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Windows failed to start...A recent hardware error. BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mikeinstloui, May 27, 2015.

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  1. mikeinstloui

    mikeinstloui Thread Starter

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    Hi guys.

    First off..I am sorry if this has been posted before. I have seen it on Google with different suggestions that people said didn't work.

    I don't have my computer to work on so I have to use my work computer to type this.

    Last night I started my Toshiba Windows & laptop and it went to the screen that says that Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause..

    Options of Launch Startup Repair (recommended) vs Start Windows Normally are given.


    I use the first option and it ends up with a black screen and a bigger than normal white arrow cursor that responds to the mouse and that's it.

    I use the second option that shows the Windows logo loading up normally then right to the BSOD.

    I went to safemode and turned off the auto restart. To summarize, the error message in the BSOD said Unmountable_Boot_Volume.

    At the bottom it said STOP; 0X000000ED, (0xFFFFFA8004C86CD0, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000185, then two 0xlots of 0's repeated twice.

    I tried to go to a previous restore point with no luck

    I saw that there was a BSOD help section but didn't know how to use it since I can't get my laptop to start.

    I would be grateful if someone knows where to direct me or any advice or if any additional information is needed.

    Thanks!
    Mikeinstlouis
     
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  3. mikeinstloui

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    Will do..and thanks!
     
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    mikeinstloui Thread Starter

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    I had a death in my family and I have been unable to work on my laptop. I tried to use the disc as described above. I got to the command prompt, & I typed list volume, but I couldn't see a hard drive in there, it just looked like it had some kind of a removable drive and the hirens CD. That's all I could find. I can boot into safe mode just fine but I can't get anywhere past there. Hopefully this makes sense.
     
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