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Windows 7: Boot\ BCD error 0xc0000098 cannot find windows installation

05 Jan 2012   #11

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If I select load drivers I see something odd. It shows HDDRecovery as C: 594mb free of 12gb, local disk D: (has no space info), System E: 1.27gb free of 1.46,
This is not odd, it is correct.

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If the partition HDDRecovery is not damaged, mark ACTIVE & reboot, on reboot Toshiba Recovery will boot.
Partition - Mark as Active

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Boot\ BCD error 0xc0000098  cannot find windows installation-toshiba-usb.png

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Sorry I ditched out on you last night, It was passed my bedtime (-;
All you need is a windows 7 DVD iso, (because you have your key). I have downloaded it before, just check the MD5 hash value(s).
All Windows 7 DVDs contain all versions of Windows 7, i.e. basic, home, home premium, professional, etc. it will load which ever version your key matches.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

You can get your system drivers HERE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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