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    Stuck at Windows Boot Manager -- status 0xc0000225

    I wasn't expecting the systemdiscs.com disk to actually reinstall Windows. I initially just wanted them to get me to a point where I could use the System Recovery disks from HP. I was hoping they would help me "START over from scratch" -- not be any sort of actual OS or software installation.
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    Stuck at Windows Boot Manager -- status 0xc0000225

    [UPDATE] Looks like unmatched System Recovery Disk I went ahead and shelled out $60 to talk to HP support (first time in over 15 years of PC usage that I've had to resort to paid support -- a surprisingly emasculating experience). After an hour of running through all the steps I've run through...
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    Stuck at Windows Boot Manager -- status 0xc0000225

    Hmmm. Well, I used ImgBurn to burn the ISO. Since I also downloaded the Neo system recovery disc and used the same approach to burn it. That launches fine if I boot to it -- just none of the system recovery utilities make a difference on the functioning of the system when I put in the...
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    Stuck at Windows Boot Manager -- status 0xc0000225

    As best I can tell, I'm booting from the DVD The BIOS is set with "1st Boot Device" set to "[CD-ROM Group]" and the "2nd Boot Device" set to "[HDD Group]," so I think I've got that set correctly. Also, if I boot *without* anything in the DVD drive, I get a different behavior -- a message that...
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    Stuck at Windows Boot Manager -- status 0xc0000225

    Within hours of my admonition to my 10-year-old that he needed to *not* execute programs he downloaded as he browsed the web...my Windows 7 HP desktop is bordering on brick status. I have the Neosmart system recovery disk, and I have the recovery disks from HP (I've already gotten desperate to...
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