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Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Q: Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:






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

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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A: Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Hi

Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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I can't log in to my old windows 7. Error: The Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inaccessible shows up before the booting of the disk.

I've tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition. Still not working.

A:Cant Boot - Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inacces

Welcome to the forum.
How did you tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition if you can't boot?

Please edit your profile and add ALL your hardware specs so we can see what you have.

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I have a question about Windows cloning on the Y470. I tried to clone my system to an SSD using the Windows 7 backup/restore feature, but I'm getting an error that says "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The error suggests using the Windows install disc to fix the problem. Does Lenovo provide a physical disc or ISO for Windows? I tried downloading the ISO directly from Windows using my serial number, but I got an error telling me to contact the computer manufacturer instead. Alternatively, if they can't provide a Win7 install disc, do you know if the computer's built-in Lenovo OneKey backup tool will work? It takes several hours to create and then restore a full system image, so I don't want to repeat the process without confirming that this is the proper solution.

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I have an Intel i5, Windows 7 Ultimate, and an SSD as my main drive and 2 SATA HDDs.

One day, I got a BSOD appeared and my PC restarted restarted. After that, the following error appeared:


Window failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert ....
2. .... ... status: 0xc000000e info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Also I noticed that BIOS only detected one of HDDs, not SSD neither other HDD.

Sometimes, Windows can be started, but it doesn't work very well.
When trying to copy data from F: to an external USB, it copies for a short time and then Win7 becomes unresponsive. This also happens in safe mode.

After several reboots, now Windows will not boot and I get the error "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible." And the BIOS only detects the SSD.

UPDATE: my disks:

HDDs
WDC WD10EARS-22Y5B1
Seagate ST31000528AS

SSD
FM-25S2S-120GBP2 - G.SKILL



Any suggestions?

A:the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

Hmm, that looks rather choppy. Sounds like your disks have a physical connection problem. I suggest you check that.

Also, if the SSD seems to connect but the OS cannot be loaded, that would suggest that your bootmgr does not reside on the SSD.

Download an burn the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry on the webpage). With that you can inspect your disks without the OS. Just load the CD.

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Hi, I know a lot of people have posted this but I think mine is different to theirs.

I took a SSD drive used to boot my sons pc, placed it in my computer and cloned it with Norton ghost onto a bigger drive.

When I put the new drive in his PC I got the error "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I put his old drive back in, and got the same error as I assume because I placed it in another PC with a boot drive, it removed the boot capability?

I have tried to do a startup repair etc, but none of that will work.

Can I get his old drive to work again? All the info is on there, and I have a fresh install of windows 7 on a separate drive so I can boot in and look at his SSD, but am unsure how to continue.

Google has NOT been my friend!

A:boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

With both the original boot drive and the new drive with a fresh copy of windows in it, I went into the installation cd and was going to see if both versions came up, but before it gave me any selectable options it said it had fixed an error and would I like to reboot.

After I did it went into a dual boot screen with windows 7, and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (recovery) options.

When I select the recovery version it boots into the drive like a dream, with everything there, so I closed the system, removed the new drive with the fresh version on it and I now get the missing ntldlr message, so I guess I can fix this with normal bootrec etc. commands.

I'll post on how I get on!

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Hy there... I was on my tour to Cyprus and last night I came back I saw my PC uptime was 22days. I asked my brother wht's going on , he told me if you'll shut down pc, i'll not get it stared. Due to some reasons I restarted my pc and now its giving me this error. "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". I've 2 drives 500GB + 1000GB, windows is on 500GB drive which I check through BiOS & shows SATA Port 0 = (0.0GB), SATA Port 1 WDC WD10EARS-0 (1000.2GB). Please guide.

A:the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

Hello there. I was searching over the internet and found this:
Windows 7 won't boot up: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

The thread is marked as solved,so the user has solved that problem. Give a look it.

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Hi all, i have encountered the error following:

"the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" after doing chkdsk. Please help. Could not repair the installation with the windows DVD.

A:the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

If you get access to another computer that is working properly; I would try and download the hard drive diagnostic program onto a flash drive and run it on the computer that isnt working properly and see if it comes up with any errors. Also what are your system specs? and is it a custom built or a oem system?

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Hi Guys--first post,any suggestions for my issue please....
 
I acquired an used desktop hp P6790 running Win 7 Home Premium,64bit. Nosoftware discs.
Worked fine until I tried to install Window updates which resulted in black screen with only the cursor on it.
Tried to reboot in safe mode/safe mode with networking but after a brief scroll of drivers loading it stops at....
 
