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Windows 7: Windows 7 failed to start File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000225

18 Feb 2012   #11

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Still don't understand what corrupted the BCD after first shutdown. I saw a strange thing in diskmanagement screen. It didn't have an active partition!!! How the heck were you able to boot?!

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10 Jul 2012   #12

Wndows 7 home premium 64 bit
Acer aspire 5532 win7 home edition 64 bit

Hi my laptop has been playing about past few days I get the screen that says. Windows failed to start.a recent hardware or software change ,could be the cause

When I go to launch startup repair it starts then screen goes black I can't do anything else I have followed the advise of taking out battery and unplugging it holding the on button for 30 secs still nothing,I'm pretty screwed by this as I have a industrial tribunal case coming up very soon and all m notes are stored on it yes I know I was stupid by not backing it up to an external drive but I didn't expect it to do this now can anyone plebe help me ASAP thank you Obadiya
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10 Jul 2012   #13
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Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums which will not only try everything possible to get Win7 started but also show you how to copy out stranded files, and/or run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall if necessary.

More on Acer Recovery if it comes to that:
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
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10 Jul 2012   #14

Wndows 7 home premium 64 bit

It's not even allowing me to go into safe mode some times it lights up but says nothing about starting in safe mode
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10 Jul 2012   #15
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Then move to the next step in tutorial. You need to disinfect before attempting repairs.

What "lights up?" Are you tapping the F8 key at boot and getting Advanced Boot Options ?

If none of the Safe Modes will boot then try Last Known Good Config.
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26 Sep 2012   #16

Windowds 7 Professional - 64 bit

I faced the same issue. My friend had moved files and folders from "Program Files (x86)" to my documents. Many issued happened to Windows. I decided to reinstall a new Windows. But I had encountered the same error, when I was trying to go to BIOS for choosing DVD-ROM as the primary boot;
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225

I found how to go to bios and bypass the error;
1- Press F8 to go to "Safe Mode"
2- Select "Enable Boot Logging". System will restart.
3- Hit "Esc" to go to "Boot Manager". You will see a list of functions with hot-keys to them.
4- Hit "F9" to go to "Boot Order" and select your DVD-ROM as your first boot.
5- Put your Windows 7's disk and now you can install your Windows and finally get rid of this issue.
* You can format "HP TOOLS" and "HP Recovery" partitions. They're no good. Download your drivers again.

Model of Laptop: HP Pavilion g6-1301eo Notebook PC
Bassir Shirzad from Herat, Afghanistan
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26 Sep 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP


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