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i bought an asus laptop with 32gb space on it. it had 8.1 already installed. i was trying to upgrade to windows 10. but it the hdd didnt have enough space to download. so i bought a 518gb usb and had the windows installed on to it while hooked up to my
laptop. well i left it going over night i come back in the moring and i recieve this error message. i tried downloading the iso via microsoft web site and followed not only directions on site but also youtube and google. i've tried usb boot and portable Cd
reader and nothing works. it doesnt give me a recovery option and i cant input any commands. no f8 or anything is available. i've tried everything and it will not accept a reboot recovery or install of anything new. i need help i just bought this laptop for
class and i regret even being interested in windows 10 my rooms have had the same problem on their laptops minus the using a usb part. each one has had a mess up with the install and its jacked theirs up. so yeah i'll probably never upgrade to 10 unless its
preinstalled. but i need my new asus fixed or i'll feel like i wasted my money.

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Preferred Solution: error code 0xc0000225

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have a HP Stream 7 Tablet  I was just surfing the net and then the tablet just updated to Windows 10 automatically even though I am already in Windows 10 I booted it and then it showed an error message: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed Error Code: 0xc0000225 You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation device media, Contact your PC Administrator (My Tablet or I'm the Pc Administrator but I don't know computers because I'm a. Student) or PC/Device Manufacturer (Someone just gave me this tablet she forgot the PC/Device Manufacturer Please press the Windows key (which I can't because of It doesn't have a keyboard or if it is the home key it doesn't work) I can't boot it because of error code: 0xc0000225  My recent software is  Windows 10 HomeInternet connection is wireless Plus because it is a tablet I can't connect a keyboard and a usb recovery file or a disc

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Hi am mcroy I have a problem with my hp stream  notebook pc 13 start up problem whenever I start it up it brings me a hp logo then a blackscreen then It resarts up again The error code I am getting after I keep on pressing f11 is error code:0xc0000225Please help me

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Hi, I was going through the process of free Microsoft Upgrade from W8 to W10 on my Toshiba Laptop when the above error screen appeared and the pc now just keeps switching off and when switched back on goes to this screen. What's happened please ??? I don't
have a reboot disk or anything like that as it never came with it (not that any does nowadays). I can't afford to lose any data :-(

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Had my note book tell me it needed factory reset. So I did now only HP logo comes up. I have tried F2, F10 F12 and Escape to enter recovery mode that is the error code I get says I need installation cds or usb recovery well the Recovery drive I created is no longer viable. So I need an impage and my warrenty ended on July what can I do?




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A:Error code: 0xc0000225

Hi, you probably need to buy the recovery cd or usb from hp. com or contact hp at 1-800-474-6836

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I'm having a hard time with my laptop. I read other problems like mine before I contact you but It's not working. I tried to updat the BIOS and it's saying it can't be updated. Can you please help me? Thank You,Tamara Shorter

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I was given a laptop to take a look at with hopes I could fix it. However I'm running into issues, and for some reason I can't figure out next steps.
When the computer boots, it goes right to the screen saying 'PC needs to be repaired, with error code error
code 0xc0000225
however, when I push F8 the screen just flashes back, It won't boot to disk at all, and won't let me
do anything, just keeps popping that screen back up. So before I pull the HD to back up the stuff on it, I'd like to know if there is any possible way I can get in it to at least try to repair it. My initial plan was to rebuild the MBR, but I can't even get
past that screen.
In researching, and in past experience, Windows 8 and 8.1 are supposed to automatically go to start up
repair options. This is also not happening.
Help please...

A:error code 0xc0000225

Hi,
Please know that status: 0xc0000225 means Windows cannot find the System Files used for booting. The causes may be the following things.
1. The System files are corrupt.
2. The disk File system has bad configuration.
3. Hardware fault.
To boot into Windows Recovery environment, we need the recovery image or partition in your computer or the installation disk.

First, I suggest contacting manufacturer to do a hardware testing.
Also, Let?s try to boot into WinRE by using recovery disk or bootable USB, then try to repair the system if you have Windows 8.
How to Create Bootable Windows 8 USB Drive from ISO Image
http://www.guidingtech.com/10026/create-bootable-windows-8-usb-drive-iso-image/

If you have Windows 8.1 media, we can also try to reset your system by using this.

