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Windows Failed to Start \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD 0xc000000f

I ran into this issue the other day. It proved to be somewhat challenging to troubleshoot. This computer was running Windows 7 and had a RAID 1 configuration. This article will focus on this error from a RAID configuration standpoint. I will list the steps to troubleshoot and fix this issue. Below each step I will put a “from the field” section which will tell you how it went for me.

Windows Boot Manager Error

Step One: Make sure your Sata Configuration didn’t change in the motherboard BIOS. Make sure Intel Rapid Storage is enabled.

From the Field: The motherboard in the computer I troubleshot was a Gigabyte H87-D3H. For some reason the motherboard reverted to a backup of its settings. When the settings reverted, the Sata Configuration switched to ACHI and Intel Rapid Storage Technology was disabled. I turned the RAID back on and enabled the Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

Step Two: Boot on a Recovery disc. Continue reading