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Windows 7: Enlarged W7 partition, now error 0xc0000225

16 May 2016   #1
ElStellino

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit/Linux Mint 17-64-Cinnamon
 
 
Enlarged W7 partition, now error 0xc0000225

As per title, I enlarged my W7 partition.

I usually run Linux Mint, but I also need Windows for work, and a proper installation is obviously better than a slimmed down W7 in Virtual Box.
To be honest is not that I have stuff in there that I need saving, but I seriously dislike just delete the partition altogether and starting with a fresh install again.

I actually left behind W7 for a good year or two because it got increasingly slow, and no wonder, it didn’t have any room in its partition…
I tried to give it a bit of breath making it bigger and giving it much more free space, but at the next boot:

Code:
Windows failed to start. 
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. 
To fix the problem:  

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your 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: 0xc0000225  

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I can put inside the installation disk, but it’s not seen. It just prompts over and over this message.
Funnily enough I am my system administrator, and I am also my computer manufacturer, and haven’t got any clue!
That’s why I am here…

I read in a microsoft help link that it was suggested to recover the partition using TestDisk, but wouldn’t start in Linux (yes, Linux is pretty crap if you have to install a program, it’s never ever an easy-peasy process).

Is there anything else I can do, please?

I had a look trying to find a similar problem to mine, but what helped other people doesn’t help me (namely inserting a W7 disc).

Thanks in advance!


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16 May 2016   #2
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

You need to configure your computer to boot to the install disc.
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16 May 2016   #3
ElStellino

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit/Linux Mint 17-64-Cinnamon
 
 

of course, I forgot to add that, it is already configured form the BIOS setup to start from the DVD player, and still doesn’t play the disk.
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16 May 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It could be helpful if you completed this tutorial by Golden. It should give us some kind of idea of what you have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

What security programs are you using?
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16 May 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

HI,
Yep dual booting on the same disk with Linux is never a good idea
I personally use this little jewel to keep them a separate as humanly possible
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16 May 2016   #6
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep dual booting on the same disk with Linux is never a good idea
Wat?!? I have had numerous dual boot Win/Lin machines, and in most cases both OS were installed on the same disk.
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16 May 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Never again for me
I'd rather sacrifice a little convenience for 2 totally separate installs

Beside just how hard is it to shut down and remove and insert another ssd anyway
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16 May 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also never have more than one operating system on one drive.

Whether it's good or bad, I really don't know but I always had some sort of problem with more than one operating system on the same drive.
It's been so long I don't remember all the problems. I just remember one drive/one operating system.
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16 May 2016   #9
ElStellino

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit/Linux Mint 17-64-Cinnamon
 
 

ThrashZone:
on that disk there are 3 partitions, Windows 7 and two shared data‑only partitions. Shared with Linux Mint that is on another separate physical drive.

Layback Bear:
what do you mean security programs? Antivirus? I think either avast or avg. Possibly the latter. But haven’t logged in the Windows partition (connected to the internet, as at same point I changed the WiFi name and couldn’t be bothered to look for its key) for surely a straight year, and last time I used it last month it was working fine.
Definitely it was due to growing the Windows partition.

Here how my disk looks like in GParted—can’t access Windows so this has to do…



Thanks guys.
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16 May 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Forgive me I post the wrong tutorial. Here is the correct one.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Yes what anti virus, anti malware programs do you have install?
It or they may be causing a problem.
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