                                             'windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSEH.SYS'           and message 'Please wait.'
After some time it reverts back to the black screen with cursor.
 
More amateurish tinkling produces...
                                       'Unable to 'repair computer'
                                       'Windows failed to start A recent hardware or software change might be the cause'
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A:''Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible''

Old hard drives are mechanical devices with spinning platters and reciprocating heads. These moving parts cause wear. And, when this wear becomes great enough, it is no longer possible for the heads to zero in on exact locations where data is stored on the hard drive. In other words, it's simply worn out.

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Ok, so my recovery partition disappeared, so as a last resort I followed these instructions - and changed my active partition to the second partition in my list... and now my laptop is utterly bricked.

I've tried downloading a windows 7 starter image and putting it on a USB and booting from that - but it won't - all that happens ever, is that I get this message:

Windows failed to start...to fix the problem:
1: insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. choose your language settings and then click next
3. click repair your computer

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

Status 0xc000000f

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

Help!!! please?

A:boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

try the steps in the following link and see if they help ya any:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Post back if this does not help and we can try and go from there.

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Hi there

Hoping someone can help me with this booting problem.

About six months ago my hard drive failed and I had buy a new HD and re-install Win 7. I had created a backup on an external HD, but for some reason I could not restore the computer using this backup. I'm not sure if any of the backup data transferred onto the HD when I tried to do this. I therefore did a clean install of Win 7 and then copied the files I wanted across from the backup on the external HD.

Now, whenever I switch on the laptop the first screen I seen is the from the Windows Boot Manager, which says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.... and it gives the "status as 0xc0000225. Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I then hit enter and the laptop boots successfully and all is good. The only reason why I have decided to fix this now is because I want to upgrade to Win 10, and I donit want this to cause any problems during installation.

The C drive is where I installed the new copy of Win 7 Op System and the E drive is the partition I created to store my data files etc. I'm not sure what the other drives are?

I have attached screens of the screen descibed above and also the Windows disk management screen.

Thanks for your help.

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Hi all,

I'm desperately in need of help.

I just talked my gf into restoring her dell inspiron 5010n. It was getting slow and running way too many background programs (she likes to download games). We also believed that it was infected due to some program glitches.

Anyway, after copying all of her personal files to discs, I tried to reset her computer to factory settings through the control panel recovery advanced options.

The option to recover from disc was available (I created the discs right after we took it out of the box about 18 months ago), but would not initialize upon clicking on that option.

So, I inserted the recovery disc 1 into the cd/dvd drive and initiated the recovery after restarting the computer. Everything seemed to go well.

Windows started up, and I began configuring her computer. Anyway, windows indicated it needed to restart after downloading 1 update.

When the computer restarted this time, the windows boot manager came up and said:

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: 0xc000000e

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

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A:Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

When you boot, there should be an F key for you to use to open the boot device menu. If you know what it is (F8 or something during the splash screen), could you use it to see what your boot options are?

I don't think I have seen that type of message before, so not sure what it might be.

You can turn off automatic updates....

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okay I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7-4790 [email protected] 3.6GHz with a GeForce GTX 745, I will be updating. I had a Windows Update pop up to download so I did and sent it to the background. I messed around on Facebook and YouTube when the download was finished there were 20 updates and all I saw when the first window pop up it wouldn't let me see any critical ones. So I reboot my computer. My max Resolution is 1440x900 and after I got finished waiting on the downloads to install I got back to browsing only this time my Resolution was 1600 something x 1000 something All my desktop shortcuts were jumbled and a lot smaller so I arranged them and went back on Firefox and kept doing what I was doing until it hit me let me see how my game plays (Heroes & Generals) the screen was bigger of course so I went to lay a few matches and got a Shader some number wasn't on my video card. I know it has like 348 shaders on it. I cut the game off and went to Widows Restore to go back to later date that it as saved When it stops and Rebooted I got this. and still getting it hitting F12 Because I could reboot in safe mode it would fix it but there was no choice to choose it just a Click here to repair problem or Start Window Normally. I choose to repair and get this
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. Next I try the Normal Boot I get a black screen I was so mad I went to bed with on that black screen all you can see is the mouse Pointer.
When I orde... Read more

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

Hello and welcome NA mate just maybe a quick fix go into safe mode and do a system restore to before those updates. Let us know how you go and see my pic if you are offered only one restore point.

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I tried to bring my computer out of hibernation and was confronted with:

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 langugae settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."

