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Windows 7: The 0xc000000f prolem: boot inaccessible

27 Apr 2011   #1
obi

windows 7 32x
 
 
The 0xc000000f prolem: boot inaccessible

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

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

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

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

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

Cannot log onto any account.

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

I burned my own copy of a Windows 7 recovery disk, but that turns out to give me an I/O error (is this just result of a bad burn? the only thing capable of burning disk is a VERY old and slow computer)

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

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

Please help me out guys!

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27 Apr 2011   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

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27 Apr 2011   #3
obi

windows 7 32x
 
 

I did what was sent to me above.
I failed the short test, which prompted my to do a long test which came this notice:
"Please save this code if you are planning a warranty exhange. Seagate product warranty status depends on how the product is sold. If your hard drive is a component in an OEM system, then the OEM covers the drive warranty.

Unfortunately, your Seagate harddrive has failed an important diagnostic test, probably caused by problem sectors which are difficult to read. Now is a good time to make sure you have a current backup of your important data.

Seagate recommends that you consider repairing the problem sectors. SeaTools for DOS may be able to save you from the inconvience...etctec"

what now? Clean install?
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27 Apr 2011   #4
obi

windows 7 32x
 
 

Repair was unsuccessful on the hard drive. :[
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27 Apr 2011   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great.
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27 Apr 2011   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

RMA the laptop is the best solution.
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27 Apr 2011   #7

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

i just had this problem what happend was the boot "flag" in your system has been altered and windows can't see itself. what did was use a linex live cd (mint 10) use the linex partion manager to reflag your system to boot after that the repair disk will pick up the error and correct the problem automaticly

if it won't repair automaticly use the dos command
/fixmbr
or
bootsect /fixmbr

in linex to set the boot flag click the partion Windows 7 is on (if you don't know it will most likely be the biggest)
then right click click propertys and check boot.
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27 Apr 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks.

I don't think that was the problem here, tho.

Seatools reports it as a bad drive.
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27 Apr 2011   #9

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

when i had this problem the windows store techy told my i also had a bad drive and that it was impossable to fix (the wanted to charge me 200 bucks for a new install) but the only thing wrong is the mbr boot load manager because it tells the system the file paths so if it has been corupted the whole hard drive will apper to be corrupt even though it is just the mbr partion

good luck.
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27 Apr 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, we have seen and dealt with this on hundreds of occasions.

In this case, however, it appears to be a drive problem.

If he could get the repair dvd to load - he could have tried startup repair, you never know.

Sadly, the op doesn't seem to be able to do that.
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