We need to boot into BIOS to change the boot order to start from other media except local HDD, then we can enter WinRE.

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi I am mcroy,when I start up my notebook pc I am getting the hp logo then a black screen after some seconds the pc restarts againWhen I press f11 this is what I am getting->Your pc needs to be repairedA required device isn't connect or can't be accessed.Error code:0xc0000225You'll need to used recovery tools on your installation media. If you dont have any installation media(like a disk or usb device),contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.Press Enter to try againPress F8 to start up settingPress esc for UEFI Fireware Settings

A:error code 0xc0000225

Hi,Do a repair install of Windows using bootable Windows installation USB that can be created by Microsoft windows media creation toolWindows 10: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlWindows 8/8.1: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.htmlDisable secure boot temporarily from BIOS. Plug in USB. Tap f9 key as soon as you power on laptop, change boot order to USB. Save and Continue.RegardsVisruth

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I decided to do a factory restore on my HP Stream x360 Convertible PC and it only got part way through and said it could not complete the factory restore.  It wouldn't do anything to get out of that error message, so I rebooted the computer.  It now only boots to the HP Logo and reboots, over and over to the HP Logo.  I tried doing the recovery through the bios but I got the error mess "Error Code 0x0000225" .  It will not let me do anything else.  I don't have a recovery disk.  I used another program the partition of the diisk and they appear to be there.  There must have been some files that became corrupted or messed up in some way.  I need to know how I can get a Recovery Disk on disk or usb?  I'm really upset because I've only had this laptop for just a few weeks.  Thank you in advance. 











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A:error code 0xc0000225

#HPExpertDayThis error occurs when the surface of disc is dirty or issue with recovery parth on USB drive.To get a new set of recovery media, refer:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143also referhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00707939

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My all in one desk top will not start up. I get error code 0xc0000225.  The unit had warrenty from 3rd party and after talking to two diffrent techs they say the hard drive is corupt and they will send new hard drive and tech to my house to fix. Week later, they say they cant find replacement hard drive. Is this accurite? Computer repair people are far and few on my small island, should I chuck it in the landfill? I would like to get some data of the hard drive if possible. Thanks in advance.  Chris808

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I turn on my computer  (hp 2000 windows 8) and get error code 0xc0000225, it's asking me for a media an instillation media but I don't have one, what can I do ?

A:Error. Code 0xc0000225

Seems like the hard drive has gone bad. Can you tap F2 as you power up and get into diagnostics? Run the hard drive test. 

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Error code 0xc0000225A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.I didn't receive an installation media, it was all pre-installed. 

A:Error code 0xc0000225

BP-3 wrote:Error code 0xc0000225A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.I didn't receive an installation media, it was all pre-installed. Since Automatic Repair fails to repair your PC, now select "Advanced options" and then "Troubleshoot" and try these steps:b.Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".c.If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.d.At the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit enter. bootrec /scanosbootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCD After running the commands your computer should restart and will automatically install windows update. Sometimes it will take for a while to update. Just extend your patience and wait until your computer restarted successfully. DONT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER UNATTENDED..




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I recently tried to start up my Dell Inspiron laptop and instead get this blue screen with:
Error code 0xc0000225
Blue Screen only gives me two options: Enter to try again or F8 for Startup Settings.
Elsewhere it says something about "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"
Trying again doesn't work as it still won't boot.  I tried to boot to Safe Mode, which also didn't work.  None of the Startup Settings seem to work.  I have a "Dell Operating System Windows 8 Recovery Media for Windows 8 Products 64-bit" recovery disk that was sent to me years ago for an unrelated problem.   I put it in the disk drive to see if I could boot from that but I don't even see the option and I can't see any way to get to a command prompt. Not sure if it would work for this problem. 
I have no idea how to fix this.  I haven't installed any new hardware or software and I haven't been partitioning anything so I'm a bit puzzled as to what's going on.
After posting on the microsoft forums and attempting several fixes, nothing has changed.
I can't access the BIOS.  I have repeatedly tried pressing "F2" during startup (which, according to Dell is the correct key) and it does nothing.  It always comes back to blue screen.  So I can't even look at BIOS settings
I can't access built-in hard drive diagnostics.  I have pressed the correct keys (according to Dell) but it accomplishes nothing.... Read more

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After being shut down normally and then turned on later, my computer has not left the Automatic Repair cycle. It goes from Automatic Repair to Diagnosing Your PC (and coming up with a disk drive issue)to Attempting Repair, to never be repaired. One of my friends, however, got to a recovery screen which informed us of the error code.Now all I need is some kind of recovery tools on my installation media, however1. My Acer Apsire V5 did not come with anything of the sort.2. Acer had "fixed/wiped" my computer just ONE MONTH AGO. And now that my computer is broken again, for the second time in 2 months, there is no way for me to get it fixed.If there is any way to get my warranty renewed or to call Acer to get advice without having to pay right away, any answers will be appreciated.

