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Windows 7: Error 0xc0000225 on windows boot


14 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Error 0xc0000225 on windows boot

Hi everyone.
I have my laptop and I was repartitioning it one day. I was neary out of room on my C drive and I had 300gb on my D drive. So using a program called EASEUS partition manager (little did I know there was a built in partition manager into 7) I Shunk the D drive to about 10gb, leaving the C drive with over 600gb.
It said it was successful, and I went to restart and windows 7 wouldn't boot.
Upon startup, it says this:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software chane may be the cause. To fix this problem:
1. Instert your windows installation disk and restart your computer.
Blah blah blah.

Status: 0xc0000225
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

My laptop didn't come with one, I think it had one built into the computer as a single partition but we can't access that now. Pressing F8 and F9 do nothing when starting the computer before gettin the error.

Laptop Specs: (just in case, not sure why you'd need them.)

Asus K55V
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel core i7 2.3ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 610m

Note: I tried using a program called "A Bootable USB" to boot a downloaded 3gb windows 7 home premium 64bit file. I got stuck on the bit where it asks what partition to install on, because it says it can't install on a GTP or GPT partition, and all of my partitions are of this type.

Please help, I'm dying, it's reasonably urgent that the problem is fixed by Tuesday.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi Mevious welcome to the forums. Sometimes a problem when partitioning, what's happened is your Master Boot Record has become confused by the change in state on the hard drive.

The following link may help your situation, so give it a try making sure to follow the instructions very carefully.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxymoron02 View Post
Hi Mevious welcome to the forums. Sometimes a problem when partitioning, what's happened is your Master Boot Record has become confused by the change in state on the hard drive.

The following link may help your situation, so give it a try making sure to follow the instructions very carefully.
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
Thanks. Do you know of anywhere I could get my hands on one of those system repair disks? Perhaps link me to a working one. (I have downloaded a few non working ones to a point where I am nearly capped on my Internet.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can't find any links as apparently a few years back Microsoft slapped Google hard and told them to remove all links to downloading their software (even the recovery disc).

The only thing I can suggest is to find it on a torrent site (illegal) or else ask a friend to burn a system repair disc if you have the same version of Windows (probably illegal too, knowing Microsoft). If you go the torrent route, you'll need to find it in ISO form.

I'm probably going to have to state at this point that SevenForums does not endorse or condone torrenting Microsoft software and if you get caught, you'll be hung, drawn and quartered just like in medieval times. I dunno if it's just me, but that sounds kind of fun.

Remember afterwards to burn to an ISO using either Neosmart's guide:
Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn - Guides - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Or the SevenForums guide:
Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To me this would be the best legal first step.
Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mevious,

First: never download from a torrent site
2nd: never download from an illegal site.

I could keep going, but:

If you are looking for a system repair disc, then the solution is simple:

Go to a friend's computer who also has a 64 bit version of Win 7 installed.

On his computer:

CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC

START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
============================================

With that out of the way:

One of the reasons we need is your system specs is: to recommend how to make a system repair disc for your system.

Two: So that we know whether you have a:
K55VD or K55VM or K55VS

You then google that model and choose the website that starts with:
support.asus.com/download

Once there you download the manual and read up on using your recovery partition.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In case you glossed over the tutorial for System Repair posted by Layback Bear, you can download a legal iso file to make a Windows 7 install disc. It can also be used to do a System Repair. Burn (don't copy) the iso to a DVD.
Warning! It is a large download, about 3 gigs, don't get capped by your ISP.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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15 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll try all of the suggested methods tonight and report how it goes. I tried the system repair disk but it didn't work. I got it off a mates computer and its make is Dell. I have been hearing rumors of Dell's computers not making good repair disks, so I'll try using another friends' one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good luck since I see that you have not tried to help us by filling in your system specs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Good luck since I see that you have not tried to help us by filling in your system specs.
Hi again guys, I haven't been able to achieve anything due to finding somebody with Windows 7 and runs well is a pain. Lots of my friends run XP. Anyway, that's beside the point.

As with the laptop specs, I included them in the first post.

Asus K55VD
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i7 at 2.3Ghz with a turbo speed of 3.2Ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 610m
750Gb Hard Drive (Not sold state)
ODD: DVD Sup.MTI.

That's all the info I can gather.
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