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Windows 7: Error 0xc000000f

16 Aug 2014   #1
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Error 0xc000000f

I have Error 0xc000000f
On my main PC.
...omg. panic. yes.
Why?...because I have not ritually backed up all my art projects that I was working on.
Some, yes. Not all.
For 3 days, I have read various forums and surfed the net.
I feel overwhelmed with information and don't know what to do next.
So sorry.. I write this from my little 5 year old Acer net book...that has never let me down.



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16 Aug 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Can you boot the computer into Windows?
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16 Aug 2014   #3
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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16 Aug 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
I have Error 0xc000000f
...omg. panic. yes.
On my main PC.
Why?...because I have not ritually backed up all my art projects that I was working on.
Some, yes. Not all.
For 3 days, I have read various forums and surfed the net.
I feel overwhelmed with information and don't know what to do next.
So sorry.. I write this from my little Acer net book...that has never let me down.
Read the following link:

Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

HTH
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16 Aug 2014   #5
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Hi Golden. I'm not sure what you mean. I have this message.
(except, it says 0xc000000f) When I press 'enter=continue' and choose 'Launch Startup Repair', it just goes back to the Windows failed to start message. If I choose 'Start Windows Normally', the Windows logo appears, then the screen turns black and doesn't do anything.


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Error 0xc000000f-0xc000000f-boot-manager.png  
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16 Aug 2014   #6
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I downloaded loaded 'Rufus' onto a USB. Plugged it in and it gave me options to choose F1,F2, F10 etc... It didn't matter what I pressed, my PC started making ringing bell noises.
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16 Aug 2014   #7
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

They say: 'Curiosity Kills The Cat'...
Although I am frustrated right now, there is a comical side to my predicament.
Prior to seeing the error message, I had gone to Rocket Dock website.Wanting to try something different, I downloaded it. While I was there, I also saw a screensaver that makes your desktop look like it's on fire. I'm not into screensavers, but out of curiosity I downloaded it too.
I launched it. Kewl. While I watched my desktop go up in flames with the sound effects of a crackling fire burning and kewl elevator music playing in the background, I thought to myself; "What if I just downloaded a malicious file? What if it is actually doing damage to something." Seriously, this is what I was thinking.
I turned my PC off because I had to go downtown for awhile.
When I returned a few hours later and turned on my PC and saw that error message. Well hell yes, I totally freaked! Here is the file I downloaded and an example of what it looked like. This is not my desktop, just an example of one I found. Kinda comical isn't it?


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Error 0xc000000f-rocketdock-free-fire-screen-saver.png   Error 0xc000000f-fire1.jpg  
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16 Aug 2014   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
...because I have not ritually backed up all my art projects that I was working on.
If rescuing/backing up your data is the priority then you can make and boot to a live linux CD then copy your project files across to an external HDD or even a USB flash drive. You will obviously need to use another PC to burn the CD. One approach:
Recover files from Windows hard disk using Puppy Linux | www.winhelp.us
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16 Aug 2014   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try mjf's solution- get your files backed up first.
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16 Aug 2014   #10
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Hello mjf and Golden. Thank you so much for responding and thank you for your advice and the link. I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm willing to give it a go. I'm feeling so stupid right now.
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