Windows doesn't boot, can I fix?

December 16, 2014 at 11:01:45
Specs: Windows 7
0xc000000f or 0xc000000e Show up
Tells me to insert Windows install disc and restart.

I don't have a Windows Install Disc, or an optical drive.
F8 Doesn't lead me to the repair screen.

I also have a laptop (no optical), can I fix this remotely somehow?


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#1
December 16, 2014 at 11:11:26
Can you manage to get to safe-mode?

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#2
December 16, 2014 at 12:52:22
Also see this which might be of interest (sounds like this can be a tricky one):
https://social.technet.microsoft.co...

Let us have the "exact" error message and any file mentioned too.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
December 16, 2014 at 13:34:10
Also you may have a restore partition on the hard drive. If so, and you can't fix whatever the problem is, you can reinstall using that.

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#4
December 16, 2014 at 13:43:42
Model of laptop will help also.

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#5
December 16, 2014 at 19:08:06
You can perform repairs from a Windows 7 Repair Disk including a system restore to restore points stored on your hard drive, even when Windows will not start. If you did not make the Repair Disk when the machine was new, you can make the repair disk from another Windows 7 machine as long as both are either 32bit or both 64bit and use that. I may be wrong, but I do think it needs to be made on a CD or DVD but it might pay for you to get an external optical drive for installs and times like this.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
December 17, 2014 at 05:50:40
A laptop with no optical drive is probably not a laptop, possibly a netbook or some sort of tablet? Are you tapping the F8 key during boot up? That should bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu.

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