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

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

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!!

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Preferred Solution: Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

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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,
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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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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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

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


Code:
Windows Boot Manager

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

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

If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer
manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I followed the repair instructions using the Windows 7 installation disc. In the end it reported that "Startup Repair could not detect a problem" and nothing was repaired.

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

I have tried all the Bootrec.exe fixes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello there!

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

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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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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

A:boot manager issue. status:0xc000000f

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

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

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Hi ,guys i need help!!

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

this will appear

:::::::::::::WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER::::::::::::::::::::
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem :

1.Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then Click ''next".
3.Click "Repair your computer".

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

Status : 0xc000000f

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

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

A:Windows Boot Manager ?? status: 0xc000000f

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a read of this as well Repair Install

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

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

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Hi there,
I am getting since few weeks blue screen error message and computer crash right after that. The problem become very persistent and two days ago I got crash again and at new booting the black screen poped up with a message :

I went into Bios and make sure it boots in right order but I couldn't find my SSD disc at all. The order I had was:
P1: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 - Which is my DVD Rom
P4: WDC WD 6400AAKS-75A - my Internal HDD Wester Digital Caviar blue ...( it is not recongisable in windows environment though) - can't see it in My Computer.
UEFI disk is on the third position an is labeled same as first one DVD Rom with green UEFI label across the icon.


All in all it was keep going back to the error message.
I opened my case and switched SATA cables - then suddenly find my SSD in Boot queue, put discs in order
SSD, DVD, ... and booted correctly!!! nevertheless after 30 minutes problem appeared again and my SSD disapeared from boot queue in Bios but still appear in bios menu - where I cannot change order though (it does only in main view EZ Menu. Meanwhile I did next few restarts my CD Rom changed booting position in Bios for some reason - then I switched SATA cable again and set it back to order. The only option which allowed me to boot system with success was a reset button on the back of my mobo. Didn't work every time however. computer keep freezing approx ever half an hour and I don't know what to do.
I Cannot set right order in Bios as my SSD is ... Read more

A:Boot selection failed...Status 0xc000000e, and my SSD gone from Bios!

If you've installed to SSD in UEFI mode then the Windows Boot Manager might need to be in first position in BIOS Boot Priority order.

Do you have a bootable OS on the HDD, or did you previously so that boot code might still be on it if it hasn't been wiped yet?

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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.
As the recovery of Archlinux above sh... Read more

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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Hello, I have recently installed windows 7 on my 60 ocz harddrive and had a previous windows folder on my c drive disc drive. I wanted to get rid of all the old files and folders so I ran Dban to nuke the hard drive. Now I cannot access Windows at all.. Boot manager is missing and I cannot recover it by using the installation discs.. It gives me this error whenever I boot the install disc.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem.
1. insert your windows disc.
2. Choose your language
3. Click "Repair your computer"

File: \Boot\BCD

status: 0Xc000000f

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

I cannot access Windows repair

Things ive tried


1. Resetting Bios to default
2. disconnecting all hardrives but one to install or repair windows
3. using the installation disc to repair windows

I am about to give up and buy a whole new motherboard and harddrives because this has me truly stumped.. If anyone can help that would be great.

A:Windows Failed to start Missing Boot Manager 0xC000000f

Does this thread help you:



   Note
Go through carefullyBSOD Error 0xF4 CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION 1 hour after cold boot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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Hello,

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

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

A:Computer won't boot Status: 0xc000000f

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

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

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

file: \windows\system32\config\system

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

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

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

Att

A:Boot error, status 0xc000000f

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


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

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

A:cant boot into windows 7 status: 0xc000000f

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 107.6

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

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

Ive tried to boot it from disk but same problem.

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

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

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Hi guys.

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

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

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

File: \Boot\BCD
Status 0xc000000f

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

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

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

Can anyone please help me?

Many thanks

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

You'll need a disk, call MS.

