Windows – Your PC/Device needs to be repaired with Error code: 0xc0000605

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Today I had an error code 0xc0000605 at startup. I cannot boot into my computer. It says:


Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. 

A component of your operating system has expired. 

File: \windows\system32\winload.efi Error Code: 0xc0000605

You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation 
media (like a disc or a USB device), contact your PC administrator or
PC/Device manufacturer. 

Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I have a Surface Pro 2. I upgraded from Windows 8.1. What should I do? I have a working Mac and a 4GB USB I can use if needed.

Best Answer

I had this on 10162. After reading several posts on dates it occurred to me:

  • I backdated the BIOS to think it was July, and it started fine. Then I updated Windows over the net.

Hope it works for you.

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