Last weekend my computer stopped booting. It is a custom built PC that I built about 18 months ago. Ill include specs at the bottom of the post.
Last weekend it stopped booting, and went straight to a BSoD with the error code 0xc0000221. The listed kernel file that was damaged/missing would be different each time I tried to boot. The screen said that Windows 10 needed to be repaired, and to boot with installation media to do so. I tried using the Win10 USB I bought when I built the machine, and got the exact same result. I have also made a new USB and a DVD using the Microsoft installation media tool and both of those gave me the same result. I have already checked my boot order, so I know that is not the issue.
My first suspicion was that my SSD I use for Windows/other heavy use programs may have gone up, but I just tried disconnecting it from the motherboard and it still will not boot.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you so much!
MSI Gaming Z97 GAMING 5 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 970
4x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
WD Blue 3TB HDD
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Power Supply
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Samsung DVD Burner
Cooler Master Cosmos SE Case
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Fan
Microsoft Windows 10 Home