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  1.    16 Mar 2017 #1
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    Stuck in automatic repair loop (UPDATE: drive letters has switched)


    ---- Update:

    My windows 10 won't boot. It seems like my windows installation is now located at drive D: (it used to be C:, which now seems to only contain a folder named Boot).

    I tried rebuilding my BCD according to this page: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-cc275e1d9fbf

    I tried switching the labels in regedit but it doesnt seem to save the changes.

    ---- Original post:

    I noticed that my computer did an update when I shut it down last night. The blue end screen said something about "configuring updates" like Windows use to do sometimes.
    Earlier during that day the only thing I remember that I changed or install was Microsoft SQL express 2008. I doubt this has something to do with it.

    Anyway today it doesn't boot into Windows. Its stuck in the automatic repair loop.

    I have tried the following:

    - Safemode:
    Just restarts and comes back to automatic repair

    - I tried going into the Command prompt and typed cd C: (which is where Windows should be installed)
    In there I could only find a folder named Boot

    - Shut down, plug out DC cable, holding power button a few seconds
    Automatic repair again

    - Resetting my PC (keeping files but removing settings, apps, etc.):
    Starts showing "Resetting this PC" and showing a percentage counting up.
    When its done it shows automatic repair on the black screen again but the blue screen shows something ifferent:
    "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
    The operating system couldnt be loaded because the NLS data is missing or contains errors.
    Error code: 0xc0000225
    You'll need to use recovery tools."

    What has happened and what should I do?
    Last edited by Inforreqmation; 16 Mar 2017 at 07:47.
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  2.    16 Mar 2017 #2
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    Update: So I found my bootable Windows 10 USB drive and tried doing a reset. Now it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."
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  3.    16 Mar 2017 #3
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    Bitlocker...have you set it up?
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  4.    16 Mar 2017 #4
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    When I enter diskpart in cmd and type list volume it looks like the volume that is the largest (which looks like the size of my C: partition where Windows should be) has the Ltr E .. But, when I enter cmd the "start letter" seems to be X:.
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Bitlocker...have you set it up?
    Not what I know of so I really dont think so.
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  6.    16 Mar 2017 #6
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    In cmd, windows seems to be located at X: instead of C: like it use to. Is this wrong?
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  7.    16 Mar 2017 #7
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    Open Command Prompt (Admin) and copy paste the following.

    sfc /scannow
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  8.    16 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Open Command Prompt (Admin) and copy paste the following.
    sfc /scannow
    Verification completed but then it said "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation"
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  9.    16 Mar 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inforreqmation View Post
    In cmd, windows seems to be located at X: instead of C: like it use to. Is this wrong?
    Open Disk Management, Right click on Drive X ....Change drive letter to C.
    Then repeat sfc /scannow
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  10.    16 Mar 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Open Disk Management, Right click on Drive X ....Change drive letter to C.
    Then repeat sfc /scannow
    I typed diskmgmt.msc but it doesnt recognize the command

    Also I tried to enter bcdedit but it says
    "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
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