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Windows 7: Toshiba Laptop, All Windows I Install return boot\bcd error

05 Apr 2012   #11
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The BIOS has nothing to do with your Windows COA/key.


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05 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Did you read the steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything you need is in the tutorial in the blue link above.

If you have any questions, ask back, but nothing is said about editing your BIOS. Can you follow the steps?
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06 Apr 2012   #13
Seeker619

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ya i can follow steps.. apparently i wasnt clear.. no matter what i install.. and i followed the guide. i downloaded win 7 home prem 64bit from my digital life, went thru the first phase of the install which actually went faster then usual. (this last time i used the copy from my digital life), then when it went to reload for the 2nd phase of the install process i got the boot\bcd error.. 0xc000000f.. i tried rebooting 2 times, same error.. so then i booted from cd and tried to do the startup repair.. the 1st phase startup repair where it looks for OS failed.. no os found.. then i went to advance options and tried startup repair.. failed.. so i rebooted from cd again, and this time clicked install.. just to see the partitions that were made during the install.. i had the recovery part which was C:\. and the 2nd partition.,.. i backed out of the install but didnt reboot, and went to repair.. this time it found the Os and when i clicked the repair and reboot (or something close) it said failed to save something.. so i went to advance startup repair, it attempted repair, and it rebooted.

this time it went to the 2nd process.. which went along fine... then on reboot i got 0xc000000E.. did the same steps above, (the reboot twice, then install to look at the parts, then backed out. and did repair.) and i got to the desktop fine, installed some drivers.. then on reboot it did same thing 000000E.
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06 Apr 2012   #14
Seeker619

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

side note, when i got to the desktop my last time, the startup repair talked about D:\Windows and d:\boot. etc.. something like that. anyway refrencing drive D: as the OS drive.. when i did actually get logged in, my OS was on C:.. go figure.
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06 Apr 2012   #15
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you aren't particularly attached to the restore partition, I would just click advanced drive options during the install and delete all the partitions on the disk, then create a new partition - Windows 7 will automatically create a 100MB system partition when it creates the partition you chose. That should stop the BCD error during boot/install.
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06 Apr 2012   #16
Seeker619

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

and i talked about editing bios, cause during this month of trying to actually get this laptop working again. I read something about SLIC? SLP? something like that, talking about modding the bio.. i dont remember.. so many hours spent on this. ive done all kinds of tutorials and stuff.
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06 Apr 2012   #17
Seeker619

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hehe that was the first thing i did.. i did a CLEAN ALL in diskpart.

thats when this all started.
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06 Apr 2012   #18
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That might be, but I'm talking about removing all partitions during the install process - not doing anything via command line using diskpart. It sounds like the MBR is completely fubar, so this might solve the problem. You can also download hard drive tools from the manufacturer that will allow you to destroy and create partitions, which might also help fix your issue.
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06 Apr 2012   #19
Seeker619

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

and this last install i did, which has come the closest to getting it to work yet, does have the reserved 100mg part.. but before install i deleted all partitions. so there was the 1 unformated part that was 250gb.. and let win 7 do its thing.
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06 Apr 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

If you wiped the HD with Diskpart then the boot sector was cleaned and any interference here should have been wiped out.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals. Reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Set HD to boot first, use one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger DVD or Flash installer. If you've tried DVD, next try flash installer in earlier tutorial.

Next I would wipe again with Diskpart Clean Command which is instant and to get another clean slate, then use Step 2.2 here to format and mark Active a partition to try install to: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If this fails report back any error message verbatim and when it fails during these steps: Clean Install Windows 7

Then I would test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then use run Disk Check from the DVD Command Line.
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