Can't boot windows, recovery not working

gregoryjb

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my windows installation. I was getting BSOD's for a while, and I solved that problem, but it seems that in the process my windows installation was corrupted. I get the following when I boot (this is a summery):

Windows failed to start. . .

Insert an installation disc [and repair your computer]...

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


However, the big problem starts here: the recovery options in the windows installation disc don't work. It just says it's not compatible with my version of windows (even though I know it must be, since that was the disc I installed from).

How can I repair my windows installation? Could I connect my corrupt hard drive to another computer and do it through there?

Help me!
 

gregoryjb

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It's not fully corrupted, I can access my files through another computer on it. I used EaseUS Partition Manager to view the EFI boot partition, and there's still stuff there. Could I copy a working hard drive's EFI partition to there, or I there a EFI repair tool I can get?
 

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