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

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

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 nothing appeared for me to click on, so I couldn't solve the problem. I did manage to diagnose the problem. This is what appeared:

file: \boot\memtest.exe

status: 0xc000000f

info: "The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt."

I have no Windows7 installation disc, just ASUS recovery discs, and ASUS driver & utility Ver1.0.
IF anyone can help it would be much appreciated

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

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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 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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I'm not sure what I did, miss be when I was installing activclient but now I have a boot error asking for the windows installation disk. Also says
File: \Boot\BCD\
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors

I booted in recovery mode but I can't make a system recovery drive on a USB because it says the boot files are missing. And I don't have a recovery disk because SAMSUNG ATIV 6 doesn't have a disc drive. I've been searching the web for a recovery disc download to no avail. Doesn't anyone know what I should do?

Answer:Boot file missing File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f

There are downloadable versions of Windows repair discs.
Download the repair disc of the same version of Windows that you have installed (including 32 bit/64 bit) and boot from it then select the automatic repair function. It may need to be run up to 3 times to fix everything.

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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 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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Hi guys I got a samsung np355v5c laptop for my son, I've got the same laptop also and was just setting it up for him when it restarted and came up with the following error. It is running windows 8.1 and didn't come with any disk. I was installing samsung recovery tool before it failed, and it came up with a box saying there was no recovery patition on the computer would i like to restart and try again. it was then that it came up with the following.

"The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors"
File: \boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f

So as neither laptop came with installation disks I have started to download installation media from
Creating installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

To be honest Im not sure what my next step will be when it finishes downloading?

So looking for help and here seemed the logical place to start
Cheers

Answer:Win 8.1 failed to start, file \boot\bcd, Status 0xc000000f

Open the Command Prompt when the Installation DVD Loads and type the following commands.chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
"Windows has checked the file system and found no problems"
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
"Windows has made corrections to the file system"
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.

But first try fixing the BCD because it's likely damaged: Repair Windows BCD

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Greetings, first of all I have to declare that I am not very tech savy so please bare with me. I am using win 7 home premium x64 intel core i7 2630qm on a Asus N53SN notebook. Ive had it for about 3 or 4 years with no problems whatsoever.

This tuesday though after Ive got some updates istalled I was having trouble booting my system. I was getting this message. After couple of failed windows startup repairs It was suggested to me by the system to restore my Windows operating system to a previous state which I did and it fixed the problem for the time being.

On wednesday I left my notebook on for the night and in the morning I noticed that the update which caused those problems the day before was probably installed again but this time I was left with this screen.

The thing is that my notebook came with an already preinstalled windows 7 home premium x64 and therefore I dont have the installation disc. One of the users on reddit suggested to me this method so I gave it a shot and followed the steps on the site. At the end of the process I was left with this which looked very promising to me (here is the link so you dont have to type it manualy Ubuntu Pastebin). Unfortunately after I rebooted my system I was left stuck on this screen since. (if I press ctrl+alt+del nothing happens)

Yesteday I spent the whole day searching the internet and reddit for information on a different approach and I found this topic. The ISOs there are looking pretty legit so I used this guide to mak... Read more

Answer:Windows failed to start. File:\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f

Hello and welcome Runatir now mate can you boot into safe mode?? if you can please do so and run these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs

Have a read of this as well Repair Install

Just as a by the by if you just want to get the data and reinstall why not use this
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Also usually most machine have a factory restore partition and that just means booting and tapping the restore key but that will just reinstall Windows back to as it came out of the factory - no data or programs will be saved. What that key is I am not sure just Google for it although I have an idea it it F9 while booting.

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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;

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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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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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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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Hello,

It's been about a week since my computer stopped working. Every time i try and turn it on I'm given the message[ Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.] I have burn a system repair disk that I acquired online but when i try the start up repair it never finishes, i know that the process should take awhile but I've left it to run for 10+ hours and still nothing any help would be appreciated.

Basic Info:
-Lenovo Thinkpad T510 series
-Windows 7 32 bit service pack 1

Answer:Computer won't boot Status: 0xc000000f

do you have any device plug in currently like a USB Thumb dive.

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i cant get windows every time i try i get the message "File:\boot\BCD\ Stauts: 0xc00000f Info: an error occcured while trying to read the boot conifguration data." ive tried going into windows repair from my repair cd but theres no os in recovery options

Answer:cant boot into windows 7 status: 0xc000000f

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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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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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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I was trying to uninstall a DVD drive from the Device Manager. When I rebooted I received the error message below.


Code:
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 don't 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 followed the repair instructions using the Windows 7 installation disc. In the end it reported that "Startup Repair could not detect a problem" and nothing was repaired.

I have run CHKDSK on all listed drives and no errors were found and it did not solve the problem. I have checked the boot order and it is correct.

I have tried all the Bootrec.exe fixes.

I have been searching for a solution for hours, including on this site, and cannot find how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi ,guys i need help!!

i installed windows 7 on my pc and after i formated the partition c: where my os is in there, electricity lost and my installation cancelled but when i tried it again :

this will appear

:::::::::::::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.

Status : 0xc000000f

Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

i already tried to use repair tool but i dont have backup to restore so it doesn't help
 

Answer:Windows Boot Manager ?? status: 0xc000000f

I assume your doing a clean install, meaning you backed up all data on the drive. If so, reformat the driver and start from scratch.
 

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So my sister brought over her Emachines laptop with this error message and so put in my windows 7 repair disk and.... nothing....
So then I <F2> 'ed and moved the cd/dvd rom up to first priority and.... nothing...
I'm not too familiar with the cmd screen/codes, but i cant get it up from these screens anyway..
Any suggestions????