A:I got error code 0xc0000225, however my computer g...

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Hello Guys,
i have bought lenovo g50-70 just 20days back,
it came with inbuilt windows 8.1
they did not give any recoverable disks with it rather they said to take back up of the OS into a usb stick
but i forgot to take the backup and tried to partition the hard disk using EASEUS Partition manager
then i got this error "0XC0000225"
i'm unable to boot the windows and when i reached service center for help
they said at present we dont have the disks and we will order it today it make take few days,
i have reached them again after 10days their response is the same.
then i went to a private service center,they said we are unable to order disks on your laptop's serial number as the request has been made already by someone.
so i'm trying to sort out this problem myself.
can you guys help me?
thanks in advance
regards,
ravi
sorry for my bad english

A:Windows 8.1 error code : 0xc0000225

What about using the built-in Recovery Partition?

If Windows cannot be started, then follow the steps below to start the Lenovo
OneKey Recovery System:
1 Shut down the computer.
2 Press the Novo button. From the Novo button menu, select the Lenovo
OneKey Recovery System and press Enter.

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Hello this is my first post so if I did something wrong please tell me so.
Attached is my computer specs, if the image does not work here is an imgur link to my specs:My specs - Imgur.
So, I was looking through my father's old video games. I found a Prince of Persia:The Two Thrones copy. I tried to install it, but it wanted me to restart to complete the installation. I complied and restarted my computer. However, it gave me a message saying "Your computer needs to be repaired, error code:0xc0000225". I tried many different things, but eventually at the error screen I hit f8, then f7(f7 apparantly disables driver somethings...) and I was able to startup. So, I am making this post on the same computer I have trouble with.

I do not have the windows8 backup CD, since this is an HP Laptop which did not come with a CD for windows 8, and instead had it pre-installed. So, is there any way to stop this error message from coming up ever again? I uninstalled that stupid Prince of Persia game since I thought it changed up drivers, but my main concern is not the game, but the error message. How can I get rid of this? If you all need any more information I am happy to provide it.

EDIT:Forgot to mention that all my programs are working nicely. It is just that stupid error message I want to get rid of, so if I need to do something with my computer I believe I will have full access to CMD and other programs. I just want to be able to boot up my laptop without having to hit F8 and... Read more

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So I got my Rikomagic MK36 to connect up the the tv for the Mrs to use. Awesome little thing for the 5 minutes I had it working! It dual boots windows 8 and Android.
It was running WIndows 8 perfectly. So I had to go and install Windows 10 which doesn't run so well on it.
So using the recovery USB I made while doing the Windows 10 upgrade I tried to rollback to Win 8. After a couple of restarts I got to a screen saying:
Your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. process1_initialization_failed.
It then restarts and goes to:
Your Pc couldn't start properly. A requried device isn't connected or couldn't be found Error code 0xc0000225 You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.
I must have seen those blue screens about 1000 times in the last couple of days. I could still see it when I went to bed!
So I am stuck in a loop and can't even load Android on it.
So I've tried booting from a USB drive by changing the boot order. The USB drive show up in BIOS boot it will not boot from it at all. It just goes back to the blue screen loop.
Photos of the blue screens and BIOS settings. https://drive.google.com/folderview?...EE&usp=sharing
This is the product. I managed to use the coupon on it so it was pretty cheap. Rikomagic RKM MK 36 Intel Z3736F Dual Boot (updated) - FreakTab.com
My wife is giving me plenty of grief for this. She seems to think that I break every bit of technology I have. Of course I deny this to her but I do seem to be rather unlucky most... Read more

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Hi i want to reboot my laptop its a c55-c-1m9. But when i try pressing f12 and click yes it comes up with error code 0xc0000225 your pc device needs to be repaired. A required device is not connected or cant be accesed. Would greatly apreciate any help im a complete novice thx in advance.