Status: 0xc0000000e

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

Recently I shrank one of the partition on the data drive in order to enlarge the other partition on the data drive. The enlarged data drive contains the folders of some installed games but the system disk is separate and was not altered in this way. I'm pretty sure that I hibernated and recovered from hibernation at least once since that change was made.

Could it be that the OCZ drive has developed a fault? Or would it then be unable to even display this message?

When I attempt to repair the installation using the Windows 7 disc, the operating system isn't listed. I don't think that there are any drivers for me to load - I think it's supposed to be automatic (the driver must be a part of Windows own included set).

A:Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

i had exactly the same issue and message after removing everything to reseat my cpu cooler , i ended up haveing to downclock my ram 100mhz to get the system to boot , i have NO idea why it happened.

Im not saying your issue is ram related but i will say its most likely hardware not software , and im not thinking its your hard drive , try reseating all your hardware maybe if problem persists remove i stick of ram leaving only one stick , remove anything not needed for boot , external hard drivers , keyboard mouse etc tryu resetting bios to defaults

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right, i've noticed another thread with the similar problem, here, and apparently it's fixed, but as i'm running my system on a laptop, i'm wondering what i can do to recover my system without any data loss.

error message's more or less the same,
"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.........etcetc

status: 0xc000000e

info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

i'm running an msi cx420 that's 6 months old, windows 7 32 bit.
this problem only surfaced after i defragged my laptop and updated MSE and restarted. i've absolutely no idea why this happened and would appreciate it tremendously if anyone could help me resolve this problem without any data loss.

to be clear, my laptop isn't of much importance but my data is what i'm worried about.

thanks much.

edit: also, i've tried to burn the windows 7 system repair disc on a USB as follows, but with no luck. i'm running windows xp on this computer and if anyone could also help me on this i'd be much obliged.

A:Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

If you have an XP disk and can boot into Recovery Console, run chkdsk /r

There are a couple of ways I backup client's documents, emails, etc.

1. Spotmau
2. Remove hard drive and use an external USB enclosure attached to another computer. This is my preferred method because I can copy and paste and also run chkdsk.

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

I am receiving this error after installing a new hard drive in my Dell inspiron 15r N5010. I can get to windows upon fist installation of the OS but when I reboot I get this. Any ideas?

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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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I am using Windows 7 64 bit on an I3 .
I also am getting the code 0x0000225.
It says to fix the problem; 1. Insert Windows installation disk and restart the computer; 2. choose language setting and then click next; 3 click repair your comuter. It also gives the following info: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".

I Hve PreInstalled os With Recovery Partition...

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

Hi...
Need more info on your issue. Are you using a laptop or desktop? What computer brand are you using? ... etc.....

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Good day/evening,

I was uninstalling Acronis True Image Home 2009 from my Toshiba Satellite A305-S6841 using the Acronis uninstall utility and remnants were left behind. (Was still getting Acronis loader at system boot up)

I created a new System Restore point and also backed up the Registry files. I then tried to uninstall the remnants using the Acronis Cleanup Utility found here...

Acronis True Image: Cleanup Utility | Knowledge Base

I followed the suggestion below and deleted the string data within the Registry Keys. I found the "snapman" string in the Upperfilters of both keys and deleted the info leaving the key data empty. ( Big mistake !! )
(!) After using Cleanup Utility, it is strongly recommended not to reboot the machine, go to Start -> Run -> regedit, and verify that there are no snapman*,fltsrv, tdrpman*, vidsflt*, timounter strings in the following keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} -> UpperFilters and LowerFiltersHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{71A27CDD-812A-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F} -> UpperFilters and LowerFilters
Now Windows fails to start. Error 0xc000000f - The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. I initiate Safe Mode in order to do a System Restore, windows files start loading, then stop and it cycles back to the error above.

I need the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6841 Windows Vista 32 bit Recovery disc in orde... Read more

A:Boot Selection Failed Because A Required Device Is Inaccessible - 0xc000000f

Have you not got an acronis image to restore the pc from as this is the purpose of acronis

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Hello.

I previously had a Windows 7 installation on a 320gb hdd, but decided to reinstall on my 120gb ssd, leaving my previous install on the 320gb hdd in the meantime.

Install went OK, rebooted a few times after installing updates, etc. I decided to format the 320gb drive with the old install on it after copying some data from it onto the ssd with the new install. Format could not be done in Windows due to the option being greyed out, so I did so from the Windows 7 install CD. Rebooted, error appears from title.

