Windows Boot Manager Failed To Start

Jun 11, 2009

It says something in relationship with these words. Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: boot_file Status: 0xc0000225 Info: Unexpected error has occured

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