How to fix "Windows failed to start 0xc00000e"? I have OS X + dual-partition Windows 7 disk.
Before I encountered this error, I was trying to migrate from this (older) disk to a newer one. I tried hard to only read from this older disk, but these are some guesses what could be the source of the problem:
- I tried to shrink one of the partitions with DiskPart for 1 MB (most likely, it was #3, i.e. C)
- as a result from the previous or otherwise, now there are two overlapping partitions which have a minor difference in starting offset (see below, marked with exclamation marks)
- at some point this disk (connected via USB enclosure) appeared offline in Computer Management, and Windows reported "Disk Signature Collision". I simply selected "Make online", and it re-appeared
Currently, diskpart reports the following partitions:
1 - Primary - 200MB - 512B 2 - Primary - 46GB - 200MB [OS X] 0 - Extended - 360GB - 46GB [Windows data] 4 - Logical - 360GB - 46GB [Windows data] 3 - Primary - 58GB - 407GB [Windows boot]
Partition details (and volume size I added manually) are as follows:
# Type Hidden? Active? Offset Size 1 EE Yes No 512 200MB 2 AF Yes No 209 735 680 46GB 0 0F No No 50 !210 013 184! 4 07 No No 50 !211 061 760! 360GB volume: 1 - D - Data - NTFS - Partition - 360GB - Healthy 3 07 No Yes 437 108 342 784 58GB volume: 2 - C - BOOTCAMP - NTFS - PARTITION - 58GB - Healthy
The tricky part is that I didn't make a complete backup (quite a challenge), and previously had a bad experience with System Restore (in other situations).