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Boot Manager Error 0xc000000f

by shumicse / September 10, 2013 4:24 PM PDT

Hello,
I am using HP laptop. I was using windows 7 operating system. But for some kind of problems i thought to run a set up in my laptop. As i heard from some people that Windows 8 is better than windows 7, so tried to install windows 8. During installation i did format to my installation drive (C: drive) and start windows 8 installation. After running 51% it got stuck so i restart my laptop. But then the installation never start again. It can not be able to boot. I have tried lots of process to pair but nothing works for me. Its showing following error message every time whenever try to reinstall with windows 7, xp or 8 disk.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

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

What I should i do now. Please help me out.

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Re: boot
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 10, 2013 5:27 PM PDT

I'd download and burn a DBAN disk and use that fully erase the hard disk before booting from the Windows install disk or recovery disk of your choice (you seem to have 3 install disks and probably a few recovery disks also).

If it fails on a blank hard disk, something is wrong with the hardware.

Kees

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by shumicse / September 17, 2013 3:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: boot

Thanks for the help mate. But finally i have managed to reinstall windows 7 with an USB bootable flash drive. Now its ok.

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