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

Booted from CD again

1. ran startup repair with no change

2. Executed bootrec.exe commands /fixboot and /fixmbr, reboot, no change

3. Verified boot order and ssd recognized as Bootable in bios.

4. bootrec.exe /scanos = shows 1 windows install present on "C:/windows"

5. bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd = installation detected. Pressed y to add = "element not found"

I'd rather not reinstall and update and juggle all that data around again if possible. Any help is very appreciated.

Update: reinstalled. Meh

A:0xc000000f "The boot selection failed because a required device is ina

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

From my knowledge of these kinda BSODs(I'm not so good at solving these kinda BSODs) is that the 320GB harddrive had the 100MB reserved system data on it and you formatted it so you made the computer un-bootable. I have no idea how to solve it but i think that is the case.

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Ok so I've been getting a BSOD what seemed like once a week for the past 6 months on my laptop, which now won't even boot into windows. The first hdd was the first to go about a year ago as it is rarely even recognized anymore, so I just moved ship to the 2nd hdd which now seems to have followed suit. Before I go out and buy a new HDD a want to confirm that it is indeed the hdd and not memory, or just corrupt drivers or something simple to fix.

What's wierd is that when I try to do the recovery disk option or even boot from the original win 7 cd to do a fresh install, I get no where because its so god awful slow now. I literally had to leave it sit to load into the repair disk option menu for a good 3 hours. I can't even start a fresh install of win 7 because of how slow everything is.

I also can't press F8 to get into the boot selection menu to select safe mode, or last known good config etc...

I updated the bios which made no difference. I opened up the laptop and disconnected and reconnected the one hdd that was easiest to get to(the other is a bitch) and nothing. I also did a scandisk on the only hdd that gets recognized and in the options it said it had a partition size of 0, but had 2 million sectors to scan which it found 0 bad sectors in.

Also when it boots up now its not even half as loud as it used to be yet all the fans seem to be spinning.

Whats your opinion on this? For sure dead HDDs or could it be something else?

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A:BSODs Now Boot Selection Failed Because Required Device is Inaccessibl

Im trying to get into the recovery disk options menu and it just hangs at a black screen with a cursor for literally 30minutes to an hour before the select a language pops up. Then I have to wait another 30 minutes for the next menue to appear.

Would I faulty hdd be capable of halting the entire computer like this?

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I have the problem. I have multiple partitions with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04.
I think the problem is grub or partition table. I am still going try possible solutions.

A:Boot Selection Failed Because A Required Device Is Inaccessible - 0xc000000f

Welcome to the forum it sounds like mbr or partition table what has changed to cause this can you redo grub to rewrite mbr etc?

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Hi.

I'm facing an issue very similar to one mentioned in an expired thread I came across: "Windows dead 0xc000000e". I'm afraid I couldn't find a solution that worked for me in there. Also, I'm creating a new thread since that one is expired.

(Using the same screenshots as well, since the very same are applicable in my case)

A little background on my issue:

Everything seemed to be working fine, I was accessing a memory card when everything simply went into a non-responsive state, (the kind you can't recover from without pushing the reset button, which is what I did). I tried restarting a couple of times, every time Windows 7 (Ultimate) booted successfully, but then simply went into a non-responsive state after the desktop loaded (or I clicked anywhere). So I decided to look into recovery options, when I realized my Windows 7 disk was one of those which do not offer a repair option on the installation disk itself. So I obtained a recovery disk and tried repairing. The repair process worked like a charm. Then I rebooted only to find my system non-responsive again once loaded (same as before). Now I decided to look into reinstalling the OS. So I clicked on a "Next" option in the Installation disk at one point and it actually began installing when I remembered that I wanted to save my browser bookmarks and sessions and I immediately interrupted the installation within about a second of the process (probably the biggest mistake ... Read more

A:0xc000000e The boot selection failed because a required device... (HDD not detected)

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Hey well first of all thanks to all who helped me with the RAM problems i was having earlier...ran awesome for a few days then i decided to reinstall pro tools which is giving my hell...now i am getting this error

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

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your langugae settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."

Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I did that...It will not let me do system restore or repair. It will let me try to load a driver for my HD's and when i do that it lets me browse my computer and I can see everything, that part is odd to me.

Also i found this but am not sure how to do that if anyone could explain this to me that would be great. This is also how my bcdedit output looks, need to know what OS identifer is..

I'm Fixed - 0xc000000e problem!!!

