n this article, you will see how to fix Error Code 0xc0000017 when starting your Windows 10 PC. This error commonly occurs when your Windows 10 device starts to reboot after installing an update. It stands for STATUS_NO_MEMORY and prevents users to enter the Operating System normally.

This problem also appears when the bad memory area marked by Windows inbuilt Boot Configuration Data (BCD) conflicts with Windows 10 to use RAM as a temporary store for data.

he Error Code 0xc0000017 accompanies with the following error message:

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.
Error code: 0xc0000017
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don’t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.

Fix the Error code 0xc0000017 on Startup

To fix the Error code 0xc0000017, follow the methods given below:

How to Fix the Error code 0xc0000017 on Startup


1. Clean Bad memory entries

As mentioned above, bad memory is the major reason for this error code. Cleaning the bad memory entries might help in fixing this error code. Here is the tutorial to do so:

  • Open the Command prompt window with administrator access.
  • In the elevated window, type the command given below and hit Enter. 
bcdedit /enum all
  • This will open all the memory locations with bad labels. Here you can remove or delete the list.
  • Again run the below commands and hit Enter to delete the bad memory.
bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist
  • Now close all the windows.

Restart your system and check if the error is solved.

2. Disconnect all External Devices

Sometimes, the conflicting from the external devices may cause the Error code 0xc0000017 to appear. S0, try to disconnect all the external devices. Then restart your system and check for the error to get fixed.

3. Update the Motherboard drivers

Another reason for the Error code 0xc0000017 is outdated drivers. Try updating your motherboard drivers using the steps given below and see if it helps:

  • Open your motherboard manufacturer’s official website and search for your motherboard model.
  • Now download the latest drivers from the driver download page.
  • Open your downloaded files and follow the on-screen instructions to get your drivers to install on your system,

Now restart your PC and check for the error.

4. Turn off Hybrid Graphics

The integrated AMD GPU alternatively known as Hybrid graphics may cause the Error code 0xc0000017. So try disabling these hybrid graphics in order to fix this error. Below is the tutorial to disable it:

  • Power off your PC and then again Power on your PC.
  • When the initial loading screen appears, press the F10 key or any other specific key to enter the BIOS setup utility.
  • In the BIOS Setup Utility, tap on the Advanced tab.
  • Now tap on the Device Configuration menu.
  • Choose the Discrete Graphics instead of Hybrid Graphics.
  • Click on the Disable button.
  • Then Select Save > Save changes and close the BIOS screen.

 Now reboot your system and check for the error code.

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