Unfortunately, your PC comparatively takes a long time to boot up, and the duration increases day by day. Immediately you have checked the ‘Event viewer’ to find out the reason. As a result, you have seen the error message-‘Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xc00000d4’ under ‘Event 29, Kernel boot’.
So, what can you do now?
Therefore this article contains the answer. You don’t need to go here and there to get the direction to fix the error. Let’s explore it.
Why the Error Status 0xc000004d Occurs
The reason behind the error isn’t inbound with any specific cause. By the way, here I include a couple of probable causes. External hardware is one of the major reasons for occurring the error. Or it has occurred of a system crash. Another cause can be a system update too.
What to Do If Windows Failed Fast Startup with Error Status 0xc00000d4
Here I will compile a couple of fixes. These can help you to recover from the error. Before jumping into the details, let’s check the list first.
- Fix 1: Disconnecting All external hardware
- Fix 2: Run System File Checker (SFC)
- Fix 3: Turn off Fast Startup
- Fix 4: System Restore
Fix 1: Disconnecting All external hardware
External hardware like a USB flash drive can create the error status 0xc00000d4. So, whenever you face an error, you need to check if that is any external hardware injected into your PC. If any, you should disconnect all external devices.
However, the effectiveness of the fix will be 50-50. If it doesn’t work, you will need to move to the next fix.
Fix 2: Run System File Checker (SFC)
You can run SFC Scan through the Command Prompt. In most cases, the process has resolved the error. I will include the process step by step below.
Tap the Windows key and type ‘cmd’. Consequently, the ‘Command Prompt’ preface will be visible on the screen. Then look at the right side of the appeared interface. From here, you have to click on the ‘Run as administrator’ command option.
As a result, the ‘Command Prompt’ window will become evident on the screen. Here you have to type ‘sfc /scannow’. You may copy the command text from here and paste it into the window.
After that, hit the ‘enter’ key and wait for the 100% verification finish line.
Finally, check the Fast Startup feature. Will it work or not?
Fix 3: Turn off Fast Startup
You may turn off the Fast Startup manually from the system whenever your PC has an SSD drive. The process will be given below.
Right-click on the ‘Start’ menu. Then you need to click on the ‘Power Options’. You will get it at the top side of the newly appeared interface.
Consequently, the ‘Power & sleep’ option will appear inside the ‘Settings’ window. Look at the right side. Here you will see the ‘Related settings’ section with blue colored ‘Additional power settings’ option. You have to click on it.
After that, you will access the ‘Power Options’ interface. From here, you need to work with the ‘Choose what the power buttons do’ option.
While clicking on the option, the ‘System Settings’ interface will be visible on the screen. Here you need administrative permission to work with unavailable settings. To do so, you will see the blue-colored ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ option. You have to click on it.
As a result, you will get permission to change ‘Shutdown Settings’ that will stay at the bottom. From here, you need to unmark the ‘Turn on fast startup’ box. In the end, tap the ‘Save changes’ tab.
Now, restart the PC and check the issue. Will it remain slow to boot up or fast?
Fix 4: System Restore
A system update may affect the Fast Startup feature. So, system restoration can be a possible fix whenever other fixes can’t work. Here to apply the fix, you need Windows administrative access.
Tap the Windows and ‘R’ keys together to work with the ‘Run’. Then you have to type ‘cmd’ into the ‘Open’ box and click on the ‘Ok’ at the end.
Consequently, the ‘cmd.exe’ window will appear on the screen. You have to copy the below text and paste it into the appeared window.
Then hit the ‘enter’ button.
After that, you will see the ‘System Restore’ interface on the screen. Choose a restore point whether the error didn’t exist. Then you need to click on the ‘Next’.
Next, you need to tap the ‘Next’ tab on the newly appeared interface to confirm the process execution.
Finally, you will reach the endpoint. Here you have to click on the ‘Finish’ tab. Hopefully, the error status 0xc00000d4 will not exist anymore.
In the end, I would like to recommend you remove the external hardware from the PC while Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xc00000d4 will appear. On the other hand, if no external hardware is injected, you can apply the other fixes.