Error Code 0xc0000017

Error Code 0xc0000017

Error Code 0xc0000017
There isn’t enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.
You recieve this error when either updating or installing Windows 10 fails.
The solution lies in editing the Boot Configuration Data.
The bad memory locations list can be cleared executing a command
from the Windows Command Prompt run as Administrator.
In Windows 10 type command in the Search box
Then right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
Once the Command Prompt window opens
Type bcdedit /enum all and press Enter
This command will generate a list of all the memory locations that have been deemed ‘bad’, this list can be cleared.
To clear this list used the bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist command.

Type bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist then press Enter.

bcdedit command

bcdedit command

Type exit to exit and close the Command Prompt screen.
Reboot your computer.
Try to update or install Windows 10 again.

This solution worked for me when I recieved Error Code 0xc0000017 when trying to install the
Windows 10 update going from version 1607 to 1703.
Executed the bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist command.
Waited to be prompted again to install the update.
Ran the update and it installed no problems.

So if you run into Error Code 0xc0000017
There isn’t enough memory available to create a ramdisk device.
Try clearing the bad memory list using the bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist command.
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2 thoughts on “Error Code 0xc0000017

  1. How do i have to run the Command Prompt if i failed to install windows in the first place?
    Maybe on my fridge? Every answer for this problem says the same shit, but I FAIL TO INSTALL WINDOWS (which is basically the situation) and you tell me “press the Start button” or to run the command prompt. WHERE????

    1. Sly,
      You are correct this solution only works when you have access to the Windows Command Prompt.
      Such as after a failed Windows update but you computer will still boot into Windows.
      I don’t have a good answer for your situation.

      Pull hard drive get your data off it and re-install Windows?
      Good luck

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