Currently I am experiencing a seemingly intractable problem. On booting up the following screen message appears under the heading of Windows Boot Manager
" A chemge in either the software or Hardware has caused the need to run the Windows installation Disks choosing the repair option. There is also a reference to "File Boot\BCD" and "Status 0xc000000f " whatever that sigifies.
There is no response to running the Windows installation discs and I assumed that I have lost my MBR. However I can add that I am fully aware what was the change in the software which has prompted this to come about this being detailed below
To explain since the introduction of Windows 7 in October 2009 I have been dual booting to Windows XP and Windows 7.. Recently I decided it was time to ditch Windows XP and rely solely on Windows 7.
With this in mind I prepared system images of the entire system, also Windows 7 only on an external hard drive. In addition I prepared a set of DVDs containing both the MBR and Windows 7. For good measure also several bootable DVDs On the face of it this was I thought a "belt and braces" approach to prepare me for whatever might arise.
It was at this point from t a Windows Tech Center forum I came acrooss the following listing
"To make Windows start without prompting fpr a dual boot do the following steps - Go to Control Panel/System & Maintenance/System/ AdvancedSystem Setting (on the left tab) select advanced from the tab and click settings in Startup and Recovery - uncheck time to to display list of operating systems then select O.K."
Having done this I founnd listed an earlier operating system ( Windows XP) and Windows 7. I remobved the tick from the former and clicked O.K.
At this point I felt confident about having done this because I knew I had, if things went wrong ,the various backups referre to would provide a remedy
However things did go dramatically wrong because on the next boot I was confronted with the Windows Boot Manager screen referred to above. Moreover nothing done with the Windows installation discs or the various DVD backups previously referred to would restore the MBR and operating system
Any assistance or advice as to how to restore some normality would be very much appreciated.