Posting in here as this is a Windows 8 issue and can't boot. I'm troubleshooting a friends laptop that I don't have in front of me yet but I'm getting the ball rolling. Here's what's going on:
Model: Dell i15r-1843sLV OS: Windows 8 Problem: Today when attempting to boot he got the message saying File: \windows\system32\winload.efi and the error code 0xC000000D. Since I don't have experience with Windows 8, here's what we tried;
We learned that Windows 8 does not allow the usage of F8, so we can't use safemode to try anything. He does not have an actual system setup CD, but he does have the drivers and preinstalled programs CD. I learned through research that the laptop is supposed to start some sort of auto-repair process after failing to boot 2 times, however this doesn't seem to launch.
I'm going to have him build a Windows 8 Recovery Flash Disk from his sisters laptop, but part of the problem is we can't find anywhere in BIOS where to change the option for what boots first. It apparently has the UEFI boot but I don't know anything about that.
Unfortunately since I don't have the laptop any answers I get right away will be somewhat delayed, so I'll try to make this as easy for everyone as I possibly can. Thanks!