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by devin_robbins / November 19, 2013 7:58 AM PST

gateway ne56r31u. not my laptop. error code 0xc000000f was displayed the whole time i was in control of it. Tried doing a system recover with disks ordered from Gateway. system recover failed. Any help appreciated.

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That code is usually meaningless.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 8:05 AM PST

You can type it in google for a start to see the few hundred causes but given only the code and the fact system recovery failed that points to a hardware failure. What part do you suspect?

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 8:12 AM PST

For me Bob.


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Good guess.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: HDD.

Since the restore failed, it's one of the likely scenarios. But with today's UEFI BIOS I find folk can make a mess of that.

A HDD isn't that much and we can do some testing with HIRENS.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 8:37 AM PST
In reply to: Good guess.

I see that. Boning up on EUFI right now. I see you could describe it as a mini OS on your mobo.
I suppose with todays 64 bit and the size of HDDs these days it could be confusing.


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by devin_robbins / November 19, 2013 10:09 AM PST
In reply to: Good guess.

is there any way to tell definitely if its a hdd failure?

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Well, there is HIRENS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2013 10:37 AM PST
In reply to: HDD?
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