1. First Load Windows RE from Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2
2. Open Diskpart and make problematic partition Active
3. Open bcdedit and you should get something like this:

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device unknown <===0xc000000e problem!
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Server 2008 R2
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {e0025536-b36d-11de-aadd-ddc0b5870e2c}
recoveryenabled Yes
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A:0xc000000e The boot selection failed because a required device is inac

I am sorry that you are having more problems. Please follow the instructions in this tutorial and upload the files and we will be glad to help you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Do not use any tuning utility or tools on Windows 7. This is my sermon on this topic:





Quote:
Windows 7 is a totally different operating system than XP. Win 7 is not an evolution from XP. It is a totally new OS and even changed from Vista. Thus the wisdom we learned about XP - tweaking, cleaning, modifying for speed, etc - do not apply at all to Win 7. Forget that knowledge.

Windows is a closed source system. Developers of tuneup utilities and registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience, most of which is not applicable to Win 7. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

There is almost no tweaking that can be done to Win 7 to speed it up. The system is designed to diagnose itself and take care of itself which it does remarkably well. Win 7 maintains itself and that includes the registry.

Tuneup utilities are pure snake oil. At best they do nothing except use resources. At worst, they can mess your system up, slowing it down, and even crash it. There is no tuneup utility out there anywhere that can speed Win 7 up and improve its performance, at least not at this time.

This isn't to say that the system does not need to be... Read more

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I am receiving this error, when I try and boot Windows 7.

I have run the Repair Startup option from the Installation DVD, and it performed a System Restore [only] the first time, but fails to resolve the error.

I believe this occurred, when I accidentally powered down the computer, while it was attempting to transition to/from Sleep/Standby Mode.

Reading other articles around the web (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/GettingReadyforWindows7/thread/5da88257-837d-4475-ad6e-9ea8968826f4)
I get the impression that the accepted solution is a clean install.

Is a Clean Install the only way to resolve this error?

I can provide detailed specs and error reports to assist in any bug-hunting.

Thanks.

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

Go into your Bios and check to make sure that the right boot drive is selected. I've no idea why, but I've seen the boot drives get mixed in the bios setting on some systems resulting in the computer trying to boot from a non-bootable drive resulting in the error message you have received.

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Hi everybody,

I am dualbooting Windows 7 Ultimate and Arch Linux (using rEFInd boot manager) on a GPT disk and (unfortuunately) have an UEFI system.

My setup used to work perfectly fine, until I recently updated rEFInd - and following this - deleted a paramount file on my ESP: bootx64.efi.

Obviously, I could not boot any OS anymore, so I tried to restore the bootloader but during this process I killed all my partitions.

Luckily, I could restore them using the tool Testdisk on an Archiso live usb stick. I restored bootx64.efi and wanted to boot Archlinux ... where I was greeted by an error message telling me that the root device rEFInd is looking for is not present. I could fix this by adjusting the PARTUUID in the respective config file and now I am booted to Archlinux. So as it seems, recovering the partitions using Testdisk resulted in changed UUIDs for my partitions.

However, I still can not boot Windows 7 because all I see is this boot error:


Code:
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: 0xc0000225

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
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A:Status: 0xc0000225 boot selection failed; required device inaccessible

You are right that you have changed GUIDs for all your partitions. In this case, it is impossible to recover your Windows with the recovery tool.
You need to manually restore the BCD store with bcdedit.exe. The method 2 in this page will let you know how to do this.

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hi guys, this is the message generated by the windows boot manager on our old lappy.

h/p g60-214em. a much battered tool with battery issues, previous over heat problems, a jammed dvd drivetray & most recently iron bru in the key board, it was left to dry for a week or so but no joy trying to start up from the lappy keyboard or with the use of a external one via usb.

how do i find out which device is blocking the boot up ?

any help much appreciated, gj
 

A:status0xc000000f, info..boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesabl

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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I was in the middle of backing up my failing hard drive to a brand spankin' new internal drive when my computer completely froze on me. I restarted and received this error:
 
0xc000000f: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible 
 
I've already gone into the bios and made sure it was booting on the right drive, and it was. I've switched to every possible boot device and they all give me the same error message. I've also ran the windows installation disc and performed a startup repair multiple times to no avail. I've even checked for loose cables but everything seems fine, and even if my old hard drive has finally failed, it still won't boot on the new one either.
 
I've also ran 'bcdedit' in the command prompt and it showed that it was booting on the correct drive. so I'm really just at a loss here.
I've been having non-stop computer problems for about 2 weeks and I really just want it to stop. (not to mention now I'm really concerned I've lost all my files for good)
 
Anyone have any suggestions?
 
