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You may have a boot sector virus. At my bench I would remove your hard drive and install it on one of my towers and run a virus scan on your hard drive. Recovery from a boot sector virus is very difficult using tools found in Hiren's Boot disc, a cdrom that contain various programs to recover a hard drive.

Lastly, you may simply have lost the boot strap loader (even though this doesn't make any sense if you have used your recovery CD and recovery partition with success. If you boot and hear a beep, press F8 repeatedly immediately after the beep and you'll receive the recovery bootup option screen, choose Safe Mode first and see if that works, if not choose last know good configuration and otherwise if offerred choose use System Restore.

If all this fails you as a user you need service from a professional.

Hope this has helped or fixed ya.

Posted on May 16, 2008


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Dell error Ox0000225

An unexpected error has occurred.
Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

A general group of people will initiate a fresh install upfront. However, it is to inform you that the problem is not as severe as it seems. To recover from the situation, it would require a Windows installation disc, as you are already incapable to boot into Windows. Listed below are the possible solutions for this issue, depending upon the reason of its occurrence.
  • Rebuild Boot Configuration Data (BCD)
  • Configure Active Partition
  • Restore Master Boot Record (MBR)
Rebuild Boot Configuration Data (BCD)
The resolution is helpful, when your system is facing a spoiled Boot Configuration Data (BCD). In such a situation, it is recommended to rebuild this component of windows through command prompt. See below for a systematic procedure.
  • Insert Windows Installation Disk and Restart your computer
  • Select Time, Language, and click on the Next button
  • Click on the words stating Repair your computer in the lower left corner
  • Identify and access your system drive (For Example, C: D: E: etc.) and click Next
  • In the System Recovery Options box, choose Command Prompt
  • In the command prompt, type the command BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD and hit Enter
Configure Active Partition
The error 0xc0000225 may also result due to a wrong partition selected. The instance is that a user divides its storage device into several partitions. The BIOS must access the partition having system files on it (also called as System Drive). While accessing a wrong partition, it would end up in this issue.
  • Insert Windows Installation Disk and Restart your computer
  • Carry out the above given steps to reach System Recovery Options box
  • Among several system recovery options, choose Command Prompt
  • To set a correct partition, type the command line DISKPART and press Enter key
  • In the listed partitions, determine the one to be active and type following command line
  • SELECT PARTITION X (Let X be your desired active partition) and press Enter
  • Once the partition is selected, type the command line ACTIVE and then press Enter
  • Type QUIT and press enter to exit and then Restart the system
Restore Master Boot Record (MBR)
MBR is a boot sector containing information of logical partitions and file systems. An agitating MBR can also prevent you from normally booting into your Windows operating system. If this is the issue with your PC, try following steps to restore your MBR.
  • Insert Windows Installation disk and Restart your computer
  • Corry out the above given steps to reach System Recovery Options box
  • Among several system recovery options, choose Command Prompt
  • Enter the Diskpart and type the command line SELECT DISK 0 and press Enter
  • Now type LIST VOLUME and press Enter key to view a new list
  • Locate the CD/DVD-ROM under Type column and note down its letter under LTR column
  • Close Diskpart by typing Exit and pressing Enter.
  • Now access the CD Drive by typing F: and hitting Enter (Let F: be the CD/DVD-ROM letter)
  • Type and enter CD BOOT and then DIR to view the directory within the drive
  • Now type and enter BOOTSECT /NT60 SYS /MBR
  • Type Exit and press Enter
At the completion of process, you will see a success message saying, Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes. Now you must not have any issue while booting into your Operating system.
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If your bootmgr is missing and you have windows 7 you should have a repair partition that can be booted into using the F8 key when powering on your machine. If not, you will need a repair/recovery/installation disc to boot from

