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Boot error - no Vista disc

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When I start up my laptop I receive an error of File: BootBCD Status OXC000014C It says that a boot file is damaged and to insert the windows installation disc - now the problem is, mine came…
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
When I start up my laptop I receive an error of

File: BootBCD

Status OXC000014C

It says that a boot file is damaged and to insert the windows installation disc - now the problem is, mine came pre-installed so I have no such disc. Is there a way of fixing this that doesn't involve paying for the software just to repair it?

Cheers.
Koopa Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
even if it came pre-installed they leave you with the disc. check your box/es and stuff
#2
Can you borrow a vista disc from soemone ?.
#3
could you run chkdsk?

Dont new pc have repair partition on HDD
#4
kapows
even if it came pre-installed they leave you with the disc. check your box/es and stuff


Not anymore they don't.... it's more common practice now to have a recovery partition (F11) from which you can reformat and install back to factory settings.
#5
Babbabooey;5567486
Not anymore they don't.... it's more common practice now to have a recovery partition (F11) from which you can reformat and install back to factory settings.


What he said :thumbsup:
banned#6
Babbabooey
Not anymore they don't.... it's more common practice now to have a recovery partition (F11) from which you can reformat and install back to factory settings.


wow really?
WTF
id request a disc no matter what.

lol help that guy reformat from F11 i dont kow how to go about doing that :-D
#7
Sounds like you need to go into the Windows Recovery console (which you access via the vista installation CD, try booting the recovery partition but DON'T LET IT INSTALL) and run chkdsk /r and if that doesn't work, fixboot and fixmbr might help.

Just borrow a Vista CD from someone.
#8
I've tried around Uni and no-one has the damn disc :(

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