Answer:windows 7 boot manager status: 0xc000000f?????????

When you say you put in your disc in and "nothing", do you mean it won't boot to disc, or what exactly?

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hey folks! new member here, i am trying to fix my moms laptop and it shows up always to the black screen saying boot manager problem blah blah, status:0xc000000f

any easy ideas as to how i can fix this without her losing all her stuff??
it also wont let me boot in safe mode....

Answer:boot manager issue. status:0xc000000f

Post manufacturer & model of laptop. What happens when you select Safe Mode? Post full text of the error message.

What do you think caused the problem? Do you have Limewire or other P2P filesharing software installed?

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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 wonder if anyone can help I have a notepad with Windows XP, it came up with the error message file: \Boot\BCD, the laptop does not have a CD drive so I have managed to get the software from PC world put it on to a external USB pendrive changed the boot sequence to point to that and now I get the message No operating system.

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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Whenever I try and install win7(iso image) I get the boot manager window saying that a piece of hardware is failing or not connected properly. I've tried it with two hard drives and the intel ssd I bought for the build. What's annoying is that this error is sporadic, with my old seagate hd I was able to make it through the loading of the windows files and all the way to the language selection windows screen. So I cancelled it and decided to try again with my ssd. Since then I've gotten the same error.

All help is appreciated, thanx.
 

Answer:win7 install boot manager error Status: 0xc00000e9

I had a problem like this when I tried to install with the drives set in AHCI mode in the bios. I don't know why as not everyone seems to be having this issue but setting it back to IDE fixed this, I installed and then set it back to AHCI after install.
 

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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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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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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
S... Read more

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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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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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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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 all. I've been researching this problem for 2 days on my own and hope that someone here can help.I am running WinXP Home SP2 on an eMachine T6412 with Athlon 64 3400+ CPU.Here's what happened:Got infected with AntiVirus 2008Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware to repair but Windows Installer was damaged and anything I tried to install or uninstall came up with: The Windows Installer Service could not be acessed. This may be because you are in safe mode...I went in and manually disabled AntiVirus 2008I spent several hours trying to repair Windows Installer with no luck.Decided to do a repair install, which caused me to start updating my Windows installation from my original SP1 to SP2. I had lots of difficulties and failed installations. I had to basically download the files then switch to safe mode to install them.Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware again and bang: Windows Installer cannot be accessed!!!!Decided to try to repair Windows Installer one more time through Repair Console. Everything seemed to go OK and then when I went to reboot, I got the following: INF file minint\boot is corrupt or missing, status 14. This comes up right after the post and I am unable to do a reinstall or even access the recovery console. I have tried to create aslipstreamed boot disc with SP 2 already on it and still get this error or it's partner: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missingHas anybody out there got any ideas?TIA,Roberta

Answer:Inf File Minint\boot Is Corrupt Or Missing, Status 14

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ I don't have much faith in persons/users who get infected...and then self-clean...and subsequently...have system problems.It could happen...I just don't think that I've seen a single poster who claimed to have done such...fail to report system problems afterwards.It's painless and easy to make sure.Louis

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Hi all, I need some help solving a problem that I think may be caused by the way I have my system setup. The system is an Asus P5WDG2-WS Pro, Q9550, ATI Fire GL V5200, 4 x 1GB crucial memory, HDDs: 160g AT/IDE, 74g SATA, 400g SATA, 1TB external SATA, 2 optical drives.

Currently, I have Win7 64bit installed on the 74g SATA (C:), and XP Pro 32bit installed on the 160g (D:). I've tried changing boot order in bios so that either C: or D: is first boot device.

With this setup, I was able to boot to Win7, but not to XP. I posted more about this in a thread "Dual boot won't go away" or something like that in the Win7 forum.

Today, I was transferring some files from one drive to another, and I got a message that I could not access a folder, and that I would need to get permission from the administrators. I am set up as administrator. When I clicked Try Again, I got a blue screen, and the system tried to reboot, but ended with another blue screen. I've tried booting to the Win7 DVD, but after the Starting Windows screen appears for a few moments, it goes back to the blue screen.

I have Vista Boot Pro installed, and if I have D: set as first boot device, I get a choice of Win7, Ram Drive, or Legacy Windows (I may not be correct here, but if I remember correctly, it's something like that). If I set C: as first boot device, I get missing bootloader - press ctrl alt del to restart.

I experienced this last night, and after running spinright on all dri... Read more

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My grandparents brought me their gateway laptop that was not booting up. The initial message is "Press F11 to begin recovery", followed by "MBR Error" if F11 is not pressed. When it is pressed, the screen goes black before delivering the message in the title of this post. I inserted the gateway OS disc (XP Home) to try a recovery and got "non system disk or disk error" message. Please help my grandparents!

SPECS

Gateway MX3228
XP Home
Celeron M 370 1.5GHz
512 DDR2
 

Answer:INF file minint\boot is missing or corrupted, status 51225

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Hello all,

I bought a HP laptop, which came with Windows 7 and with one partition (C).
?Language? of windows wasn?t English, that?s why I decided to format a laptop, to install a Windows 7 English and to create two partitions ? one for OS and the other one for my personal data. Then I have done it??? I have installed Windows 7, I have installed drivers, software, etc, but after rebooting everything was crashed?
I do not know why, and what happened, but windows failed to start. I have got the following massage:
?
Windows boot manager

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

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225

Info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
?

Reinstallation of the Windows doesn?t help. Windows can?t start.
I can ?log in? into Windows environment only by one more time formatting and installing it.

Please note, that I don?t have a ?recovery disk?.

