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Windows 7: Status: 0xc00000e9


29 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Status: 0xc00000e9

Hi,
I was busy defraging my drive when by mistake i ran out of battery power. Now when i turn my laptop on windows do not start and i get the message Window failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. Then it gives me 2 options: 1. Launch startup repair or 2. Start windows normally. I select launch start up repair, then it says Status 0xc00000e9, an unexpected I/o error has occurred. I do have a repair disc but the laptop does not seem to pick it up in the cd drive, even after i made the drive primary boot device in the bios setup. Any suggestions please?

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29 Nov 2011   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You need to make the cd drive the first boot device, which is different than making it the primary boot device. If that still doesn't work, you can hit F2 (or F1, or F12 sometimes) at startup to bring up the list of devices to boot from.
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29 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

On startup i press f2 for bios, in the boot menu i have boot priority order
1. usb cdrom
2. IDE0 : WDC3200BEVT-22ZCTO
3. IDE2:
4. IDE1 : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C
5. USB FDD
6. NETWORK BOOT : MBA v11.4.1 Slot 0500
7. USB HDD
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29 Nov 2011   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Put the CD in your DVD writer on the computer (not your external cdrom) and switch to make the TSSTcorp device the first one.
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29 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Can you boot to Safe Mode and use Last Known Good?

Unfortunately it sounds like the Windows driver for the disk controller got scrambled. You may be able to change the setting in the BIOS to use another mode for the disk controller. Something generic may allow it to boot the CD.

Another chance may be to download the disk driver for your machine and burn it to CD or copy to USB. Then boot the OS disc and see if you can get it to accept additional drivers.

A bootable USB key with the disk driver on it may be the easiest way.
As example Macrium Reflect recovery CD has a command "drvload" where you can run the .inf file from a USB key to load the driver. Once the system has booted and initialized the disk it may still be able to see it when you warm boot.

Or just copy it over the scrambled one.
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29 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

That is working perfectly. Thank you very much. I will let you know how the repair go.
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29 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sounds promising. Hope it works out.
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30 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The startup repair has been running for 9 hours now. It that normal for it to take that long?
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30 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Things can be really slow in compatibility mode. Does it seem to be doing anything? Is it showing periodic disk access? If so I'd give it awhile. If it looks dead then it may be a time-waster.
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30 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Oh it is definitely still running, i will leave it for the day when i am at work. Thanks once again. I will keep you posted.
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