"Windows Error Recovery" and it says that "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change mght be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
3. Click repair your computer."
It says Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I have the option to press Enter to continue or Esc to exit. If I press Enter then it gives me the option to either Luanch Startup Repair or Start windows normally. Both of which lead back to the first black screen. So I googled the error/status code and I got results saying that I should use the windows install disc. So I popped in my disc and then I restarted my computer via the power button and I booted using the disc and I let Startup Repair run. It took a while but it said that it couldn't fix the computer automatically. And asked me if I wanted to send a diagnostic report. I checked the log and it said StartupRepairOffline. So I sent the diagnostic report then I rebooted to try again and this time it immediately said that Startup Repair couldn't automatically repair the computer. So I did some more googling and I found something that said that something may be wrong with my HDD and that I should run the checkdisk utility from the elevated command window available from the disk. So I typed in "chkdsk /r c:" which returned with nothing was wrong and it was pretty quick. Then I did it for the d: drive and this took quite a while, so I went to sleep while it did its thing. I woke up and when I checked up on it, it said that it had fixed some files. The link I had used told me to re-run the tool on that same disk should such a message pop up. So I ran it again and this time it returned with nothing was wrong. So I checked an e and f drive just in case and I got nothing on the e drive but the f drive said something that I can't recall at the moment but I remember that it was an error of some sort. I've also tried booting to the last known good configuration but that still returns me to the black screen. So now I turn to the experts on this forum for help. I appreciate any help that you are able to give me and I thank you in advance. I have an eMac computer that I can use to download files and other stuff to help you if need be.
I forgot to mention that I can't use system restore because it says that I don't have any restore points.
Edited by Beserker9, 03 July 2015 - 04:29 PM.