As seen from the attached picture of the ?Disc Management? :
- All partitions are ?Dynamic?; partition C, where I have installed OS is a dynamic as well. Most probably, I have changed it during resizing of the partition?.
- is it ok, if there is no ?SYSTEM? word near ?C? partition, where is noted ? ?Boot, Page File, Crash Dump)?
- Why there is no ?Primary partition? in Disk 0 ???? Why all is ?Simple volume? ?

Please note that ?SYSTEM? volume came from factory. I do not kn... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 failed to start File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000225

simple volume is normal!
win7 changed partitions to dynamic... because you have more than 4 partitions!! if you use more than 3 partitions... create an extended partition and put logical partitions in it.

Now we gonna fix everything.
Do you still need HP_TOOLS partition?
Recovery partition is useless... other language I assume
"new volume" partition. Does it contain importatnt files? Do you mind if I let you destroy it?

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Hello,

Who can help me with this problem. Since a day or two i'm getting a black screen with the following message

File: \Boot\BCD

status: 0xc0000098

Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contaitn a valid OS entry.

have anyone a idea to solve this problem

i don't have a windows installation disc

Thank you in advance

Greet Berry

Answer:Problem to start Windows 7 (file \boot\bcd ; status 0xc0000098

Plenty of articles on how to fix it. Just Google "fix error 0xc0000098" - there's also a youtube video. If you are in luck then:
Check if you are able to get the recovery options by pressing the key F8 on your computer.
a. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
b. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.
c. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.
From the Advanced Boot options, check if you can get the System Recovery or repair option. This would take you to Windows recovery options. If you can get to the recovery options, you can rebuild BDC. Follow the below article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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Windows failed to start
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0x000000f

I am able to repair this Windows error using Windows installation disc and choosing 'Repair'. I can also use any of the three manual methods to repair this error, and the computer will then boot up into Windows Vista SP2.

However, each morning when I re-boot from a cold boot, I get the same problem. The repair diagnostics say 'error cause found- no OS files found on disk. Repair action: Partition table repair. Result: failed Error code=0x490.

I do not know how to repair the partition table, nor do I know what error code=0x490 means.

Any anyone assist please.

Wfeg

Answer:Windows failed to start File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0x000000f

Hello! reboot from a cold boot? Do don't press the power button while Windows is running do you?

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Hi folksI just put in a new ICYDock   5.25" hot swap Drive Caddy  for 2.5 and 3.5 SSD or Hard Drive.I'm running windows 7 64Mainboard is p9x79 deluxei73820SSD samsung 256 gig (Op system) DriveRaptor SATA11 150 Gig (disk image) driveProblem:When I start my computer it keeps saying there is no boot device.Thing that makes this strange is that If I put the system repair disk in DVD drive and do a fix.I reboot and it still shows up as no boot device. I then put the disk image  (on HD disk) in andsystem repair disk in.  It boots from my SSD no problem. I can then run everything perfectly. The Sistem image HD (Raptor SATA11)  is in the same drive caddy as the Samsung SSD SATA111 with the op sys on it. Both SATA cables from the Drive caddy got to the internal SATA ports. one to the SATA2 the other SATA3Any Help would be appricated TIA   

Answer:Win7 has inconsistant boot issues partition errors

Sorry folks I'm just adding on to my first post. I can't find a place to edit it. so here I go.I read that if i could change my boot.ini so I will boot straight from the C: drive not including the image driveIt should work ok. I don't know this for sure. could someone suggest the changes I would have to make?   [recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

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My pc specs * asus z97-p motherboard * intel i7 4790 cpu * bequiet 630w psu * 8gig corsair vengeance ram * samsung 850evo 250gig ssd (win 7pro 64bit drive) * sandisk ultra II ssd 128gig ssd (win 10 drive) * 2x crucial 500gig bx100 ssd (data drives)

i recently rebuilt this into a new case and it had been working fine. Mainly using the win 7 os but more recently using the win 10 os more and more. The way it has been working is that win7 is the default boot and I have to hit the delete key on startup to select win10 to boot from.

today I was on win 10 but needed to reboot to 7. Upon doing so I hit this message:

Secure Boot Violation The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.

It then gave me the option to boot to win10 as it is the next boot option on the list. Win 10 is now giving me the blue screen "memory management error" although I have been able to get into win10 after some more rebooting.

I ran SFC scanner and it told me that there were some problems that it cannot fix.

Everything is unplugged apart from mouse, keyboard hdmi to screen and ethernet cable. Unplugging the win10 drive from the mobo and switching the win7 drive to another port has not helped.

Has my ssd failed? has win 10 done an update that has caused this problem? It did update today, in fact the first error message I got was after win10 shut down, and when I booted into it again it installed some updates before launching.
thanks for any help!

Answer:dual boot win7/win10 wont boot to win7 anymore +BSOD "memory managemen

Hi @vinvanda.

As far as I can understand from your post that you had W7 and W10 as dual boot in two different disks.

From the uploaded data we could not find a hint of the BSOD that you said (it is not recorded anywhere, probably because it happened during boot); but some other statements are supported by the data.





Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC00000D4.



Now, it is STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE; reads as .... "The destination file of a rename request is located on a different device than the source of the rename request".

Now I am making a guess. It it is wrong, please rectify and state the proper situation.
You name the Windows 7 Disk as "system" and the Windows 10 disk as "Win 10". You also said that windows 7 is the default boot. So I am guessing that the boot files are in the the windows 7 disk.

The board is set as Legacy BIOS. So Fast Boot is not possible here; and if Fast Startup is enabled, windows7 needs to disk check in every startup. It is desirable to keep fast startup disabled on a computer with W7.

Now Coming to the "Secure Boot Violation". Windows 7 does not support it at all. And, it is the Firmware Validation Process of UEFI; whereas your system is set to Legacy. I think here lies the issue.





