Thank you for your help in advance.
My computer will not boot up at all. As soon as the power button is pressed, the Dell logo appears for a second and then a blue screen appears. It says "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc000000f". My computer has a problem where it will crash randomly. It was after one of these crashes that this issue appeared.
I have a attached an image of the screen to this post. If I press Enter to "try again", it shows the Dell symbol with a spinning wheel. After spinning for a bit, it says "Press any button within 8 seconds to skip disk checking". After waiting about 10 minutes, another BSOD appears. The computer then restarts and repeats the cycle.
Here are my computer specs:
- Windows 8 was the original os
- The OS was pre-installed
- My computer is about 4 years old
- CPU is Intel i7 generation 3 I believe
- Its a Dell inspiron 5520
- It is a laptop
Thank you so much!! You guys are the best.