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Windows 7: Cannot complete recovery.error 0xc000000f

18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Cannot complete recovery.error 0xc000000f


Mine is a HP dv7-3079wm. When I start my computer I received the below Boot Manager screen. I went to BIos (Rev. 3.5) and from Diagnostic ran Primary and Secondary HD Self Test and both passed. Also ran Memory Test and passed as well. Went to Boot Options under System Configuration but the only options are CD Rom, Floppy and Network Adapter. No HD shown.
When I run Recovery Disk Kit (3 disks), 1st and 2nd disk complete installation but when 3rd disk start I receive the Boot Manager message. If I install 1st and 2nd disks and skip the supplemental, the laptop reboot and theres come the message again.
Any advise?

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the 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: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.


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19 May 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome aqs sounds awfully like the hard drive might be failing - is there any way you can test it on say another machine by either installing it or using a USB gadget and running Seatools
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate and another that will test the actual surface of the drive -
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. see my pic for how to run that.

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19 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for your response ICit2lol;

my laptop has two Hitachi HD's. Are both suppose to be recognize by the Bios? Because they are not. I have and old Dell Latitude D630, can I use it to test the HD's? Yesterday I opened the laptop and switched drives, ran the restore disk but got the Boot Message again. Odds are both are failing.
I will check on a local Tiger Direct to see if they have something to connect the drive via USB or maybe they can check the drives for me.

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20 May 2014   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

In a nutshell yes aqs they should both be in the BIOS and yes looks like they are on the edge of failing or at least one is.
If you can get it to boor at all then I suggest backing up all your data if you need to do that you can use this
Imaging with free Macrium

the same program you can even clone the drive if you so wish see pic

NB Very handy program to keep for future use

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