Windows won't boot. Error 0xc000000f

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  1. fulanodetal

    fulanodetal New Member

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    Hi, I am currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu intrepid. Everything was working fine until I attempted to install the cisco VPN (vista version) the computer froze during the installation so i had to to a hard reboot. After rebooting I get an a message saying that the computer was not shut-down properly and I get 2 options, either Run window snormally or repair issues that are preventing windows form starting up. If i select the first one the computer restarts. If i select "repair" I get "Status: 0xc000000f Info: Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.".

    I tried using the windows 7 cd and doing repair but it could not fix it, and no system restore point appear.

    Remember I am dual booting. So I can access the windows partition through Ubuntu. IS there any way to do a hard-restore through Ubuntu ? Like does windows save backup registry somewhere ?

    PS. After i tried installing the cisco vpn my internet would work right before the computer stopped responding( it said it was not detecting any networks). I am guessing that the cisco vpn messed up my ethernet drivers ?

    If anyone has any solution to this please let me know. Thanks
    Alex
     
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    ideally you need to boot into safe mode try use F8 key on boot then remove the drivers under safe mode ;)
     
  3. fulanodetal

    fulanodetal New Member

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    I tried pressing F8 right after selecting Windows from the GRUB(Linux bootloader) menu. It id not work, later today I am going to try to add safe mode to windows boot loader from Ubuntu (by modifying the boot.ini file). If i am successfull can anyone give me tips on what to do ? Does safe mode allow me to change the drives to the last working one ? I am also not sure if that is exactly what is wrong with my windows installation, can anyone think of any way that the Cisco VPN might have damaged something ?

    Thanks,
    Alex

    Can anyone tell me where does Windows 7 save the equivalent of a boot.ini file ?
     
    #3 fulanodetal, Mar 16, 2009
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  4. Hoang Nguyen

    Hoang Nguyen New Member

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    Hi there;
    So.... finally did you find a way to work the problem out?
    I'm having almost the same problem. My computer got into the same state when I attempted to create a ghost file of my system. Since I couldn't successfully create the ghost file, I cannot restore my computer.
    If you had found a way to overcome this problem, please let me know.
    Thank you.
     

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