I'm on Windows Ultimate.
I was messing with my activation (since it stated that I did not have genuine when i did) and then when i rebooted it, it said "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" and the status was "0xc000025".
I did make a recovery CD that can apply automatic Startup repair options to the boot. But it did not work (it worked last time i had the same error but different status) It claimed that my boot of the OS worked perfectly...
System restore fails to work (heck i was lucky to even have a restore point ).
I also had tried bootrec.exe by watching a youtube video and rebuilding it after backing up the original. That did not work, also...
I guess I can stand a reformat to factory settings but i cannot stand losing my files!!! And sadly, they are on the same partition..
IS THERE any way to retrieve my files? (LAPTOP) HP Recovery Manager has an option to recover files but it's only a specified list and you cannot choose, plus the method to back it up is to "Burn" all of it.
I'm wondering, is it possible to make my USB bootable into another os (win XP) and then boot it with the USB flash drive and then back up my files ? (to an external HDD)
I am desperate for any way to back up my files. Then i would do a recovery of the system.
I'm also wondering, how does Windows.Old work and can it be useful in my situation?