(by the way, I'm really not the most tech savvy person, so try explaining your solutions like you're talking to a small child)
 

A:Startup error: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessib

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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Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

A:"Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arfe


Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.


Um, remove Avira.

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Hello,

Last night i was trying to update my AMD SATA AHCI Controller driver, but i shouldn't do while being sleepy....

My hand moved before my brain realised...I uninstalled the device BUT i also checked the option for deleting the drivers.

Now, i get the error while booting :






Quote:
0xc000000e

The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


What i realise is that windows are trying to find the device needed to boot ( stored on boot info) , but device is not there.

Ι already searched the forum for similar problems and already tried to do a Startup Repair from Windows Installation Disc repair menu (3 consequent times as written), with no result.

No restore points either.

Is there any way to manually fix this or my only path is a repair install ? All my data are safely backed-up.

Thank you in advance for your help.
ΕDIT : I don't know if this is the proper subforum for the above problem, i posted here because it was caused by a driver uninstall. If mods/admins think it does not fit in this subforum please tell me.

A:Error 0xc000000e "Boot Selection failed- Required device Inaccessible"

Well, i found the solution after some 50-60 Google results reading...

Solution was found in this page.

Analytically :

I loaded Recovery Console from my Windows 7 Installation Disk.

Had the AMD SATA Driver folder copied to a cd from my second pc. Driver directory was "W764A"

Ran diskpart and list volume to check the cd's volume letter

Ran the following command ( D: is CD ROM, D:\W764A is Driver Directory, C: is Windows Installation ) :


Code:
D:\dism /Image:C:\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\W764A\ /Recurse
I typed exit to exit Recovery Console, rebooted and voila....Windows Started normally...

Glad it was solved....

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i have problem when turn on my pc that given info the boot selection failed because a required devices is inaccessible.if would be grateful if any one help me out to solve the problem.

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Mods, if you feel that this thread is more of a "Windows" issue, please feel free to move this thread.

Here last year I did my second build because I was having "boot" issues. Wasn't certain what exactly the problem was at the time. But something some how screwed up the boot sequence in my system, and where everything was pretty much "outdated." I just went ahead and did another build.

Though, since then I've been pondering around with the thought of using a SATA to IDE adapter so that I can retrieve what ever salvageable data I can from one of the two HDD's that was in my last build. So I finally broke down and ordered a couple different one's earlier this week.

Unfortunately, I've been running in to some problem(s) when I try to launch with the IDE in place.

Upon initial launching, the boot sequence seem to take some time longer than it normally does with out the IDE HDD in place. Though after a 15-20sec lapse I'll get an error screen displaying an windows error code of "0xc000000e" with a prompt message below stating "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I searched all over online to see what that error code represents, only to get "pages after pages" of sites with each site telling me something different.

I have no intentions of using this as a third HDD in my system. I just want to retrieve select data from it.
 

A:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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I have a weird error that I have never seen before. I recently reformatted my media server. Current boot drives are 2 64gb OCZ vertex 2 SSDs in Raid 0. When I reformatted it had some odd behavior where it would boot only if a windows boot USB was in the drive. I thought this was odd and figured I could fix it later when I had time from the windows recovery. Well my procrastination paid off... or came back to bite me anyway

Now it will not boot to the drives with or without the USB, then when I place a USB windows 7 copy in there I get the error "The boot selection failed because a required disk is inaccessible". I thought maybe it was because it was trying to push the boot to the SSDs as it was before so I disconnected them tired of dealing with the raid 0 when the machine has turned into an over powered media server.

My motherboard is a Asus sabertooth 990 FX that has a UEFI bios and I just want to get this to boot. I don't care about the OS drives to be honest as my other drives have all my data. I am just out of ideas as to what I can do. It has no CD/DVD drive either so USB is our only option. I can see the USB on boot, I can select it as a boot drive. I have tried both NTFS and fat32 for it. I created the USB from my laptop using DISKPART using the following commands. I have tried an 8 GB, 16 gb and 32 gb drive for this as well. For the UEFI you are supposed to use fat32 if I remember correctly, but I did try NTFS just in case by the same directions but... Read more

A:[SOLVED] the boot selection failed because a required disk is inaccessible

I wanted to share what I found as the resolution so that it may help someone in the future.
First problem is it was a corrupt ISO. I pulled it from my company's file server again and was able to get a clean ISO.
Next problem was my computer was running with a raid 0 for the boot drive. The only way I could get into the recovery console was to go into the install, then load the raid drivers, exit the install then select repair. Then I proceeded to recover the MBR.

