My Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757 laptop came preloaded with Windows Vista. After a Windows upgrade, my laptop failed to boot citing "SMART failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4" and to "Press F1 to Continue". The recovery disk will not work. It appears that the laptop does not recognize the DVD/CD-ROM Drive. After I press F1, I get the "Windows Boot Error ... File:\windows\system32\winload.exe Status: 0xc000000f Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt."
Thanks for any help.
Update the computer's BIOS to fix this problem, by clicking the appropriate link for your computer model from the following list:
I asked the same question about my Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757 laptop on Toshiba's forum but received a different answer. He said my hard drive is failing. How can updating my Bios fix that? http://laptopforums.toshiba.com/t5/Satellite-Laptops-A-Series/A215-S4757-laptop-cannot-load-winload-exe-error-0xc000000f/td-p/60811;jsessionid=3D160EA0C8482E6E2FBD4659560F409A