I have a Dell lnspiron 1545 laptop that refuses to restore to factory settings after the HDD developed bad sectors. (The errors were repaired during testing and subsequent tests show no faults.)
If I boot from the recovery DVDs I’ve created or initiate the recovery from the Dell Datasafe Backup utility I get an error stating that Winload.exe is missing or corrupt and an error code of 0xc000000d.
If I press f8 during at boot time to access the advanced startup options and select “Repair Your Computer”, it simply loads Windows to the desktop.
(Not trying to be obstructive here but for those who would advise the ctrl + f11 option, it doesn’t work on later Dell systems as the f8 “Repair Your Computer” option is designed to replace this option.)
If anyone knows of a workaround that doesn’t require the purchase of replacement install media I would be grateful.
(Quick response needed.)