Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change.... F8 doesn't work.

rappit

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Hi guys!
I'm in a bit of a trouble here. My laptop got bricked after accidentaly installed paragon partition managers boot manager and when I uninstalled I got the massage Windows failed to start.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
F8 is not working either. I got a usb with win 8 on it and I tried to repair startup like 8 times but is also said failed. Restoring to an earlier point doesn't work either on the win8 installler. I need some help, I don't want to reinstall windows.
Thanks in advance!
 

Dunlop0078

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What did you do with the paragon software? If startup repair can't fix it im not sure what I can do without knowing exactly what you did to cause this, just installing and uninstalling that software should not have done anything. I would say try to boot with safe mode but if f8 does nothing you cant do that, sounds like you may have killed that OS.
 

Hlsgsz

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I woudl suggest an upgrade to windows 10, but i guess you should have done that while it was free.
If you are literally on W8, not W8.1, making a USB W8.1 stick and doing the upgrade will fix your problem.
 

Hlsgsz

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Download a fresh copy of windows Media Creation Tool from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/
Make a bootable USB drive, boot off it and select upgrade.
 
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