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Windows 7: Windows 7 Does Not Boot! No Safe Mode!

02 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 Does Not Boot! No Safe Mode!

Hey everyone,

I cannot enter WIndows 7 as there is an \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BCD Error.
The status: 0xc000000f.
"An error occurred while attempting read the boot configuration data.

I tried booting from Internal Optical Disk Drive first as I have the Windows 7 64-bit Repair Disc but that still doesn't work. I have my laptop boot from Internal Optical Disk first. I get the same message. And as it's Windows Boot Manager telling me the error, I can't access Safe Mode or anything.

I did have another hard drive in the caddy where the Optical Drive was...does that have anything to do with it?

Please help as I start Uni tmr! Greatly Appreciated!

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