|14 Jan 2011||#1|
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Need help getting windows to boot
About a week ago I was trying to move some partitions around on my new Acer Aspire AO521 to free up some space on this tiny hd for a linux install. So I saw that the System Reserved partition was taking up a little more than was used. I reduced it and finished installing linux.
After getting all setup on ubuntu I tried to booot windows and I got an error screen saying that a recent hardware or software change has made windows fail to boot. It provided the error code 0x0000225 and it said the boot selection is not available because the files are not accessible
I attempted doing a startup repair and that didn't work. I tried doing a chkdsk /r and it replied there were no errors. I also tried to sfc /scannow and it said it couldn't run because there was a system repair operation pending and it needed a reboot. I have tried rebooting multiple times and still no change.
I even tried restoring it to defaults with the acer erecovery and even that failed.
It was at this point I said **** it and decided to delete both partitions(acer recovery and system reserved). I backed them up with imaging software first just in case and deleted the partitions.
After this booting into windows 7 I get a message that "autochk not found skipping autocheck" and the computer reboots. (I checked and autochk.exe was indeed in c:/windows/system32) It then boots and says windows did not startup correctly and tries to go into startup repair. This fails with that same error message as before(0x0000225). I'm assuming this is because the built-in windows recovery was on the recovery partition.
Anyways I freed up a partition and put the recovery image on it. I saw that there wasn't a actual .wim file but there are a ton of the swm files. After some research I found out that you can merge swm files into a wim file with imagex. I was wondering if I could do that on a system recovery disc?
The files are on a separate partition but I suppose I could move them to the windows partition. Then if I could merge them through the recovery disc would windows image recovery pick up the .wim file to recover from?
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