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Windows failed to start. Error 0xc000000e. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

Posted by Brajesh Panda on October 19, 2011

Here is how the Windows screen looks in a failed environment.

Here is how boot manager & loaders looks in a good machine

Reboot the corrupted machine using respective OS media & select Repair Option & then open command prompt. From command prompt run bcdedit. Here it is how the corrupted things look like. It might have lost all the partition information’s.

To fix this let run “STARTREP.EXE” from X:\sources\recovery
directory. After this reboot the server. It will fix boot loader stuff & computer will come up correctly.

Here is another promising command “bootrec.exe”.

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6 Responses to “Windows failed to start. Error 0xc000000e. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible”

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  4. Jim Homer said

    Whew, thank you, thank you. Fixed one of my VMs running Windows 2008 R2.

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