Error 0x00000109: selected entry could not be loaded is usually caused by an unauthorized modification of kernel data by the device driver. This article will give some causes of the error and explain how to fix it.
The cause of the error 0x00000109
The above error occurs due to one or more of the following reasons:
1. Virus infection
A common cause of error 0x00000109 is a virus that edits system kernel data. To fix this problem, you should perform a clean boot and virus scan on the system.
2. The system memory problem occurs
Another common cause is that the RAM module is not working correctly. The module fails due to power failure or long usage time, so you should check the system memory periodically to make sure it is working correctly.
3. The system driver was not updated
Sometimes after reinstalling the system or updating Windows, the system driver is not updated or installed properly, and the computer cannot start.
4. Corrupt system files
The final cause of error 0x00000109 is system file corruption due to disk write/read errors, power failure, or virus attack.
How to fix error code 0x00000109 on Windows
Note: The solutions below apply to Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Some of them necessitate the use of a Microsoft Windows installation DVD or CD. If your computer does not have an installation disc or does not use Windows setup media, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows instead. EasyRE will automatically find and fix many problems like error 0x00000109.
1. Scan virus
Run dependable antivirus software if virus alteration of kernel data is the root cause of error 0x00000109.
Note: If you delete infected system files, Windows may not function correctly.
Open anti-virus software and scan the entire system. If you don’t have anti-virus software, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials’ built-in virus scanner, which runs outside of Windows from a CD/DVD or USB drive and scans your entire computer.
The Professional Edition of Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows has a powerful rootkit and virus scanner that can solve this and similar errors caused by viruses, rootkits, Trojans, or spyware. EasyRE is available for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and 8 and can be downloaded and created on a computer.
- Anti-rootkit tools are required and should be present in the system.
Step 1. Download Easy Recovery Essentials.
Step 2. Make a bootable CD, DVD, or USB drive. Refer to the article How to burn an ISO image file to a CD or DVD.
Step 3. Boot the computer from the CD or USB with Easy Recovery Essentials.
Step 4. When running EasyRE, select the Virus Scanner option and click Continue.
Step 5. After EasyRE scans the computer drive, locate and select the drive letter for Windows from the list, then click the scan button to begin.
Step 6. EassyRE starts scanning drivers for viruses, rootkits, trojans, spyware, and other malware. The virus is then reported and removed by EasyRE.
Step 7. When done, EasyRE will report the results. Click Restart to restart the computer and check the change.
2. Start the Windows Memory Diagnostic program
The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool can check memory for corrupt data. To run this tool, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Start the Windows.
Step 2. Click Start.
Step 3. Type windows memory diagnostic in the search box.
Step 4. Click Windows Memory Diagnostic from the list of search results.
Step 5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you can’t boot into Windows and run Windows Memory Diagnostic, you can run Easy Recovery Essentials’ Automated Repair, which has a tool to check RAM and HDD.
Step 1. Boot your computer from the USB drive or boot CD you made earlier.
Step 2. Select Automated Repair and click Continue.
Step 3. After EasyRE scans the driver, locate and select the letter from the list, then click Automated Repair.
Step 4. Easy Recovery Essentials will start to analyze the selected driver, find errors, and automatically repair the drive, partition, bootsector, file system, bootloader, and registry.
Step 5. When the process is complete, EasyRE will report the search results. Click the Restart button to restart the PC and test the change.
Step 6. The computer will boot up again.
3. Install updates
Updating Windows can fix error 0x00000109.
Step 1. Open Windows Updates by typing update in the search box.
Step 2. Click Update và Recovery.
Step 3. Click Choose how updates get installed.
Step 4. Select Install updates automatically in the Important updates section.
Step 5. Check the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates box in the Recommended updates section.
Step 6. Click OK.
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4. Updating the device driver
If the above error is caused by a corrupted device driver, updating the driver manually can fix the problem. Refer to the article on 5 basic ways to update and install drivers for your computer.
5. Run the chkdsk
If error 0x00000109 is caused by HDD failure, run chkdsk to check and repair the hard drive.
Step 1. Boot into Windows from the Windows installation disc.
Step 2. Click Repair your computer after selecting the appropriate language, time, and keyboard input.
Step 3. Select the Windows installation driver, usually C:, and click Next.
Step 4. Select Command Prompt when the System Recovery Options box appears.
Step 5. Type following command and press Enter.
chkdsk C: /f
Replace the letter C: with your drive letter.
We wish you success!