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BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

Question: BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

Hi all,

I've been attempting to do a clean install (following the tutorial here) on an HP Probook 5310m, using a USB installation disk created from a genuine ISO (from msft.digitalrivercontent.net) with the official Windows 7 USB / DVD tool.

The initial phase of the installation ran without any errors but after the first reboot the installation went back to the start (i.e. the "select language" etc. screen) and did not continue automatically. As I was unable to re-start the installation, I decided to take a rest for the night and so shut down the computer, cancelling the installation completely. Prior to the installation I had prepared the HDD via the method shown here, ensuring there was only one partition before I started the installation.

Now, upon power up, I am greeted with the infamous BCD boot error 0xc000000f, even with the same USB disk used previously inserted and the BIOS set to boot from USB hard drive. I cannot boot from the USB disk regardless of its contents (I tried Partition Wizard and a "Repair Disk" I found online). As a result I can't access StartUp Repair, Advanced Boot or bootrec.exe.
However, if I physically remove the HDD from the SATA connector I am able to boot to the USB disk. Installation operates as normal but obviously there is no disk to install to.

My question is: how should I proceed from here? To my mind, there are 3 options :Buy a new HDD
Buy a SATA-USB cable and attempt to format existing HDD on my other laptop
Insert the HDD with the laptop running after installation has launched (not a good option!)

Sorry for the long-windedness, I thought it best to be thorough.

Cheers,
JC

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Preferred Solution: BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

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Answer: BCD Boot error 0xc000000f while booting from USB installation disk

Actually, now that I think about it, inserting the HDD after booting probably wouldn't work as all the hardware has been scanned and initialized by then. If anyone has any other ideas they would be much appreciated!

JC

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Hello everybody
I'm not sure if this problem is in "Installation" category of BSOD, but I think this post belongs here.

I see this error page many times I start my computer:

It doesn't seem to be an actual problem because if I use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart, the error would not appear and my Windows start normally.
The problem appeared right after I installed a new Windows 10 on my laptop. As I said, it doesn't stop me from using my computer at all, but it's annoying.

I want to know if there is a solution to get rid of this error page (It seems like a BSOD.)

Error text:
Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
Error code: 0xc000000f
You'll need to use recovery tools, if you don't have the installation media (like a dist or USB device) contact your PC administrator or PC/device manufacturer.

Answer:BSOD right after booting, error 0xc000000f

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it is finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at %systemroot%\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

Make a photo of SFC and post it.

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So I was trying to get my Windows 10 laptop fixed --lots of things happened, AVG was acting funny, I couldn't login to one of my accounts, and now I can't even go to the login screen because of an old AVG error that used to be harmless (Server initialization failed with an error: 0xe001003e twice)--, and as I used my new USB, and tried to do bootrec and rebooting, I ended up with a recovery error.
Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors
File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device --Which I do, but it's what causes this error), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device Manufacturer.
Press ESC for UEFI Firmware Settings.
My USB is a Toshiba 16 gig that uses 3.0, and unfortunately, I do not know what my laptop's build is exactly, though is it possible to access it by UEFI? It's already 1:00 in the morning and I've given up at the moment. If nothing's possible, I'll just find a place to give it to or save up for another one. I would highly appreciate the help though, thank you!

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,

Momkay

Answer:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I'm currently running Vista and decided to try out W7 again. I made a partition for w7. It got through the installation process ( did the finalizing setup and analizing video performance things) I got to insert a username and stuff and after that it restarts then I can choose between W7 and Vista. If it was installed correctly it should -if I click w7- go to my desktop, but it didn't... After I chose w7 I get the 0xc000000f error, winload.exe.
Did I do something wrong or what?

Answer:w7 installation error 0xc000000f winload.exe

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Buzzles


I'm currently running Vista and decided to try out W7. I made a partition for w7. It got through the installation process ( did the finalizing setup and analizing video performance things) I got to insert a username and stuff and after that it restarts then I can choose between W7 and Vista. If it was installed correctly it should -if I click w7- go to my desktop, but it didn't... After I chose w7 I get the 0xc000000f error, winload.exe.
Did I do something wrong or what?



Yes there is something wrong. did you download you win 7 or purchase it directly and from where?

Let us know so we can assist you further


Ken J

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Ok, so Ive been playing Minecraft on my PC and I went to bed, so I turned off my PC. The next morning I got Windows Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. That never happened before, so I did some research and now I have a new error. This is the error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

Well, the thing is, I dont have that disc. I was wondering if anyone can help me out with this issue. It has happened for about 3 weeks now. This is the only thing i can do, but when i boot my pc, I can use F2. F8 doesnt work for me. I typed this on my iPod, so sorry for my foolish errors.

Answer:Gateway Installation Disc Error 0xc000000f

Welcome to the forum,

You can download an ISO to create an installation disc from here,

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

You will need access to another computer if yours wont boot.

These tutorials will help you out,

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi,
I have a windows 7 64bit Samsung NP350V5C-AO2UK laptop (specs here is you need them http://bit.ly/1CNUVj) It has been working ok until now and I've had a few issues with it but I've managed to resolve them. A few days ago I switched it on like normal and I got the following error message:
Windows Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I inserted the Samsung System Recovery Media Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 DVD I got with the laptop into the DVD drive and pressed enter. The disc sounded like it was loading and the laptop went to the initial Samsung switch on screen but then the screen just went blank and after waiting about 10 minutes and getting the same error message I just switched the laptop off.
I then switched it back on and pressed F10 till the Please select boot device: screen appeared and I selected my CD/DVD drive and pressed enter I got the press any key to boot from CD/DVD screen. I pressed a key and the disc sounded like it was loading and I got a Windows is loading files... message and then windows is starting after that the screen went... Read more

Answer:Boot error 0xc000000f- Samsung NP350V5C-AO2UK won't boot. Please help

The link to the specs is http://bit.ly/1CNUVjf

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Hi,
I have a windows 7 64bit Samsung NP350V5C-AO2UK laptop (specs here is you need them (NOTEBOOKS - Performance - Samsung NP350V5C-A02UK Laptop - Laptopmania - Laptop Deal and Offer) It has been working ok until now and I've had a few issues with it but I've managed to resolve them. A few days ago I switched it on like normal and I got the following error message:

Windows Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I inserted the Samsung System Recovery Media Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 DVD I got with the laptop into the DVD drive and pressed enter. The disc sounded like it was loading and the laptop went to the initial Samsung switch on screen but then the screen just went blank and after waiting about 10 minutes and getting the same error message I just switched the laptop off.

I then switched it back on and pressed F10 till the Please select boot device: screen appeared and I selected my CD/DVD drive and pressed enter I got the press any key to boot from CD/DVD screen. I pressed a key and the disc sounded like it was loading an... Read more

Answer:Boot error 0xc000000f- Samsung NP350V5C-AO2UK won't boot. Please help

Start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start,
reporting back as you go for possibly more steps based on results.

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I have the 0xc000000f boot error. My 7 disk is in the drive, however, I cannot change my bios to boot frrom the disk first, as my wireless usb keyboard is not being recognized. However, as soon as I hit in button on the keyboard, the computer freezes. I haven't got another keyboard (and this one does work, as I tried it on another computer).

Answer:I have the 0xc000000f boot error

It seems you will need to borrow or buy another keyboard, preferably PS2 port keyboard rather than USB keyboard. Some motherboards can not load USB driver for keyboards before showing Windows booting screen.

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Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Computer: Toshiba Satellite A215-S7472
When I started the computer, this came up on a black screen:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click “Next.”
3. Click “Repair your computer.”
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configurations data.
Enter= Continue ESC=Exit

Things I have tried:
I tried restarting, the same screen comes up. Pushing either enter or esc does the same thing. I tried pressing F8 during reboot, the screen still comes up. Since I do not have a Windows installation disc, I downloaded the Vista recovery disc from http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/. I burned this to a CD, and tried using it. I know the CD works because I tried it on a different computer, and it was able to boot from the CD. However, when I tried using the CD on the messed up computer, it does not do anything differently, the screen that says “Press any key to boot from CD/DVD” does not come up, and the error screen takes over again. Please help me, I’ve been at this for over two hours now!
 

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I get error 0xc000000f when restarting and if i try the recovery disk i get error error: 10-FC12-0241
operating system is vista business and laptop is toshiba L300 PSLB1A - 02S008

Answer:Satellite Pro L300 PSLB1A: Recovery disk not working - 0xc000000f error

Hi

You mean you cannot boot the notebook using the Toshiba Recovery disk which you have created?

Go to the BIOS and check if the CD/DVD drive is recognized. It should be listed on the first BIOS page.
If the CD/DVD drive is not listed then you should set the SATA mode to compatible and should save the changes.
After that try to boot again from the Recovery disk.

I also searched on the Toshiba European driver page for some info and found some details;

There is a firmware update for CD/DVD drive TS-L633A and TS-L633P.
This Firmware solve "Sometime not able to writing on DVD+R media".
The issue happens only DVD+R media, other kind of media have no problem.

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The story begins yesterday (around 2 pm) after my screens just went black. I sat there for a while and waited before just turning the computer off and restarting it. It booted back up just fine and so i decided to run my AVG PC tune up to check for any errors, and it came back with "You have not run DSKCHK in over 5 months." So through AVG PC Tune Up I selected thorough scan and hit OK. It told me i needed to restart the computer to begin the test so i hit OK to restart, but it didnt. I proceeded to put my computer into Turbo mode for no real reason what so ever, and then i restarted the computer. It booted up into the DSKCHK scan and i let it run. It took about an hour and a half and every thing seemed fine. The scan completed and the computer restarted into this error:
"Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
Please insert windows recovery disk and click to allow windows to repair errors.
Error 0xc000000f

So after a several minutes of trying to get the disk to be read i finally got the windows repair in and doing its thing.

