Windows 10: Need help- Blue screen 'RECOVERY' and 0xc000000f

  1.    07 Dec 2017 #1

    Need help- Blue screen 'RECOVERY' and 0xc000000f

    I have files on my computer I desperately need to get to. I get the blue screen with the 0xc000000f.
    Computer is older. Compaq CQ60.
    Had store bought windows 8 (I have the discs) but I upgraded it to 10 online.
    How can I recover my files or get it to start up.
    Computer has BIOS.
    Thank you in advance.
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       08 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello and welcome to Tenforums :)

    Do you have a working DVD/CD drive that you can boot from? Did you successfully get W10 installed?

    If the answer is yes to both those questions you should use another PC to create a W10 recovery disk - I'd advise you to use the following tutorial. When you can boot from it you can then use Macrium (which will be on the recovery disk) to try and repair the boot configuration. You can also copy files etc. to recover any data you need.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    I'm not sure how comfortable you are with attempting repairs so just ask if you need more information.
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  3.    08 Dec 2017 #3

    I am so glad. I found a solution. All of mine files are in tact.

    How To Fix Windows 10 Error Code 0xc00000f - YouTube

    I hope this helps someone and thank you guys for your concern.
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  4. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       08 Dec 2017 #4

    Glad you sorted it. For future reference the Macrium software does it automatically for you. I would also suggest you download Macrium Reflect (free) and use it to create a system image and recovery disk so that you are all set for any future PC failures. There are some good tutorials on this site for doing this.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues
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  5.    08 Dec 2017 #5

    Thank you. I will take your advice into serious consideration.
    I want to add a note about that video that I noticed to help anyone who watches it. There is a line where the guy specifies a front slash but its actually a backslash on his screen. Look at the text on his screen and not necessarily the emboldened letters. I wouldn't want someone to get tripped up by that. Thanks
    Last edited by hotrodjohn71; 08 Dec 2017 at 13:29. Reason: error in text
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