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  1. #1

    Cant boot windows 8

    After a virus that prevented the installation of virus programs, and a lot of help from people on the malwarebytes forum the only option seemed to be to do a reinstall.

    I have windows 8 on a 120 Gb SSD and my data on a 1Tb HD.

    After reinstalling I cant get windows to boot it goes into a diagnostic mode and repair then comes up with error 0xc000021c.

    I have tried reinstalling windows 3 times and still end up here.

    Can anyone help please?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  3. #3

    Posts : 17
    windows 8 and 7

    data being in external hdd does not affect need to connect it only when saving the data
    the 2 drivers may be conflicting. try removing the external drive during boot up
    it may help.
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Cant boot windows 8

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