In the mean time i was looking up other solutions/watching youtube and after about 4 hours of the screen saying "Attempting repairs" I looked up how long it should take and then i got frustrated and shut down the computer. After that I surfed forums for hours trying to figure out how to get the data off the hard drive, none were a success but i learned about Hirens boot and got it. Its k... Read more

Answer:Unable to Boot from Hard Drive I/O Error and Error 0xc000000f

I don't see anything in there about creating a System Image on a portable external HDD or SSD. Everyone learns this the hard way.

OK. Did you try doing a system restore to an earlier time before these errors occurred? You would do this by using your Windows Repair Disk which you created soon after you purchased your new computer.

Control Panel/Backup and Restore/Create Repair Disk (upper left side)

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Hello,

when doing the pre boot system assessment, I get an error on hard drive.

Service Tag : 25N2B32, BIOS A03
Error Code : 2000-0142
Validation : 101488
what should I do?

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Hello,
I am using HP laptop. I was using windows 7 operating system. But for some kind of problems i thought to run a set up in my laptop. As i heard from some people that Windows 8 is better than windows 7, so tried to install windows 8. During installation i did format to my installation drive (C: drive) and start windows 8 installation. After running 51% it got stuck so i restart my laptop. But then the installation never start again. It can not be able to boot. I have tried lots of process to pair but nothing works for me. Its showing following error message every time whenever try to reinstall with windows 7, xp or 8 disk.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

What I should i do now. Please help me out.

Answer:Boot Manager Error 0xc000000f

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install - Windows 8
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Does anyone has any suggestions? I would Love to hear them.

Answer:File: \Boot\BCD error 0xc000000f

When did this first happen?

Any recently installed software or anything else you feel may be related?

What make and model laptop?

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My PC was running a Windows 8/Linux Mint dual boot. I deleted the Linux Mint partition, which apparently angered my Windows boot loader. Now when I try booting Windows, it gives me the error "The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors. File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc000000f"

I installed Linux again to get its boot loader back, but selecting Windows from the boot menu is no longer working since the boot file listed above isn't working correctly. I've attached a screenshot of my partitions that I took in Linux Mint. The highlighted partition is Linux Mint and the partition above it is Windows 8. I want to delete Linux Mint and get my Windows boot loader running again. What should I do?

Answer:Windows 8 boot error 0xc000000f

Try removing the boot flag from sda5.

You might need to run startup repair from win8 install media/recovery cd afterwards.

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Hello forumers. Yesterday I removed dual booting Linux and after that my Windows 10 won't boot up. I have tried everything. The cmd commands: bootrec /FixMbr; bootrec /FixBoot; bootrec /RebuildBcd; Bcdboot commands and everything. Then I tried Refreshing PC what says: Drive where Windows is installed is locked. Please unlock it.....
Startup repair just scans for a short periood and then says: Couldn't fix the problem. I can't Access normal Recovery options, so I'm using a recovery flash drive. I have tried several Live CDs but none of them won't fix the problem. I can access the UEFI Bios, but idk what to change there. I've searched hours for solution. I don't want to fresh install Windows, unless it's the only option, because it contains importnant data. Please reply

Answer:Windows 10 Can't boot, error 0xc000000f

Maybe there is a better solution, but if your hard disk has enough space, you could try to install Windows 10 again in a second partition. Start Windows 10 Setup and then shrink the current partition at about 15-20GB to make room for the second installation. Then install Windows 10 to the second partition. This should reinstall the Windows Boot Loader and add an entry to boot your old Windows installation as well. See if you can boot to your original Windows 10 installation. If you do, you can remove the boot entry for the new installation (careful to remove the right one!) and then delete the second partition and expand the first to take all space again. Not a convenient solution, but it would save you the trouble of taking a backup and installing all your applications from scratch!

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Heyo, I upgraded from windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on my Asus netbook (6 months old). It was working fine until about a month ago, when it began installing updates. I left it on overnight to finish the updates, and when I turned on my computer, there was the blue screen error.

So far I've tried using the Windows 10 installation media from usb to repair my computer to no avail. I've tried using system restore and pc refresh and I get an error saying "The drive where windows is installed is locked". Additionally, I've tried using bootrec.exe in order to scan for installations, and repair the MBR, I get an i/o error for the MBR and 0 found installations of windows.

If anyone could help me, that would be awesome. Also this is my first time using a forum so go easy plz )

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Answer:Error 0xc000000f, windows won't boot

Try the steps here and good luck with it :-
http://www.boyans.net/RepairWindows/The_drive_where_Windows_is_installed_is_locked.html#repair-steps
 

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Guys,
Today my OS got freezed at the loading screen and it doesn't boot anymore. After that I restarted my PC and chose the safe mode but it got stuck on the drivers selection part.

Now I got this:
"Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt"

file: \windows\system32\config\system

status 0xc000000f
I did a clear CMOS but it didn't work. I don't have a Windows 7 recover CD yet, only a 1GB pen-drive with Ubuntu installed and that's why I can ask here for help.

I don't think the problem is the hardware because I can access my files from Ubuntu.

The question is: Can I repair the boot system with Linux?

Att

Answer:Boot error, status 0xc000000f

Quote:
The question is: Can I repair the boot system with Linux?


NO, Linux is quite different from Windows. This page has a link to a system repair disc that you need:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...xc000000f.html
The section with the green banner that says Best solution.

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Operating system : Genuine Windows 8.1Updates : All installed up to date including additional ones except one that caused some random slow downs.
PC Specs :

CPU : Intel i3 2x3.3 GHz (LGA 1155)Mobo : Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 (rev 2.0)RAM : Geil Dragon 2x 4GBGPU : Nvidia Geforce GT630 1GB
5.HDDs :

120 GB Samsung SSD (Home for OS)240 GB Kingston SSD (More important files)300 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II mechanical drive (for less important files)Problems :

Recently I noticed that explorer.exe started to crash from time to time (example: right clicking on a file was giving a 'stand-by' icon and caused explorer.exe to follow a loop of crashing and reloading). A simple restart was helping.Few days ago I hooked up my Roland MV 8000 digital music production hardware via USB to my computer in order to transfer some audio samples to the machine. At that moment when I was waiting for folders to pop up upon successful connection, explorer.exe crashed again but it didn't reload. My MV 8000 froze as well. I decided to manually restart my pc with a dedicated button. Unfortunately upon restart I got the following message :
Loading operating system... a disk read error occured. Press ctrl+alt+del to restartWhat I've tried :

Prepared bootable usb drive with Windows 8.1. Tried to automatically repair the problem using windows built in troubleshooting tool. Prompted an information that automatic repair could not repair this computer.Reconnected the Samsung SSD cables.Pulled out the Samsung SSD an... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 error 0xc000000f on boot - tried everything.

Have you tried running-

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

&

sfc /scannow

in admin cmd prompts & restarting ?

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Hey guys,

I've been looking at a PC for a friend and it's proving to be a bit of a nightmare. Here's the issue and a description of what I've tried to far.

0xc000000f the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I tried a number of things first, such as ensuring every device unplugged bar keyboard and mouse etc. I then attempted to repair windows by putting a windows install on a bootable USB. After selecting the country, it would hang on the setup is starting screen and do nothing. I tried doing repair windows, and nothing would happen. From there, I installed it onto a disc instead (just incase) and got the same result.

After that failed I tried resetting the CMOS, flashing the BIOS etc and still the same error.

I'd basically come to the conclusion that the HDD is faulty and needs to be replaced. However, my concern is that as the setup isn't even loading from the disc when the HDD isn't involved then there could be a different issue.

I can't use the built in acer erecovery because it just hangs on please wait, I cant boot into safe mode, I can't access windows at all. I've tried almost every suggestion from a dozen different threads. Before I purchase a new HDD, I need to be certain that's the issue.

Sorry if that's a bit long winded, but any suggestions? I've tried quite a few things so will reply if I've already done any suggestions posted.

Thanks,

Answer:0xc000000f the boot selection failed because... Error.

Hello and welcome aria mate try this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Read it thoroughly first and then make sure you pick the original version of Windows and don't do what some daft people do think they can put on Pro or Ultimate when the original version is Home.
See my pic for picking the right version I use a disk but a stick is ok for the ISO.

PS Meant to mention this will also get rid of all the Acer bloatware but do backup any dtat if you can.

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So my laptop Toshiba satellite c660 1np could not boot up, so I read on the internet that enabling fast boot would work.
I did that and it worked.
I wanted to refresh my laptop so I wanted to install windows 7 again.
After formatting my drive and trying to install windows, the error:
windows cannot be installed to this disk. this computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

And then I restarted my laptop and then this came up



I can't enter bios because this screen comes up and now my windows is formatted and I can't install it.