BIOS Mode Legacy



Disable UEFI and Secure boot> Hopefully Windows 7 will boot back.

If it does not, remove the windows 10 disk... Read more

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Hey guys n girls, I've got a few problems with my PC I've tried to explain the most recent activity that I've down before my problems,I've built my own rig for about 10months now no problems until now. (see specs below), I installed a driver genius the other day and it said my usb drivers where "prehistoric" so I took their advice and updated it all. my two main usb3 ports stopped working, I uninstalled the driver genius & re installed the correct drivers and still same problem. After fluffing around I re-installed Win7 clean and went to the ASUS website downloaded the correct drives proceeded with installing them all. Some forums said to update my bios for usb3 trouble i did so and updated to latest. System didnt want to reboot. So again reinstalled win7 and now I was running fine..still usb 3 trouble. (only on the 2 usb3 ports above my ps2 ports) Anyway, my system now has a mind of its own when I boot it up it will either boot without trouble and run perfectly. But as soon as I shut it down and go to reboot it will ask me to repair or startup normally and when i select either one of them the logo screen will try and come up and immediately crash and reboot. Unless I take the power plug out or bios battery and reboot this way my PC will not turn on. I've run memtest86 with 100% passes and Im stumped. I have a feeling its my bios. *also i did a clean install today and all my usb devices work and I noticed they are working before I install my drivers from ASUS website... Read more

Answer:Absolutely Stumped Win7 Boot Crash On Logo Startup

  to the Bleeping Computer forum.
 
 
Based on the descriptions you provided , i suspect the SSD behind the boot failure issues. Solid state devices technology is still in the early stage when compared to hard drives. Please try the below steps.
 
Update SSD firmware.
 
 Sandisk SSD firmware can be updated by using thier toolkit. Download it from the below link .
 
 http://mp3support.sandisk.com/SSD_toolkit/ssdtoolkit_installer.exe
 
 Video guide :
 
 
 
 
 Switch SATA ports.
 
If updating firmware doesn't helps, try switching the SATA port . Your motherboard came with both SATA 3GB/s and 6GB/s ports. Blue ones are 3GB ports and white ones are 6GB ports. First test the system by connecting SSD to a 6GB port. If the boot issue remains, reconnect it to a 3GB port ans check. 3GB ports are controlled by Intel SATA controller and it provides better stability than the 6GB Asmedia SATA controller.
 

 
 
 
 Update the chipset driver.
 
Download and install the latest Chipset driver from the below link.
 
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=816&DwnldID=20775&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Software+Installation+Utility&lang=eng

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I've got a few problems with my PC I've tried to explain the most recent activity that I've down before my problems,

I've built my own rig for about 10months now no problems until now. (see specs below), I installed a driver genius the other day and it said my usb drivers where "prehistoric" so I took their advice and updated it all. my two main usb3 ports stopped working, I uninstalled the driver genius & re installed the correct drivers and still same problem. After fluffing around I re-installed Win7 clean and went to the ASUS website downloaded the correct drives proceeded with installing them all. Some forums said to update my bios for usb3 trouble i did so and updated to latest. System didnt want to reboot. So again reinstalled win7 and now I was running fine..still usb 3 trouble. (only on the 2 usb3 ports above my ps2 ports) Anyway, my system now has a mind of its own when I boot it up it will either boot without trouble and run perfectly. But as soon as I shut it down and go to reboot it will ask me to repair or startup normally and when i select either one of them the logo screen will try and come up and immediately crash and reboot. Unless I take the power plug out or bios battery and reboot this way my PC will not turn on.
I've run memtest86 with 100% passes and Im stumped. I have a feeling its my bios. *also i did a clean install today and all my usb devices work and I noticed they are working before I install my drivers from ASUS website. In de... Read more

Answer:Absolutely Stumped Win7 Boot Crash On Logo Startup

If your computer or motherboard came with a driver disk set and it worked fine before the "upgrade" then use the disk to reinstall the original drivers.

What version of Windows do you have? This is the Windows XP forum.

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L&G,

This is My first time I post anything in my life so pardon me if I do not explain things the correct way.

Anyway, I was given a task to dual boot win7 pro on two separate HDD on our workshop PC.

Both of the drives were already having Win7 Pro installed on the drives so the only thing which I needed to do was to add the drives, connect SATA and power, set the boot sequence in BIOS...Press power button and pressing F11(mo-bo Super C2SBC-Q) to boot menu-> chose which HDD I want to boot from and voi-la....and... one of the OS always crashes. To be more specific the PC loads the fancy flashing colorful "Windows" logo and the second it should display the "WELCOME" screen it goes to loop and keep restarting at this point. If I remove one of the drives from the SATA connector the other installation has no problem to boot and vice-versa. It dont matter which sata port or which HDD and its Win7 instalation I use as long as its only one of them connected. If I add the secondary HDD and choose to boot the OS from it does the above explained boot loop. Any kind of advice is very welcome.

Answer:Dual-Boot Dual HDD WIN7 Pro Crash at boot

Hi Vincent82,

As a starting point, are you able to access safe mode successfully in the OS installation that is looping?

Bill

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A couple of days ago my antivirus Avira reported what looked like a virus associated with files emeyuruwokuqisal.dll and srcodb.dll.
It would not fix these problems but went into a cycle of reporting the files then scanning and then reporting them again.

Reading somewhere that Avira is known for not fixing some issues - on a recommendation I replaced Avira with Avast.
I scanned my system with Avast and MBAM and nothing untoward was reported.

However, since then, on boot up I get the following 4 error messages:
emeyuruwokuqisal.dll is not a valid windows image
srcodb.dll is not a valid windows image
error loading emeyuruwokuqisal.dll %1 is not a valid win32 application
error loading srcodb.dll %1 is not a valid win32 application

Can you help please?

