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Windows 7: Cannot Reinstall windows due to a failure message [status: 0xc0000225]

02 Mar 2011   #1
Faisal2Happy

Windows 7 Professional 32Bits
 
 
Cannot Reinstall windows due to a failure message [status: 0xc0000225]

Hi guyx, i bought HP 4520s Laptop few months ago with installed windows 7, i insstalled lot of softwares in it, but now i want to restore factory settings, i know i can restore factory settings by pressing F11 at the PC startup so it starts windows setup, so i can click "REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER" to restore factory settings, but the problem is that whnever i hit F11 in PC startup it doesnt run windows setup, it shows a message that :

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software might be the cause.To fix the problem.

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "NEXT".
3. Click "Repair Your Computer".

If you dont have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.


Here is the screen-shot of that failure message:
http://picturespk.pk/images/jdv1299094611y.jpg

now help me out how do i get rid of this problem??? can anybody tell me whats the real problem is this??? plx give me solution of it......


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02 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Faisal2Happy, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you can't find and sort the issue keeping you from doing the factory restore, here's some info you may find useful, and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to save (copy out) your data if need be.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista


After you have made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone


If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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02 Mar 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

All he has is a recovery partition.

Which was what he was trying to access.

He was hitting F11 instead of F8 to access Recovery.

Mike
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02 Mar 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

My bad.

Instruction #3 in Snip below. Page 131 of manual. http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/.../c02046514.pdf
Press the "ESC" key when as stated in the Snip I posted below.
That brings up the Start up menu.
Then select F11.

Sorry about that didn't read far enough down the pdf.

You were right BFK.
Mike


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02 Mar 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mike, I just hope we can help Faisal2Happy get the PC running.
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03 Mar 2011   #6
Faisal2Happy

Windows 7 Professional 32Bits
 
 

@Bare Foot Kid:
Thanks for the Tutorials, i jknow these turotials, but i need windows 7 dvd to perform these methods and i dnt have dvd..

@Mike: buddy u are right, i cannt see HP recovery Partition in My Computer, so now wht should i do now???

and the failure i mentioned above, displays when i press F11 at the startup..
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03 Mar 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


Do you know anyone that would let you use their Windows 7 DVD so you could use that to do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker on your PC like I wrote above, or perhaps you could find a download of an ISO you could use, though forum rules prohibit the posting of such links.
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03 Mar 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Download a recovery dvd from neosmart.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

Then run a startup repair using that dvd.

Startup Repair

Hopefully that'll sort out your problem. If it doesnt try running system restore from the dvd. If that too doesnt help, run bootrec commands from the command prompt.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

Once the startup issue is resolved, you can try restoring from the OEM partition again using F11. FYI, if you havent made restore disks and the oem partition fails to work, you can order restore disks from the oem for a nominal charge.
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03 Mar 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at page 128 of the manual at Hopalong X link.
Did you make your Recovery disks?

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...dTypeId=321957
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03 Mar 2011   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


Another option from within Windows.
Quote:
Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager from within Windows 7



If the PC can be started and opens to the Windows desktop, you can use the HP Recovery Manager on the hard drive to restore the PC to the original factory condition by following the steps below.
  1. Click Start and enter Recovery in the search field. Select Recovery Manager from the list when it becomes available. Allow the action to continue, if prompted. The HP Recovery Manager opens.

  1. Alternately, click Start , All Programs , Recovery Manager , and then Recovery Manager . Allow the action to continue, if prompted. The HP Recovery Manager opens.
    Click System recovery . The PC will restart and reopen the Recovery Manager.
    When the PC restarts, select the System recovery option and click Next .

    If prompted to use the Microsoft System Restore program, click No , and then click Next .
    When prompted, if you want to backup your personal files and settings, select the Back up your files first (recommended) option, and then click Next . Follow the on-screen instructions.
    When prompted to Recover without backing up your files , please STOP before clicking Next .
    WARNING:This is the final opportunity to change your mind about recovering the PC and deleting all the files and programs. Once you click Next , the restore process cannot be stopped.
  2. If you are satisfied that you want to begin the recover process, click Next . The PC immediately begins formatting the hard drive and destroying all data.
The recovery process may take up to several hours and will return the PC to its original condition. Any custom settings, drivers, software programs and updates, and/or hardware updates are lost and must be reinstalled.
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