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HP Envy m6 will not boot Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7,8,

    HP Envy m6 will not boot Windows 8


    OK please bear with me as I am slowly going insane. My niece owns this HP Envy M6 laptop that will not boot the installed Windows 8 or could even be 8.1. I have tried Legacy and the UEFI to no avail. I can get to a command prompt booting off a USB recovery I made with Rufus. I have tried BOOTREC with /FIXBOOT (says OK) /FIXMBR (says OK) /REBUILDBCD but it gives an error. I've followed lots of threads and typed all kinds of things til my fingers are raw. Some of them say can't find, some say drive is locked, unlock which I can't find how to do. I can run Windows 8 that is a WinUSB and Windows 10 they same way. Some of the instructions just go off into the wilderness. What I need is not only a list of what to do but what is it doing. BCDEDIT gives me nonsense. It's hard to know if what you are doing will work if you don't know what it's doing or what you should see. None of those that say SOLVED solves anything for me. I've even tried those "click here to fix" which I can't install because I can't get Windows to boot!

    Do I just tell my niece it's a lost cause then go get drunk? If this is what the "new" Windows 8 is like then is the "newer" Windows 10 going to be a complete fiasco? <<whimper whimper!!>>

    Michael

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by M1chael24 View Post
    I have tried BOOTREC with /FIXBOOT (says OK) /FIXMBR (says OK)
    Those commands are not needed at all, if the hard drive has a GPT partition table.

    You can try to repair by using the bcdboot X:\windows command. Here is more info: link

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7,8,


    Hi Genet!
    Thanks for the help. I ran bcdboot C:\windows and got files created successfully. Then I tried to start the machine. I get an HP logo and the circle of dots. About the third time around the wireless light goes from orange to white/blue so something loaded to activate that. Then it just swirls the dots and never does anything else. If I power down and try again I get a blue screen that says Recovery and tells be the computer did not boot. Duh! It shows an error code of 0xc000001. I hit enter and now I'm looking at an HP logo and nothing else. I'll try turning it off and back on again.

    OK I've powered back up and have blue screen "Recovery Your PC couldn't start properly and needs repaired". Error is 0xc000001 again. Left it sit and pretty soon it shut down. Powered up and got the HP logo and the circle of dots as before. About the third time around the wireless light goes from orange to white/blue. So I am stuck again but at least something different happened.

    Again thanks Genet for helping!
    Michael
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  4. #4


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Looking up your error brought up this in Google:

    Solve Error Code: 0xc0000001 in Winodws 8

    Try that and see what happens.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    If you can't solve a problem.

    > OPTION ONE <

    Refresh Windows 8

    > OPTION TWO <

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

    Do not delete the partitions on your hard drive, if you have important files on your hard drive and you will not be able to backup your important files.

    - Select the partition on which Windows is installed (see screenshot below).
    - Click on the "Next" button.



    - You will receive the following message (see screenshot below): If the partition you've chosen contains files from a previous Windows installation, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You'll be able to access Windows.old, but you won't be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    - Click on the "OK" button.
    - The installation of Windows will begin.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7,8,


    Still couldn't fire but somewhere in the last couple of days I've changed something because I got an all new error. This one is 0xc000000f. I threw some more money at it and got Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows 8. You think for $40 you would get it for all OSs but it's a nickel and dime world. EasyRE said the OS was 8.1 which was news to me as the tag on the machine is 8, no dot or anything. It also looks like a 64 bit OS. I let it run and finally it said it found an uncompleted Windows Update cycle and that it was rolling it back. For the first time I see the blue Windows 8 logo if I look real quick then BSOD. And there it freezes.

    I did try to refresh I get a message that my drive is locked but I can't find anything of how to unlock it. At this point I am trying to run Easy Recovery Essentials again to see if it progresses.
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