Q: Unable to boot, error code: 0xc0000001, you'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. if you don't have any installation media contact your system administrator or pc manufacturer.

Original Title: How to system restore windows 8 with bootcamp?

Is there a way to use system restore or refresh for windows 8 partition of bookcamp? I’m using a MacBook pro with bootcamp and my windows 8 partition needs repair. I can't get into windows. I'm stuck in a recovery loop where  when I press F8, it doesn't do anything and the screen just flashes. What I'm trying to figure out is if there is any way to system restore or refresh my windows partiton with my original windows install disk? If not, is there any way I can get my files off of the partition? I really don't want to lose my Windows data.



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Hi EliteSocksDom,

The Blue Screen errors occurs when a serious problem causes Windows 8 to shut down or restart unexpectedly. There are multiple reasons why this type of errors occurs on the computer. They usually happen when there are some driver issues in the computer. However, it might also be due to some other software/hardware reasons.

In this case, the error code: 0xc0000001 indicates that there might be some issues with the booting device or some booting files are corrupted. It might also happen if some problem happens with the boot sector of the computer.

Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?

Please follow the methods mentioned below:

Method 1:

I would suggest you to un-plug all external devices, except the keyboard and mouse, then try to boot the computer.

Method 2:

I would suggest you to try performing Startup Repair using Windows 8 installation media from Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and check.

To perform Startup repair on your computer, follow these steps:

a. Insert the media such as (USB or DVD) and restart your computer.

b. Press F12 key (typically this is F12, but it can differ between computer manufacturers) and choose the drive that you inserted the installation media into.

c. Once the Windows Setup window appears, follow these steps:

d. Click next and select Repair your computer.

e. You will then see a blue screen and an option to choose. Choose the option Troubleshoot and select advanced options.

f. You may choose StartupRepair from Advanced boot option.

g. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Startup Repair.

Method 3: If automatic repair fails, you may try to repair them using these commands through Command Prompt under Advanced Options. Follow the steps:

a. After you boot your computer using Windows 8 installation media, a black screen appears with gray text Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. Press any key.
b) Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
c) Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
d) Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
e) Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.

f) Click on command Prompt.

g) Type these following commands and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr

Bootrec /fixboot

Bootrec /scanos

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Restart the computer and check the issue.

Please reply us on the status of the issue to assist you further. If the above methods doesn’t help, we will proceed with further troubleshooting.


Yaqub Khan

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