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Hi, I'm having this error for a while now.
this: 0xc0000225 Boot selection required device is inaccessible
What happened before this is just a forced shut down because the computer is lagging. After that, this error in now showing up.
I have a recovery disk but I can't manage to open it up, cause I dont know this stuffs

Please help me
What should I do???

A:Boot selection required device is inaccessible 0xc0000225

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

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

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

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hi.
i get this error when turn on my laptop (idealpad y460) .

the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible ...oxc000000e

how i can fix it? i don't have CD/DVD recovery windows. how i can download it?

please help me.
it's my hard disk management. how i can sure my hard disk have problem?

I have access to windows xp with hirron CD (mini xp)..

A:oxc000000e Boot failed-required device is inaccessible (Windows 7)

The BIOS mode output you posted shows no System partition, so boot the Win7 DVD System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to repair or rewrite the System boot files to Win7 boot partition.

If this fails work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hey,

I need some help fast please. I recently booted up my gaming rig after swapping out a 7970 graphics card and upon system boot up, as the windows 7 logo appeared the system crashes and a BSOD appears for a split millisecond and I'm asked to start up repair windows or start windows normally however when I click start up repair a black error screen appears with the following message and error: The boot selection failed because a device is inaccessible error state and an error code:0xc000000e. Now of fixed this before multiple times except this instance nothing seems to work Ive tried the following:

- check for any unplugged or loose cables
- Re installed my ram
- Booted with on board graphics
- unplugged all usb devices and external devices with the exception of the keyboard and mouse
- Booted with system installation disc and attempted system repair several times only with the same outcome of wanting to restore from a previous system restoration point however it always fails
- changed the boot type to IDE which made the system boot furhter past the logo screen however it still crashes with the same error
- From the system installation disc I ran a chkdsk /f and no corruptions or bad sectors were found

However, I did run from the installation disc a "bcdedit" and my osdevice was unkown and my boot manager and boot loader were set to two different drives on being D: and the other being C:. So I re-linked all three back to the D: drive as the windows... Read more

A:The boot selection failed because a device is inaccessible

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Check out this thread. Post # 20 have the solution.

That might also help you.

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re installed windows 7 from hidden partition. Now when I go to boot up computer I get black screen that says:
WIndows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Etc.
Status: 0xsc000000f
Info The boot selection faile because a required device is inaccessible.
I tried using dos to fix using bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot and it says that the repair was successful. It will then boot up fine and work. But the next time I have to reboot it fails to start and I have to do it all over again.
Any help would be appreciated!

A:Boot selection failed device inaccessible

It's not a win7 problem, it's a boot manager problem. Next time do only bootrec /fixmbr or bootrec /fixboot . I want to know which of the two command did fix it.

In that recovery DOS screen:

Code:
bcdedit /enum all
any lines with "unknown" in text? Most likely osdevice or device lines.

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I bought a new laptop and in order to move my data to it, I took out the hard drive of my old laptop and hooked it up to a SATA device. After that, I put it back in the old laptop. When I turned it on, it would not boot because of the device (hard drive) being inaccessible with an error code 0xc000000e.

I do not have the Windows installation CD to run the repair, I ran a BIOS diagnostic and it found nothing, the boot order in BIOS is correct. Any further ideas?

A:Boot selection failed because of inaccessible device

What OS is on each machine?

If they're both Win7 64-bit then create a system repair disc on the working machine and boot the other using that disc and select repair from the menu.

If they're different, you could try downloading the ISO here. Be sure to select the correct bitwise ISO (32-bit or 64-bit) and then create a system repair boot disc.

Then follow this tutorial: Startup Repair

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My daughter's laptop(acer aspire) has the above error message. we have no installation disc but do have the product key. I created an installation disc from my laptop but it have my product key. A tried to get it to use this cd as the install cd but it appears not to be working, What should I do?

A:windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because

Just follow this tutorial. Make sure you first save the user data - e.g. with a live Linux CD. If you need help with that, post back.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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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A: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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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!!

A: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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Hello,
Installed Acronis True Image Home 2011 a couple days ago. I did not setup any items within Acronis yet for backups, etc. After install my system appeared O.K. and have shutdown/restarted several times without issue. Yesterday, the computer shut down inadvertently, then at boot i get this message:

Title Screen: Windows Boot Manager
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

Problem? I suspect something with Acronis damaged by Windows 7 boot files.
How to fix????

