Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fixing boot error 0xc0000225

Today I was playing around with msconfig and activated "Normal startup". After rebooting I've encountered the cryptic boot error 0xc0000225. Very weird...
So I've tried to perform a Windows startup repair by booting up Windows from a USB flash disk. But it was unsuccessful.
So I've tried to manually fix the boot record by using various commands:

Bootrec /fixmbr 
Bootrec /fixboot  
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

None of them worked.

BCDBoot c:\Windows

This resulted in

Failure when attempting to copy boot files

Finally the one command that fixed the problem for me was the following:

BCDBoot c:\Windows /s c: 

Thanks goes out to this post from AIK IT Support!