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BSOD error 0xc0000225 Only have access to to BIOS and CMD

  1. #31

    Back to the basics


    KYHI,

    I went back to Download and create windows 8.1 media Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and downloaded 8.1 x64. Take a look at what the file looks like. In regard to the picture I posted that had all the files downloaded on it, I made that DVD in 2012 (Win 8).

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Build 9431


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    when you browse the DVD you see those files?

    If so try a USB stick
    BTW

    I am having EXACTLY the same problem as the OP, after I cleared all my Hibernation files (to create more SSD space), then created a restore point, was asked to reboot, but while checking information on the PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from W8) decided to auto update on Feb 2015 Friday 13th Files so it did that; and when the PC rebooted I ended up in PC HELL.

    I will read on (and copy your advice also [USB] even though other sites similar advice failed...); will give it a shot though...

    P.S.
    On the Windows 8 boot repair attempts (about a hundred), my new (Microsoft) keyboard's input is somewhat schizophrenic. Press an input (scanos) command key once and nothing happens, but a few seconds press once and they keystroke is repeated fifty(ish) times. That makes inputting commands a thousand attempts.
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  3. #33


    Japan
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Build 9431


    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Could you download SeaTools for dos and test your HDD with it? I mean download the iso file of SeaTools and boot from it to test your HDD?
    SeaTools for DOS | Seagate
    I'd like to exclude HDD failure as a potential cause.
    I am having his exact same problem using a Samsung EVO 250Gb SSD

    Haswell i7 rig.
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  4. #34


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whitestripes View Post
    KYHI,

    I went back to Download and create windows 8.1 media Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and downloaded 8.1 x64. Take a look at what the file looks like. In regard to the picture I posted that had all the files downloaded on it, I made that DVD in 2012 (Win 8).
    I see it that picture an x86 multi-edition version from 4-4-2014
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  5. #35


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Go into BIOS settings > disable Legacy / CSM Support > disable SecureBoot

    Because from I can tell by looking at your partition pics - you are booting via UEFI and using GPT Partitions..

    You need to download x64 Windows Software..

    =====================================================================

    If you are installing x86 windows software you need to..

    Go into BIOS settings > enable Legacy / CSM Support > disable SecureBoot
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  6. #36


    Thank you for replying KYHI, I certainly do appreciate your patience. With the link you provided, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help , it asks you 3 questions; language, os, and architecture. I chose english, 8.1, and x64, however it provides me with x86. I downloaded 8.1 x64 from MSAA, however it's just the iso and doesn't contain all the files you had referred to. I am not a smart man.
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  7. #37


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whitestripes View Post
    Thank you for replying KYHI, I certainly do appreciate your patience. With the link you provided, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help , it asks you 3 questions; language, os, and architecture. I chose english, 8.1, and x64, however it provides me with x86. I am not a smart man.
    That is OK - it appears that is how MS is listing it..

    Go into BIOS settings > disable Legacy / CSM Support > disable SecureBoot

    Because from I can tell by looking at your partition pics - you are booting via UEFI and using GPT Partitions..

    boot from the media and when you get to the partition screen - remove every partition and allow windows to install to the unallocated space..
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  8. #38


    I'm on it. I'll take pics and post my findings.
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  9. #39

    Soooo


    This is what I got......I then enabled csm and it only boots to BIOS.
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  10. #40


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    power off your PC and as soon as you turn it on - start tapping the F12 Key - this should bring up the boot menu - then select the location where your setup media is DVD or USB
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