In one sentence: Can't get in bios and can't install windows on my laptop

Thanks for your help

Answer:Error 0xC000000F can't get in boot and install windows

You would enter the BIOS/UEFI before you ever got to that screen, so that part of things hasn't been established yet. However, I would say this has all the markings of a failed HDD. Unless you deliberately disabled something in the UEFI/BIOS config, which seems unlikely considering you're confused about how to even access it, when Windows won't boot you tend to have one of two causes: 1) The filesystem on the drive is damaged beyond any reasonable hope of repair and you need to completely reinstall the OS or 2) the drive is in an early state of failure where it may work perfectly fine for a few seconds, but then fall over.

One other possibility is that since you're trying to install Windows 7, you didn't make a copy of the Win 7 install media for use with a UEFI based system. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there's actually a separate error message for that.

With luck someone will have another idea that will fix the issue quickly, but I would definitely be prepared for the worst-case scenario of it being a bum HDD. If the unit is under warranty, be sure to make Toshiba replace the drive if it becomes necessary to replace it.

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Hello guys I have a problem with my ASUS model K50I I've provided a screenshot below
I have a bootable flash drive for the Windows 7 Installation, the problem is I can't even get to the boot selection and my esc and backspace won't seem to work. I really need help guys, thanks in advance.

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I can boot my computer. I get a message saying saying

Windows error Recovery
Windows failed to start
I get some options, start in safe mode, run last known good configuration. None of these options work. If i try any of these i get a blank screen for about 5mins then I get another message with the error code shown in the title with another message 'info' windows failed to load because your system registry file is missing or corrupt.

Ive tried to boot it from disk but same problem.

Any help would be much appreciated? Or if you need any other info let me know, cheers.
 

Answer:Solved: Help! Cant boot error Status:0xc000000f

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Hi,

Last night i got a blue screen on my computer (custom build) and after searching for some solutions to the error code it spat out, I decided to upgrade to win10 (from 7) as suggestions pointed to a clean windows install.

I downloaded win10 and put it on a USB stick, got my computer to boot from it and it went ahead with the installation. I reformatted my SSD which my previous OS was on, and installed win10 on there.

I've changed the BIOS back to boot from HDD with my SSD being top of the priority list and I'm met with the error:

0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I've unplugged all other external storage, and any other unnecessary hardware connections (no chargers for example). I do have one internal storage disk which is mostly programmes and music.

My next thought is that my SSD is physically broken, although the win10 install did say that it had completed successfully. It's a Kingston 240GB SSD and I've had it roughly 3 years (got it early 2014).

Please let me know if there is anything anyone could suggest- usually I;m able to surf forums and get to the bottom of these things, but I'm completely out of ideas now.

Thanks

Answer:Clean Install: Can't boot- error 0xc000000f

Same thing as here:
Windows 10 still available in boot option after being deleted - - Windows 10 Forums

Connect only the SSD (and DVD drive if you need it). Leave all other drives disconnected. Boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD. When the very first screen comes up, press Shift + F10. In the command Window that opens, run the following commands to completely erase the SSD:

diskpart
select disk 0
clean
exit

Then proceed with the install, when asked, select the custom install option. You should see nothing but unallocated space on the SSD. Highlight that, click next to let Windows set it up. After you get Windows 10 installed and booting from the SSD, then reconnect the HDD and do what you want with it.

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so I have seen other threads with

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

which is what the issue is but more I have the windows disk received it from HP even with the cd and changed the boot order I still cant get it to run. I do sometime get the screen to run it but when I hit enter it goes back to the same screen as above I am not sure what else to do I did a scan on the the drive it came back on I am not even able to get to the System Recovery Options either nore was I able to burn my own cd need some help please

Answer:Windows 7: Boot Manager Error 0xc000000f please help

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Firstly may I apologise if I have submitted my problem in the incorrect Forum, my symptoms seem to spread across a couple of areas.
I am operating a 1 TB drive with Windows 10 and 7 in a Dual Boot configuration on my desktop PC, the win 10 is an on-line downloaded upgrade from win 8.1, which was also an on-line download. All as been running well since win 10 was launched. I use win 10 for my Admin and Image Storage and manipulation and Win 7 for Flight Sim.
Yesterday afternoon I restarted my PC from Win 7, the PC rebooted to the Win 10 sign on screen but it was in a frozen state, there was nothing I could do so I pressed the PC reset button. It did not reboot to the Dual Boot screen, but presented me with a Blue screen headed 'Your PC needs to be repaired' followed by reference to:
File:\windows\system32\winload.exe. , and then the error code indicated in the Thread Title above, and the following.
You'll need to use recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device) contact your administrator or PC manufacturer.
I don't wish to muddy the waters any, but coincidentally I had a Windows update during the morning when first booting up?I searched the internet for a solution and came across the media creation tool which I downloaded to a USB and attempted to reboot the PC, nothing happened. I am now unable to reboot the PC by any means, this is complicated by the fact that both win 8.1 and Win 10 were downloaded install... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot, Error Code:0xc000000f

You can download the ISO of Windows 10 from here on another PC;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

Please make sure you have the 4GB USB Drive or DVD-R before you begin.

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I own a Lenovo Ideacentre All-in-one A510. OS is Windows 7 64 Bit. Not sure why as I haven't installed anything new, but the system will no longer do a successful startup.  When I attempt to do a startup, I get a Windows Boot Manager error which says: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.2. Choose your language settings and click next.3. Click "repair your computer" Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I do not have the OS CD nor have I created the system restore disks. What I do have is the backup of all my data in drive D. I was able once to get to a backup option, but it said it did not have enough space to do a recovery of my 1/5/15 backup.  Since then, I haven't been able to get back to that point. I attempted to use One Key Recovery (OKR) (F2) to rescue/repair my system, but it never took me to any onscreen instructions to select the backup task to restore from.  Instead, I get a picture of a green plant???  What the heck is that? How can I get back to a backup/restore screen?  Can someone please help/guide me as to what I should do in order to use the backup created already in D drive and restore my system? Thank you.

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Hello,
I am submitting a request for help with a windows 10 desktop. I am getting the error from the windows boot manager that my status of this error is 0xc000000f. The info given is The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I have tried a few things but an open to many responses. When I press enter as it gives me the option to enter or exit, my operating system boots up with no problems. I have read on multiple sites this is a more common windows 7 issue and a repair disk should fix it but I have windows 10 and have tried a few of the chkdsk commands. However no luck. All help appreciated! Thank you!

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*SYSTEM SPECS INCLUDED UNDER MY SYSTEM SPECS*

A few months ago I bought a Corsair Force III 60GB SSD and I use it for my OS and non-game programs (in exception of Crysis Warhead which didn't let me choose the install path). The drive is all very fast and all that (despite me using it in a SATA II board as opposed to SATA III which is still confirmed to be 100% compatible), but about every 1-in-4 to 1-in-6 power-ups, the system spends a few seconds scanning the drives then can only find the 2 WD HDDs and my DVD drive, then coming up with error message 0xc000000f:

The first time I got this error was the day after I installed the drives and set them all up (AHCI mode on, TRIM for the SSD on, Hibernation off, Defrag auto-disabled for the SSD, attempted to update Forceware for SSD which it turned out I already had the latest) e.t.c).

There is a simple TEMPORARY "fix"
I powered down the system, then unplugged the SATA data connector from the SSD and then back in again and powered up

Bingo - it works every time, with the OS and the rest of the system functioning wonderfully but doing this about every 1-in-4 to 1-in-6 power ups is getting very boring.

Does anyone have any PERMANENT solutions to this problem?

Answer:Windows boot error 0xc000000f every ~ 1-in-4 to 6 startups with SSD

Did you try following the instructions in your print screen above? If it's a boot error, Windows 7 does a great job of automatically repairing many of them.

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Hello, I've got a Windows 7 32x bit. When I load it up I get this error.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I've done the repair disk method but it still won't navigate away from the Windows Boot Manager.
Can somebody help me please?

Answer:Windows Boot Manager, error 0xc000000f.

You'll need to correctly boot the disk: How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

If you're not prompted to Press Any Key to boot Disk, you may need to make another disk from Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also includes everything that can be done to start Win7

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Hi guys.

I've got an HP Pavilion Notebook with VISTA Home Premium with SP1

I tried to boot it up this morning and I have the following black screen error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Boot\BCD
Status 0xc000000f

An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

I had previously ran an optimizer tool that had fixed registry and cleared out junk (and probably temp) details.

I get the normal insert disk message, the thing is, I don't have a disk to run (rather foolishly I never burnt the disk from the partitioned drive)

Can anyone please help me?

Many thanks

Answer:Error - File:\Boot\BCD status 0xc000000f

You'll need a disk, call MS.

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Hi, I purchased a Thinkpad T400 a few months ago, and recently I received an error message which prevents my computer from working. It comes up before the loading of Windows Vista, so I cannot use the recovery function application in Windows to restore the system.  The message is as follows: ?Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.? If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.  File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. ?  As I don?t have a Windows Visa installation disc came with the computer, I have to try to fix the problem using other means. Initially I thought it might be a BIOS version problem, but after I updated the BIOS version to the latest v1.9, the same error is still there. I am a normal computer user and don?t use this laptop for any networking server or programming work.  Please advise whether it is possible that I can fix the problem on my end, and how to do so. If not, should I require a copy of recovery disc from Lenovo or send the laptop back for warranty service? Or is it a hardware (hard disk) problem? All your help is much appreciated.