Many thanks
Paul

Answer:dll file errors on boot up.

Download the following:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from http://mbam.malwarebytes.org/database/mbam-rules.exe" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the dr... Read more

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Question: Boot/memtest.exe

I am dual-booting Vista and XP. My Vista installation is on one drive, XP on another. It was problematic and difficult to get XP working correctly, but now it's working fine. I noticed on the boot screen the option for a Windows Memory Diagnostic tool so I thought I'd check it out, but when I try to it says there is an error or that memtest.exe is corrupted. Is there a way I can fix this without the installation disc?
 

Answer:Boot/memtest.exe

Use either OS, for this, but ensure that you enable, in Windows Explorer > Tools > Options > View >
Show hidden files/folders
Show system files/folders
Show file extension

Perform a Windows search for "memtest.exe" of all hard drives. Ensure that you include hidden/system/subfolders in the search.

Doing this will show you if there is more than one of these files present on your system, and where it/they are. That would be a good start. Maybe we can proceed further from there.
 

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If this ins't the right forum to ask this, please have my apologies and move it.

I have and empty drive where i'm trying to install win7 from a flash drive, but when it was almost ending the process it freezed the same way i described in this thread. It happened a lot of times in the same way but this time after rebooting i get the 0xc000000f "device unavailable" error. My obvious main guess was that something in the pendrive went damaged after the forced reboot. Ive read somewhere that this error comes when lacking the boot.wim image of the installer, but after looking up the drive nothing in the installer is missing so i ended up here. Every file that i researched is needed for the normal boot is there, all the wims, the boot, efi, sources folder, etc. So i'm really lost here, i dunno what i should do. If the problem itself is that the bios cant read anything in the usb then probably any change/replace of files or the complete installer would be useless, and i want to leave the replacing of the whole iso as the last option.

So, what can i do? would be anyhelpful to create a new image file and see if it works, or what else?...

Any help would be useful so I really thank you all... bye now.

Answer:0xc000000f when trying to boot from usb

Hi this looks like a corrupt file where did you get the iso file to put on your usb device

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How do I repair a corrupted Boot Loader in Windows Vista? I have done the simple insert Vista CD and repair startup but problem still exists .

Answer:Boot\BCD 0xc000000f

Hi try using the info here How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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From my Windows Boot Manager It stated that Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. My problem started after I went to the
https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/affordable-care-act , and my google chrome requested that I kill the website for inactivity. It asked me 3 times. I told it to wait twice and the third time the program froze
and would not let me close it. I disconnected my laptop from power including the removal from of the battery. This shut it down and stopped the connection. When I restarted the computer, I checked to see if anything had affected the bios, and it did not, until
I tried to restart the OS. Then I received the message from the Windows Boot Manager. I have tried repair, and reformat the hard-drive to no effect. I wanted to find out why the affordable care act would require the use of a
guillotine for ending a person's life. (ICD 9) 

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recently my computer would reboot in the middle of playing a game or will importing a cd to itunes. the last time this happened my computer wouldn't reboot and hasn't since. it won't boot in safe mode either. any ideas with what problem could be or how to recover my files incase i have to reinstall windows would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
 

Answer:system crash/ can't boot/ file recovery

there is 3 suggestions for this problem 1 if you have the original windowsxp disk put that in and it should go straight to pc setup 2if u made a back up it will run the disk and rebot 3u can also do a system recovery but it will take everything out so do at your own risk. good luck!!!!!
 

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hey all was just wondering if ne one could help me.
i load up my comp and theblack screen appears 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

file \boot\bcd
status 0xc000000f
info an error occurred while attempting to read the boot confinguration data.

Now i insert my installation disk and have made sure comp is set to boot from cd rom but nothing happens and goes back to the same screen any suggestions on what to do please as im not very computer knowledgable and this is really annoying . thanx all

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High all,
I will start by saying my Pc is the victim of a virus that when windows is loaded it locks you out with an "almost" convincing "we are the police pay us £100 or we will lock you up" message. During my efforts to rid my pc of said virus the pc re-started with the message "0xc000000f : the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I have created a boot / repair cd from my win 7 laptop and while it loads to the win7 recovery options screen it doesnt fix anything. The win7 disc doesnt fix anything either.

I can get it to start up and offer the command prompt screen but it wont let me type any commands into it. Before the virus can be removed i need to fix the boot up problem but i have run out of ideas.

Both my Pc and my laptop run win7 64 bit. My OS is on an entirely separate hdd from anything else even a re install of windows would be a victory for me!

Help please!
 

Answer:0xc000000f boot manager

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High all,
I will start by saying my Pc is the victim of a virus that when windows is loaded it locks you out with an "almost" convincing "we are the police pay us £100 or we will lock you up" message

(http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/ms_Parasite/UkashVirus)

During my efforts to rid my pc of said virus the pc re-started with the message "0xc000000f : the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I have created a boot / repair cd from my win 7 laptop and while it loads to the win7 recovery options screen it doesnt fix anything. The win7 disc doesnt fix anything either.

I can get it to start up and offer the command prompt screen but it wont let me type any commands into it. Before the virus can be removed i need to fix the boot up problem but i have run out of ideas.

Both my Pc and my laptop run win7 64 bit. My OS is on an entirely separate hdd from anything else even a re install of windows would be a victory for me!

Help please!
 