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Hi I am mcroy,when I start up my notebook pc I am getting the hp logo then a black screen after some seconds the pc restarts againWhen I press f11 this is what I am getting->Your pc needs to be repairedA required device isn't connect or can't be accessed.Error code:0xc0000225You'll need to used recovery tools on your installation media. If you dont have any installation media(like a disk or usb device),contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.Press Enter to try againPress F8 to start up settingPress esc for UEFI Fireware Settings

A:start up pproblem error code 0xc0000225

Double,Use this:https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/error-code-0xc0000225/m-p/60093...

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I am facing this problem with my PC with the following system requirements:

Manufacturer Samsung core i5 laptop which does not have CD/DVR-ROM.
As i start my PC then i am facing with the mentioned error showing in this image. I have also boot USB for windows but the boot key (F10) is not working. I have tried many ways to solve this particular problem but can not be satisfied....So please tell me the way that i solve the problem.Also as i hit the given suggestion like press enter or F8 it does not working...

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I have a retail 15.6" HD Notebook [15-ay117cl] (W10 from factory) Registered w/HP.The first thing I did when I got it on 11-12-2016 was to boot into diagnostics and run the quick tests. Everything passed, so it was a good start.I wanted to install Linux Mint Debian 2 and dual boot it along side of W10.The first issuse was UEFI settings. My linux USB was not seen, so I enabled Legacy boot and booted System Rescue 4.72 image from USB to change the partitions with gparted. I tried to shrink the Windows System partition down to 100 GiB to make space for Linux. I could not shrink it at all (never had this issue in 20 years). That really upset me. I'm wasn't really excited about learning W10 anyway (Too much of a support nightmare), so I deleted the W10 System partition. Then I decided to delete the RE Tools partition (probably a mistake). I did not delete the recovery partition yet. I was getting ready to convert the MBR to GPT, when I thought "What if I want to sell Notebook someday". So I went to the support site to find a procedure to recover W10. I also looked into getting the Recovery image. But not for $40, that's rediculous!So I want to try to restore W10 from the recovery partition. But I'm not sure it can be done without the RE Tools partition. In case there is any question about the error description, here's what the screen looked like:-------------------------------------------------------------------------RecoveryYour PC needs to be repairedA required device isn't conn... Read more

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I'm trying to do a clean Windows 8.1 64-bit after a crash but I get Error code 0xc0000225, using HP in-built recovery utility. Windows Setup also says: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer. Kindly help. Thanks

A:Error code 0xc0000225. Hard disc is inaccessible, HP 250 G2 ...

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome !   Let's test your hardware for issues.Please, turn off your computer. Start it again by using the power-on button andas soon as you do it, keep hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap) - you will enter HP startup menu similar to this one:  Choose/Press F2 and follow the on-screen instructions to perform System test >>> QUICK test. More information can be found here>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 It should check these components:    Battery check    Processor check    System board check    Hard drive SMART check    Hard drive short DST check    Memory quick check  Let me know the results of the test.

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Hello,  I have a HP Intel Celeron Notebook 15-AY008NI that I bought for which I bought today. If I switch the laotop on it will power on, but a blue screen appears that says: RecevryYour PC/Device needs to be Repaired A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code 0xc0000225  I can't get past this screen to do any kind of file repair.  I hold down the ESC key during power-on, and can get to the boot menu.  I press F11  and I end up back at the PC needs to be repaired screen.   I can't past this screen.  It goes on a continual loop.   Please help! Thanks

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I have a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 running Windows 8.1. When I attempted to update the operating system to Windows 10, there was an error (I'm not sure what exactly the error was, or what caused it, as I was not monitoring it at the time) and now the tablet will not boot to any operating system. When I turn it on it says: "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart." Then, it restarts, and loads a page that says: "Recovery // Your PC couldn't start properly. // A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. // Error code: 0xc0000225 // You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer."

I have done some research and it appears that I will need to create a USB recovery drive, but I am not confident in exactly how to do that in a way that will work on my tablet. I am not partial to any particular operating system (between Windows 8.1 and 10), I just need a functioning tablet. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I don't know all the specs and the computer will not boot but I do know this:
Dell Inspiron
i7 processor
1 TB hard drive

I used AOMEI Backupper to make an image of this laptop before I played around with it. So I have an image.
Now I want to restore that image and it will not work. I get the error code above and it tells me there is a windows file missing (I think it says a .efi).

