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    Join Date : Jan 2009
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    Vista Home Premium 32bit
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    Status 0xc000000f

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status 0xc000000f

    An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.



    I'm currently using Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. About a week ago, I downloaded the Windows 7 Beta. It worked fine for a couple of days, but then I suddenly got the error message above, when restarting up after a Windows update. (can't remember which)

    I then proceeded to use my recovery disc, to reset the laptop back to it's original factory settings. Everything is back the way it was, with Vista running. I'm all caught up with the updates. But now, whenever I shut down completely, it still happens. So every time I restart my laptop, I have to use repair button on the recovery disc. But it doesn't remain permanently repaired, after it's shutdown, and I restart it again.

    I'm not sure if it matters, but I only have a recovery disc, without a separate Vista disc.

    Is there an easy way to fix this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Join Date : Sep 2008
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    Re: Status 0xc000000f

    Way over my head, only thing I could think of is that something got changed in the Bios by Windows 7 install and now, you're having that issue but, it is pretty far fetched.

    I would go into the Bios and set everything at Default and see if this helps. Again, this is totally far fetched and if you are not comfortable with touching your Bios, I would suggest against it.

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    Join Date : Jan 2009
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    Re: Status 0xc000000f

    Quote Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
    Way over my head, only thing I could think of is that something got changed in the Bios by Windows 7 install and now, you're having that issue but, it is pretty far fetched.

    I would go into the Bios and set everything at Default and see if this helps. Again, this is totally far fetched and if you are not comfortable with touching your Bios, I would suggest against it.
    I tried that when it first happened, but it didn't do any good. Unless I overlooked something?

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