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#1 schemjo

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

Hey everyone - I'm having a problem which I hope someone can help out with. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that's not working anymore. I was cleaning some stuff up and accidentally deleted the BCD reg key (don't ask why - I don't know) BUT I exported it before doing so. I tried slaving the hard drive then unloading the hive modifying it then loading it again but this didn't seem to work.

Before doing the hive 'fix' I was getting errors related to BCD0000000 or something similar. Now I'm getting Windows failed to start file: \windows\system32\winload.exe status 0xc00000e The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I do have the data copied to another machine so I don't care if I reload Windows, the only problem is the internal DVD drive is busted and doesn't read discs anymore. I tried hooking up an external USB drive but it's not recognizing the drive.

ANY advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:59 AM

Hi schemjo, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Some BIOS support booting from an external hdd, you will have to look in the BIOS to see if it supports booting from an external hdd.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:41 PM

Did you check BIOS, if you have an option to boot from USB device?

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