My old asus laptop died. I removed the hitachi HD and am using a 2.5 to usb 3.0 SATA to attempt to reboot directly from the HD so I can transfer my files. At first, it wouldn't let me so I had to disable the "secure boot control from the BIOS
Now, when I try to reboot, it is giving me this Windows Boot Manager error. My old Asus laptop never came with a windows disc.
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might 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".
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.