[Fix] Windows 8 Failed to Start Status: 0xc000014c

There is a fix but it isn’t easy to do it and requires some advanced console skills.

What you can do is to boot the computer with a Linux CD/DVD.

You need to browse until you reach the Windows directory > System32 > Config.

You will find a folder called “System”. You need to rename it into “System.bak”.
In the same location, find the folder called “RegBack”.

From “RegBack”, you need to copy the “System” folder into Windows > System 32 > Config.

Basically, you need to put the backup of the “System” folder since the current one is corrupted.

After doing all of the tweaks, restart your computer. The problem should be gone.