When I booted my Windows 8 laptop (see details below), it displayed the following message:
If I press Enter or F8, the central part of the message changes to:
The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
Error code: 0xc0000225
The problem occurred after i made an image of the old hard disk on a new one. And now this new hard drive would not boot. I found out this was because of the EUFI boot. this used a GPT partition. To fix this problem you are gonna need a windows 8 installation CD or recovery CD.
Step 1: Start from your installation or recovery CD.
To do this you will probably need to press a key before you boot, this will most likely be something like F12. for more information about booting from cd look here. (link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/start-windows-from-a-cd-or-dvd )
Step 2: Choose the correct recovery options. (gallery)
Step 3: Enter the correct commands.
- List volume
- Select volume=2 (replace “2” with the number that is associated with the “ESP” label)
- assign letter=Z
- bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI (replace C: with the volume letter that is named “OS”)
To make it even simpler here are some screenshots:
Step 4: Restart your computer and be happy.
If everything worked out fine, you should now be able to restart your computer and enjoy your windows 8 machine.