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Windows 7: Changed BIOS now will not boot windows 7 Ultimate

19 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit (without the disk)
 
 
Changed BIOS now will not boot windows 7 Ultimate

Hi Guy,

Yesterday I was attempting to wipe my hard drive as I was putting my laptop for sale. Whilst it was wiping my laptop crashed and would not re boot properly but I was able to access the BIOS . I stupidly changed some settings following some advice on a forum I now cannot find and when I tried to re boot it stays on the philips page for around 10 minutes. None of the keys work, like F12, F2 ect. After ten minutes it give me a screen thats says
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f


This is how I understand it as my system is in Polish and Polish is not my first language and with technical language I am not fluent and I beleive thats how I made the mistake in the first place in the BIOS.

I do not have the disk as I bought it second hand without a disk. I have a windows XP disk which I tried to boot with boot had the same effect.

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19 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

What settings did you change? What model laptop is this? Can you get back into the BIOS?
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19 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit (without the disk)
 
 

HI,

Yes, its a Philips 15NB57 series. I am not 100% sure what changes I made. The system is in Polish and I only have around 6 months of living in Poland and technical words I havent even started to learn yet. I thought I was following advice from a forum (which I now cannot find) But since I changed them, I re booted. the laptop starts, fans working ect and the philips screen shows. But it sticks on the philips screen for around 10 minutes. Nothing can change anything. No F keys work. Then after ten minutes it comes to a black screen with this message

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

There is then the options "enter to continue" and "escape to quit" and when I press enter it starts the whole process again. Even with a windows disk it changes nothing and with a windows recovery disk changes nothing. It just loops around again with the same things.
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19 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You have to go back into the bios and set it to defaults.
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19 Dec 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit (without the disk)
 
 

But thats the whole point. I cannot open the BIOS Nothing works to enter the BIOS and it also does not boot.
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19 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

At this point, I would smash it.
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19 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pawelku View Post
But thats the whole point. I cannot open the BIOS Nothing works to enter the BIOS and it also does not boot.
That is what confuses me. No matter what, you should be able to get into the BIOS and change it unless you enabled password protection.


You may still be able to reset it by killing the CMOS battery. I don't know how to remove it for that model, but if you disconnect the main battery and AC power and hold the power button for 30 seconds, that may do it.
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19 Dec 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I do not have the disk as I bought it second hand without a disk. I have a windows XP disk which I tried to boot with boot had the same effect
If your Windows 7 Ultimate is not a legitimate OS, then you are certainly up a creek with no paddles!

If it is legitimate, then you can try this Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
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21 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Why would you expect to Windows 7 to start up after you wiped or partially wiped your HD? There's no point in repairing a wiped OS.

You'll need to How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) using one of the methods to remove the battery or use the jumpers if you can't enter BIOS setup.

Then you should Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 the licensed OS which came with the PC.
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21 Dec 2012   #10

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi
I agree with gregrocker, the only way out of this is to reset the CMOS. On desktops this is nearly always accomplished by removing the battery and shifting a jumper to the reset position for maybe 10 seconds or longer, then reversing the procedure. I don't know how to acheive this on your model of laptop, and this is where you are going to have to do some research.
Good luck!!
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