Dell has about 6 partitions on this machine. AOMEI allows me to restore them one at a time. I did all of that but it still won't boot.

This is a buddies laptop. He bought it second hand so he does not have a rescue disk.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

I really don't want to buy another copy of Windows operating system. But in the worst case, would a new OS and a clean install get me around all the stuff Dell has on the machine to make it usable. (I am the guy who broke the thing)

Hitting F8 will allow me to boot from different drives but when I put in a regular Windows 10 recovery disk and can navigate to control panel but after that I cannot click on any of the links so I cannot do a factory reset from there.
 

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My laptop pops up that your sysytem should be upgraded to Win10. I said Ok & at 90% I slept hoping it will be done in morning. When I start Laptop in morning , I got blue screen stating that Your PC Needs to be Repaired A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code 0xc0000225 Please help me here. I am afraid if system is formatted automatically as I have imp data there.  Thanks

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Hello Everyone,
I have a problem where I turn on my pc and get error code 0xc0000225. It's and Acer desktop I bought July (2013) for a little B-Day present . But now it stopped working. I can't take it to a repair shop because
1. I'm not a fan of them
2. They tend to take like a week :I
I need it soon I'm only using my other laptop. I make like intro/outro's for people and I have one person who asked me a week ago which I feel bad about. Plus all my school work is on there and my dad also has his job documents nothing can be erased on there.
Thanks for your time,
Heshanth

A:Windows 7/8 Acer Desktop, Boot error code 0xc0000225

Hi,

Use your 8 install DVD or USB key:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Product Number: K1K07EA#ABU
Serial Number: [Personal Information Removed]
 
How do I get a revovery image on a USB when I can't access my laptop to get the image?
Can I download Recovery Manager on an old laptop?
 
All tests pass not sure what happened, let me know if any other information is needed.
 
Thanks in advance,
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A:Error Code 0xc0000225 File:\Windows\system32\winload.efi

Hi, You're welcome. This happens because your machine shipped with 8.1, so will have no specific drivers for 8 When you are on the page displaying 'No software or drivers are available for this product with the selected operating system. Please make a different selection', do you see an Edit option to the right - if you do, click this and select Windows 8.1 as the OS - most of the drivers should work for 8.  As long as you have install the LAN or WLAN driver, just go through the Win 8 updates until the 8.1 upgrade is offered, apply this and then install  the rest of the drivers. Regards, DP-K  

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This is my first post here. I have a HP laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit preinstalled. Very long story short I tried to dual boot Windows with Fedora 15 and I definitely screwed up my partitioning. My first stop was LinuxQuestions.org which pointed me to Seven forums. I've been trying to get this fixed for about 2 weeks now. When I try to use the System Repair CD it doesn't show my Windows Os as being installed. When I just let the computer load from the hard disk itself I get the 0xc0000098 error.

On a whim I decided to put in an old System Rescue cd to see if I could see anything about the hard drive. Surprisingly it loaded and I was able to use GParted to look at the disk. The MBR is on sda1 which is unmounted. When I hard Fedora 15 installed I was able to mount the disk, but when I would restart the system it would unmount itself.

I tried to do a Clean OEM Reinstall through the use of a usb drive using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. The iso file and the tool were downloaded from the links provided in the tutorial on a computer running Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit. For some reason the download wouldn't work even with the bootsec.exe file downloaded and put in the correct folder. I used the Pendrive Linux Universal USB Installer to install the Windows 7 iso. For some reason even though I set the hard drive to boot from USB it won't boot. Is there any way possible I would be able to get my hard drive working again? I don't care if I'm able ... Read more

A:0xc0000225 error due to dual boot that morphed into 0xc0000098 error

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, update your BIOS if it has an available update. If not reset BIOS to defaults Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI mode to try install, IDE if that fails.

Set HD first to boot in BIOS setup.

Now trigger the USB flash installer by tapping the HP ESC or F9 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot, select USB, Removable or HD to locate stick listing, boot stick. If you need to rescue any files proceed with Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console . If not At first boot screen press Shift + F10 to open a Command Line, run Diskpart Clean Command.

