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Status 0xc000000f

Vista77

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#1
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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AstaLaVista

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#2
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

Vista77

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#3
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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