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Several weeks ago I upped to windows 10 on a dual boot system running windows 7 and XP. Win7 and XP are on different partitions. Over the last week, the XP would not boot unless it was directed to the last successful configuration. I attempted system restore from XP with no success. Then I booted XP in safe mode and did a system recovery "successfully", sort of. Now XP will not boot in either normal mode or safe mode even after letting it sit all night, so I cannot undo the system restore.

I cloned and activated the hard disk before upgrading. I scanned for viruses before system restore.

I was wondering what the best option might be. I could copy the XP partition back from the clone and reactivate if it will let me or I could secure erase the hard drive with the win 10 up and XP and revert to the clone.

Two other questions.

1.) Any other options?

2.) What could have caused this?

GS

A:XP failed after upgrading win7 to win 10 of dual boot with XP

Originally Posted by GSong


Several weeks ago I upped to windows 10 on a dual boot system running windows 7 and XP. Win7 and XP are on different partitions. Over the last week, the XP would not boot unless it was directed to the last successful configuration. I attempted system restore from XP with no success. Then I booted XP in safe mode and did a system recovery "successfully", sort of. Now XP will not boot in either normal mode or safe mode even after letting it sit all night, so I cannot undo the system restore.

I cloned and activated the hard disk before upgrading. I scanned for viruses before system restore.

I was wondering what the best option might be. I could copy the XP partition back from the clone and reactivate if it will let me or I could secure erase the hard drive with the win 10 up and XP and revert to the clone.

Two other questions.

1.) Any other options?

2.) What could have caused this?

GS



Just curious. Is fast boot enabled on the Win 10 install? As I understand things, this should not explain what you are experiencing. It could conceivably cause corruption of the Win 10 partition if XP is booted and the 10 partition is written to in its hibernated state. But it should not cause corruption of the XP partition. In any case, you might try turning it off anyway if enabled.

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Several weeks ago I upped to windows 10 on a dual boot system running windows 7 and XP. Win7 and XP are on different partitions. Over the last week, the XP would not boot unless it was directed to the last successful configuration. I attempted system restore from XP with no success. Then I booted XP in safe mode and did a system recovery "successfully", sort of. Now XP will not boot in either normal mode or safe mode even after letting it sit all night, so I cannot undo the system restore.

I cloned and activated the hard disk before upgrading. I scanned for viruses before system restore.

I was wondering what the best option might be. I could copy the XP partition back from the clone and reactivate if it will let me or I could secure erase the hard drive with the win 10 up and XP and revert to the clone.

Two other questions.

1.) Any other options?

2.) What could have caused this?

GS

A:XP failed after upgrading win7 to win 10 of dual boot with XP

Originally Posted by GSong


Several weeks ago I upped to windows 10 on a dual boot system running windows 7 and XP. Win7 and XP are on different partitions. Over the last week, the XP would not boot unless it was directed to the last successful configuration. I attempted system restore from XP with no success. Then I booted XP in safe mode and did a system recovery "successfully", sort of. Now XP will not boot in either normal mode or safe mode even after letting it sit all night, so I cannot undo the system restore.

I cloned and activated the hard disk before upgrading. I scanned for viruses before system restore.

I was wondering what the best option might be. I could copy the XP partition back from the clone and reactivate if it will let me or I could secure erase the hard drive with the win 10 up and XP and revert to the clone.

Two other questions.

1.) Any other options?

2.) What could have caused this?

GS



Just curious. Is fast boot enabled on the Win 10 install? As I understand things, this should not explain what you are experiencing. It could conceivably cause corruption of the Win 10 partition if XP is booted and the 10 partition is written to in its hibernated state. But it should not cause corruption of the XP partition. In any case, you might try turning it off anyway if enabled.

