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Windows 7: Windows 7 failed to start File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000225

16 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 failed to start File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000225

Hello all,

I bought a HP laptop, which came with Windows 7 and with one partition (C).
“Language” of windows wasn’t English, that’s why I decided to format a laptop, to install a Windows 7 English and to create two partitions – one for OS and the other one for my personal data. Then I have done it……… I have installed Windows 7, I have installed drivers, software, etc, but after rebooting everything was crashed…
I do not know why, and what happened, but windows failed to start. I have got the following massage:

Windows boot manager

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.


Reinstallation of the Windows doesn’t help. Windows can’t start.
I can “log in” into Windows environment only by one more time formatting and installing it.

Please note, that I don’t have a “recovery disk”.

As seen from the attached picture of the “Disc Management” :


- All partitions are “Dynamic”; partition C, where I have installed OS is a dynamic as well. Most probably, I have changed it during resizing of the partition….
- is it ok, if there is no “SYSTEM” word near “C” partition, where is noted – “Boot, Page File, Crash Dump)?
- Why there is no “Primary partition” in Disk 0 ???? Why all is “Simple volume” ?

Please note that “SYSTEM” volume came from factory. I do not know it’s contain.


Please, help me to solve the problem. I haven’t met such an issue before.

Thanks in advance.



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16 Feb 2012   #2

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simple volume is normal!
Windows 7 changed partitions to dynamic... because you have more than 4 partitions!! if you use more than 3 partitions... create an extended partition and put logical partitions in it.

Now we gonna fix everything.
Do you still need HP_TOOLS partition?
Recovery partition is useless... other language I assume
"new volume" partition. Does it contain importatnt files? Do you mind if I let you destroy it?
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16 Feb 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user0088 View Post
Hello all,

I bought a HP laptop, which came with Windows 7 and with one partition (C).
“Language” of windows wasn’t English, that’s why I decided to format a laptop, to install a Windows 7 English and to create two partitions – one for OS and the other one for my personal data. Then I have done it……… I have installed Windows 7, I have installed drivers, software, etc, but after rebooting everything was crashed…
I do not know why, and what happened, but windows failed to start. I have got the following massage:

Windows boot manager

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.


Reinstallation of the Windows doesn’t help. Windows can’t start.
I can “log in” into Windows environment only by one more time formatting and installing it.

Please note, that I don’t have a “recovery disk”.

As seen from the attached picture of the “Disc Management” :


- All partitions are “Dynamic”; partition C, where I have installed OS is a dynamic as well. Most probably, I have changed it during resizing of the partition….
- is it ok, if there is no “SYSTEM” word near “C” partition, where is noted – “Boot, Page File, Crash Dump)?
- Why there is no “Primary partition” in Disk 0 ???? Why all is “Simple volume” ?

Please note that “SYSTEM” volume came from factory. I do not know it’s contain.


Please, help me to solve the problem. I haven’t met such an issue before.

Thanks in advance.
No primary partition on disk 0.... because it's not a standard dik but a dynamic one!
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17 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
simple volume is normal!
Windows 7 changed partitions to dynamic... because you have more than 4 partitions!! if you use more than 3 partitions... create an extended partition and put logical partitions in it.

Now we gonna fix everything.
Do you still need HP_TOOLS partition?
Recovery partition is useless... other language I assume
"new volume" partition. Does it contain importatnt files? Do you mind if I let you destroy it?
Thanks for your reply.
I would like to note, that there were 4 partitions at the beginning - all partitions shown in the picture, except "New volume".

- To tell the truth, I do not know what "HP_TOOLS" partition contains.
- I also think that "Recovery" partition is useless. I guess it is not English.
- "New volume" doesn't contain any information. We can delete/format it.
- I do not know what contains "System" partition as well!!!

Kaktussoft, please note, that I can “log in” into Windows only by one more time formatting and installing it.

Thank you very much.
Looking forward to your reply.
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17 Feb 2012   #5

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So if you reinstall windows you can login succesfully? If you shutdown, so don't install any software and startup again the bsod screen appears?

HP_TOOLS is mainly for special hp tools and drivers. not needed at all!
"system" partition is normally called "system reserved". It's the boot partition with the bootmenu containing one or more ooperating systems. Also not needed at all. It is only needed if you use bitlocker. It will be recreated automatically in case of reinstall.

So you can remove hp_tools, new_volume, recovery and system.
We do that later. OK?
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17 Feb 2012   #6

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Did you move hp_tools or recovery partition with any partition tool?
Did you move C-partition with any partition tools?

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225


Means normally that it can't find the partition with the operation system. Reason can be:
-you changed th disk signature (very unlikely)
-you moved the OS-partition. (The start-point of the partition changed)
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17 Feb 2012   #7

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Did you already try to start from Windows 7 installation DVD and select "repair your computer"?
System Recovery Options
perform Startup Repair
try it 3 times with restarts in between Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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17 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kaktussoft,

1. Yes, if I reinstall a windows I can login succesfully. If I shutdown, Windows failed to start. It trying but didn't succeed.
2. I will remove "HP_TOOLS", "system" and "recovery" partitions. I will do it by “Disc Management” or I will do it during reformatting a windows.
But what to do with "C" partition ? I will format it and then I will install a Windows on it. Is it ok?
3. Yes, I already tried to start from Windows 7 installation DVD and select "repair your computer". It didn't help.
But I have done it only one time. I will do it 3 times as you have suggested.

I will keep you informed as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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17 Feb 2012   #9

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Very strange windows boots only once!!
But you are willing to remove the unwanted partitions.
You want to format C as well... but more important make the disk standard instead of dynamic.
So all information can be removed. I say ALL information.

Start from installation DVD and select "repair your computer" and then enter "command prompt"

DISKPART
SELECT DISK 0
LIST PART

Very sure this is the right disk????

CLEAN
EXIT

harddisk is totally cleaned. No partition information is on it now.
Now reboot and install Windows 7. Good luck. have to go now
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17 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It helps. Thank You very much.
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