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Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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Hi,

References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.

This is serious error and "may" not be repairable without professional tech support from
a real computer shop (not leeks and peeks at a BestBuy or other BigBox Stores) or your
System maker's Support.

Here are the troubleshooting methods to try to fix the issue :

Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart Error message when starting Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2622803

How to Fix the "Bootmgr is missing" Error in Windows
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/104341-bootmgr-missing-fix.html

Try Startup Repair - (If at ANY point you gain some but not full access to Windows come
back and try Startup Repair again.) Very often StartUp Repair has to be run TWO or more
times.

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Windows 7 disk.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

Recovering the Vista or Windows 7 Bootloader from the DVD
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD

Recovering the Vista Bootloader with EasyBCD (Windows 7)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+with+EasyBCD

Repairing the Windows Vista Bootloader (Windows 7)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Repairing+the+Windows+Vista+Bootloader

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Unable to boot in windows vista- windows boot configuration data file is missing required
information - Repair Corrupt Boot Manager (Windows 7)
http://www.troublefixers.com/unable-to-boot-in-windows-vista-windows-boot-configuration-data-file-is-missing-required-information/

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and
repair startup issues in Windows Vista (Windows 7)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista (Windows 7)
http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html

Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is
missing required information"  (Windows 7)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

Vista Tip: Repair "BOOTMGR is missing" error - a quick how to (Windows 7)
http://lifehacker.com/251733/vista-tip--repair-bootmgr-is-missing-error

See this section here - To repair/rebuild the Boot Config Data Use the Bootrec.exe Tool (Windows 7)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/163304-dual-boot-using-free-partitioning-software.html

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If you do not have a Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy
protected. Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already
own Windows. Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs - now charging $9.75 for the ISO
images to make the disks.
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc - Free
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

Hope this helps.


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Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT.
Windows Insider MVP
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