language you want to use and then click the Repair your computer option.

Step 8: Select Command Prompt and then type in the same command lines listed in step 5.

Solution 2: Disable the Driver Signature Enforcement

Since there is a high prospect that the driver signature for some application or program is outdated, hence triggering the 0xc0000428 error, in this case, disabling the driver signature enforcement should work. You can download and install a third-party tool aimed to do so or follow the instructions below.

Note: To disable the driver signature enforcement, users should enter the Advanced Startup Options menu. Depending on whether the computer can boot normally or not, users can select one of the following methods to get to the Advanced Startup Options menu.

Method 1: Via the Login Screen

Step 1: Go to the computer’s login screen. You can do so by logging off your current account.

Step 2: Press the Restart button and the Shift key together until you see the Choose an option screen.

Step 3: Click on Troubleshoot and then Advanced options to get to the Advanced Startup options menu.

Method 2: Via Settings

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu button and then select Settings.

Step 2: Navigate to Update & Security > Recovery.

Step 3: Scroll down the right pane of the window and look for the Advanced startup section.

Via Settings

Step 4: Click on the Restart now button.

Method 3: Use Command Prompt

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu button and then select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following command line and then press Enter.

shutdown /r /o
Note: Since the shutdown ordered by this command line will start in no time. Please ensure that everything you have been working on the computer has been saved. Otherwise, some data that the computer is crunching might well lose.

Use Command Prompt

Step 3: A message will prompt saying that You’re about to be signed off. Click on the Close button.

Step 4: Wait for the computer to restart and get to the Advanced Startup Options menu.

Method 4: Use Windows 10 Recovery Drive

Step 1: Get a bootable Windows 10 DVD or USB drive that is properly configured.

Step 2: Insert the bootable media and then turn on your computer.

Step 3: The computer will boot from the drive you have just inserted. Follow the instructions it shows.

Step 4: The Windows setup window will pop up and ask you to select the language and time and date settings.

Step 5: After proceeding, choose the Repair your computer option at the bottom.

Step 6: Advanced Startup options menu will come up.

After you have successfully got to the Advanced Startup Options, you can use the following steps to disable the driver signature enforcement.

Step 1: Click the Troubleshoot option located under the continue button.

Step 2: Three will be three options presented on the new window. They are Refresh your PC, Reset your PC and Advanced options.

Step 3: Click on Advanced options.

Step 4: Click on the Startup Settings option.

Step 5: There will be an option called Disable driver signature enforcement. Press the number key on your keyboard according to the number next to the option (usually 7).

Step 6: Press Enter to return to the operating system of your PC.

Solution 3: Use the Automatic Repair Functionality

Windows has pre-installed multiple troubleshooters aimed at solving different issues users might encounter while using one of Windows operating systems. Automatic Repair is one of those troubleshooters and capable of fixing the 0xc0000428 Error. Refer to the following steps to learn how to use it.

Step 1: Use one of the 4 methods mentioned above to get to the Advanced Startup Options menu.

Step 2: Select the Troubleshoot option located below the Continue button.

Step 3: Click on the Advanced options and then Automatic Repair.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to start the Automatic Repair and fix your PC.

Solution 4: Update BOOTMGR

Since an outdated BOOTMGR file might well lead to the 0xc0000428 error, you could try updating the file manually. Use the following instructions to do so:

Step 1: Get a bootable USB drive and connect it to the faulty PC.

Step 2: Boot the computer from the USB drive.

Step 3: Select the language, time, and keyboard input and then click on Next.

Step 4: Select Repair your computer.

Step 5: Navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.

Step 6: Type in the following command and then press Enter.

bcdboot d:\windows /s c:

Step 7: Reboot the computer in the normal way to see whether the solution works.

Recover Lost Data Using Bitwar Data Recovery

As we have discussed before, besides an unexpected BSOD triggered by this error, what may follow immediately is data loss. Although the BSOD error doesn’t necessarily end up data loss, it may cut short your current work, making it impossible to find the work on which you had been working. To help users handle this problem, we would like to recommend our effective and reliable recovery tool, Bitwar Data Recovery. which is capable of recovering lost data in many different scenarios.

Step 1: Download Bitwar Data Recovery from our official website.

Step 2: After that, run the recovery program and choose the drive from which you want to recover your lost data, and then press the Next button.

main interface

Step 3: Select a scan mode. To beginners, we recommend Quick Scan, which is capable of recovering most files. If it doesn’t work, you can try Deep Scan next time.

scan mode

Step 4: Now choose the file types you want to retrieve and then press the Next button.

file types

Step 5Preview all the selected data.

preview

Step 6: Lastly, after choosing and previewing the files you want, click on the Recover button to begin the data recovery process.

Note: save recovered files at some safe place. Do not save it back on the same drive from which the deleted files get lost.

Conclusion

0xc0000428 is one of those vexed Blue Screen of Death errors that users might well encounter during regular use of their PCs. In this article, we have explained x commonly used solutions to help users fix it. Like other BSOD errors we have discussed before, this error could lead to data loss. Hence, on top of those solutions, we also recommend users to use the effective and reliable recovery tool, Bitwar Data Recovery, to get back lost data.

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