Fix Error Code 0xc0000185 on Windows 7/8/8.1 & 10 Startup

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Do you have a computer, a laptop, or a netbook? Do you have Windows on it? Speaking about Windows, you probably know that this one has a lot of errors. On of them is called error code 0xc0000185. This error appears with the long message saying that the computer has to be repaired. There are some options appear when the message comes up. What is this error code 0xc0000185? The existence of this error indicates that the computer system cannot access the important Windows OS files in the hard disk drive to start. It means that the system of the computer cannot communicate with the hard disk or the files. It also means that there is a problem with the files.

There are several factors that can cause the error code 0xc0000185. Some of them include the loose connection of the cable(s) connecting the system and the hard drive, the missing or damaged boot files, the errors in the disk drive, the damaged disk drive, and so on.

You do not have to be panic when you encounter this error code 0xc0000185 because in this page you will be given some methods to get rid of this error. The first one is checking the wire connection. In this method, you have to check the existence of the problem in the system connection. Please unscrew the computer CPU in order to access the hard disk to make sure that the cable connecting the hard disk and the system is not damaged or loose. It is better for you to confirm those components such as expansion cards, PSU, and the memory are properly fixed on the right places.

The second one is the automatic repairing. This one will work when you have the Windows OS recovery media. In this method, you have to insert the recovery media into the right port. Then, boot from the recovery media. Please click Next on the resultant Windows Setup screen. Next, select to repair the computer at the bottom of the screen. After ward, you have to select “Troubleshoot” from the list of “Advanecd Startup” options. Lastly, please click on “Automatic Repair”. Th process of recovery should be started by Windows OS automatically. This one also can solve any startup issues that can fix this error code 0xc0000185 when you start the computer in the normal way. If there is no Recovery Media, you can use another alternative like Total System Care to scan and repair the problems in the computer automatically.


The third one is checking the hard disk. To do this method, you have to press the combination of Win + X key. Then, click “Command Prompt”. The next thing you have to do is to type “chkdsk/R in the resultant dialogue box before hitting the Enter button. After that steps, the computer system will scan the computer and give the report if there is any error. In the last step, please restart the computer to check whether this method can get rid of this error code 0xc000185 or not.

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