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Windows won't boot unless a Windows DVD is in the drive


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#1 Bryan Mohr

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

If I boot the computer without a Windows 7 DVD disc in the drive, I get:

 

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware ... etc...

 

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

 

I've tried repair your computer several times, it never finds a problem.

 

But if I have a Windows 7 DVD in the drive, and I see the "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD", even if I don't press a key it will boot Windows just fine. This is a new installation of Windows 7, but it's already got all my programs on it so I'd really prefer not to have to reinstall yet again. Does anyone have any ideas?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

You might want to go into your BIOS settings and check what boot order you've got set.

 

If it shows the first boot device as your DVD drive, try changing that to be your harddrive, and see if that fixes your booting problem.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

Can you boot into the Advanced Boot Options?

 

To access this press the power button and start tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options opens.  When the Advanced Boot Options opens click on Repair Your Computer.


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#4 Bryan Mohr

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

Can you boot into the Advanced Boot Options?

 

To access this press the power button and start tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options opens.  When the Advanced Boot Options opens click on Repair Your Computer.

 "I've tried repair your computer several times, it never finds a problem."



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

You might want to go into your BIOS settings and check what boot order you've got set.

 

If it shows the first boot device as your DVD drive, try changing that to be your harddrive, and see if that fixes your booting problem.

 

I have USB as first, CD/DVD as second, Hard Drive as third. It never had a problem with that until I was forced to reinstall Windows.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

When you go into disk management, do you have the 100MB system reserved partition and is it marked as active?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:58 PM

I do have the System Reserved partition, but it's not on the boot disk. It's on a secondary drive (Disk 1). I'm not sure why Windows put it there as both drives were completely blank when I installed Windows. The primary drive (Disk 0) shows as "Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)" while the secondary System Reserved partition shows as "Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)". Maybe I should disconnect the secondary then do a repair?



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

So you have two hard drives and the primary has windows installed and the secondary drive has the system reserved partition? I think that is the problem.  I would do as you suggest and disconnect the secondary drive with the system reserved partition and the do a repair. If it does repair the issue, your primary drive will not have the 100MB system reserved partition. The partition will be marked active and all the boot files will be placed there. Good Luck.






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