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Windows 7: Win7 doesn't start: shows error 0xc000000f

13 Apr 2013   #1
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Win7 doesn't start: shows error 0xc000000f

Hi,

When I turn on my friend's computer, a screen pops up where I can choose to start Windows normally, or use boot repair (don't know if I translated that correctly though). When I choose the repair option, windows shows the error code 0xc000000f. I made a photo (OS is in Dutch).

Things I've tried:
-boot from ubuntu USB: stuck on the ubuntu loading screen
-reset BIOS
-manually reset BIOS (pulling out the battery)
-boot from windows 7 CD: when I click on "repair" the prog starts searching for Windows installations. This takes ages, (ran it for more than 3 hours) so I shut the computer down.

Thanks in advance for your help!




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13 Apr 2013   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Have you tried a System Restore to a date before you had the problem?
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13 Apr 2013   #3
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for responding.
I can't perform a system restore: the program keeps "searching for Windows installations" without any outcome.
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13 Apr 2013   #4
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If automatic repair from Windows DVD does not work, then boot using that DVD, when you reach the setup wizard screen, press Shift+F10 to launch cmd.

Now enter the following commands one by one and hit Enter after each:

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd

Do this atleast 3 times (yes, by booting using DVD again and again).

See if this helps.
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13 Apr 2013   #5
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Roboticarm,
Thanks for responding. I forgot to mention the boot-up from the CD is extremely slow. It took the comp 13 minutes to show the language screen. Is that relevant?
Anyway, I am running your commands right now. I'll keep you posted.

EDIT: Still haven't finished first command. Is it normal for it to take this long?
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13 Apr 2013   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
It took the comp 13 minutes to show the language screen. Is that relevant?
The boot manager is corrupt, so you need to perform the steps to repair it.
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13 Apr 2013   #7
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Oh I see. Thanks for your reply.
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13 Apr 2013   #8
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArnoJ View Post
Roboticarm,
Thanks for responding. I forgot to mention the boot-up from the CD is extremely slow. It took the comp 13 minutes to show the language screen. Is that relevant?
Anyway, I am running your commands right now. I'll keep you posted.

EDIT: Still haven't finished first command. Is it normal for it to take this long?
No. Those commands take just an instant. Jacee is right. Anyway see what happens after you complete all 3 commands. Also, 13 minutes to boot using DVD is abnormal. Something's wrong with some hardware I think.
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13 Apr 2013   #9
ArnoJ

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I completed all three commands. However, the third command came out with this text (translated):
"Search for windows installations on all disks
This can take a couple of minutes. A moment please...
Total found windows installations: 0
Command completed"
I am rebooting now.
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13 Apr 2013   #10
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Keep us updated!
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