error code 0x0000225 on dell inspiron 3520 ? how do U fix ?

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December 22, 2012 at 18:09:33
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I can not load into windows anymore , after I tried re-partitioning.
error code 0x0000225 on dell inspiron 3520 ? how do U fix ?

how do you load into save mode ?

Im running windows 8


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#1
December 22, 2012 at 18:57:04
What do you mean repartitioned the hard drive? If you have altered the boot partition it is likely it will not boot, describe what you were doing. tapping F8, a few times when you turn on the computer will load the menu for safe mode, if that loads windows then the partition is likely ok, if not, we need to know what you did for partitions.

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#2
December 22, 2012 at 19:16:03
I was shrinking my 478gig hdd OS to 60gig so that I could make the rest for a new D:partiton( my programs & video)

the operasting system resides as 38gig.
I used the program called easy partion manager , -which did not work because after I did the procedure , - I got a black screen , - after waiting for tooo long I decided to re-boot manually by the switch, after that I got the error code 0x0000225 on dell inspiron 3520.

I have yet to work out how to boot into safe mode if possible.

If it wont boot into safe mode , should I try to make a bootable CD ? and what name.img or xx.iso do I use ? is there a img or iso to download and which one ?


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#3
December 23, 2012 at 17:22:54
Getting to Safe Mode is pretty standard - tap F8 while booting:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5786287_boo...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
December 27, 2012 at 14:08:00
I can not get into safe mode anymore because the system is too far damaged.

Also the Dell diagnostic is crap because it is saying everything is OK when its Not

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#5
December 27, 2012 at 14:33:48
According to the first answer on the following link you should be able to find a factory repair option in the list you get when you tap F8:
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/questio...
You will lose everything you have added since new.

It is possible to save most of your own stuff using a live linux CD but I assume you won't have too much to lose as it is Win 8.

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#6
January 4, 2013 at 08:49:16
I have learned it is best not to have 2 partitions on an OEM machine like Dell,HP ETC. Use an external drive. The OEM companies make a recovery partition and it's easy to mess it up. The Dell diagnostics does not find anything wrong because there is nothing wrong as far as failing hardware. It will not find problems with boot issues only failing hardware. You may have to contact Dell support. You may need them to send you a Recovery DVD. I am not sure what they do on Windows 8 machines but in the past they would always provide an OS DVD and drivers and applications DVD. It is best not to tell them you tried to shrink the partition. Just tell them you need a Recovery DVD.

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#7
January 7, 2013 at 14:58:39
I recently received a restore usb for windows 8 from dell and had some trouble.
When I tried to repair the operating system with the usb restore, this it what happened.

I was given the following options- off the USB restore
1-refresh
2- system restore
3- repair
4- Re-install windows 8

After trying to 1-3 first to repair the OS, all denied being able to fix.
Sometimes I would get these messages-

1-Volume Locked.
2-A required drive partiton is missing.
3- windows\system32\winload.efi is missing or corrupt.

After I re-installed windows 8, I see the following partitions.

1- c: re-install windows 8 - 404gig of 418gig
2- d: corrupt windows 8 , but all the system files are still there 45 gig of which 38 gig is used by the previous OS.

My question is , is there any way to fix or restore the corrupt previous OS ?
The reason I want try restore previous OS is because I had activated windows , had all the dell drivers installed and had the antivirus, installed.
should I try to rename C:- D and D:- C to see what happens ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#8
January 7, 2013 at 15:56:59
From what you have said the partitioning is messed up and now you have two OS's installed. The only sure way forward is factory restore.

In the past I have used a Live Linux CD to first copy important stuff onto a flash drive and would have thought this was possible on Win 8 too. It gives you "access" to your HD although it only uses RAM and a CD.

By all means hang on to see if anyone with more Win 8 experience has any better ideas.

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