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Windows 7: Blew fuse at home, Windows won't boot, HDD "inaccessible"

26 Aug 2012   #1
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Blew fuse at home, Windows won't boot, HDD "inaccessible"

Well title says it all. Blew a fuse accidentally, went outside when I turned it back on. When I came back I realized that Windows won't boot giving me 0xc0000225 error. What options do I have? HDD seems to be working fine and I see it in BIOS. So far only tried switching SATA ports.


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26 Aug 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you get the screen that says start windows normally.

Blowing a fuse would not keep your pc from loading properly, other then the above message you would normally get.
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26 Aug 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds like it may be a corrupted file system.

How to run chkdsk from the Recovery Console
  • Boot your Windows 7 installation DVD
  • When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
  • At the "Language" screen hold the "Shift" key and press the F10 key to open a Command Window
  • Type chkdsk /r and press Enter.
Let this run to completion undisturbed..

Windows 7 only:
If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.
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26 Aug 2012   #4
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Did you get the screen that says start windows normally.

Blowing a fuse would not keep your pc from loading properly, other then the above message you would normally get.
Nope, can't get to that. Gives me error right after the moment when I can open BIOS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Sounds like it may be a corrupted file system.

How to run chkdsk from the Recovery Console
  • Boot your Windows 7 installation DVD
  • When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
  • At the "Language" screen hold the "Shift" key and press the F10 key to open a Command Window
  • Type chkdsk /r and press Enter.
Let this run to completion undisturbed..

Windows 7 only:
If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.
Thanks, I'll try that out! Although question, will it fix the problem or just tell us what it is? Will it delete anything?
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26 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Disk Check only checks the file system. It can be run from either the DVD or System Repair Disk.

If that doesn't help there are other steps here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot starting with running Startup Repair repeatedly. Does it find an installation to repair?

Make sure the correct HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup since you changed SATA ports.
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27 Aug 2012   #6
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Disk Check only checks the file system. It can be run from either the DVD or System Repair Disk.

If that doesn't help there are other steps here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot starting with running Startup Repair repeatedly. Does it find an installation to repair?

Make sure the correct HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup since you changed SATA ports.
Yeah, made sure about boot priority each time, but whatever disk I choose gets 225 error. Even my old one with another working windows system. I tried dskchk /r but it says that it can't do it since disk is write-protected, that is the translation at least. Problem is, my system was originally German and I had to change it, boot CD however is all German and unchangeable.

Possibly important - tried auto boot repair the first time, it found Windows but couldn't repair it. Now each time I boot it doesn't see Windows installition and doesn't ask to press any key when booted from DVD, boots right away.

Actually, now I tried to launch the "repair startup" option anyway, and after translating it seems like it tells me to just restart my PC to finish repairs and that all should be fine after that. When I press "restart" though I simply get black screen for a couple of minutes now, then it gives me same 225 error.

Update: windows on other HDD does boot apparently. However I can't use due to a problem with that HDD I posted about a month ago, Windows performs very slow there. It however does boot up!

Update 2: Okay, this is really messed up. You see, when I booted from new HDD and Windows but had old one plugged, it offered to choose between two Windows to launch. Well now when I tried choosing second option booting from OLD HDD, I booted into my NEW system installed on NEW harddrive, and it worked fast and all. I don't get it.
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27 Aug 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Google the exact text of the error to find how others have resolved it.

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup? If not check it's cabling and connections to try to get it detected. You may need to replace it or swap in another HD to see if it's detected.

Run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then try Disk Check again if necessary from Repair Disk Command Line.

If that's not the problem then try to force the installation to be seen by Startup Repair as shown in Steps 1-3 here: Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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27 Aug 2012   #8
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Google the exact text of the error to find how others have resolved it.

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup? If not check it's cabling and connections to try to get it detected. You may need to replace it or swap in another HD to see if it's detected.

Run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then try Disk Check again if necessary from Repair Disk Command Line.

If that's not the problem then try to force the installation to be seen by Startup Repair as shown in Steps 1-3 here: Error 0xc0000225 on boot
Check out updates from my post above. And yes, HDD is always seen in BIOS.
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27 Aug 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Mgmt showing drive map and listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition.

You want to make sure the new Win7 HD is set first to boot and has Win7 or it's boot partition marked System Active. It should then boot on its own.

The behavior you describe indicates the old HD is set first to boot and is booting into a Dual Boot menu allowing you to choose the new HD which either isn't set first to boot or no longer has its System Active boot files.
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27 Aug 2012   #10
BigDaddy0790

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of Disk Mgmt showing drive map and listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition.

You want to make sure the new Win7 HD is set first to boot and marked System Active. It should then boot on its own.

The behavior you describe indicates the old HD is set first to boot and is booting into a Dual Boot menu allowing you to choose the new HD.
Well it is booting first because I chose it to. If I try booting from mew HDD, it says it's inaccessible with error given in the post title. It tells me same thing when I boot from HDD that only got movies on it. However if I boot into new system using old HDD, it boots and works fine, all drives and files are there. I'm confused.
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