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Windows 8 error code 0xc0000185 is a common error which also occurs in other version of Windows with blue screen of death and the system became unable to start and work also. It is an indication for happening something wrong in your system so if you receive this error message then never take it easy and try to solve as soon as possible otherwise Windows or hard disk may be crashed. The error indicates that some important file of the system is missing or gets corrupt. Sometime when you start the system it only show the logo of Windows and system not started and a message appears that preparing automatic repair. After this message the screen changed in the blue screen and another message is- Your PC needs to be repaired A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed.


  • The most common reason behind this error is installing incompatible or outdated driver, missing system files, corrupted registry file or damaged pc by viruses. Advanced System Repair Tool is the only solution for all the system errors. By installing this tool you will be able to remove above windows error.
    3 Steps to Fix this Error

    Step 1. Download Advance System Repair Tool [File Size: 15.7 MB]
    Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
    Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Cause of this error:-

Windows error code 0xc0000185 occurs due to missing system file such as registry file, dll file, Windows driver etc. Registry file is the database file of Windows and it has the details of all installed application and other application or files of the system so if it is missing or gets corrupt then you may receive such type of error messages. Missing or corrupt dll, drivers etc are also responsible for this problem and there is also a common but critical issue which is malicious programs. When they inject in the system then move the files from their location or delete them so due to this issue system not found the files to the desired location and unable to start.

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How to fix Windows 8 error code 0xc0000185:-

If you want to fix Windows 8 error code 0xc0000185 then you have to repair Windows 8 with the help of Windows DVD but before this process un-plug all external devices except mouse and keyboard and try to boot the system. If unable to boot then follow the given steps to repair Windows-

i) Insert the Windows DVD and restart the system
ii) Press f12 before appearing the Windows logo, if logo appears then restart the system again and do the same process
iii) Windows Setup window will appear
iv) Click on Next then Select “repair your Computer”
v) Select the “Troubleshoot” option then select Advanced options
vi) Select “Automatic repair to restart”
vii) Select the account with admin password and click on Continue to repair Windows
viii) Wait to finish it then try to boot the system

If Windows repair not fix your issue then you can use system restore because if the files of the system has moved from the default location then it will recovered to the default. There is also an easy and useful option which is third party tool. We suggest downloading and installing Advanced System Repair Tool which will solve your problem automatically in some simple steps.

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