Answer:T400 Unbootable Error "Boot\BCD 0xc000000f"

sounds like somebody was playing with the vista bootloader. you can get the vista disk off of rapidshare/torrent, and use the recovery option to fix it yourself. this is only possible if you have an internet connection with another computer. this is totally legal only if you have the vista COA on the bottom of your laptop. or download gparted live cd (free, burn to a disk), and fix the master boot record (MBR) thru that. You can also see if you can fix it thru googling "How to fix corrupt vista bcd"





X41T: Dead from a power surge during a BIOS Flash!

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Firstly may I apologise if I have submitted my problem in the incorrect Forum, my symptoms seem to spread across a couple of areas.
I am operating a 1 TB drive with Windows 10 and 7 in a Dual Boot configuration on my desktop PC, the win 10 is an on-line downloaded upgrade from win 8.1, which was also an on-line download. All as been running well since win 10 was launched. I use win 10 for my Admin and Image Storage and manipulation and Win 7 for Flight Sim.
Yesterday afternoon I restarted my PC from Win 7, the PC rebooted to the Win 10 sign on screen but it was in a frozen state, there was nothing I could do so I pressed the PC reset button. It did not reboot to the Dual Boot screen, but presented me with a Blue screen headed 'Your PC needs to be repaired' followed by reference to:
File:\windows\system32\winload.exe. , and then the error code indicated in the Thread Title above, and the following.
You'll need to use recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device) contact your administrator or PC manufacturer.
I don't wish to muddy the waters any, but coincidentally I had a Windows update during the morning when first booting up?I searched the internet for a solution and came across the media creation tool which I downloaded to a USB and attempted to reboot the PC, nothing happened. I am now unable to reboot the PC by any means, this is complicated by the fact that both win 8.1 and Win 10 were downloaded install... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot, Error Code:0xc000000f

You can download the ISO of Windows 10 from here on another PC;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

Please make sure you have the 4GB USB Drive or DVD-R before you begin.

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I'm running Windows 7 on my desktop PC, dualbooting with Fedora 24.
Recently, I've had a few blackouts, and my PC was running when one of said blackouts occurred. Now, starting back up, Windows gave me the choice between running recovery mode and starting normally, because of power surges, and I chose recovery mode. I can't remember the specifics of what happened, but suffice it to say it failed, and I rebooted into Windows.
Now I'm faced with a screen giving me an error, namely, 0xc000000f, an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data, and it suggests I boot using my Windows installation disk. I fished it out, and booted to it, started system recovery options. System recovery options searched for an operating system, and said it detected a problem with my computer's startup options, and these were the details:
I selected repair and restart, and immediately I get a "Failed to save startup options." box. After closing it, I'm on the system recovery options menu with an option to restore my computer with a system image and the option to use recovery tools, with a text field below that is supposed to list operating systems, but which is empty. Since I'm an idiot and don't use Windows that much, I have no system image to restore to.
I will point out that through Fedora(which works fine), I can access my Windows partitions, and all my files are fine, it just seems to be a problem with the boot files.
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Answer:Problem with Windows 7 boot, error 0xc000000f

Hello and welcome andesite mate can you get into safe mode?? - power on while tapping F8 if you can try running these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 > in safe mode if need be

SFC usually best run for three scans


This may also be of some help. Persoanlly I ma not a fan of dual boots - had too many issues withthem in the past and just gave them away. If I wnat to run another system I usually swap otu dedicated drives.

In nay case mate do make images when things are right again see this
Imaging with free Macrium I do then regularly and you can even set them up to do on a weekly basis and what I do is always keeps the first one and delete the ovveerflow keeping say the last four.

But lets get this thing sorted first.

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I can't boot into Windows. I don't want to have to restore the computer to factory settings and lose all my data. This all started with Windows updates that failed to install. I could not get into Safe Mode and tried several things as I mention below, including using the software of Easy Recovery Essentials, which made things worse. I emailed NeoSmart twice and have gotten no response.

Other than restoring the computer to factory default, is there another option, such as getting the Windows ISO and reinstalling Windows?

Here is what occurred in full detail.

I decided a few weeks ago to download multiple Windows updates. Most of them were installed, but to complete the installation for some of them, Windows said it needed to be restarted. Because I had multiple programs, folders, and files opened, I chose not to restart my computer then. I decided this past Saturday to finally restart my computer so that these updates can be applied. I was closing open files, folders, and programs. This was taking a long time because I had multiple things open and also because the computer was running sluggishly. After having a majority of things closed, I got impatient and decided to hold down the power button to shut off the computer. I turned the computer back on and windows began to apply the updates prior to fully booting up (I'm referring to the blue screen that shows the percentage of an update or updates being applied before one is taken to the desktop). Windows then sh... Read more

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Ok here is the deal most of you have probably seen this before but i think whats happening to me is different
I Factory reset my dads pc and as far as i know everything went correctly its a Acer Aspire 5517. my problem is when i start it it shows the acer logo and then goes straight to this


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: Windows failed to load because the NLS data is missing, or corrupt.


now if i hit enter it takes me to choose an os to start OR use a tool now if i choose an os to start is just resets and takes me back to the "windows failed to start" screen and if i run the tool it does not find anything.

i used my pc to make a repair disc but when i put it into the other pc nothing happens and yes i changed the load order in Bios to do CD/DVD first
ive been trying to fix this for 2 days and i need some help. thanks!

Answer:Windows Boot manager error 0xc000000f

Welcome to Sevenforums SOA!

If you created a Repair Disc exactly as stated in this article:
Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc ? MAXIMUMpcguides ? Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

Then you can try the same method but using a USB:
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos

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error says
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1: Insert your installation disc and restart your computer
2: Choose your language settings and then click "Next"
3: Click "Repair Your Computer"

If you do not have this disc. contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assisstance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible ."



Please help me, I use this computer for games and school, and need it up and running asap. I have the recovery disc I made when I bought it, but my CD ROM is broke, and won't read anything. is there a way around this without using a CD???? could I use a Thumbdrive??? can't really afford a new computer, or CD drive. My laptop is a Gateway NV79u thank you for any help!

Answer:Windows 7 Boot Manager error 0xc000000f

Hi please try tapping F2 on booting and get to the bios screen once there look for the boot options screen or similar and set the cd\dvd drive as first boot device insert your disc and choose F10 to save and exit if you get a screen with y/n option choose y

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Windows 7 Boot Manager error 0xc000000f
error says
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1: Insert your installation disc and restart your computer
2: Choose your language settings and then click "Next"
3: Click "Repair Your Computer"

If you do not have this disc. contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assisstance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible ."



Please help me, I use this lap top for work! And I need it to be okay ASAP, I do not have any installation disc or recovery disc.i can't even access the save mode, please help me and is it possible not to reformat the lap top? Because I have really important documents in it, can't lose it.. I really need help desperately.. I'm running a Lenovo g480.. Thank you on advance for your advice!

Answer:Windows 7 Boot Manager error 0xc000000f

Hello,

Can you boot into safe mode ? If you can, try system restore.

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Hi, I have a problem with my W10 system, it is not booting and whatever I try is not working.
I can't refresh/repair the PC because my drive is "locked"

Startup repair doesn't work, no explanation.
None of the solutions the Windows 10 DVD/media offers works

I tried to rebuild the BCD but it doesn't work either
bootrec /scanOS
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup

attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s #the bcd file is not found

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd

I get a message saying:
Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0

If not else it changed the gravity of the situation, now it says it's a "boot/bcd problem" instead of "winload" as it said before the cmd I was suggested to try.

I tried to check DISKPART and I saw many different disks that I haven't got before.
My C: shows under VOL 1 / FS - NTFS / LABEL - System Rese
the E: Vol 2 / FS - NTFS / and nothing else. #exploring the DIR, I noticed it has my program files
the F: Vol 3 / FS - NTFS / Info - Hidden. #and nothing else is said.
the D: Vol 4 is the USB media with Windows 10 that I'm trying to restore the PC with.
It's very confusing and terrifying, since I have a lot of my work on the PC.
If anyone has an idea how I should proceed, please help me!
*If really we can't come to a conclusion, I was thinking if it was possible to re-install windows 10 on a partition of C:
to boot the system from there and rec... Read more

Answer:\Boot\BCD Error 0xc000000f Can't boot Windows 10

Dear Sir,

I am having an identical problem as follows. You got any advice? Please update me as to how you resolved your issue.
Problem : -

attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s #the bcd file is not found

I get a message saying:
Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0

Thanks and regards,

Roy

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Hi, I have a problem with my W10 system, it is not booting and whatever I try is not working.
I can't refresh/repair the PC because my drive is "locked"

Startup repair doesn't work, no explanation.
None of the solutions the Windows 10 DVD/media offers works

I tried to rebuild the BCD but it doesn't work either
bootrec /scanOS
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup

attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s #the bcd file is not found

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /rebuildbcd

I get a message saying:
Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0

If not else it changed the gravity of the situation, now it says it's a "boot/bcd problem" instead of "winload" as it said before the cmd I was suggested to try.

I tried to check DISKPART and I saw many different disks that I haven't got before.
My C: shows under VOL 1 / FS - NTFS / LABEL - System Rese
the E: Vol 2 / FS - NTFS / and nothing else. #exploring the DIR, I noticed it has my program files
the F: Vol 3 / FS - NTFS / Info - Hidden. #and nothing else is said.
the D: Vol 4 is the USB media with Windows 10 that I'm trying to restore the PC with.
It's very confusing and terrifying, since I have a lot of my work on the PC.
If anyone has an idea how I should proceed, please help me!
*If really we can't come to a conclusion, I was thinking if it was possible to re-install windows 10 on a partition of C:
to boot the system from there and rec... Read more

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I have a dell xps 14 z laptop. It originally came with windows 7. I took advantage of the free windows 10 upgrade when it came out a while ago. Laptop was running well until I did a large windows 10 update (I believe it was the creator update) a few days ago. Immediately after, the computer will only boot to the BSOD error 0xc000000f, saying "your pc/device needs to be repaired." I was not able to boot into advanced settings and do a repair. I created a windows 10 installation usb and tried to repair that way but no restore points were found. The hdd is set to boot first in bios but its almost like the computer can't see the hdd.

