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Wanted to share this fix to an annoying BSOD!

  1. #1

    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro

    Wanted to share this fix to an annoying BSOD!

    Hi all! Yesterday I updated the Nvidia drivers and not sure if this was the culprit, but when I rebooted, it went directly into a BSOD that read something like:"Recovery-Your PC needs to be repaired-A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed-error code 0xc000000e" and sometimes made reference to "winload.exe". I tried F8 to see if I could enter Windows' startup options, but it would not show up, going directly to the BSOD. To make things worse, after creating a Recovery Drive using this method , and booting from it, I tried a Windows Repair but was unable as the following message showed up:"The drive where Windows is installed is blocked. Unlock the drive and try again".
    So then I found this fix which did work! I went to Advanced options, Command Prompt and executed these commands in this order:
    - bootrec /scanos
    - bootrec /rebuildbcd
    - bootrec /fixmbr
    - bootrec /fixboot
    After doing this I rebooted and voila! I was back to Windows

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi Antares ^_^,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your fix. I am sure it would help the future visitors.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Wanted to share this fix to an annoying BSOD!
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