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Hi,
I have recently tried to install a 64 bit version of XP on my Dell Inspiron N5050.
It was running Win7 before and I needed XP for work.
I made the partition, and installed XP and now Windows 7 will not boot. I tried installing EasyBCD but since the drivers were not installed on the new OS, I can't connect to the internet at all.
I just need some help on possibly removing the XP partition and recovering with the win7 recovery partition so I can just run XP on a virtual console.
When I boot the computer it does not give me the option to use the recovery disk or boot windows 7 at all.
Let me know if you need any other information.
Thanks

A:Windows XP 64bit/Win7 dual boot failed

To repair Windows 7
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



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



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Manuals | Dell US
RouteTo
Dell - Support

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Ok my dell laptop had win7 home premium, i tried to set up a dusl boot with windows xp.
Xp would not boot up correctly and shows a blue screen which mentioned something about graphic display.
I tried a few more xp setup attempts by deleting or formatting the partition and starting over but i still get the same blue screen error.
I got fed up and deleted the partition and just wanted to go back to using win7. However i am no longer able to do so, is it because the xp bootliader has wrote over the win7 one? Can this be rectified without installing xp?
Iv tried to access the recovery partition but i cant get to the option to repair.
Laptop is a dell n5010 all help appreciated

A:Failed dual boot setup now cant get win7 working

It sounds like you can't boot the Dell laptop at all now, right ?

Can you use another PC to download and burn a bootable CD disc ?
If you can,
- download free Partition Wizard bootable CD
-- Partition Wizard bootable CD
- create a bootable CD
- boot with the PW disc
- take a camera pic of your Dell partitions and post the picture in your reply
-- Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

EDIT: Fixed invalid PW link

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

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

thanks for looking hope you can help

warren
 

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

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I have tried everything !! everything!. I've been trying for days and i hate asking for help, but i just cant get it to work!

I have an msi wind, and it runs Xp, but i tried dual booting osx and everything goes fine. Though now i cannot access Win Xp cause it says im missing the hal.dll.

So there is something wrong with the boot.ini file.

What can i do?

Things i have tried
1) Modify the boot.ini from osx but the file is protected!
2) Use the recovery disk but i dont have a cd drive! and getting a usb is not an option.
3) Safe mod or command promt mode did not work
4) Tried installing Ubuntu onto an external hard disk so i can modify the partitions, and i got ubuntu on my ext hdd now but when i in bios tell the pc to boot from usb it just have that flashing cursor and nothing happens!.

Seriously, for two days i have googled everything and been to msi wind forums, but i cant find a solution.. Im not that kind of guy who does not try before he asks!

How can i make that Ext Hdd bootable?? Or can i some how get Recovery console to run from Usb flash drive??

I need my msi wind for school, so i really could use some help. Thanks in advance, if you need more info please tell.

A:[SOLVED] Cannot access Win Xp (dual boot failed) hal.dll missing, cannot boot from Ex

I don't think there is anything you can do unless you boot from an optical disc. That means getting an external optical drive. But google for how to make an ASUS EEE PC boot from a USB flash drive and see if that procedure will work for you with the Msi Wind also.

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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A:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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Hello everyone, I have a Dell Optiplex 760 SFF that has both win 7 and win 10 installed on a 1TB hard drive in the following partition order:
500 mb system reserve, 100gb win 7, 750gb data, 80gb win 10
I've also disabled the metro bootloader, as it wastes times when booting to win 7.

Whenever I reboot to Win 7 after booting into Win 10 before, the system requires a chkdsk of the Win 10 and data partition. I looked around the forums here and the win 10 forums, and have disabled fast boot in Win 10 as mentioned throughout, but it still results in chkdsk being required.

I've tried to do this on other computers such as an MSI laptops with Win7, with similar results.

Is there something else I need to do so that Win 7 doesn't do disk check?

Thanks for all the help in advance.

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I have a dual-boot setup on a Dell XPS 8900 that I've had since Feb/March. The dual boot setup has been working fine, with zero issues since then, then this week I just booted into Win7 a couple days ago and it ran chkdsk automatically, erased some files, restarted, and booted into Win7 fine. I used my OS with no issues and shutdown. But this morning I tried to boot into Win7 and my system can't find the operating system.

I bought the computer from Dell with Win10 installed on their standard 1TB HDD and added a WDC 2TB HDD and installed Win7 in Legacy. I can still boot into Win10 with no problem in UEFI, and while using the OS I can see my other Win7 HDD, all the files are still there and I can access them. My system can even detect Win7 in UEFI mode and will begin to boot to that OS (but of course, freezes at the logo screen because Win7 won't run on UEFI). The BIOS detects both HDD's and diagnostics says that everything's fine with both, but when I try to boot into Win7 in Legacy mode I get a no boot device error.