I don't think I can run DM Log collector because I can't save the file to the desktop.

Any help would be much appreciated

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Hi guys,

So my computer was having some problems recently. Wouldn't turn on, but there was power to the usb ports. Before i figured out it was the power supply that was dead, I had tried clearing the Bios by shorting the jumper leads & removing the internal battery, but otherwise everything else was untouched.

I've just received the replacement power supply today, so I've hooked it up & everything is ok, but when booting up, it gets to the "Starting Windows" logo & then restarts.
It quotes "Boot Manager Generic Failure 0xC000000F" whenever it restarts itself.

I've tried running the Startup Repair tool from the windows disk, but it doesn't work. The logs show that every check was completed successfully, except:






Quote:
Repair Action: System Files Integrity check & Repair
Result: Failed, error code = 0x490


I then ran Checkdisk on the C drive, but this shows that the disk is completely fine. What could be the problem?

My pc stats are:
Intel i5 processor
ASRock H61m/U2S2 motherboard
Coodmax CD-P500W power supply

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Revived computer wont boot up, error 0xC000000F

boot to windows recovery environment->command prompt. Then:

Code:

sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows
Succeeds? if not then try:

Code:

sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=d:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\windows
Which one works?

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Hi guys.

I've got an HP Pavilion Notebook with VISTA Home Premium.

I tried to boot it up this morning and I have the following black screen error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Boot\BCD
Status 0xc000000f

An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


I get the normal insert disk message, the thing is, I don't have a disk to run (rather foolishly I never burnt the disk from the partitioned drive)

Can anyone please help me?

Many thanks

Answer:Start up error - File:\Boot\BCD status 0xc000000f

Repairing the Windows Vista Bootloader - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

That is what you need to do. Repair the Vista bootloader. No disk. No problem. One is available for download from that wiki.

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I downgraded from Windows 10 to 8.1 the other day and after rebooting I got the error message below.

'Recovery, Your PC needs to be repaired, The boot configuration date for your PC is missing or contains errors, File \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD, Error code: 0xc000000f

I have tried 8.1 installation media via USB as my Vaio doesn't have an optical drive and each time I go in to it I get that blue screen and when I press refresh or re-install it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked.Unlock the drive and try again."

What can I do to resolve this? I have tried check disk, tried bootrec but nothing works, any help would be gratefully appreciated.
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Flip 15 Will Not Boot - Error Code: 0xc000000f

Model # SVF15N2A4E
 

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Hello everyone. I am going to number my info because my desktop progressively got worse today.
I have a Windows 7 partition and a Windows 8 partition on the HD.

1. At first boot, it was trying to auto repair, but it would get stuck and nothing would happen.
2. After several restarts, it finally booted to the Windows 8 boot select screen to choose 7 or 8, I chose 7. Then it went to "applying update operation" and was updating registries I guess.
3. After that, it just would not boot. After another restart, I got "the boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors." I tried to insert a recovery DVD / installation disk, but nothing would load.
3. Trying to boot from the CD or USB would just freeze and then give the same error, 0xc000000f.
4. From the HP diagnostics tool from boot up, it told me it was an HD error, biohd 8. In my several hours of searching online I believe it could be the HD or the motherboard, but I am not sure how to find out which.
5. Using EaseUS Data Recovery, the software recognizes the 3 different volumes on the drive (Win 7, Win 7 recovery partition, Win 8)

I was wondering if anyone would be able to deduce what is happening here, should I get a new HD or motherboard? Since EaseUS is recognizing all volumes, is it probably the motherboard?

And what it is the best way of formatting the drive and installing Win7 again with a failed HD, if it is the motherboard?

Would appreciate any help, thank you very much.

As... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot, error 0xc000000f, hard drive failure?

Check out this tutorial it will help you figure out if it is in fact the hard drive: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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hi i am currently serving in afghanistan and into my first 2 months of my tour and my advent 4211-b netbook has broken. i tried restoring settings on it via the tech guys software installed on my netbook and it crashed half way through, so i restarted it and ever since it goes onto a blank screen saying

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click “Next.”
3. Click “Repair your computer.”
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configurations data.
Enter= Continue ESC=Exit
i have a usb stick and have tried to download windows xp recovery disks and try to re-boot it that way but nothing works! pressing enter and esc just restarts the computer and takes me straight back to this page. i need help asap. i only have a few days where i can access the internet to try and find solutions and then im back out.
my girlfriend tried to speak to "the tech guys" from pcworld and they didnt want to know, they just told her that i need to bring it which would take months for me to recieve back out here, surly there is a way for me to fix it out here isnt there?

thanks for looking hope you can help

warren
 

Answer:advent 4211-b with error code \boot\bcd status 0xc000000f

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Hi there, i went on break for about 2 weeks, and upon starting up my machine started getting a bsod for unmountable boot volume.
tired to restart in safe mode, but none of the options were working [when attempting safe mode, would load as far as file classpnp.sys], selecting anything would just loop back to the same bsod over & over.

i had a recovery tools/disk on USB [don't have any disc drives on this machine],
so plugged that in & tried running startup repair, but it fails. this is what i get:


after that fail, rebooting my machine no longer yields the bsod mentioned above,
but rather this lovely boot failure error 0xc000000f:


so tried the recovery usb again, this time with command prompt as the recovery tool & ran some stuff there,
below are my results...

- diskpart output:


- bcdedit output:



not sure where to go from here. i've been trying to fix this for 3 days now [spent NYE at home trying to fix this even ].
am hoping won't have to re-install OS cause it's been a while & i don't have the disk anymore [would probably have to install via usb shenanigans], any suggestions greatly appreciated

p.s. sorry for the terrible images, taking them all with my phone.

Answer:Boot failure error 0xc000000f win7 | cannot auto-repair

still haven't been able to fix, anyone have any ideas?

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I have also reset but it is still the same. This is a new computer.

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Hi all,
 
Thank you for your help in advance.
 
My computer will not boot up at all. As soon as the power button is pressed, the Dell logo appears for a second and then a blue screen appears. It says "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc000000f". My computer has a problem where it will crash randomly. It was after one of these crashes that this issue appeared.
 
I have a attached an image of the screen to this post. If I press Enter to "try again", it shows the Dell symbol with a spinning wheel. After spinning for a bit, it says "Press any button within 8 seconds to skip disk checking". After waiting about 10 minutes, another BSOD appears. The computer then restarts and repeats the cycle.
 
Here are my computer specs:
-Windows 10
- x64
- Windows 8 was the original os
- The OS was pre-installed
- My computer is about 4 years old
- CPU is Intel i7 generation 3 I believe
- Its a Dell inspiron 5520
- It is a laptop
 
Thank you so much!! You guys are the best.
-KD

Answer:No boot BSOD Error Code: 0xc000000f "A required device isn't connected..."

I don't see the screen shot attached.
Have you run the Dell diagnostics?  Usually you can access it by tapping F12 at boot, then selecting the diagnostics from the menu that shows up.
What does the BSOD error message say?  Look at the end of the text for the info about the error (it's in alll CAPS and has the underlines between words):  http://www.carrona.org/bsodimg.html

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Hi all,
 
Thank you for your help in advance.
 
My computer will not boot up at all. As soon as the power button is pressed, the Dell logo appears for a second and then a blue screen appears. It says "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc000000f". My computer has a problem where it will crash randomly. It was after one of these crashes that this issue appeared.
 
I have a attached an image of the screen to this post. If I press Enter to "try again", it shows the Dell symbol with a spinning wheel. After spinning for a bit, it says "Press any button within 8 seconds to skip disk checking". After waiting about 10 minutes, another BSOD appears. The computer then restarts and repeats the cycle.
 
Here are my computer specs:
-Windows 10
- x64
- Windows 8 was the original os
- The OS was pre-installed
- My computer is about 4 years old
- CPU is Intel i7 generation 3 I believe
- Its a Dell inspiron 5520
- It is a laptop
 
Thank you so much!! You guys are the best.
-KD

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I bought this computer from a yard sale. It had windows Vista on it at the time and 6 user accounts. The accounts with administration rights were password protected. So since I didn't need any of the data, I wanted to do a clean windows 7 install. Well I tried and everything was working fine. Then it froze at 59%. It stayed there for an hour and then it said an error. Forgot the error code. I tried it again and same thing happened. However after this time, trying to boot up, it gave me the 0xc000000f error. I've tried to boot from cd and it won't let me now. Won't boot into hard drive. I downloaded hirens cd on a usb and finally got it to work but unsure how to use it. I tried installing windows 7 using another usb device and it says disk failure then goes to the 0xc000000f code screen. I've been researching for days and still no answer. Please help.