Now follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect reinstall.

If problems persist post back the exact step where it fails and any verbatim error message.

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I tried to rest my HP Stream Notebook and an error occurred. When I tried to turn it back on it couldn't even get to the login screen, it would just show the HP symbol. I pressed F11 upon powering on and the error code: 0xc0000225 came up alongside a message to repair the device.What does this mean and how do I fix it?

A:What is error: 0xc0000225 and how can I fix it?

Reset* to factory settings.

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Husband just ordered parts to build a BRAND new computer...

Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard
Western Digital 250GB SATA 3 Harddrive
AMD 6000 X2 CPU
(2) ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 512MB DDR3 Video cards
Ultra Xconnect 2 550 Watt Power Supply
(4) DDR2 800 PC2-6400 240-pin 512MB Dual channel 1GB-(2x)512MB
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit OEM
When trying to load in Vista OEM from a blank computer, he gets this error:

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: 0xc0000225
Info: An unexpected error has occurred.

He cannot even get to step #2! We've already verified that the ACPI is enabled and even changed it to check. We've changed from the native IED, Raid, AHCI, Legacy IDE (OnChip SATA Type).

In the BIOS reading, it does recognize all the hardware.
 

A:Error 0xc0000225

Try removing all the hardware you can for the installation. One vid card. And try 512 MB of RAM, too. It's just possible one is bad.

If you can get installed with minimal hardware, then add one piece at a time.
 

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I am receiving the error message: required device isn't connected error code 0xc0000225 and the next message I receive is: 0xc00000f. I am unable to start my HP computer without these errors showing. Not even in safe mode snce this happened with the last update a couple days ago..... Please help. Computer purchased on 09/17/2015 from Best Buy. Please help.  Thank you 











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A:Error 0xc0000225

I want to thank you for all your support. The issue has been resolved. I contacted HP by phone and was sent a restore disk. Everything is now working and the error has been corrected.

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I'm getting this error when I try to install windows 8 from usb I have no operating system at the moment do I'm stuck

A:Error 0xc0000225

Hi a4azza Can I ask you where you get the Windows 8 .iso from? Also, what program did you use to make a USB bootable with it?Is your hard drive partitionned with MBR or GPT? Do you have Secure Boot Enabled in the BIOS or not?Are you booting from the USB via Legacy Mode, or UEFI?

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Windows 7 promptly crashed with the error 0xc0000225: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
please help i cant make recovery to restor my coputer to the original factory condition

A:crashed with the error 0xc0000225

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:





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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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Hi there,

So recently I've been wanting to reboot my entire laptop and do a clean install of Windows 7 on it (it has been running Vista for quite a few years now).
I've burnt the Windows 7 ultimate 32bit iso onto my USB flash drive, and inserted it, then restarted my computer to get it to boot.
I tried 2 methods
1. "Manual" booting selection (hit f10 on the HP screen and select USB)
2. USB flash drive as the primary boot source.

Both of these unfortunately gave me the following message of - "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.

Eventually I decided to just open the USB through "My Computer" and ran the setup, which all went fine and dandy and installed (except of course it wasn't a clean boot where I completely removed the contents on any partitions and then installed Win7).

So my question is, is there a way to do a proper 100% clean reboot of windows 7 without the error message popping up to block me, or at the least fix the error message?
I don't own the original OS disk for this laptop so I couldn't find any other solutions.

Thanks

A:Boot error, 0xc0000225

Hi,

Do this:
1. Get a clean Windows 7 ISO here.
2. Now write it to the USB using this tool.
3. Boot from the USB and install as normal.

General installation advice/tips/tricks here:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello.

I recently bought a Samsung Laptop with Windows 8 already installed. It's been fine for a few days but yesterday I was told that it is a good idea to partition my drives. So I did that. Then I realized I needed more space on my newly created drive. So, I downloaded EASEUS Partition Manager to add more space to my newly created drive. So, I made the changes and my computer needed to restart. Then, it showed that the EASEUS Partition Manager was doing its thing. So I left it to do it work. But when I came back to check on it, there was a BSoD. So then I restarted again and now apparently something screwed up and everytime I boot it shows an error 0xc0000225 and says I need to insert my installation CD into it and select repair disc. But I didn't receive the Windows 8 disc as it came pre-installed. I searched the internets and even asked my colleagues but I'm not getting any useful or helpful. Is there anyway out of this mess? Thanks.

