The Windows 8 and 8.1 message Your PC needs to be repaired shows up on many computers. The reason for it is generally because of two main issues. First, a virus has infected your computer to such an extent that Windows no longer boots and your system is simply unusable. The specific error code doesn’t matter, but many times it is Error code: 0xc000000f

The second possibility for the message Your PC needs to be repaired, is a failing hard drive. When a hard drive begins to have problems, several areas that hold your data are no longer accessible. Those areas can be your documents, free space which contains no data at all, or Windows system files critical to the operation of your computer. Once Windows system files that are required to booting Windows are no longer accessible, Windows no longer boots and you’re stuck with an unusable PC.

The fix for the error message is also shown on your screen, stating you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media to repair the problem. In the event the underlying cause of the problem has damaged the recovery portion of your hard drive, the fix is no longer a viable solution. The worst case scenario for the dreaded Your PC needs to be repaired message is the installation of a new hard drive and re-installation of the Windows operating system. Your personal files may or may not be viable as well.

Some people do not care about any files on their computer system and simply opt for the computer to be repaired and brought back to a working condition. You can certainly try the fixes yourself, however, based on the underlying cause of the error, you may be doing more harm than good. Contact me for an appointment at 315-676-9096. I’ll carefully ensure any valuable data is safe and proceed with the best repair for your system.