Answer:0xc000000f error.....computer won't boot start after failed windows install

0xc000000f is a "No Such File" error
So, most likely either your W7 recovery media is bad, or there's a problem with the system.
Start with these free bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

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Yesterday , randomly , when I turned on the computer I saw nothing but a black screen. It wasn't the black screen of death , looked like a windows black screen but it just wasn't displaying anything. Its almost like windows is operating normally in the background , its just not showing me. When I put the disk in it comes up occasionally and works fine , but when I shut down and turn it back on its back to the same ole thing.

I have windows 7 home premium , 32-bit. I read somewhere that I may need to check the boot order , but I have no idea how to do any of this.

Any Ideas ?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Why is 7 only booting when I have the installation disk in ?

Follow the tutorial Startup Repair minutely.

Run it at least three times, with restarts after every single run, and see if it boots normally or not. Post back with results.

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Hi everyone... i've been searching around the internet for solutions to my problem but i cant seem to find anyone with the same specific problem as mine..

so my problem is i have an HP pavilion dv6500 which came with windows vista 32bit... now i want to downgrade it to XP Professional 32bit.. my bootable cd already comes with SATA drivers since my laptop uses SATA.. boot priority set to CD/DVD ROM.. my CD-ROM works fine and is detected by bios.. my disc is 100% bootable coz i tried it on different laptops and it boots on all of them... EXCEPT for my laptop mentioned earlier..

so there's my problem... a bootable disk not booting even with proper settings... i have tried a different disk which is my windows xp home edition cd which does boot but does not have sata support so it doesnt detect my HDD.. so i dont know where the problem might be...

xp pro disk wont boot but xp home edition boot
both disks boot on other laptops...
both OS's are 32 bit..

Hope someone can help... thnx a lot!

Answer:XP PRO installation disk not booting on certain laptop

and welcome to the Forum

If you have the BIOS set to boot first from the CD/DVD drive, and you do not get the prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD" either the drive or the disc is faulty.

Since the pc will boot from an original installation disc, the drive has likely weakened with age and will not recognize a copy. . . That is not unusual.

Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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Hello forum, I've upgraded from w7 to w10 this morning and there's something I'm not very sure about.

I've done a clean install from a usb drive and everything works fine, but a new option has appeared on my boot sequence called "windows boot manager" and it's the only one that allows the os to be launched.

If I select my main drive as first boot device I get a 0xc000000f boot selection failed error. I googled around a bit and tried the command prompt in the installation repair menu to find out that bootrec /scanos doesn't detect any windows installations (this w10 is the only operating system on my machine).

Not sure whether this is normal or not, sometimes boot feels a bit slower but that might just be updates, configuration and similar stuff since it's a fresh install. Should I be worried or let it go as long as it works?
Thanks a bunch

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Hi,
My laptop was acting up so i shut it off. When i turned it back on, it would not boot up. it now shows a blue screen and says "File \Boot\BCD Error Core: 0xc0000098"

I saved the repair recovery on a usb from a friends laptop. I was able to get to the command prompt by booting from the usb and tried various solutions found in this forum and others. Nothing worked, i tried the repair option as well and also tried to restore but that wouldn't work either. Now i cannot even boot from the usb anymore and get the error code 0xc000000f when i try.
Any help would be much appreciated. I have a lot of important data saved on this laptop.

Answer:Asus Laptop not booting 0xc0000098 & 0xc000000f

Hi,

I'm not fully familiar with Asus laptops as I am with Asus Desktops, as I buy Asus motherboards to build my systems, but maybe I can be of help.

I've had this problem before. but my issue was different. I had Windows 8.1 on 2 separate hard drives on my computer. I had restored Windows 8.1 on another hard drive as my primary drive started acting up. I tried booting from my primary and got this same blue screen error. I booted from my restored Windows 8.1 on the second hard drive, and somehow, the System Reserved partition was gone, and the Windows boot files were missing. I did a hard drive scan, and found out the hard drive had errors and bad sectors on it.

I used a program called HDD regenerator, and I was able to recover the bad sectors, and I did a mechanical stress test on the drive, and it passed. I was able to transfer all my files to the restored Windows 8.1, but had to reinstall all my programs.

I'm wondering if your hard drive possibly has bad sectors on it. It might not be the case, but you will possibly have to restore your system to factory defaults.

Is that a newer laptop that has the new UEFI BIOS? If so, if you have documentation with your laptop, you may have to lookup on how to access the recovery partition. On most laptops that I've had to do this with UEFI, when the screen is black when you turn on the laptop, I press F11, and it will start system recovery, but first it will bring up troubleshooting options for Windows 8.1, such as startup repa... Read more

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So let me start from the beginning:

I have been playing BF3 for about a week now with a GeForce 250, which is right at the minimum requirements threshold. I played the campaign for about 5 minutes, and the computer locked up on me, and I couldn't even get out to the Task Manager...just stuck on black screen. So I did had to do a manual reboot.

The system would post up correctly, bring up the Windows 7 loading icon, and then crash with the BSOD, and would restart the boot process. This continued to loop for about 5 times, before I physically turned off my computer.

This time on reboot, I couldn't read anything regarding the POST, as all the characters where gibberish. It then took me to the screen stating:

"Windows failed to start"
1. Insert your Windows installation disc.
2. Choose your language
3. Click "Repair your computer"

Status: 0xc000000f

Now I cannot find my Windows 7 recovery CD, and have an old Windows Vista that will not work. I have ran Memtest86 with no problems regarding my RAM. I can probably get a Windows 7 recovery copy from SystemDiscs/Neosmart, but I am concerned about the Gibberish during POST. I can't even see anything when I try jumping into the BIOS. Could this be my Video Card failing?

Any advice would be great. Thanks!

Mike

Answer:Windows 7 Not booting + 0xc000000f - required device missing

Hi -

The error message -
Quote:




Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.




Not sure what device.

Can you see HDD in BIOS?
Can you boot into the HDD Recovery partition?
When was Windows 7 installed?

Run HDD diags - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This morning I tried turning my PC on and it started fine, it went to the Dell Logo screen, but then it continued on and went to a black page with an error on it. Everything the previous day had gone fine, nothing unusual happened.

It said it had a booting error so I thought, oh, well I can just use the F8 key and repair my computer or even restore it if need be. The F8 key would not work and my computer doesn't even go into safe mode. At this point I was concerned.

I am not using my computer, I am borrowing one from a friend. My computer is not working in any way, other then starting up and going to that black screen with the error information.

So here is basically all the information my computer gave me about the error:

Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

It then tells me to use the installation disk to repair it, but I do not have that disk.

It tells me to contact the system administrator or computer manufacturer if I do not have the disk.

The specific file not working is \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

It then tells me it has a problem with the booting configuration.

I'm not sure if I need to give you anymore information. Tell me if I do and I will try my best to give you it.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista Booting Problem Status: 0xc000000f

You can either request a Vista DVD from Dell or borrow one to do the startup repair.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...ackupcd_form?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
How to do a startup repair using the Vista DVD
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
Please remove your service tag info using the edit button, for your protection.
 

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Hello,

I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

Answer:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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Steps so far: 1) I prepared a new machine using a clean install of Win7 RTM x64, installed all of our productivity apps, then ran sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown 2) On another machine, I created a WinPE ISO using the Win7 AIK and burned it to a DVD. Next step is to capture the image and upload it to a fileserver.  However, I can't even boot into the PE environment.  Every time I try, I get Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I've tried creating both x86 and x64 WinPE DVDs -- same result.  Tried several, in fact, to ensure it's not due to a burn error.  I am not doing any customizations to the ISO other than copying the appropriate version of imagex.exe to the root directory.

Answer:Booting to WinPE disc = 0xc000000f required device is inaccessible

Just created a x64 WinPE DVD with the Vista AIK and a different set of instructions -- it worked. No idea why.

* http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709665%28WS.10%29.aspx

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?
 

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.
 

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Hi everyone, im very thankful for all the help everyone has givin me in the past.

ive solved basically ever computer problem , all because of this site.

Ive just now reformatted my hardrive,had alot of s*** in there
Anyway i have successfully, or i hope formatted and partitiioned my HDD.

Intill i tried to start windows, i have a bootdisk, and also and startup disk,and backed up all my data.After the boot up from a disk, i tried booting with cdrom support,cdrom is in drive e btw.

But after i tried to boot from cd rom, i get the dumm old failure message.

says .....verifying dma pool (or something like that)

Disk boot failure boot from cd...failure.

Now in the past ive had been having trouble with my cd rom,
I couldnt of never install a program without the the program freezing. Which is y i always installed from my samsung cd-rw drive. I never had the time or money to replace my cdrom drive.
It never reads a program right for anything,so i was thinking , will i have to replace my cdrom drive, i mean i was going to do it later, but it seem now that i have no choice.

Can it also be another problem,ive checked to c if anything is connected incorrectly and it all seens good. plz help

P.s I just remebered that i replaced the ide cable from the cd-rw case, can that be also? Yes it is connectd in the right place.
 

Answer:boot disk failure....not booting win from cd

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Help booting Windows XP from boot disk?

I have a Windows XP Home Edition and when it tried to start, it would say Disk boot Failed : Insert Boot Disk and hit Enter. So, I made a boot disk with Nero, using a windows XP boot file called WinXP_EN_HOM_BF.EXE from microsoft . com

I put the disk into the CD drive and it started reading it saying:
Boot from CD:
1. FD 1.44MB System Type-(0F)
Starting Caldera DR-DOS...