I've run the Windows7 install CD to try to run diagnostics and repair startup files, but all the diagnostics, including chkdsk, come back with zero issues, except 0x01f and 0x495 which only says that something was changed, but nothing specific...

I can't tell if the problem is with my startup files, MBR, or BIOS...

I've already backed up my Win7 HDD, but I'd rather not have to reinstall Windows cuz all my gaming stuff is on that HDD...

Can anyone help?

A:Dual-Boot Win7/Win10 on seprt HDD's - Both HDD's detected, 7 wont boot

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Dual booting with all hdd's connected can be problematic
I personally use one of these to simplify the task after many mishaps dual booting on the same disk.... I never found a better/ more reliable way other than this,
Amazon.com: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers & Accessories

Installing each os you'd want to remove the other disk completely so each os would have it's own boot loader.
Even though 10 can access win-7 I would not do it this will often trigger check disk to run in win-7.
Not to mention Fast start in win-10 will trigger it too
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

So yes disable fast start in win-10 is a must do.
Also for good measure disable fast or quick start in your bios too.
I would not share data disks either.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 103.2

Hello,

I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the other HD somehow got in between the two)

I finally decided to change the windows xp in drive C into windows 7. After installation, my previous option of choosing between which windows xp to use no longer appears and it goes straight to my new windows 7. I tried these four command :

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

So now an option appears before loading any windows but whenever i try to go to windows xp, it cant. It seems like i need to do more bcdedit.

Please help. Thanks!

Regards,
Deggen

A:Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager

Another physical hard drive can not possibly get between 2 partitions on a totally seperate physical hard drive.

If you can get in to your machine, post us a shot of disk management.

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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, so I apologize if I'm not. But I have a HUGE problem. I have a Gateway laptop that's only about 5 months old. It has Windows 8 on it, and when I started it up this morning, I saw the Gateway logo, and then I kept getting an error message that said 'windows boot manager, boot failed, press ok to continue', which I did, and then got an error message saying 'no bootable device found, press any key'. I pressed ok, and then it took me to the boot option menu, which only gave me one option that said 'windows boot manager
(wcd wd3200bpvt-22jj5t0). When I press this option, it takes me back to the same boot manager error message.

I've tried hitting F12, and it just gives me the boot option menu like I described above. I get nothing pressing F8. If I press F2, I get the InsydeH20 Setup Utility. Under the security tab, it will only allow me to select the 'set supervisor and HDD passwords(there's currently no passwords listed for these). Below it has the option to erase all secure boot setting, select an UEF1 file and restore secure boot to factory default, but it doesn't allow me to go down to any of these options.

I'll be honest and say that overall, I'm not a fan of Windows 8.. it's so different from all of the previous OS's, which I was fairly adept at navigating through in order to troubleshoot when I needed to.. but I am clueless as to what to do with this problem, and have spent hours googling possible solutions, bu... Read more

A:Help! error 'windows boot manager, boot failed!

Sure sounds like your hard drive may be failing or your boot sector is corrupted. However, since your laptop is only 5 months old, I assume it is still under warranty. With that said, I would recommend that you work this issue through Lenovo support so they can identify the source, authorize a factory service call (if covered), and/or authorize the shipment of any replacement parts (if required). Good luck.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup "

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!

now

Windows7
Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

A:Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

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

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

I have XP (x86) installed on one partition.

Last night I installed Windows 7 (x64) on a separate partition.

Anytime I had tried this in the past, using Vista, it always detected the Windows XP partition, and gave me a boot menu with "Earlier Version of Windows" option to boot to.

This is not so with Windows 7.

How can I get the boot menu to show both options, to boot to XP or to Win7?

Thank you

A:boot menu doesn't show up - XP and Win7 dual boot

Try this tutorial.

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

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

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

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

Help please!
 

A:0xc000000f boot manager

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