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Windows 7: Greetings! Stuck in Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225.

19 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64
Greetings! Stuck in Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225.


I've been suffering from this "Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225 for 3 days now and I still can't fix it. The major problem is that I don't have any sort of installation disc.

However, I have tried EasyRE via both CD and USB but both result in the same problem. *I try to perform an 'Automated Repair' on my computer and I get in red text "The selected partition is corrupted and could not be accessed or repaired. Please select a different drive to continue." It is also labeled as NO under Active.

Since I do not have a the installation discs, I made a USB with a Windows_7_Recovery_Disc* iso (as shown here*Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool) but it also doesn't work. I get the attached blue screen and it serves of no use.

Thanks in advance!

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21 Aug 2014   #2

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Can you try Advanced Boot Options > Last Know Good Configuration (advanced)?
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22 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

That looks like Windows 8 recovery screen, not 7.

If you are in Windows 8, when this screen appears, press F8. Advanced Boot Options will appear. Select More Startup Options.
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 Greetings! Stuck in Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225.

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