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

  1. #41


    Japan
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    Windows 8.1 Build 9431


    To try & fix the same problem my i7 has as the OP..........

    I bought a new SSD (Samsung 500Gb Evo VNand) today, and re-installed Windows 8 from new (fastest install ever); and the problem seems to do with a 6-port USB controller device. If I unplug the USB bay from the power supply and plug my USB mouse into the PC directly, the PC works and the USB mouse stops having epilepsy; and stops interfering with everything inside the PC.
    Different USB mice had had the same problem (causing the PC to be behaving in a spazmodic way [showing up as 0xc0000225 etc]).

    I wonder if the PC restore point I made, and the conflict with the Windows auto-update, had caused a kind of 'flash' to the USB-port bay on re-boot; thus causing the mad-hatter behaviour of that ?

    Will try my original W8 SSD again (as W8.1) to see if it will boot...

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  3. #43


    It just boots back to the black screen.


    Rogerthat1945,

    Let us know if you have any luck dude.
    Last edited by whitestripes; 14 Feb 2015 at 23:25.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    White,

    How did you get it to install - to the point of 23% error?

    Do you have a 4GB USB??

    Never had this much issue, ever... I think it has be something with your DVD's
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  5. #45


    I have used the Windows 8 DVD I burnt back in 2012 to get to the 23%. The link you provided, I burnt 8.1 to DVD and tried USB this is the outcome. It's just the iso and not all the files that my Windows 8 DVD has. I have a 32GB USB but nothing smaller.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    the files you need are inside the ISO... What version of windows are you using to create the windows 8.1 media ISO?

    In windows 7 or windows 8 / 8.1 > right click the ISO and select burn/write to CD/DVD
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  7. #47


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You have made THIS a lot harder then it is..

    I asked for pic of DVD files a lot earlier - and you posted a pic of a DVD from years ago..

    The reason I asked for the pic and posted a pic of the files that should be on DVD is BECAUSE I figured you where copying the iso file to dvd..

    I knew, I just knew you where doing it wrong and you never really followed anything I asked you to do..

    All this time - I hung in there with you..

    Everything you need is in this thread..
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  8. #48


    Japan
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Build 9431


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    White,

    How did you get it to install - to the point of 23% error?

    Do you have a 4GB USB??

    Never had this much issue, ever... I think it has be something with your DVD's
    That 4Gb USB.

    Microsoft told me it was too small.
    I had to use an 8Gb USB.
    Maybe with recent updates................the required size changed........ ????

    When I was using that MS Windows link download, the mad-hatter behaviour of the PC in repair/refresh install phase disappeared (e.g. when I was previously trying "bootrec /scanos" ...ETC .... ETC ... via the W8 repair DVD [on W8.1] the keystrokes would go nuts etc.....
    It was like there were USB 3 phases. Press any keyboard key and the USB mouse icon disappears, and Nothing is typed; or press once and the letter appears fifty times, or (option 3) it occasionally does it correctly. But, like a heartbeat with 3-phases, the operation was changing three times every few seconds. It made inputting 'Dos' Commands almost impossible.
    [QED' the USB USB keyboard stopped being epileptic when using the Microsoft W8/W8.1 Repair fix download (even though it didn't work.. ......... ........ .Yet........... )]).

    My PC works great with a fresh install on the VNand 500Gb SSD; but is a BSoD nightmare with the original SSD (which has all my files folders safely on it).

    So; I am cloning the 250Gb SSD to the 500Gb VNand SSD to try and repair using the USB Windows 8 to 8.1 Repair tool.

    That way, if all goes wrong on the repair, I still have a copy of evrything to try and copy across. (I have thousands of files not backed up on the 250Gb SSD as I trusted Samsung.),


    Edit...
    Am just looking at the clone box/machine, and it indicates the clone failed.
    No clone has ever failed b4.....

    I am now assuming the Re-boot fclumocked my 250Gb Samsung EVO...... as well as my USB unit....



    Gnashing teeth...

    Back to the drawing board..... for a rethink a while.... Will try copy all contents to my spare Windows 8.1 laptop 2nd drive..

    Another edit....

    The Old? 250Gb EVO SSD looks fine in a USB drive bay connected to my laptop, and I can copy files across. But there are 160Gb of them.


    Maybe I have to format my new EVO 500Gb VNand to be bare for the clone of the failed SSD to get onto it without issue....

    Another godawful Microsoft mystery.

    EDIT Again...

    I am currently copying files across from the failed 250Gb SSD onto my laptop so I can try the repair programs via the 8Gb USB (as I am unable to clone the 250Gb SSD to the 500Gb SSD [and require a safety net]).
    Last edited by rogerthat1945; 15 Feb 2015 at 03:39.
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  9. #49


    Japan
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Build 9431


    Quote Originally Posted by whitestripes View Post
    It just boots back to the black screen.


    Rogerthat1945,

    Let us know if you have any luck dude.
    I KNOW it is software related; because I tried to Clone the existing 250Gb SSD drive to the new 500Gb SSD, and all I got was PROBLEM after problem after problem, just trying to boot past BIOS.
    The error said "SMART Drive fail' or something...
    And when I looked that up, the advice sites said my new Samsung VNand 500Gb was failing...
    So, I thought the PC had a fried component and was 'cooking' existing hardware parts I attach to the PC (a USB hub was giving me issues at the cause of this nightmare) on the Windows update reboot [after I had created a restore point on an already almost full SSD]). I think the Windows auto-update on top of the restore point I had not rebooted caused the final collapse of everything software related to the problems the pc had via the 0xc0000225 issue caused.
    But I used that guys Download to an 8Gb USB stick, and installed Windows 8.1 from Scratch on the 500Gb SSD, and it works great.

    So, now I have 10,000 files and programs to re-install (across some existing drive bays) as I am unable to get the other SSD to repair the boot.

    I got a months work ahead of me.

    All I wanted was a button on my keyboard that fixes shyte that should not be able to go wrong just by upfckuingdating..
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  10. #50

    We're going to be here a while


    Fixed
    Last edited by whitestripes; 15 Feb 2015 at 12:08.
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