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So I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Intel SSD and eveyrthing was fine, I downloaded all my necessary programs again, installed all drivers for my hardware and everything seemed fine. I deleted windows.old (please tell me I was meant to do that....) but still eveyrthing was fine. Then I restarted my PC to a black screen saying "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause of the problem. To fix the Problem:

1.Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer
2.Choose your language settings and then click 'next'
3.Click 'Repair you computer'

Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesable.

I placed my Win7 disk in the disk drive and restarted but nothing happens and this screen reappears every time I try it.

Please help me! And thank you in advance for any solutions!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by norrisninja View Post

So I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Intel SSD and eveyrthing was fine, I downloaded all my necessary programs again, installed all drivers for my hardware and everything seemed fine. I deleted windows.old (please tell me I was meant to do that....) but still eveyrthing was fine. Then I restarted my PC to a black screen saying "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause of the problem. To fix the Problem:

1.Insert your windows installation disk and restart your computer
2.Choose your language settings and then click 'next'
3.Click 'Repair you computer'

Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccesable.

I placed my Win7 disk in the disk drive and restarted but nothing happens and this screen reappears every time I try it.

Please help me! And thank you in advance for any solutions!

Um which Intel SSD are you talking about? I just had two 40gb go bad again (2nd time) in 3 years and it was doing the same thing to me

EDIT>>>> It seems the older first gen and second gen SSD's are going out about now. If so intel was good at replacing mine the first time but I did not try the second time as the 40GB sata2 raid 0 just was not cutting it in size and speed anymore so I just upgraded
Edited by Bradford1040 - 4/11/14 at 8:09pm
post #3 of 18
You'll likely need to tell the BIOS to boot from the disk as opposed to what setting is in place.

Installing a ton of drivers /updates at once can potentially result in your issue
    
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Or it could have been that you messed up your MBR or bootsec and if its that its easy fix, get into a dos prompt by using advanced fix thing from the CD (sorry forgot the names lol) but after you are in the prompt type "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" and then "bootrec.exe /fixboot" without qoutes of coarse that should fix it

EDIT>>>> Let me know if it was this one as I have a few other things it might be
post #5 of 18
you may have to go into bios like he said,

first make sure your ssd is the first boot option,

and second use the boot overide thing in the bios to boot from the disk, then select repair from that point

hope that can be of help
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My SSD is an Intel 520 Series 128gb and it isnt showing in my BIOS boot order..... :\ I'll try all of those suggestions, thanks for the help!
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I booted from the Windows disk and click repair your computer, but it has come up with a box saying that "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using the recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows." Also how do i get a DOS prompt up whilst on the CD?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by norrisninja View Post

I booted from the Windows disk and click repair your computer, but it has come up with a box saying that "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using the recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows." Also how do i get a DOS prompt up whilst on the CD?

Should be DVD just to make sure.

What options do you have for Recovery options?

Or you could use F8 I think use Advanced Boot options
    
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I boot the windows disk and it gives me the option to install Win7 and the option to repair my computer, when i click repair my computer it just gives me the message from my last post and doesn't give me any other options. I'm quite worried that it can't seem to detect my SSD...
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Thats plausible, as it seems to be looking at a drive that isnt set up for an OS.

Try disconnecting all drives save for the SSD and the DVD to repair with
    
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