A:Error 0xc0000225 always at Booting

Well, now's a bad time to remind you to make a copy of the recovery partition using the OEM utility. Right now there aren't any official (legal) download locations for Windows 8 ISOs outside of the Microsoft upgrade center (which isn't free), MSDN or TechNet (subscribers only, again not free), and volume license sites for corporate customers (again, not free). You might get some love from your OEM that sold you the PC, or if you have a friend or a colleague who has a DVD with Windows 8 on it you can borrow to repair your PC (just make sure it's the right edition).

And partitioning your drives on a laptop is actually not necessarily a good idea - not sure who would have told you that. Generally, with laptops you replace the DVD drive in the second bay with a second HDD if you need extra space. I understand the whole if the OS fails you don't lose your data, but since Vista the installation or repair process from the Windows installation DVD or USB simply overwrites files, and your data is kept intact. If the drive itself fails, all partitions are gone anyway. With a laptop, best to get a very large second laptop hard disk drive (as you aren't likely to use the DVD drive much, if at all), and keep good backups of it. That way if something dies, you have backups, and you haven't screwed up your installation of Windows to do so either.

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My brother all of a sudden gets this error when trying to boot his PC. So he can't get into Windows 7 anymore. The error states that his NLS files are corrupt/missing. He tried the repair function as instructed on-screen, but that did not help. Any clues?

A:0xc0000225 boot error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bripper


My brother all of a sudden gets this error when trying to boot his PC. So he can't get into Windows 7 anymore. The error states that his NLS files are corrupt/missing. He tried the repair function as instructed on-screen, but that did not help. Any clues?



That error is a bios error. he needs to download the newest revision and install it. If he cant get into a normal boot, he might be able to get in to a safe Boot (F8)

Let us know when you need help
Kenn J+

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Hi all ,

I would like to high light when I use image recover from image server to local HDD ,
it will show Recover error code 0xc0000225 , it is BCD error .
I need know why this error easy happen on image download , thanks !

A:0xc0000225 Win8 BCD error

I had that problem when I messed up something with my partitions. I got out of it by doing a full reinstall using USB recovery media I created when I got my PC.

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Well I had Ubuntu AND Windows 7 duel booted on my Amilo Li 2727, I tried to get rid of the Ubuntu because to be honest, it was taking up most of my Laptop's space. I used a program to do it and when i restarted my laptop no OS would boot. I plugged in my Windows 7 Installation USB and it wouldn't boot up the install thing.
I put in the Ubuntu USB and had an option to install it, so I thought 'hey, maybe if I delete everything of my hdd like i do when i install win7 i can reinstall win7.', so i delete everything of hdd using ubuntu installer and install ubuntu (ubuntu is telling me I have a 120gb hard drive now idk why, that's beside the problem), so ubuntu is installed on my pc. I restart and put in my Win7 installation usb again and it says the same error.
The error says:





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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 the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


I can't do what it tells me because i do not have a windows installation disc, and can't make one! Any help? Please!

A:Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remuve Linux from Dual Boot. (Base of)

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.

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



1) Boot CD or DVD & open a command prompt.
Command Prompt at Startup

2) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows



3) FIX MBR.



4) Delete Linux Partitions
Partition or Volume - Delete





5) Create New Partition.
Partition or Volume - Delete



You may find the Fujitsu Recovery Partition has been made unusable by Linux.

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hi ihave a prob with start up  error code 0xc000025 .i dont have instillation disc   help

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Hi everyone.
I have my laptop and I was repartitioning it one day. I was neary out of room on my C drive and I had 300gb on my D drive. So using a program called EASEUS partition manager (little did I know there was a built in partition manager into 7) I Shunk the D drive to about 10gb, leaving the C drive with over 600gb.
It said it was successful, and I went to restart and windows 7 wouldn't boot.
Upon startup, it says this:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software chane may be the cause. To fix this problem:
1. Instert your windows installation disk and restart your computer.
Blah blah blah.

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

My laptop didn't come with one, I think it had one built into the computer as a single partition but we can't access that now. Pressing F8 and F9 do nothing when starting the computer before gettin the error.

Laptop Specs: (just in case, not sure why you'd need them.)