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This happens when the operation system is corrupted or files needed for successful boot are missing the the basic fix is to reinstall the operation system or use teh recovery partition if you have one on your laptop or the recovery disk if you got one when you bought it ..
this link will show you how to operate this using the recovery partition built in
basically restart and press F11 for the boot menu and select recovery partition ..and go for it ..
If the partition is missing or damaged use a recovery disk if you have ..or a operation system boot-able one ..The last one need to be inserted ..and the computer restart ..and if it is set to boot first from the disk will ask you to press any key to do it ..and you will go on with the instructions for a clean install ..You will need all drivers for it when you finish is best to get them before using another computer ..
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When you power on your laptop, start tapping F8, choose Repair Your Computer if it's listed. If it's not listed then try using the recovery partition. To access the recovery partition, there should be a prompt when powering on about what key to press to use the Recovery Partittion. Once there just follow the prompts thru to the end. Choose Restore to Factory Image or Factory Settings. If you can't access your recovery partition, then find the recovery DVDs they usually distribute with newly purchased computers and run those discs. Please leave feedback on the information you've been given.

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The VGN-FW370J/H Computer is shipped with Recovery Partition which is present in the hidden partition of the Hard Drive.

If you do not have the Recovery Discs and the VAIO Recovery Center is not working, a recovery of the (C:) drive can be performed by accessing the Recovery Partition.

(If the Recovery Partition is not accessible by pressing the F10 Key while restarting the Computer, the only option is to purchase the Recovery Discs and perform the System Recovery.

Please follow the below steps to access the Recovery Partition and restore the Computer to the factory default.

Note: Restoring the Computer to the factory settings will erase all the Data on the Hard Drive and restore it to the factory condition.
  1. Restart the Computer, press and hold the F10 Key.
  2. If and Edit Boot Options Screen appears, press the Enter Key.
  3. This will launch the VAIO Recovery Center window.
  4. In the VAIO Recovery Center window, please select the Restore C: Drive option.
  5. Next to the "Restore C: Drive", please click the "Start" button.
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  7. Under WARNING: This program deletes all files on the C: drive , click to select the I understand box.
  8. Then, click the Start button.
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Were you installing Windows when this first occurred? If so, are you reloading via pressing a key on the keyboard (recovery partition) or with an actual XP disc that matches your version?

I think that I would load via a CD, delete any or all existing partitions including the recovery partition, and do a clean install if that's what you want to do.

If you'd like to recover your system without reinstalling Windows, boot with CD in(borrowed if you don't have one and probably don't have), choose to install (don't go to Recovery Console) accept the license agreement, Windows will search for existing installations, choose to repair Windows.

If it will not boot from CD, you'll have to change setting in BIOS (boot order) so that it will. Instructions should be easy to find to do that. You'll have to hit a key at sometime to boot from CD.

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Sounds like you may need to re/install or update some drivers.

Attempt to boot the machine into Safe-Mode.

Continuously hitting F8 while booting will get you to the Boot Option Menu.

If you can successfully boot into Safe mode, this may be enough to put things back together.

Attempt Safe-Mode and if successful try a normal boot.

Start from there and let us know the results.

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Was it Alt and F10 buttons when powering up from a Shutdown, i.e Cold Boot?

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Hello Humanold,

Please check the following recovery steps:

Full recovery by using recovery partition:

1. Reboot the notebook PC.
2. Keep tapping F11 when the Compaq logo displays.
3. When the Recovery Manager appears, click Next.
4. When prompted to use the Microsoft System Restore program, select No and click Next.
5. When prompted to use the System Recovery, select Yes and click Next.
6. Select the option to perform the recovery without backing up files and click Next.
7. Upon completion of the process, recovery will display "The PC Recovery was successfully completed".
The recovery process will return your PC to the factory image.

Full recovery by using recovery disks:

1. Open the disc drive door and turn off the PC.
2. Insert the first Recovery disc in the disc drive and close the door.
3. Press the power button to turn on the PC.
4. The HP Recovery Manager window appears during the boot process.
If the HP Recovery Manager can access the hard drive, a prompt is displayed to backup the user files before continuing the recovery.
If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix the system errors, the HP Recovery Manager will overwrite all the data and reconfigure the entire hard drive to its original condition.

5. Follow the prompts to insert any additional recovery discs in the disc drive.

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of course there is no guarantee it will cure your problem but it is a very powerful tool I have used with some success. Please rate my assistance as we depend on your rating to carry on giving FREE advice.

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