In reading the various postings on the web (including Windows 7 forum!), it seams that Windows Startup Repair would be the best bet to resolving my issue. I put the DVD in, reboot, I see a scroll bar the bottom and text says "loading files....", then I see the "Starting Windows" splash screen with the Windows 7 logo...and that's it. The system never gets to a point where I can choose my language, select repair options, etc.

So....I read on the forums the Easy BCD would be a good tool to fix my issues. I downloaded it on a separate system and check it out. It looks like a GUI based program, so I'm confused on how to run it on my Windows 7 system that won't boot. Can I make a bootable version of Easy BCD?

Is correcting the BCD my issue? I don't know

I loaded Partition Commander 11 to check things out...I see a "System Reserved" partition which has bootmgr and the BCD files on it, I also see my partition where Windows 7 is ... Read more

A:oxc000000e Boot failed-required device is inaccessible

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Not sure how Win7 booted if you deleted SysReserved partition then only marked Win7 partition Active but didn't run Repair a few times to write the System boot files to 7 partition with only it's HD plugged in.

Possible that Win7 may be booting off the XP partition which is why we need to see the screenshot and know what you want to do.

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Okay, so this just happened out of nowhere. Nothing seems to have led up to this -- the system booted and shut down successfully, and no software updates or installs were done during the period of time it was on when it was last working. I've attempted many things, but none seem to work. /ScanOs reports no OS detected, while startup repair said the OS was booted successfully. bcdedit also shows no directories linked to "unknown". CHKDSK reports no bad sectors, so such can be discarded. This happens every time I attempt to boot to Windows 7 (Home Edition, x64). I have a copy of Fedora 17 set to dualboot with it, but it hadn't been booted for over a week before the event. Any suggestions?

A:Error at boot : 0xc000000e - The system has failed to start because a required device is inaccessible.

HiThe /ScanOs switch shows the operating systems installed that aren't already in the BCD so it can show 0 and you are still okay.Assuming C: is the drive that Win7 is installed on, in the Startup Repair command line can you typeC:press ENTERdirpress ENTERdo you see more than one WINDOWS directory?If C: gives you a "File not found" error, try D: (C: can sometimes be assigned to the otherwise hidden System Reserve volume)Also does it say anything more on the screen than...Error at boot : 0xc000000e - The system has failed to start because a required device is inaccessible.What I mean is, is it a Blue Screen or a Black screen telling you to ...1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click next 3. Click "repair your computer.James

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Help!So my work laptop is a Lenovo t440s running Win7 Enterprise.I was playing around with trying to make a bootable USB so that I could run my own environment on my work PC with a quick reboot.Anyhow, I tried to reboot the work laptop earlier and ended up with the following error:Windows 7: Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessibleI cant seem to get into system repair, or anything. I also don't have a CD drive in the laptop and finally to make issues worse, my only other machine (what im on now) is a Mac running El Capitan.From all my reading I'm pretty sure its something to do with the MBR being messed up, but I just don't know how to fix it.I've build a windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox and popped the HDD out and into a caddy. Not sure if this makes it any easier or not, but it meant that from in the virtual machine I could at least see the HDD in Disk Management.Here's a screen shot:https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lo18i13na...15.54.png?dl=0I've tried booting the virtual machine install see if I can go down the repair route that way but it just doesn't see the HDD or windows installation.Any help will be massively appreciated and might just save my ass.

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Help!

So my work laptop is a Lenovo t440s running Win7 Enterprise.
I was playing around with trying to make a bootable USB so that I could run my own environment on my work PC with a quick reboot.

Anyhow, I tried to reboot the work laptop earlier and ended up with the following error:
Windows 7: Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

I cant seem to get into system repair, or anything. I also don't have a CD drive in the laptop and finally to make issues worse, my only other machine (what im on now) is a Mac running El Capitan.

From all my reading I'm pretty sure its something to do with the MBR being messed up, but I just don't know how to fix it.

I've build a windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox and popped the HDD out and into a caddy. Not sure if this makes it any easier or not, but it meant that from in the virtual machine I could at least see the HDD in Disk Management.

Here's a screen shot:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lo18i13na...15.54.png?dl=0

I've tried booting the virtual machine install see if I can go down the repair route that way but it just doesn't see the HDD or windows installation.

Any help will be massively appreciated and might just save my ass.

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i get this error Windows Boot Manager
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. i thought was my harddrive i have 4 3 sata 1 ide. I froze my main harddrive hoping to fix it i did it to my last one worked like a charm how ever i still get this error i put in my windows 7 disc but it cant find the win 7 says unknown location.

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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

A: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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