Error Code 0x00000026

Error Code 0x00000026

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The 0x00000026 error, also known as CDFS_FILE_SYSTEM, is a rare error code indicating an unrepairable issue related to the use of a CD disc, which caused Windows to crash and display the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

This error is primarily related to the CD-ROM File System (CDFS) and might be triggered by a variety of reasons such as problematic drivers, faulty hardware, or corruption in the system files.

How to fix:

  1. Check the Disk: Ensure the CD you’re trying to use is not scratched or damaged. Try the disk in another system to see if the error is replicated.
  2. Update Drivers: This error might occur due to outdated or incompatible drivers. Specifically, check the driver for your CD or DVD drive.
  3. Run the System File Checker (SFC): This built-in Windows tool can fix potential errors with your system files. Open Command Prompt as an administrator, type sfc /scannow, and press Enter.
  4. Check Hardware: If the error persists, your CD/DVD drive might be faulty. Try using a different drive to see if the problem continues.
  5. Update your System: Make sure your Windows is up to date. You can check for updates manually in the settings menu.
  6. Clean Boot: Perform a clean boot to determine if the error is caused by a software conflict.

As always, make sure to back up your data before making any significant changes to your system. If the problem persists, you might need to seek professional help or get in touch with Microsoft Support.

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