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windows 7 computer won't boot with c000000e error

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The system suddenly won't boot and I didn't make any hardware or major software changes. I don't have a repair disk. How can this problem be corrected?

I have access to another computer to download if necessary
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by:John Hurst
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The machine is having trouble booting and could be because of an accessory device or a problem on the disk.

Below is a Microsoft Support thread on this.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/0xc000000e-boot-error/ef08ab00-e130-4301-bc80-79d5b414a81f

Note the need to remove external devices (USB hard drive or flash key), need to boot into Safe Mode to check things, and need to do startup repair.

Read the whole thread.
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by:dovidf
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The thread doesn't really provide a solution. I've seen something about ebcd which can fix the bcd files in the system recovery area.
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by:John Hurst
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Please take a look through this Seven Forums tutorial on Startup Repair. Startup Repair should get your system booting.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

See if that helps.
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by:dovidf
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The article from Petri is more informative.

I created a windows recovery disk and am using it now
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by:dovidf
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I'm Fixed - 0xc000000e problem!!!

1. First Load Windows RE from Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2
2. Open Diskpart and make problematic partition Active
3. Open bcdedit and you should get something like this:

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device unknown <===0xc000000e problem!
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Server 2008 R2
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {e0025536-b36d-11de-aadd-ddc0b5870e2c}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice unknown <===0xc000000e problem!
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e0025534-b36d-11de-aadd-ddc0b5870e2c}
nx OptOut
hypervisorlaunchtype Auto


4. Enter these commands:

bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} device partition=X:
bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} osdevice partition=X:
bcdedit

Where X: - drive letter with your problematic OS in Windows RE. You can find it by opening notepad and pressing save

5. Reboot
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I created a recovery disk and did a windows repair and it corrected the problem
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