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Windows 7: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible?

17 Sep 2015   #1
Jonosun

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible?

Hi there

Hoping someone can help me with this booting problem.

About six months ago my hard drive failed and I had buy a new HD and re-install Win 7. I had created a backup on an external HD, but for some reason I could not restore the computer using this backup. I'm not sure if any of the backup data transferred onto the HD when I tried to do this. I therefore did a clean install of Win 7 and then copied the files I wanted across from the backup on the external HD.

Now, whenever I switch on the laptop the first screen I see is the from the Windows Boot Manager, which says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.... and it gives the "status as 0xc0000225. Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I then hit enter and the laptop boots successfully and all is good. The only reason why I have decided to fix this now is because I want to upgrade to Win 10, and I don't want this to cause any problems during installation.

The C drive is where I installed the new copy of Win 7 Op System and the E drive is the partition I created to store my data files etc. I'm not sure what the other drives are?

I have attached screens of the screen described above and also the Windows disk management screen.

Thanks for your help.




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24 Sep 2015   #2
Jonosun

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No reply!

Does anyone have any idea what might be going here? Is there anything I can try out to identify the problem? Would I likely encounter problems if I attempt a Win10 upgrade without fixing this? Anymore info that you may need?

Thanks again to anyone that might have some useful suggestions?
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