Windows Vista Boot Mgr problem


Sep 8, 2011

Any help greatly appreciated.

Windows Vista Startup problem.
Windows Boot Manager--Error message--

Windows has encountered a problem
communicating with a device coonected to
your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an
USB drive while the device is in use, or

by faulty hardware such as a hard drive

that is failing. Make sure any removable

strorage is properly connected and then

restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error
message, contact the hardware

Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has


Actually I only tried to transfer files to another WD External hard drive. Windows Vista(Home Premium 32 bit) gave a mesage that the Disk is currently in use and it needs a startup and it tried restarted on its own.
It did not restart but showing up a blank screen.
Then I tried to use Windows Vista
Start up disk Which I created with
Software from Cnet as startup disk for
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I tried to fix the problem by putting the startup disk in the cd drive.
It says.. Windows is loading files..
and about loading say 50% or so....half the way after loading
files it stops doing nothing
and after 10 minutes showed the above mentioned message.

Please help me. I don't know
how to start my computer.



Sep 8, 2011
Actually I did not disconnect my external Hard drive. I started to copy the partition C Drive where operating system is ---to WD 1 External hard drive
and at that time I was making a CD with Roxio as I wanted to burn some
files on my desktop. That is all I did. The CD Burning was over before
I tried to start the partition copying process in the Windows.

I thought that was not a problem copying the Whole C partition
in Windows instead of doing that on startup. Otherwise I would not have done.


Sep 8, 2011
No Sir/Madam. I tried to start Backing up from Windows C partition. Before
actually starting the process I wanted to make a DVD of some of my
project data files as I thought this backup will take quite sometime
and I may need some of the files on my computer before the backup
gets completed.

So I started Roxio DVD Burner for making a data disc.
And I thought this is not going to make any affect on the
Backup Utilility as I thought I can wait till the actual DVD got burnt
and I can click on Start button (or may be the NEXT button --which
will actually start the Backup process).

But all of a sudden --It gave a message that the system
needs a restart. And it restarted on its own and thereafter
I was stuck without the Windows getting restarted. I thought
it is actually backing up.. and so may be busy.
I left it without disturbing it for 2 days.

And the I Restarted the computer after disconnecting the
Western Digital external Hard drive.

The Windows did not restart......after that.............
It was just showing up a Blue screen.

I am having norton Internet Security on my computer
and I believe my computer is not having any Virus problem...
If you performed backups on a regular basis, you knew how long they take. Why did you wait for 2 days?

You could perform a restore from the last backup or you could try a startup repair: You should make sure that the system boots from the correct hard disk if more than one drive is installed. You could try to boot from a DVD or a USB key and use tools to ensure that the hard disk still is readable, etc.