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Boot Problems after upgrading to Win 8 Pro

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#1 Joeviking14


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

I just paid for the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Win 7. During the upgrade when trying to boot I get the following:
Error Code:0xc000014c
Need Recovery tools

In the win 8 automatic repair couldnt repair my PC, I have tried all the advanced options to no avail.
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#2 James Litten

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'm still getting the hang of troubleshooting problems like this in Windows 8 so if anyone else wants to jump in, feel free :)

Okay, here is how I've been collecting data on Windows 8 boot problems that don't respond to the automatic tools.

Since you said that you've been trying the Advanced Options, are you able to get the Command Prompt option to work?
If you can than try these directions...

Start the computer and choose...
Advanced Options
Startup Settings
Restart button

2) Enable Boot Logging

Now let the computer boot normally to the point where it gets the error.

We want to look at the following text files for clues as to what is causing the crash.


and in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt

If you have a flash drive
Get to a command prompt
Advanced Options
Command Prompt

When you get to the command prompt plug in your flash drive
Wait a moment to give it time to connect and then at the command prompt type
and hit enter.
Now you can open each of the text files listed above and then save them to the flash drive using FILE|SAVE AS in Notepad.

Then come back here and attach or post the contents of the files in your reply.

Let me know if you have any questions or if things are not as I have described them.


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