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Windows 7: Windows boot error 0xc000000f every ~ 1-in-4 to 6 startups with SSD

18 Jan 2012   #1
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows boot error 0xc000000f every ~ 1-in-4 to 6 startups with SSD

*SYSTEM SPECS INCLUDED UNDER MY SYSTEM SPECS*

A few months ago I bought a Corsair Force III 60GB SSD and I use it for my OS and non-game programs (in exception of Crysis Warhead which didn't let me choose the install path). The drive is all very fast and all that (despite me using it in a SATA II board as opposed to SATA III which is still confirmed to be 100% compatible), but about every 1-in-4 to 1-in-6 power-ups, the system spends a few seconds scanning the drives then can only find the 2 WD HDDs and my DVD drive, then coming up with error message 0xc000000f:



The first time I got this error was the day after I installed the drives and set them all up (AHCI mode on, TRIM for the SSD on, Hibernation off, Defrag auto-disabled for the SSD, attempted to update Forceware for SSD which it turned out I already had the latest) e.t.c).

There is a simple TEMPORARY "fix"
I powered down the system, then unplugged the SATA data connector from the SSD and then back in again and powered up

Bingo - it works every time, with the OS and the rest of the system functioning wonderfully but doing this about every 1-in-4 to 1-in-6 power ups is getting very boring.

Does anyone have any PERMANENT solutions to this problem?


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18 Jan 2012   #2
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Did you try following the instructions in your print screen above? If it's a boot error, Windows 7 does a great job of automatically repairing many of them.
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18 Jan 2012   #3
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fred Garvin View Post
Did you try following the instructions in your print screen above? If it's a boot error, Windows 7 does a great job of automatically repairing many of them.
I'll attempt that next time, but when my system is scanning for drives (from the motherboard, not the OS, before the OS is starts) the SSD doesn't show up, only the other 3 drives.

But I'll see what happens anyway next time if I do insert the disk.
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18 Jan 2012   #4
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

I would like to mention again, that if I turn the system off again, unplug then replug the SATA data cable for the SSD, and power-up again, everything works - might anyone know the reason to That?
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18 Jan 2012   #5
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
I would like to mention again, that if I turn the system off again, unplug then replug the SATA data cable for the SSD, and power-up again, everything works - might anyone know the reason to That?
You're getting a Windows boot error message. You can either keep unplugging the drive or repair the error . It sounds like you either installed Windows on a secondary drive or you had the wrong hard drive order selected in your BIOS. The automated Windows repair should fix your boot manager.
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18 Jan 2012   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You will need your Windows Disk.
Start with this tutorial.> Startup Repair

If that does not fix the problem then try this.> MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

One of those should work. Let us know if you need more help.
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18 Jan 2012   #7
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

I'll try them, I have to wait for the error though - I can't be sure when it will come up
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18 Jan 2012   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can wait.

I'd run it and see if it fixes it now.
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18 Jan 2012   #9
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
You can wait.

I'd run it and see if it fixes it now.
^ Ditto!
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19 Jan 2012   #10
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Doesn't look like a problem with Windows as it could not even find my SSD (when I got the error again). I did the unplug and replug thing again and it works (as usual). It seems that my motherboard sometimes has trouble detecting the SSD when the system is powered up.
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