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Windows 7: 0xc000000e The boot selection failed because a required device is inac

02 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
0xc000000e The boot selection failed because a required device is inac

Hey well first of all thanks to all who helped me with the RAM problems i was having earlier...ran awesome for a few days then i decided to reinstall pro tools which is giving my i am getting this error

Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your langugae settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."

Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I did that...It will not let me do system restore or repair. It will let me try to load a driver for my HD's and when i do that it lets me browse my computer and I can see everything, that part is odd to me.

Also i found this but am not sure how to do that if anyone could explain this to me that would be great. This is also how my bcdedit output looks, need to know what OS identifer is..

I'm Fixed - 0xc000000e problem!!!

1. First Load Windows RE from Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2
2. Open Diskpart and make problematic partition Active
3. Open bcdedit and you should get something like this:

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {default}
device unknown <===0xc000000e problem!
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Server 2008 R2
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {e0025536-b36d-11de-aadd-ddc0b5870e2c}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice unknown <===0xc000000e problem!
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e0025534-b36d-11de-aadd-ddc0b5870e2c}
nx OptOut
hypervisorlaunchtype Auto

4. Enter these commands:

bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} device partition=X:
bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} osdevice partition=X:

Where X: - drive letter with your problematic OS in Windows RE. You can find it by opening notepad and pressing save

5. Reboot

This problem I always getting after clone smaller drive to bigger with Acronis 2010.

I have acronis running on this computer and on many forums that seems to be the cause of the problem but like i said this happened immediately after installing pro tools. Any help greatly appreciated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I am sorry that you are having more problems. Please follow the instructions in this tutorial and upload the files and we will be glad to help you.

Do not use any tuning utility or tools on Windows 7. This is my sermon on this topic:
Windows 7 is a totally different operating system than XP. Win 7 is not an evolution from XP. It is a totally new OS and even changed from Vista. Thus the wisdom we learned about XP - tweaking, cleaning, modifying for speed, etc - do not apply at all to Win 7. Forget that knowledge.

Windows is a closed source system. Developers of tuneup utilities and registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience, most of which is not applicable to Win 7. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

There is almost no tweaking that can be done to Win 7 to speed it up. The system is designed to diagnose itself and take care of itself which it does remarkably well. Win 7 maintains itself and that includes the registry.

Tuneup utilities are pure snake oil. At best they do nothing except use resources. At worst, they can mess your system up, slowing it down, and even crash it. There is no tuneup utility out there anywhere that can speed Win 7 up and improve its performance, at least not at this time.

This isn't to say that the system does not need to be maintained. Uninstall programs that you don't use, delete unneeded and unnecessary files. Defrag your hard drive. But don't screw with the registry unless you are an in depth expert in the Win 7 registry.

We have seen the adverse effects of tuneup utilities and registry cleaners and registry defraggers in the Crashes and Debugging Section. Most of the time, the cure is a clean install. Using a program such as Ccleaner is fine to get rid of old and unnecessary files. A tuneup utility is not only unneeded, it can actually harm your system. Don't use them.
Sermon over. Can you restore your PC to a time before you installed the tuneup program?
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