Asus K55V
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel core i7 2.3ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 610m

Note: I tried using a program called "A Bootable USB" to boot a downloaded 3gb windows 7 home premium 64bit file. I got stuck on the bit where it asks what partition to install on, because it says it can't install on a GTP or GPT partition, and all of my partitions are of this type.

Please help, I'm dying, it's reasonably urgent that the problem is fixed by Tuesday.

A:Error 0xc0000225 on windows boot

Hi Mevious welcome to the forums. Sometimes a problem when partitioning, what's happened is your Master Boot Record has become confused by the change in state on the hard drive.

The following link may help your situation, so give it a try making sure to follow the instructions very carefully.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Hi everyone,
just read the post instructions up there, but I'm afraid I can't use the dump application because my sistem is giving BSOD on booting.

I got a dual boot with GRUB2, Arch Linux + Windows 7 Pro x64.

Always used it with no problems, and now the Windows loader can't work.

I only managed to read the status value, 0xC0000225, and something like "boot manager generic failure", "a required device is inaccessible".

I tried using the repair function from my full retail dvd, but it didn't work as well. I think it's because it acted on the windows partition, while the windows boot is stored in another partition of about 100mb, wich was created automatically during the dvd installation.

So I guess the solution would be giving to the repair function the right drivers to let it "see" the boot partition, but how?

Or, can I solve in some other way?

My system specs:

Windows 7 Pro x64
Full Retail
The machine is a laptop, 1.5 years old
OS installed a few months ago

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD booting, error 0xC0000225

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hello, After switching on my laptop is showing status: 0xc0000225Info: An unexpected error has occured  how to resolve this issue without reinstalling the OS ?

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First of all, hi everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster

I've come up against an issue that I can't solve and none of the other threads with this error code have helped me either. First some background.

I installed Windows 8 to give it a try but after few days decided that I really don't like it. Fired up Clonezilla and restored my Windows 7 Pro x64 image. I've done this before (as this is my 2nd time giving Win8 a chance) and the first time it worked flawlessly.

But this time, after rebooting, I get the 0000225 error. I've tried windows repair 3 times, I've tried bootsect, I've tried going into diskpart and making it active, nothing is working.

I do have the 100mb system partition and I've tried restoring just it and also deleting all partitions on my main drive and restoring again from clonezilla but still the same issue appears.

Here is the kicker though... the reason I am able to post this is because I was able to boot into my Windows 7 install by setting the Windows 7 DVD to be the first one to boot... and when it says "Press any key to boot from DVD" I just let it run out... then it boots just fine, though unauthorized.

Any assistance/tips you can give would be much appreciated. I'd really like to avoid starting over from scratch

A:Strange windows error 0xc0000225

Well for some reason my BIOS boot order was affected... changed my first drive to be the actual C:\ drive and everything is fine now... strange

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As per title, I enlarged my W7 partition.

I usually run Linux Mint, but I also need Windows for work, and a proper installation is obviously better than a slimmed down W7 in Virtual Box.
To be honest is not that I have stuff in there that I need saving, but I seriously dislike just delete the partition altogether and starting with a fresh install again.

I actually left behind W7 for a good year or two because it got increasingly slow, and no wonder, it didn’t have any room in its partition…
I tried to give it a bit of breath making it bigger and giving it much more free space, but at the next boot:


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.
I can put inside the installation disk, but it’s not seen. It just prompts over and over this message.
Funnily enough I am my system administrator, and I am also my computer manufacturer, and haven’t got any clue!
That’s why I am here…

I read in a microsoft help link that it was suggested to recover the partition using TestDisk, but wou... Read more

A:Enlarged W7 partition, now error 0xc0000225

You need to configure your computer to boot to the install disc.

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Hello,

I bought Dell inspiron with pre installed windows 8. My research says that it has product key on bios. It came with only one partation. I tried to shrink c and making new partations using epm. after boot I got this error. "A required device is not connected or can't be accesed." I have nither any recovery disk, nor installation disk nor dell disks. I tried to search on internet somewhere I found that this problem is due to currption of boot manager. My laptop has gpt partations scheme. I can probably repair my boot manager using How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader? - Super User. But as I said I don't have any disks. Please help me.

A:Tried to partationing with easybcd, error 0xc0000225

I tried to shrink c and making new partations using easybcd.



What easybcd partitioning tool?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
Manuals | Dell US

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