Answer:0xc000000f boot manager

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1111893-0xc000000f-boot-manager.html.

thanks,

v
 

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Hi,

Before upgrading to Windows 10 (update was downloaded and ready to upgrade) I wanted to clean (Disk Cleanup) and backup my current system. I made custom backup (selected My Documents/Pictures/etc. only for my user) successfully on D drive (Windows is on C, there are no other drives). Also made Disk Cleanup (with default checkboxes selected + delete temporary files and old update files). I also created new restore point.

After described actions Windows worked correctly and I decided to restart the system. After restart Windows couldn't boot any more.

I see Windows Boot Manager screen with the following information:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

I cannot go anywhere from there. No safe mode, no nothing.

I created bootable USB with the same OS version in order to use "Repair your computer" from there.

After entering System Recovery Options from the booted USB it shows "Windows found problems with your computer's startup options". View details says it will repair {bootmgr}.

Clicking "Repair and restart" leads to error "Failed to save startup options."

In System Recovery Options no OS is listed, but it is possible to click Next.

After clicking Next next dialog shows "Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk".
Startup Repair shows that it cannot fix the problem automatically. Details in Startup Repair show:
Problem signature 01... Read more

Answer:OS won't boot, OS not found, 0xc000000f

i'd say the best thing to do is re-install windows.

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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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I tried to set up my desktop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit to dual boot Windows XP Home. It didn't go as planned and now Windows 7 will not boot. I get the following error message:

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

I tried deleting the Windows XP partition and double check the boot order in the BIOS but no luck. I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me out. Thanks.

Answer:Failed setting up dual boot Win7/XP - cannot boot Win7

Set the Win7 HD first to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD Drive.

Boot the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk, follow these steps to mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If none offered or Win7 doesn't start after reboot, access System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times
to rewrite the System boot files to Win7 partition or it's System REserved boot partition.

If it fails after 3 times attempting to rewrite to SysReserved partition, change the Active flag to Win7 partition and try repairs again.

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Question: Status 0xc000000f

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'm currently using Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. About a week ago, I downloaded the Windows 7 Beta. It worked fine for a couple of days, but then I suddenly got the error message above, when restarting up after a Windows update. (can't remember which)

I then proceeded to use my recovery disc, to reset the laptop back to it's original factory settings. Everything is back the way it was, with Vista running. I'm all caught up with the updates. But now, whenever I shut down completely, it still happens. So every time I restart my laptop, I have to use repair button on the recovery disc. But it doesn't remain permanently repaired, after it's shutdown, and I restart it again.

I'm not sure if it matters, but I only have a recovery disc, without a separate Vista disc.

Is there an easy way to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Status 0xc000000f

Way over my head, only thing I could think of is that something got changed in the Bios by Windows 7 install and now, you're having that issue but, it is pretty far fetched.

I would go into the Bios and set everything at Default and see if this helps. Again, this is totally far fetched and if you are not comfortable with touching your Bios, I would suggest against it.

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laptop won't boot i have a acer aspire 7750G, windows 7 64-bit

it won't boot, it gives me this:

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

Status: 0xc000000f

i downloaded a recovery disk, it works, i can access cmd.

please help
 

Answer:Status: 0xc000000f, help please

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.
 

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Question: Status: 0xc000000f

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: 0xc000000fInfo: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
 
I tried start up repair but it seems that it's not working. My Laptop is ACER Extensa. PLease help.

Answer:Status: 0xc000000f

What do you mean startup repair isn't working?

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Question: Status: 0xc000000f

Ok, I can not figure out why or what happened. That is why I come here. After a recent Windows update shortly after I now get this message.

"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 disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

I can start up the computer but it hangs at Windows loading page after I sign in with my password. I go into safe mode but can't connect on the internet because it can't find any devices as stated on my connection manager. Can't do system restore as there is no restore point in safe mode. And can't do it in regular mode because it hangs. Spent several hours of saving docs & pics on my flash drive because if I save to many at one time it freezes. Only way to shut down is to push the on/off button.

I'm at a loss of what to do but if my h/d corrupted again it will be the 2nd time w/i the year.

Any help would be much appreciated. Phantom010, you were a great help several months ago with another issue I was having. Hope you still out there.

Laptop info: Toshiba Satellite L355-S7902 Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz 2.17GHz
3.00 GB 32-bit OS
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2

Thank you.
 

Answer:Status: 0xc000000f

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Computer Management(local) => Storage => Disk Management :

Health Status of all Volume or Drive is shown Healthy except C Drive ( C: ).

Status of ( C: ) is shown like that during some days - Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump).

Is there any problem in my Hard Disk ? If any problem in my computer or hard disk, please guide me to solve that problem.

Answer:(C:) - Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump)

Computer Management(local) => Storage => Disk Management :

Health Status of all Volume or Drive is shown Healthy except C Drive ( C: )

Status of ( C: ) is shown like that during some days - Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump).

Is there any problem in my Hard Disk ? If any problem in my computer or hard disk, please guide me to solve that problem.

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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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I'm having problems with the Fujitsu UH572 laptop; for those that don't know, this laptop comes with a built-in 32gb msata drive and a 500gb HDD. I wiped both drives a while back and set up dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1), but had too many issues with Ubuntu and decided to wipe everything and reinstall Windows again. However, even after a fresh install, my computer doesn't boot anymore. Here's what I've tried:
Diskpart

cleaned both drives
select disk 0 (the 500gb one)
create partition primary
formatted partition (format fs=ntfs label="500GB" quick
select volume 1
assign letter=C

I then rebooted with the installation USB (burned a Win8.1 .iso onto it) and installed windows onto the 500gb drive. Theoretically, the computer should be fine now; Windows automatically creates an EFI partition on a new drive (I think...) so it should have also recreated the boot files. However, I still can't boot the laptop without my USB. When I don't have the USB plugged in, I get the 0xc000000f error; when it IS plugged in, I can boot, but I have to leave the USB in 24/7 or I'm unable to put the computer to sleep or reboot it. Any ideas...? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't boot (0xc000000f) - fresh reinstall

Addendum: the mSATA SSD doesn't show up in BIOS or Windows Explorer (when I manage to boot into Win8.1), but Ubuntu detects it just fine if I overwrite the (nonfunctional) Windows installation I have with Ubuntu 14.04.

