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This article will show you how to fix "The operating system on your PC failed to turn off properly and needs to be repaired" error on Windows 10/8.

Shutdown process in Windows should be carried out properly. Whenever Windows is turned off due to power cut or similar factor instead of opting Shutdown option, you may face issues later, when you turn on it back. This article refers to one such issue we came around recently.

In this case, the system was plugged out forcefully and Windows will no longer boot then. It gives following error:

Recovery

Your PC couldn’t turn off properly

The operating system on your PC failed to turn off properly and needs to be repaired.

Error code: 0xc0000001

FIX The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired 0xc0000001 In Windows 10

If you’re also experiencing this issue your Windows 10, you’ve already landed to right place for the solution. Here is what you can do to fix it.

FIX: The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired (0xc0000001) In Windows 10/8.1/8

FIX 1 – Using System Restore

1. Press F8 key when this error screen comes up.

2. On the Advanced options screen, select System Restore recovery option.

FIX The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired 0xc0000001 In Windows 10

3. Follow on-screen instructions and select restore point dated before this issue started. For reference on how to opt for previously created restore point, you can refer steps 7-10 of this guide.

Once System Restore is completed, you should be able to boot normally, without the Recovery blue screen.

FIX 2 – Rebuild Boot Manager And Perform Startup Repair

This error might come up as well, if Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file is corrupted. You need to fix it to solve this issue.

1. Press F8 key when this error screen comes up.

2. Then in the Advanced options screen, choose Command Prompt entry.

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3. Last step will result in opening of Command Prompt at boot.

FIX The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired 0xc0000001 In Windows 10

4. Then you’ll be asked to choose an account to continue. Better if you choose administrative account at this stage. Next, in the Command Prompt window, type these one by one and press Enter key after each:

C:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
bootrec /rebuildbcd

NOTE: You have to substitute C: with your system root drive.

FIX The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired 0xc0000001 In Windows 10

5. Then you can close Command Prompt and perform Startup or Automatic repair using steps mentioned here.

FIX The Operating System On Your PC Failed To Turn Off Properly And Needs To Be Repaired 0xc0000001 In Windows 10

A final reboot after performing Startup repair should let you to boot normally to Windows.

Hope this helps!


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3 Comments

  • Thanks for your help. Here is the event that I came across: Event ID:41, Task:63
    “The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.”
    EventData

    BugcheckCode 313
    BugcheckParameter1 0x3
    BugcheckParameter2 0xffff950e6907d170
    BugcheckParameter3 0xffff950e6907d0c8
    BugcheckParameter4 0x0
    SleepInProgress 0
    PowerButtonTimestamp 0
    BootAppStatus 0
    Checkpoint 0
    ConnectedStandbyInProgress false
    SystemSleepTransitionsToOn 0
    CsEntryScenarioInstanceId 0
    BugcheckInfoFromEFI true
    CheckpointStatus 0

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Have you tried above mentioned steps?

  • We dont seem to have a boot drive, ie we try going to c:, but there is no c:\boot

    We ran bootrec /rebuildbcd but it said it could not find any drives

    We got this after Windows 1803.17133.73 tries to upgrade to 1803.17133.134.1
    If we exit, it restarts and goes back to the 17133.73 … every time we try and reboot to apply the update, we get the error about being unable to turn off properly?

    Any ideas?

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