Oak Technology Inc. OTI-011
CD-ROM deivce driver, Rev D011V110
(C) Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1993, 1994
Device name: MSCD001

After that, it just stops and does nothing.. I've tried pressing enter again, and tried taking the CD out, but when it's doing this it doesn't allow the CD drive to open. I'm really lost here and I don't know what to do. Also, there is a short time when I can press some F buttons to go to certain menus, but that's right before it attempts to start and fails. Can someone please help me?

Answer:Help booting Windows XP from boot disk?

and welcome to the Forum

Look in BIOS to see if the Hard Drive is recognized

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I have system with Dual boot (Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux)
I have "Oracle Application installation dump for Linux" in Windows 2000 system
How to access(Install) this dump booting with Linux o/s
 

Answer:How to acess the installation dump in dual boot system by booting as Linux

You can recompile your kernel with NTFS support or install Captive NTFS to gain access to NTFS partitions.
 

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just purchased new HDD, (laptop)
i made like 3 boot disks using different bootable software.
still no joy
bios is set up correctly but it still says
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"
please help.....

Answer:cant make boot disk and problem booting on new HDD

Se DVD drive as first boot device in BIOS
Save and EXIT (F10)
Watch for the message "press any key to boot from CD"
This should work if your Cds are bootable
how did you make the bootable disks? - you can't just copy files across it needs to be burnt as an iso file

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I have a Win 7 x64 SP1 Acer Aspire G3600 system w/1.5 TB boot hard drive. It has the boot drive (C:), the System reserved partition, and the restore partition on it. I copied the C:\ partition and the System Reserved partition to a 64 GB SSD using EASEUS partition Master 4.1.1 Professional. Didn't copy the Restore partition -- not enough space on the SSD. But I've tried to boot from the SSD and can't. I get an error message like "Bootmgr is missing press Ctrl-alt-del to reboot." What am I doing wrong? And how can I fix it? I would appreciate any help I can get.

Answer:[SOLVED] Booting from SSD cloned from boot disk

Use your Windows 7 recovery disc to install W7 onto the SSD,

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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It?s a Windows Vista home premium operating system. When I press the power button the laptop will not boot up. When the power button is pressed. The power button lights up along with the mouse pad light and the 1st and the 3rd buttons on the bottom left hand of the computer. After a few seconds the 3rd light on the bottom left hand side of the computer then goes out. Then it sounds like either the hard drive or the disk drive is searching and attempting to start up for about 10-20 seconds and then it stops. Then the fan starts up and runs for about two seconds and stops. Then the power button light along with the 1st light on the bottom left hand side of the computer and the mouse lights go out. The ac adapter light stays light during the entire process. The screen/monitor never comes on and the screen/monitor stays black the entire time. The cap locks light and the num lock lights do not come on or flash. The computer then is quiet for about 30 seconds and then it will start the above processes over but will never boot up. When pressing the power button to shutdown the computer it used to make a noise like the power was being disconnected. Now when the power button is held down the power button light and the first light on the bottom left hand side of the computer and the mouse pad light will go out without making a sound. This concern just started today. No hardware has been added. A hard reset was attempted after removing the battery and it did not resolve... Read more

Answer:Vista will not boot and no installation boot disk

It seems as if my computer is stuck in sleep mode is this possible?

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I own a Asus N71Jq Series laptop. I was browsing the web. The laptop crashed. When trying to reboot, the "Starting windows" would appear, together with the big Windows logo. I could reboot in normal mode and in safe mode. I chose for safe mode, to no avail. After this, the screen went black and all I could do was move the white cursor. I tried rebooting again and again to no avail.

I picked up my Asus User manual, and it told me to press [f9] during the booting of the laptop. This allowed it to use the Recovery Partition. To no effect. I selected the option, and a light blue/gray screen would appear, I'm assuming the background of the Recovery Partition screen. That was it. I could move the cursor but that was all. It was exactly the same, except the background color had changed.

Next I used the Recovery DVDs (AI Recovery Burner), [Esc] on bootup, select optical drive and press [Enter] to boot from Recovery DVD. Then [OK] to start to restore the image. Then [OK] to confirm system recovery.

AI Recovery Restore goes threw the 5 recovery DVDs.. AI Recovery Message box: "Successfully restored the disk from ASUS Recovery DVD. Elapsed Time: 00:48:54" press [OK]
It Reboots, Windows start screen ("Starting windows"), then back to the gray screen with only mouse movement....

After this I tried pressing [f9] again to reboot it in safe mode, or repair it, but that option didn't show up. Trying another (manual) mode didn't work either, since nothin... Read more

Answer:Win7 crash/boot errors. File: \boot\memtest.exe Status: 0xc000000f

Hello there!

Seems like your bootloader could be corrupted. You either need the installation media or try to factory reset your Laptop. How to Restore an ASUS Laptop to the Factory Settings | eHow.com

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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Yesterday I accidentally 'killed' csrss.exe. Then, after a bluescreen, my computer restarted and I got the following message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

So I tried that, but when I clicked "Repair your computer", I got another error message:

System Recovery Options

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Then I opened a command promt by pressing Shift+F10 and typed 'chkdsk /r /f d:'(all the other ones were ok) and got

The type of this file system is NTFS.
Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover
master file table from disk.
Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot didn't do anything either.
After that I rebooted to a gParted live CD and got a Warning;

nt... Read more

Answer:Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

Well; one thing; did you remember to backup anything that you know you is important? Because If not you may be out of luck as it sound like some good sized corruption happened. Which leads me to think that the only way to fix this may be a complete clean install of windows.

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Just reinstalled xp, but the fresh install will only boot up if the installation disk is in the dvd drive. When the disk is in, the machine boots from the installation on C:, and all is well. If I removed the installation disk, I get DISK BOOT FAILURE. Any ideas?
 

Answer:XP won't boot without installation disk

Remove disc from CD/DVD drive. Reboot & go back into BIOS & set first Boot Device to Hard Drive. Save setting change on exit. Post back with result.
 

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I just installed Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium yesterday from iso burned onto a disk. I have been running XP 32 Home edition for years. I installed Win7 on a different partition on the same disk as XP. If I restarted the computer without the W7 install disk in the drive, XP would boot up and I would not get a menu to choose between XP and W7 like I did back when I was running the W7 beta early in the year. When I put the install disk in, it will go straight to W7 without a menu to choose from as well. I then went into disk management in W7 and chose the W7 partition as the active disk. It listed the partition as boot, so I assumed it was good to go. I then restarted the computer without the install disk in, but I get the NTLDR missing, press ctrl+alt+del message. So I figured the boot files on the W7 partition weren't there or were corrupt, so I booted from the W7 installation disk and used the repair utility. It detected nothing to repair, so now I am stuck. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong? Shouldn't the repair utility on the installation disk detect a missing or corrupt boot file? Or is it seeing the boot file on the XP partition and I need to delete or rename it to keep the repair tool from seeing it?

edit: I just did a search for boot.ini on my computer and it is indeed in the XP partition, but no boot.ini file on my W7 partition. What is the best way to deal with this?

Answer:No boot without installation disk

Alright, so I tried renaming the boot.ini file on my XP partition to boot.backup.ini, hoping it would force my system to ignore it, and ran the repair utility again from the W7 installation disk. Same thing, the utility said it didn't find anything wrong and there is still no boot.ini file on my W7 partition. I'd rather let windows make the boot.ini instead of writing one, because I am not entirely sure what I'm doing. Is there a solution out there to this problem?

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A friend brought over an old T23 (2647-8NU that had 2 instances of XP on it.  It was also riddled with nasties, some not able to be removed.  Anyway, I wanted to do a clean install, but it won't boot from the cd/dvd drive.  I did go into the bios setup and tried to change the boot order, but that can't be done.  The drive can be put before the hard drive, but it can't be made to take. I've tried this in both instances of his XPs, and no go.  Is this by design?  Will a modern external usb cd/dvd drive to the trick?  What about compatibility issues: USB 2  to  USB 1 (or whatever the T23 has). Thanks for any help I can get.

Answer:Can't boot into XP installation disk

Hello,
 
I think all T23's have USB 1.0 ports. I know the one model I have does, and I would be surprised if others had USB 2.0 on board as that would be a pretty big change to the system board.
 
Have you verified the CD or DVD you are attempting to boot the T23 from is bootable by using it to start another computer?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 
 
 
 
 

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i am not really a computer genius but who can't repair basic computer problems. I have a pc that started saying that ntdlr missing nonsense. i tried finding the ntdlr file ,ndetect file and boot ini file but couldn't find them on my other working machine or my xp office disk which is supposed to be an installation disk. so I made the hard drive a slave but working pc could not read drive said files corrupted so I formatted the drive got setup disks for win xp office and tried installing office again. at the console i choose install win xp and press enter and nothing happens. is it normal for a genuine xp disk not to boot ? how can i reinstall windows? is the ultimate boot cd safe

Answer:installation disk won't boot

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I have a pc that started saying that ntdlr missing nonsense.




I wish you asked help back there.


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so I made the hard drive a slave but working pc could not read drive said files corrupted so I formatted the drive got setup disks for win xp office and tried installing office again.




Where did you install the office ? Did you install office after formatting the drive before installing the OS ?



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is it normal for a genuine xp disk not to boot ?




Yes. If the boot priority for the cd rom is not configured in BIOS it will not boot. Change the boot priority in the BIOS.


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how can i reinstall windows?




A very brief and neat guide


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is the ultimate boot cd safe




Absolutely yes.

