Boot BCD Error but can't load startup repair

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    mlcox

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    My laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 wouldn't start the other day and gave me this message:
    File: \Boot\BCD
    Status: 0xc000000f
    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
    I've tried to get to the Startup Repair, but I can't get my laptop to boot from the repair cd (or a bootable USB made from the Digital River ISO file). It always gets to the blue splash screen with the white streaks (looks like light shining through a pool?) and will stay there for hours. I'm currently booted from a Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB drive. I am able to access all the files on my hard drive. Is there a way to manually replace the MBR or boot files while I'm booted up in Linux? What files (and where are they located) would I need to replace?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    So does your hard drive have linux on it? because that will destroy the Windows boot and until linux is properly removed windows cannot repair the boot sector.
     
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    It doesn't have linux on it. I made a Ubuntu bootable USB and that is what I booted from when I couldn't get the Windows CD to work. It's not on the hard drive.
     
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    I was hoping somebody else would have an answer because I was stumped but I did recall one tiny thing that might be worth a try if you still haven't solved it ...

    Boot from your Windows 7 DVD, select your language and then choose the repair option.
    At the repair option you should choose the command prompt and use the command:
    bootsect /nt60 C:
    Then exit.

    Try again to install from the DVD.

    NOTE: Of course your DVDRom drive with the W7 DVD must be the first device in your boot order, it cannot try to boot the HD and fail first.
     
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    The biggest problem I'm having is that I CAN'T boot from the Windows CD, it won't load to the language screen, so I'm unable to get to the repair tools or the command prompt.
     
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    Well maybe your ISO wasn't burned properly, did you burn it at low speed and with verify?
     
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    I know this is an old post. I have a very similar prob, 0xc000000f
    win boot manager. I posted full description earlier today.
     
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    Lionsmane, I just responded to your other post. Unfortunately, it is likely a hardware problem.
     
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