I clean installed Windows 7 Professional (full version) 5 days ago and now my system cannot boot (it had been fine previous days with multiple shut down/ restarts). I attempted to start up today and got "Unexpected I/O error has occurred. Status 0xc00000e9" and some message about "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer" even though I had no USB devices connected at the time. Startup repair is not shown as an option; only continue or escape. When I continue, it shows the "Windows is loading" progress bar and it stops around 75% every time. Help!!
I do have the installation files available to reinstall the OS, but am hesitant to do that bcs I am afraid if I do I will lose all my current data..is that correct?? I really don't want to lose everything just to get the computer to work again.