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Windows 7: Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

11 Apr 2013   #1
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

I recently had to reset my laptop to factory defaults, before I begun the process I created the recovery disk, only i used a USB drive instead of CD's. This option reformatted the USB drive into a removable DISK DRIVE. After the reset I formatted the USB drive through the properties and reset it to default (which wiped the USB clean of all files). It still was a Disk drive so I gave up on that front, removed the USB and closed the laptop lid and left.
Upon turning on my laptop it froze on the sign in screen so I did a hard reset which then stopped during boot up and displayed this message:

status: 0cx00000e9
info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred

I am running Windows 7 home. I believe the problem is that since i manually removed the USB drive it Un-linked the drive, then i closed the laptop which puts it into sleep/hibernate/standby mode then when i re-opened the laptop it could not find the USB disk drive.

I have tried booting up with the USB inserted and not inserted but still no luck. Also i should mention that I can not access safe mode by pressing F8. pressing F2 for the boot manager only gives me one option which is windows.


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11 Apr 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome betodc mate what is the machine make and model? Because usually to do a factory default you only need to power up and at the same time tapping the default key which is different for different brands, For example for Toshiba it is 0'


That takes it into a recovery partition - I personally have never used a disk or drive when defaulting.
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11 Apr 2013   #3
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello and welcome betodc mate what is the machine make and model? Because usually to do a factory default you only need to power up and at the same time tapping the default key which is different for different brands, For example for Toshiba it is 0'


That takes it into a recovery partition - I personally have never used a disk or drive when defaulting.
My model is a lenovo T520
To be clear the factory reset worked fine and I was able to use the computer. only when i went to re-format the USB is when I began to have problems.

I have gotten some answers to this problem saying to tap F8 until I get the Advanced Boot Option Menu, but as stated, I can not access anything by pressing F8.
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11 Apr 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Odd mate because that is the safe mode key and is a standard feature of the OS. Now did you try power on and tapping the F8 key around the speed that you would insert a letter twice into a word for an example or just hold it down? .

Because you need to tap it rhythmically it should the give you a screen with a grey coloured line go across the bottom and a message saying Windows is loading files. It is doing just that but only the absolute minimum number to get the machine going. The you should end up with a screen like in the pic.

You then use the arrows to pick what option you want and Enter. It will load into a low res screen but at least it will be up and running

I am assuming you know this but if i don't say it you won't and if I do you will - "Murphy's law" LOL!!


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11 Apr 2013   #5
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes I have tried pressing F8 since the moment i press the power button to the moment I get the error screen. what happens is i get the grey colored line to appear for moment then it goes to a black screen for a good while (mind you i pressed F8 throughout all this). After this I get the "windows is loading files" with the progress bar, which then stops about halfway and prompts me with the error message.

I have been getting some help from other forums and it seems I may have to change setting in my BIOS to change the boot order to make the hard drive first in line since it seems the USB (port?) is what is giving me the error message.

I can get into the BIOS menu by pressing F1 but then i am lost in what menu and setting I must change to make the hard drive boot up first.

EDIT:
I have found the BOOT menu it shows this:

Boot Priority Order
1. USB CD
2. USB FDD
3. ATAPI CD0 MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ8A0A
4. ATA HDD2
5. ATA HDD0 ST9500420AS
6. ATA HDD1
7. USB HDD
8. PCI LAN IBA GE Slot 00CB v1366
9. ATAPI CD1
10. ATAPI CD2
11. ATA HDD3
12. ATA HDD4

If it helps my laptop has 3 USB ports, two on the side (I used one of those for the usb) and one on the back (used for mouse)
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17 Apr 2013   #6
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have found out what is causing problems during boot

The main partition of my drive has been converted from NTFS to RAW format.

I ran CHKDSK D: /F to fix the problems but it has now been running for 2 days with only 2% done so far (450,000 files )

Is there a faster or easier way to change from RAW to NTFS?

Recovery of files is not as important now since i will end up re-installing windows 7 anyway
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17 Apr 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello beto sorry late reply mate this may work.

I have used software from this site for cloning and stuff like that so unless some one in th e forum knows how to do that via Windows it is worth a shot How to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS without data loss?

This is assuming that there was nothing in the partition to begin with. If you are planning on reinstalling then I would suggest you first wipe the drive yuo can use a few ways to do that DISKPART and clean all or the Partition Wizard - wipe the drive are just two that I have used but you will need another machine running Windows that you can hook the drive up to.
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. or

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command


The last suggestion is the bootable Partition Wizard Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD. download is in the site and you need to set the optical as boot No1

Any of th e clean / erase the drive will take time depending on the size.

When done I always do this but it is up to you.
SSD Alignment it says SSD but I use it out of habit now for spinners too.
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17 Apr 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Instead of just randomly trying things why don't you ask us first so we can help you get a perfect reinstall of the licensed OS which came with your Lenovo? This is the top site on the web for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is a vastly superior install to. Factory Recovery.

Download the Win7 ISO for the licensed version from Step1 and burn to DVD or write to bootable flash stick with tool in Step 2.

U
nplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Set the DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Win7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent which you stick with the tools and methods given.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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19 Apr 2013   #9
betodc

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT
At the ( FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7" )
it begins to format and stops at 3% then displays this message:

Diskpart has encountered an error: the parameter is incorrect see the system event log for more info

I have tried with no label name and it still shows the same message.
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19 Apr 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

Then try creating the partition during booted Win7 install using the confirmed ISO written to stick or burned to CD using the tool given.

You can create your partition in Steps 7/8 shown in Clean Install Windows 7.

If this fails report back the error message and run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Were you able to clean the disk successfully?

Are you sure you don't have a UEFI BIOS requiring special steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums or Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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