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MSI F3 Recovery Failed Error 0xc000000f

  1. #1


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1

    MSI F3 Recovery Failed Error 0xc000000f


    Recently I could not get my MSI laptop GS70 20D 295US to Boot to Windows after a failed Driver installation

    Tried F3 for Recovey and got the error 0xc000000f Windows/System32/winload.efi missing or damaged

    I then created the Windows 8.1 recovery USB and could boot and install Windows 8.1 with it. Then I just downloaded all my MSI drivers and reinstalled so all is working fine again

    I previously never made a backup, my bad as I usually do all that on all my pc/notebooks etc.

    MSI tech had asked me the same and I explained and sent pictures below. I am since ordering one, even though the method I used worked.

    What I am wondering is why does it show Healthy Partitions and with Partition Guru it shows files. I just don't want to pay full price for that software when I am ordering the disk anyway.
    Recovery in Windows 8.1 is greyed out so clearly it doesn't detect the Recovery Image.

    Is there someway to restore the images and recreate or should I just delete all those partitions and regain space.

    I basically understand hard drives, types, partitions etc, but not advanced enough to do it with out screwing it up.

    Thanks

    UPDATE: I also ran Macrium Reflect and did an "Analyze File System" on all the partitions
    Can I use this to Create an Image of the backup from the Partitions.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails partition 3.png   partition 2.png   recovery drive.png   partition.png   recovery.png  

    macrium.png  
    Last edited by windrider; 24 Mar 2015 at 23:05.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You have two possible recovery partition choices - and that is the last partition on both disks..

    You need to assign the last partition(s) a drive letter and then find install.wim or install.swm(s) those are your recovery images,,

    The two partitions with WindowsRE - winre.wim are the recovery tools partitions.. you now have a second one due to the reinstall.. Macruim Disk 1, partition 5

    It appears your primary disk is setup as a raid disk - to what other disk in the array??

    If I had to guess the 1TB drive was the factory original disk?

    The 265GB disk was added?? SSD?? Last Partition contents??

    You really need to find out what files are on the last partition of both disks..
    Last edited by KYHI; 25 Mar 2015 at 06:27.
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  3. #3


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Hello

    This MSI laptop has two 128GB msata SSD set up as RAID0 Stripe to give the 256GB and also came with the 1TB hdd as well.

    All factory Original disks

    I changed the last partition to a Drive Letter , and changed options to show hidden. Its empty . No files
    Funny disk management shows only 32% Free , while the other partitions show 100% , yet Macrium shows files on the partitions.

    And the last partition on Disk 1 won't let me change it to a drive letter.

    So I am guessing somehow the images were deleted for whatever reasson. So I am probably safe to remove the partitions seeing I have ordered a Recovery disk.
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  4. #4


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Finally used Acronis to see the disk partitions and I have the following files. Could I possible rebuild the Install.wim with WinToolkit

    Drive F is my Partition 5 and Drive H is from my Data D: hard drive 2nd Partition.

    If not, then I will most likely get rid of what partitions I don't need.

    Thanks
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails windemo.png   recovery image.png  
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Open that resetconfig.xml in notepad and then "Save As" a .txt file and attach it.. Or post a copy of txt, either way..
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  6. #6


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Hi

    Here it is.

    Thanks
    MSI F3 Recovery Failed Error 0xc000000f Attached Files
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    rename > phaseb.cmd to > phaseb.cmd.txt

    and open in notepad
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  8. #8


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Hi . phaseb.cmd as below

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF FOR %%R in (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) do ( 
    IF EXIST %%R:\Windows\System32\oobe\oem\PBR.CMD ( 
    MD %%R:\Windows\System32\oobe\oem\phaseB.log 
    DEL /F /Q %%R:\Windows\System32\oobe\oem\PBR.CMD 
    GOTO ENDA 
    ) 
    ) 
    :ENDA
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    now i'm looking for this file

    \Windows\System32\oobe\oem\PBR.CMD

    darn OEM recovery...

    Which I now assume is your PBR (Push Button Recovery)
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  10. #10


    Alberta
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Probably right lol. , I press F3 for recovery. But now we are at a standstill because I deleted Windows.old already

    Now unless when my new recovery disk comes this file would be on it. I was hoping to have both. Fix the recovery on hard drive, plus have the disc for backup. I should get the disk next week and could look

    I will try to see if I can recover those files.
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