Hey guys, really hoping someone can help.
So, I have a Toshiba satellite laptop, not sure the exact model off hand. It used to have windows 8, I upgraded to 10 like a year ago.
I bought an ssd (samsung evo 1tb) for it and mirrored everything from the old hard drive to the ssd using a drive enclosure. Now the ssd is used as an internal ssd.
It was working just fine for a while until yesterday when it stopped booting. Backtracking a bit, I was trying to troubleshoot an issue I was having with firefox not being able to download anything. That's not the problem I'm trying to fix here, but it might put this in context a bit. I was trying all kinds of things to fix it. When I first got my SSD I kept hearing about how doing certain things would kill the ssd, so I had done something with pagefiles and cache's trying to allow my external hard drive take on any repetitive writing tasks. Couldn't really tell you in detail what I did as this was a while ago and I don't have the links on hand.
Anyway, fast forward to more recent, I figured something I had done thing had broken firefox's ability to download anything. Another odd thing I was attempting to fix was the program fastone image viewer no longer worked without an external drive attached. For no apparent reason. Using another windows profile was a work around for these issues, but wasn't really the fix I was after.
so one of the many things I did was try to boot into safe mode or some other limited services mode but was instead greeted with the recovery screen.
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
Error code 0xc0000225
You'll need to use recovery tools.
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings
1 and 2 just flash the screen while doing nothing. Only esc does what its supposed to.
Using another laptop I have tried creating a usb installation media using this.
Changed the boot order to bring up the repair options. Tried Startup Repair and it attempted to diagnose. No luck.
I then went through as much of these solutions as I could.
Method 3 did not give me a label with "system reserved" so I just applied to one I saw with just "system" on it out of desperation, which didn't work and I'm guessing will need to be reversed?
But yeah, I basically tried to do everything except for the "pro tip" at the bottom, because I don't think I even could...
Anyway, while it wouldn't be the worst thing if I had to use the nuclear option and reformat the ssd (and go back to my pre mirrored hard drive, maybe remirror it again) since I do try to keep my most important files on another drive, this all comes at a terrible time for me, I need to have a system up and running for a video project I'm working on for next Thursday.
Edited by -Kyle-, 22 June 2017 - 10:18 PM.