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I've been trying to install windows 8.1 but am unable to get the computer to boot from the dvd drive. The computer boots without any problems from the dvd using other disks . Also, I'm able to run the windows setup as an upgrade from the dvd drive using windows explorer.
 
I wanted to add that I'm able to boot from this disk on a different computer.
 
Help appreciated.

Answer:can't boot from installation disk

[wild guess]
the drive is a CD drive and not a CD/DVD drive or the drivers do not recognize DVDs

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I have downloaded from Microsoft website the boot discs onto 6 floppies. On disk 3 I received the following error message:FILE SETUPP.SYS COULD NOT BE FOUND. ERROR CODE IS 4096. SET UP CANNOT CONTINUE.Any offers of help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Boot disk XP Pro installation.

either re-download them from another computer, it sounds like a touch of corruption has occurred,or what do you want to do with this?Set your CD/DVD to be accessed first on booting, and you should be able to reinstall/install/ delete Windows on...Be more specific with what you would like to do with your dodgy (corrupt) floppy disks

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Hi all, ive just build a new pc, spec as follows:2GB DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 240pinLiteOn DH-20A4P-21C 20X DVD?RW/DL/RAMIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz)Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2bWestern Digital WD1600AABB 160GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 2MB CacheGigabyte GA-73VM-S2 GeForce 7050 Socket 775Nvidia Geforce 6200 TurboCache 128MB DDR2All appears to be working well, bios has detected hard drive,RAM and DVD drive, but when trying to install an OS, it wont boot from the CD, the drive spins briefly but then nothing. Any help would be great. both devices are installed on a single IDE cable is this is an MATX board, the HDD is set to master and the DVD is set to slave.ThanksGeraint.

Answer:Cant Boot OS installation Disk

in your BIOS you will see a setting something along the lines of "boot priority" or "boot sequence," set the optical drive with your windows CD in it as the first thing to boot. save, reboot, and you will now boot off of the CD.

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

You can use a repair disc. To get a repair disc, find someone with Windows 7 32 bit and Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides.

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Code:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Anyone got a 0x9f bugecheck on rebooting after updating from Build 9841 to Build 9860? No .dmp files written to system. After 3 or 4 hard resets, W10TP finally booted as normal.

Looks like Windows tried to boot from my USB-connected Garmin GPS??? This was the first time I had connected the Garmin using Build 9860. Previously it had been connected multiple times on Build 9841 without any trouble at all.

From eventlog:

Code:
Event[2915]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-UserPnp
Date: 2014-10-23T19:20:04.998
Event ID: 20001
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Colin-Laptop
Description:
Driver Management concluded the process to install driver wpdfs.inf_amd64_2f5838d6d988be9a\wpdfs.inf for Device Instance ID SWD\WPDBUSENUM\_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_GARMIN&PROD_EDGE_500_FLASH&REV_1.00#0000E5CF8EF0&0#{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B} with the following status: 0x0.

Answer:Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

I got lot's of errors, but no BSOD crashes. 0x80246007 was the most common one.
I restarted about 10 times, and shut completely down before restarting 3 times (in a Virtual Box VM).
Finally gave up and let it rest for a couple of hours - then it went in without problems!
ArrrrrgggggghhhhhhhH!!!!!!!!!

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Hi, I keep getting this message at startup which is strange as my computer was fine. I was using my computer all day today and then I turned it off and when I turned it back on later, I immediately got this message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an windows installation disc or USB and I don't have a DVD-ROM. I tried some advice on other threads involving shift + F10 or pressing F8 by itself and nothing happened. I only have press delete for setup and F12.

I also noticed that a fan that was previously turning on and working fine before is no longer working. I'm not sure if this is related to what I'm currently experiencing or not.

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The exact error message is "THere was a problem installing hardware Logical Disk Mgr The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device

This only happens when I boot up, I have not installed anything new hardware or software. I get three errors in the event log.

The MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

and


WDM Reader driver initialization cannot open reader device: The system cannot find the path specified.


Can't seem to get rid of the errors..

Answer:Logical Disk Mgr error when booting.

hello & welcome to TSF,

follow thses steps

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) syste... Read more

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Hi. Was using the laptop all fine but accidently the power cable came out during some heavy usage and now all I get is a disk read error ctrl alt del instruction. cannot get it to boot up. Have done the system checks and they were all fine.whats my best route to solving this

Answer:Disk read error on booting

Go into the bios & make sure it boots from the HDD first.

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Hi all -
We got a new (used) motherboard (an Epox EP-3VSA) and since it's slightly faster than the old one, we put it in the box and mounted all the stuff from the old computer onto it - two WD hard drives, a CD burner, and a DVD player - nothing fancy. Turned it on and the BIOS says that all the drives are there. Then when it goes to boot up, it says "disk read error - press ctl-alt-del to restart". I checked to make sure that it's booting to the right hard drive, and it is. So I put in the Windows XP disk, ran the Recovery Console, and was able to log onto the hard drive with the Windows installation from there with no problem - I can see and "dir" all the drives. I ran chkdsk /p, and it found some errors and presumably fixed them and tried to boot again. Same error. Ran chkdsk again, this time with /r and then tried to reboot - still getting a disk read error. I don't know what else to check. Obviously it's able to read the hard drive when I boot from the XP disk, so why am I getting this error, and why won't it boot up, for pete's sake? I thought about running fixmbr or fixboot, but they won't make any difference if it's not reading the disk in the first place, right? Any advice or suggestions would be most appreciated!
 

Answer:Disk read error when booting on new mb?

Unlucky you.
Windows XP has security software that protects Microsoft. WXP will detect any changes in the motherboard, hard drive, or any other aspect of the computer except memory, and shut down because you are suspected of piracy.
You need to use your Windows install disk to install Windows in repair mode because it thinks it is being copied to another computer.
Some versions of Windows will not run the Repair mode, in which case you will need to reinstall Windows.
What is worse is that it will not work on the old motherboard now either.
 

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I am unable to get a reimaged drive to boot. 

Not sure how to set the System Reserved Partition as System and not sure how to set the drive C Partition as Boot. 

In the attached Pic, Disk Drive 5 boots fine, Disk 7, the reimaged Disk, does not Boot. 

I have Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15, Windows fdisk and Ghost.

I am willing to use other utilities 

Thanks,

Steve

It can't be too easy to use

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First, some system specs: This is about a stock ASUS K50ID laptop, so the specs are as listed in this Newegg description.

The very basic description of the problem is that whenever I turn on the laptop, it seems to boot into Windows 7, in that the "Starting Windows" text appears and the little animation of colors forming the logo shows, but as some point it fails. This message appears on screen:autocheck not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
After a few seconds a BSOD shows up, but too fast for me to make out what it says. It used to, but after some hasty fix attempts no longer does, cycle around to a menu that informed me of this error:Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Here's the longer history:

As some point in the past I decided to try out dual-booting Win7 and Linux on the laptop. I got it to a state where this worked fine. I had partitions roughly as follows:[Ubuntu][Windows 7]([Data and files][Boot])
The parentheses denote a logical partition. The Boot partition was very small and only held what was necessary to launch GRUB. This week, I realized that I hardly ever used the Linux partition and decided to get rid of it to reclaim storage space. This is where the trouble begins. I rebooted into a thumb drive that could run GParted and modified the hard drive layout in the following steps:
Delete the Ubuntu partition
Delete the Boot partition
Grow the Data/Files partition to take up the space left by Boot
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Answer:Laptop cannot boot into Windows, possible 0xc000000f boot failure

You are probably going to have to wipe the drive. I hate to tell you that but it really does sound like grub has totally messed your boot files.

There are ways to remove grub and regain access but given that you seem completely locked out of the device I don't know if that will work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-re...ndows-7-a.html
there's the link describing that method anyhow in case it can help you.

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Hey all,

My computer has been unable to boot to the Windows 7 installer for the past two days.

My boot order is correct
I have confirmed that the drive works (It runs a live CD of Ubuntu just fine).
I have checked that the disk works (it boots fine in another machine).
I have used this same disk on this computer before several times before with successful outcomes.
My diagnostics come back successful as well.

I'm on a Dell Studio 1735 (from 2008).

I'm really at a lost as to why it's not booting to the DVD. I'm currently typing this from my Ubuntu partition; I don't have convenient access to a Windows machine at this point so any advice that caters to my situation would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the time this community gives to help one-another out.

Answer:Cannot boot to Windows 7 installation disk

Welcome to the forum
Did you try the system repair ?:

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition on a Compaq/Presario desktop. The XP was pre-installed and so I have no boot disks. I hope I never need it, but just as a precaution, I made a Boot disk using a freeware program "PE Builder". The process seemed to go ok, but there was a warning that "building from an OEM version of Windows can mean trouble..."
what are they talking about?
Has anyone tried to Boot Windows from a disk made by such a program?
 

Answer:XP Boot Disk from OEM Windows Installation

If the machine is fairly recent there would be a recovery partition on your hard drive and you wouldn't need any boot discs.

As a safety measure I recommend that owners contact HP/Compaq with the machine model and serial number and order a full set of recovery discs. With the recovery discs even if you have a hard drive failure and have to install a new drive you can still recover the system.
 

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Ok, example, i want to install fil example.exe in c:/somewere/idontknow
but i want to do it when the windows is booting - like a windows boot disk

Does anyone know how to do that, i never tried...
 

Answer:How do i maek a installation Boot disk

No Replys !!! Come On!!!
 

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