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Windows 7: My Computer Won't Boot !!

21 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
My Computer Won't Boot !!

Laptop info:

Samsung R580

Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium, factory-installed
NVidia Gforce Graphics
Intel Core i3 processor


Yesterday I was resizing the D: from 180GB to 30GB to create a new Hard Drive partition, the D: was only using 4 GB at the time anyways. I was using Windows's default Drive Partition manager found by Right-Clicking "Computer", clicking "Manage" etc.

Everything worked perfectly for a couple of hours. I could turn my laptop on, off, restart etc. It worked perfectly. Then I turned it off and went for a nap, I woke up to my laptop and turned it on and an "Windows Boot Manager" error came up saying:

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

1. Insert your Windows Installation disk and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3. Click "Repair your computer"

If you do not have this disk, contact your system admin or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000e

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

I went on my main PC and downloaded a Windows 7 32-bit repair CD as I didn't have one. Downloaded it and burnt it to a blank disk. Inserted it into my computer ran the CD from the boot-up. Chose my language, hit Next. Selected the "Startup Repair" and it told me :

"Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

. I hit Finish. Then I when to Windows Memory Diagnostic and it told me :
"Windows cannot check for memory problems" ~

"An error is preventing Windows from checking for memory problems during startup. To run the Windows Memory Diagnostic manually, boot the computer from Windows installation Disk, and then select Windows Memory Diagnostic from the Windows Boot manager menu.

Then I clicked "Close".

I even did some research and went into Command Prompt and put in some "bootrec" commands to repair the "mbr" and other sh!t, and that didn't help either.

I even downloaded and burnt some Windows Memory Diagnostic software from Microsoft, that didn't do anything.

I also ran another Memory Diagnostic tool which basically wasted 2 hours of my day scanning my Memory with no error to find, yet my computer won't even boot properly.

I called SAMSUNG, and they told me I had to sent to laptop back to them (it is still in it's first year's manufacturing warentee). The lady told me all they will do is restore the laptop to factory default with a fresh start of Windows 7, etc. installed.

I honestly didn't want to do that as I have EXTREMELY important documents on this laptop and if it gets erased I will be in a serious delema.

She told me I might as well wait until the Xmas break is over so it can get returned to me quicker then it's 2-3 week expectations among these days.

So in that time I figured to see if there is anything at all I can do because Samsung is to lazy to figure out another way of fixing this issue without a complete system restore.

So basically, I guess this error was caused by me resizing the D: partition and creating a whole new drive.

Is there a way to undo the effects of what I have previously done. Or find a diagnostic tool in which I can figure out how to fix this problem WITHOUT the need of a complete System Restore.

I really do not know what to do, so I decided to join the forums to see if you guys can help me! I'm really at the end of my rope in terms of ideas and patients. This is driving me crazy for the past 3-4 days!

BTW ;; Sorry for such a long essay :P


I've also learned that I could buy something called a " 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure is which you can transfer you data even from a computer that will not boot, and kind of keep it as an external hard-drive and if my LAST chance, is to restore most of my data will be there, but still will take hours of my time to reinstall all my software, games etc.

~ and perfect my computer (i know sounds nerdy :P) but like I took lots of time customizing my computer to the way I like it.

Thanks Windows Seven Forums!,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

What's Windows "RE" ? Sorry I'm not much of a techy when it comes to terms :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

Oh I tried to Run Samsung's Recovery thingy by pressing F4 on the Samsung Logo during startup and I am getting a new error saying:

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

1.Insert your Windows installation disk and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click Next.
3. Click "Repair your computer".

File : \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read boot configurations data.


The same error explained above still persists, this error is happening when I am trying to run the "Recovery" by pressing "F4" .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

Okay. I am now Running the "Startup Repair" on my burnt Windows 7 Recovery CD. It is saying : ""

Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.

->Send Information about this problem (recommended)
-> Don't send.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 123
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: MissingOsLoader
OS Version              : 6.1.7600.
Local ID                  : 1033

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

The problem is that you changed the size of D: partition. Your computer is confused!

Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE)
Windows Recovery Environment: When Computer Won't Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

[FIXED] !!!

When running me Recovery Disk, it never actually detected the OS installed on the system. There was 1 option to just continue without selecting the thing in the box and another option. I always used the first option because it never realized i had something installed, i guess. Now it realized it, out of the blue, don't know why and IT WORKS !!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

OKAY ! Now is there a way to put back my created Drive back into the D: so this doesn't happen again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .

Is it safe to now like take my Recovery CD out? And turn off my computer :$ ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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