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Windows Boot Manager. Winodws Failed to Start

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I get the following error at start up. I don't have the discs .. What should I do ?

 

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart

2. Choose Language settig and then click next

3. Click repair computer

 

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

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0XC0000225

Info: The seceted entry could not be loaded because the appliaction is missing or corrupt.

 

 

 

 

 

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These problems are generally due to one of two basic problems:
1) Failed hard drive
2) Corrupted/missing boot loader files

As to the first, please follow the directions in this link for testing your hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024

If your BIOS does not have those options, they try pressing the Esc key repeatedly while booting your PC and when the HP utilities menu comes up, choose drive diagnostics. You should see a menu looking something like the one below:

HP Startup Menu.jpg

Press F2 to run diagnostics, including testing your hard drive.

If those confirms your drive has failed, then you need to replace it. Please report back if that is the case.

As to the second, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.

You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD. This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that. This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.

To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/

Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.

To make a bootable USB stick from it, you will need to download and install RUFUS: https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick. Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.
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Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.

When done, your PC should boot OK. If it does not, there is a more serious problem.

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I made it up to creating the USB bootable stick. When I restart the computer it dosesn't seem to find the USB even though I selected it as the  primary bootable source.

 

Any suggestions ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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While all Win7 PCs should be able to boot from USB without problems, if yours does not, then you would have to use a PC to burn a CD or DVD and try booting from that.

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I was able to create a CD and boot from it.

 

I run the repair option against Windows 7 Parttion ( the one containing the windows installation ).

After the repair is complete Easy Essentials told me to reboot which I did. Still get the same error message.( Blue screen

Windows Failed to start..... File \windows\system32\winload.exe..  Status 0xc0000225

 

The other parttions available for Repair are:

 

Boot Volume NTFS

Data Volume NTFS      RECOVERY

Data Volume FAT32   HP_TOOLS

 

It won't let me repair any of them. Get Message: The selected partition does not contain a valid Windows installation.

 

 

 

 

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