Windows 10: Removed win10 hdd from dual boot setup and now I get 0xc000000e error

  1.    18 Mar 2018 #1

    Removed win10 hdd from dual boot setup and now I get 0xc000000e error


    Hi guys, I had a dual boot configuration, one with win 10 and the other with win 7. Some time ago I removed the hdd that had win 10 on it and now the computer keeps getting THIS ERROR (0xc000000e) which I'm sure most of you know. Now my question is: Which method do i choose: Win 10 fix or Win 7 fix ?

    I'm asking because I'm not home and can't try both methods myself and will have to explain in layman terms to a relative of mine who is not knowledgeable in computers. Thanks :)
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  2.    18 Mar 2018 #2

    You're sayinb you have a dual boot setup with 2 HDD's?

    If that is correct....your dual boot is jacked up due to the 2nd OS MBR is located on the C drive (1st HDD) even though your actual 2nd OS is on the 2nd HDD.

    To fix this quickly would be it reattach the 2nd HDD.

    There's 2 types of this: 1 is a dual boot where 2 or more OS's are on the same drive. 2nd is a multi boot where each OS is on a separate drive.

    To do a multi boot correctly, the 1st HDD has to be removed from the system (or just disconnect the SATA/power cables). Then insert 2nd HDD and then install the OS, check OS for stabiltiy....if all checks out, then power down, reattach cables of 1st HDD and power up. Then at post beep, tap F12 key to get into the boot menu, then choose the HDD you want to boot. Otherwise, by default your 1st HDD will automatically boot up.
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  3.    18 Mar 2018 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    You're say you have a dual boot setup with 2 HDD's?

    If that is correct....your dual boot is jacked up due to the 2nd OS MBR is located on the C drive (1st HDD) even though your actual 2nd OS is on the 2nd HDD.

    To fix this quickly would be it reattach the 2nd HDD.
    I have no way to re-attach the hdd because the hdd with win 10 is now with me on a different continent than the computer that is now faced with the problem. So i have no way of reuniting them and i want to use that pc from time to time through teamviewer. All i want them to do is just press the power button and go on their marry way.

    So what's ur best bet? Win 10 fix or win 7 fix?
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  4.    18 Mar 2018 #4

    The HDD in question; the OS is going to have to be reinstalled, a clean install. I don't think there's any software out there that can add the MBR to it to boot the drive. You might try a few freebies out there. If you do it wrong can render the HDD useless.

    IMO....I would just do a clean install of the OS and then install all the drivers needed.
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  5.    18 Mar 2018 #5

    Plankton said: View Post
    The HDD in question; the OS is going to have to be reinstalled, a clean install. I don't think there's any software out there that can add the MBR to it to boot the drive. You might try a few freebies out there. If you do it wrong can render the HDD useless.

    IMO....I would just do a clean install of the OS and then install all the drivers needed.
    Deleted from boot options in msconfig and worked perfectly. Didn't even thought it could be that easy so i never even considered it. Case closed. Easiest way to remove, uninstall Windows 10 from dual boot

    How do i set the thread as fixed?
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  6.    18 Mar 2018 #6

    Bancai said: View Post
    Deleted from boot options in msconfig and worked perfectly. Didn't even thought it could be that easy so i never even considered it. Case closed. Easiest way to remove, uninstall Windows 10 from dual boot

    How do i set the thread as fixed?
    look at the top corner above your first post and you'll see a button to mark as solved.
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