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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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Hey all, my laptop has recently gotten the 0xc000000f error that is pretty common.

"Status: 0xc000000fc
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

Sony VPCEB Windows 7, came pre-installed, no disk of any sort.

This error started occuring after I USED THE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTOFF after a computer freeze. I read that what I did might have ruined my HD, so I might have to restore to default, but i have very important work on my computer I would rather not lose..

For several hours, I've been culling through and attempting several solutions I've found on the internet.

Cannot log onto any account.

Seeing how I do not have a windows 7 install disk, I borrowed my friends PIRATED copy of win7. Attempting to get into the repair computer option only leads to it attempting to load forever.

I burned my own copy of a win7 recovery disk, but that turns out to give me an I/O error (is this just result of a bad burn? the only thing capable of burning disk is a VERY old and slow computer)

Any type of advanced boot option only leads to the error.

I've read that there is just something wrong with my BOOTMGR, but the only way to fix it is with the recovery console. I have not installed it pre-error and the only way to get it is through the repair computer option which does not work for me :[

Please help me out guys!

Answer:The 0xc000000f prolem: boot inaccessible

Startup Repair
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools (Select SeaTools for DOS)

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Hi folks!
I'm having this kind of black screen since I installed dotnetFX40 from Microsoft webpage. It needed to be restarted and that is what I actually did and got a "welcome" 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.

The problem is that I've already tried "Repair your computer" and even via command prompt using Bootrec /rebuildbcd. In the end, I used System Restore to earlier point and even that gave me no way to get Windows back. The biggest problem is that I have to finish my presentation and I am not gonna reinstall Windows!

Sincerely, tomzzzlv.

EDIT: I can't load Safe Mode menu either.

Answer:Windows Boot Manager 0xc000000f

Hello Tom, Welcome!

How far back did you restore your computer from?

Also, try running Startup Repair again.

~Jonathan

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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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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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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 )

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk
 

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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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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I got Windows 7 the other day. My current system had WinXP loaded on it, and I figured I would just leave it on there and install Win7 on my other hard drive. So, I made a Duel Boot. One of my HDD's has WinXP on it, and the other has Win7. Both are Western Digital drives.

So I finish the Win7 installation and enjoy the brand spankin new operating system Microsoft is shoving down our throats. After a while, it starts to grow on me. In fact I begin to love it, much more than XP. I load my air card drivers (cell phone internet source, you might say), get the net up and running and install VIPRE anti-virus software, FireFox, and transfer some of my music from my drive with XP over to my drive with Win7.

After I installed VIPRE, I of course had to reboot, and I did. Win7 reloaded and everything was peachy. So then, I decide Im going to set up my home network so my parents can access the internet through our router (of which we were using with WinXP prior to 7.) So I do all the configuring through Win7 as I would WinXP; I go to internet options, apply internet sharing, etc etc. But for some reason, my parents XP machine wouldnt get the internet from my Win7 machine. It would connect to the router, and it appeared to be getting a good internet connection, however, no browser would actually display a Webpage. So naturally, I reboot my parents laptop and try again. No luck. Then I decide that maybe my computer needs a refresh so I reboot it as well....

This is when I get the ... Read more

Answer:Win7 + WinXP = Corrupt Boot File

This just in:

Apparently Win7 does not use the NTLDR system loader that XP does. Maybe there is a conflict there?

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After having installed video driver from LG my WIn7 won't boot anymore, neither normal boot nor safe or other boot type.
With installation DVD, Startup repair cannot repair the computer automatically and I get following problem description:

---
Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: 21199544
Problem Signature05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06: 17
Problem Signature07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
LocaleID: 1033
---

and following details:

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root cause found:
boot critical file C:\windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys is corrupted

repair action: file repair
result: failed. error code=0x2
time taken =1123ms

repair action: system file integrity check and repair
result: failed. error code=0x490
time taken=132632
---

I rebuild the BCD through bootrec.exe but problem is still there.
No boot, no safe boot but 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 language setting then click next
3. Click ?repair your computer?

File: \windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys
status: 0xc0000098

info: windows failed to load ... Read more

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After having installed video driver from LG my WIn7 won't boot anymore, neither normal boot nor safe or other boot type.
Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically with installation DVD and I get following problem descriptio:

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Problem Signature
Problem Event Name:    StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03:    unknown
Problem Signature04:    21199544
Problem Signature05:    ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06:    17
Problem Signature07:    CorruptFile
OS Version:    6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LoaleID:    1033
---

Obviously new monitor has been removed and old monitor is used.
I can provide setupapi.dev.log where last operation recorded was video driver installation.
What could I do to solve the problem?
Thanks in advance.

Ciao

Fabio

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So, this is my Mothers laptop and she wanted Windows XP, so I went ahead and tried to dual boot it along side Windows 7. I shrinked the volume and did all those steps of one of the topics here, anyway I noticed the laptop kept constantly booting to Windows XP automatically? It's frustrating especially since it refuses to connect to the internet at all.

I right clicked on "My Computer" in the Start Menu and selected "Manage" I tried to make the "C:/" drive the active partition, and I rebooted. I ended up with that error message 0xc000000f. So I reinstalled Windows XP and tried again.

