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  • My computer failed to boot up this morning, giving me an Error Code: 0xc00000f

    I downloaded Windows 10 installation files onto a flash drive, as instructed, and used that to reinstall Windows 10.

    Now, I was following a tutorial that instructed me to go to the command prompt window before going through installation.

    None of the commands were explained, so I don't really know what they mean, but here's the commands I used that were completed successfully:

    X:\Windows|System32>Bootrec /fixmbr
    The operation completed successfully.

    X:\Windows\System32>bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup
    The operation completed successfully.

    Now, here the commands that gave me a failed response:

    X:\Windows\System32>attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s
    Path not found - C:\boot

    X:\Windows\System32>ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    After that, I proceeded with the instructions to see what would happen:

    X:\Windows\System32>bootrec /rebuildbcd
    Scanning all disks for Windows installations.

    Please wait, since this may take a while...

    Successfully scanned Windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 0
    The operation completed successfully.

    What do these things mean? Does it matter if those two commands failed? Does any of this matter, or should I just run installation as it initially instructed? I just need to get my computer up and running again so I can continue with my freelance work, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Monday, April 6, 2020 12:02 AM

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  • Consider the following options in this order:

    1) attempt startup repair:


    2) attempt system restore:


    3) attempt reset save files:


    4) perform custom install:


    5) only perform clean install if important files are backed up



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    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:26 AM