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Windows 7: 0xc000225 error and won't boot in safe mode

09 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
0xc000225 error and won't boot in safe mode

So basically I installed a webcam driver restarted the computer and voilą it froze on the windows loading screen. I shut it down and restarted and got the status error 00xc0000225 saying to insert the recovery disc. Problem, I didn't get one with my computer, but offers the download for the win7 recovery disc (completely legal, not warez or cracked), so I d/l the 64bit one (not sure if I needed that or the 32bit though), burned it and it seemed to work at first albeit a little slow. At the screen to select the recover options I discovered I had no restore points made so I selected the startup recovery option to fix whatever was wrong with my startup, after about a half hour it went from searching for problems to fixing the problems...and stayed "fixing the start up errors" for the next 8 hours when I finally just powered it down. Tried it again a few times, no dice same problem. I tried starting it in safe mode (reg, w/ networking, and w/ cmd prompt) it just goes to the loading files screen but no files load and after about 5 minutes it restarts and freezes again.
My computer is a hp envy15 w/ windows 7 though I'm not sure on much else about it, it is only 4 months old though. Don't have the money to take it in to get it fixed so I hope I can find something on here. Thanks for reading =]

-Weston Rutherford

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09 Apr 2010   #2

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Insert windows 7 DVD and see if it boots. If not see if you can get into bios to change to boot order

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09 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Problem, I can't find any DVDs that might of came with the system, I don't remember seeing any and there aren't any in the box...
And the boot order is for the cd first hdd second
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10 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7

Anyone have any other ideas?
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 0xc000225 error and won't boot in safe mode

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