Have you ever encountered the path not found c boot issue? In MiniTool, this post will offer you 5 methods to fix the problem. Don’t worry the methods are difficult and hard to operate. All the steps and screenshots are provided for you. Besides, some related information will be offered too. This post is worth reading.

About the Path Not Found C Boot Issue

The path not found C boot probably is one of the issues you encountered in daily life. Even so, you are also affected by this problem.

Fortunately, path not found C boot isn’t a deadlock. How to solve path not found c boot issue? There are five available methods for you to fix the error.   

If you are suffering from the path not found C boot issue, you can pay attention to the following part – methods to path not found c boot.

Tip: You may also have in interest in this post: Top 4 Fixes for Boot Device Not Found Issue in Windows 10/8/7.

Check and Fix the Boot Order of Your PC

The wrong boot order of your computer may also lead to the path not found c boot issue. Hence, when this issue occurs to your PC, try to check whether the boot order of your PC is right. If it is wrong, please reset the boot order.

Step 1: Reboot your computer, and then type a specific key according to the manufacturer of your computer to enter the BIOS page.

Tip: Since the method to enter the BIOS for different Windows operating system, you have to type the correct key based on your own condition. For more information, you can read the post How to Enter The BIOS On Your Computer.

BIOS page

Step 2: Set the right boot order with your keys, then press F10 you will get the following page. After that, press the Enter key to finish the process.

Tip: You can press F10 on Windows 8/10 to continue, but you need to press other keys on other Windows.

press the enter key

Rebuild MBR

When you encounter the path not found C boot issue, it possibly the reason of MBR. MBR (master boot record) is a part of computer boot disk, which is applied to the loading program of operating system. It enables your PC to start up successfully, so you cannot boot your computer when MBR is damaged or corrupted.

In this case, you need to fix MBR in order to boot your computer successfully. It is strongly recommended to use the professional partition manager -MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this job.

Before rebuilding your MBR, you need to create a bootable media. You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Edition to create the bootable media directly.

Tip: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition doesn’t allow you to create the bootable media. When the bootable media is prepared, you can start to rebuild MBR.

Step 1: After entering the BIOS page, set the bootable disk as the first boot option in BIOS. Booting your PC from the created media, you will enter the MiniTool PE Loader interface.

Step 2: Select MiniTool Partition Wizard in the MiniTool PE Loader page.

click MiniTool Partition Wizard

Step 3: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to enter its main interface. 

launch application to enter its main interface

Step 4: Right click the system disk, and then choose Rebuild MBR from the function list.

rebuild MBR

Step 5: Click Apply to carry out the pending operation.

apply the operation

Surface Test

If you are not sure what causes the path not found c boot issue, you can try to test and fix hard disk with the surface test feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is a good method.

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Similarly, you need to enter the MiniTool PE Loader environment with a bootable disk. Choose Partition Wizard in the WinPE page to launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Step 1: After right clicking the system disk, choose the Surface Test option from the menu.

surface test

Step 2: After clicking the Start Now button in the upper right corner, the program will start to scan the disk immediately. Just as the picture shows, the red color stands for the mistakes on the disk. As soon as the problem is found out, you can fix it with CHKDSK utility.

execute the operation

Windows Installation Media

As , you may need a Windows installation media to help you fix the path not found – c:boot Windows 10 issue. Here is a complete guide to Windows 10 media creation tool for you. After reading it, you will know what Windows installation media is and how to use it.

Step 1: Boot you PC from Windows installation media, choose the repair mode in the Install Now window.

repair your computer

Step 2: Clicking Command Prompt in the pop-up page after selecting the Troubleshoot.

click troubleshoot

command prompt

Step 3: Type the following commands in the page (press the Enter key after typing each command to get the next step):

  • Diskpart
  • select disk 0
  • list partition
  • select partition N (N is the partition number where the Windows installed)
  • active
  • exit
  • bcdboot C:windows

type commands

Reinstall Windows

If you have no alternative, the only thing you can do is to reinstall Windows. In this way, your computer can be booted again. After repairing the issue, you can consider a system backup in case the problem happens again.

Tip: To know detailed steps to reinstall Windows 10, please read this article carefully: Detailed Steps and Instructions to Reinstall Windows 10  

Before reinstalling Windows 10, you’d better backup the whole system disk in case of unexpected data loss. It is very simple to back up the system with the Copy Disk feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard. You are able to make a system backup just in a few steps.

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Read here, you can find that the path not found c boot issue is not a hard question. There are several approaches to repair it. Just try those methods one by one until you solve the issue.

If you encounter any problem or have any question and suggestion, please send an email to[email protected] or leave a comment below.

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