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Windows will not boot, possible HDD driver missing?

Last response: in Windows 7
October 29, 2012 10:27:09 PM


I'm having an issue on my HP dm4-3090se Beats Edition laptop with Windows 7. It was working perfectly yesterday, but all of a sudden, it will not boot past the Windows Boot Manager. It gives an error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click "Next".
3. Click "Repair your computer".

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc0000225
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I've already tried the Windows Rescue CD. I had to pull the HDD drivers from the HP website to even get my Windows 7 installation visible, which makes me think there might be a driver issue, possibly the driver being wiped out.

It appears that the partitions are intact, all of my data is accessible from a Linux LiveCD. The only thing that worries me is I get corruption errors upon loading the HDD drivers in the Rescue CD menu.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
a b \ Driver
a b α HP
a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2012 11:26:13 PM

Corruption errors? I would run Memtest.
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