I managed to get VistaBoot or whatever on it and attempted to make it bootable to either OS, however, I ended up with an error message again... (0xc000000f), so I attempted to format the laptop using it's recovery drive (D) in System Recovery...I can't format the laptop....

I can install Windows XP again but I am sick and tired of it, I just want to fix Windows 7 now and make it bootable.

So now I am using a uBuntu "Try me" disc to write this message. Is there anywhere I can fix this via uBuntu? (I just want it to boot into Windows 7, I couldn't care less about Windows XP anymore)

Sorry, this is a pretty lousy introduction but I really have to go soon and I need the laptop fixed very soon!! Thank you.

Answer:No bootable OS, status: 0xc000000f

If you have a Windows 7 Recovery CD or Install DVD, you could boot to it, select Repair my computer on the second page and do a startup repair 3 or maybe 4 times in this case.

If you do not have an Install DVD, you can download it from:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Your changing the active partition may be a problem, but the partition with the bootmgr should be active, and in Ubuntu it would show a boot flag. You can run G-Parted from Ubuntu to look at the drive.

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My Laptop will not boot and I get the message to insert installation disc. I do not have the disc or the product key. I bought this laptop from an individual ands the stickers that should have the product key on it is gone. Now It won't load windows or anything. How
do I fix my problem without these things? I have searched the internet on my borrowed laptop and everything that I find to download reads this laptop's info and it has windows 10. I need windows 7. Please Help

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My Laptop will not boot and I get the message to insert installation disc. I do not have the disc or the product key. I bought this laptop from an individual ands the stickers that should have the product key on it is gone. Now It won't load windows or anything. How
do I fix my problem without these things? I have searched the internet on my borrowed laptop and everything that I find to download reads this laptop's info and it has windows 10. I need windows 7. Please Help

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Okay. I have formatted my Hp Envy 17 PC, and now, when I try to get into My PC, it tells me that I have to use an installation disc, that I've never had.
It tells me the following;
Status: 0xc000000f
and then I can't really do much. It is incredibly annoying and My schedule is tight so I would really apreciate some help here.
I have tried to push F8 and F11 and F12 and Esc and Ctrl+Alt+Delete but nothing has helped so far.

Answer:HP PC - Status; 0xc000000f - won't start

My guess is that your HP Envy 17 shipped with a hidden partition accessible by special keystroke that had your reinstallation data. If you formated the entire hard drive, you have probably destroyed both the partition and the reinstallation data that it had. Meaning, if my theory is correct, you have only two options:

Hire someone to do professional data recovery to reconstruct the partition (possible) and reconstruct the data (possible). No guarantees. One, or both of these may fail.

Order a reinstallation CD/DVD from HP for about $20.00 and run that disk to reconstruct the data back to Factory Original condition. This option may render any data files on the hard drive unrecoverable. I assume that since you formated the drive you had all the files taken off first.

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I have a Acer Aspire X3400 with windows 7. When using the recovery disc the first dics load but the second disc did not. Now I get Status: 0xc000000f coming up and can not load my system.I can notget the recovery disc to start. Please Help if you can.
 

Answer:Solved: Status: 0xc000000f

check there are no scratches or finger marks on the disk

try recovery this way

http://www.fixya.com/support/t6994348-recovery_ace_x3400_out_disk
 

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Hello

I just bought Hp HDX16 (X16-1155EE) 3 days ago

it was working well but when i started it the next day i go this problem

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.

so i called the HP support online and they told me how to resolve it
prss F11 for recovery manager... etc

it was resolved but when i tried to run it the next day i got the same problem....

what could cause this problem?

Answer:Status 0xc000000f error

no one ???

and the problem came for the 3rd time...

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My laptop advent won't boot.
Start up repair wont work, even a system repair cd wont fully load.
Only thing i can get to is launch repair your computer, and the only thing that works there is command prompt.

Tried fixboot & fixmbr... They worked but rebuildbcd never finishes.

Any help please
 

Answer:Solved: Boot/memtest.exe missing or corrupt

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im trying to test a kingston 512mb DDR stick I have an AMD(if thats needed)

I downloaded this memtest zip: (goes to site, not to download) http://www.memtest86.com/#download0

is this correct? I dont think it is. What memtest should I download.

and how do I make a boot disk out of it?

any help would be greatly appreciated. *wink* ^_^

Answer:I can't figure out how to make a memtest boot disk... Please help me

Hello,

Okies...that's the right one .

To make it easier, create a folder in C:\ named memt32, and extract the files from the .zip archive to that folder (C:\memt32\)

Then go to Start > Run > Then type CMD and click ok > then type ch c:\memt32 Then type install...

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Hey guys,

My PC is running Windows 7. In the past I never had an issue running memtest from my CD. I would put the CD into the PC, restart the PC, press a certain key (I think) and Memtest would load.

Unfortunately I forgot what key I used to press and Memtest won't load, it goes straight to the Windows Startup Screen and the Desktop loads.

I went into Bios and I saw that CD/DVD was not #1 in the boot order which is strange because I used to run memtest many times on this PC and I never changed the Boot order.

I tried changing the boot order by hitting the + key but the key won't do anything. Is there some other key that I need to press in order to get + or - working?

also I see two CD/DVD's in the boot order of the Bios, I guess it's because I have two CD/DVD drives? Which one do I make #1? The Memtest disc is in the bottom CD/DVD drive.

Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in Bios to run Memtest

Usually Memtest starts automatically without any key presses if your CD/DVD drive is 1st device.

What brand and model motherboard are you using? Usually it tells you at the bottom of the screen in the BIOS what keys you have to press to navigate through the menus. The manual probably explains it in great detail, but I know, who reads those things?

We aren't going to be able to tell you which drive is which, you will just have to try trial and error with at most 2 restarts.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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