My son was using his toshiba satelitte win 8.1 64bit computer and it crashed. Now all it does is go through the repair loop with no success.
I thought maybe it was the MBR and tried to replace that but only screwed things up. I replaced the BCD file with the backup I made and now it's booting again.
The error I got before I played with the MBR is 0xc0000185, seems to be a registry error. I tried going back to an earlier time using restore but it said I had no restore points. I never set this computer up so I don't know if the restore system is even on. It looks like it's not. So I got no where.
After I restored the MBR it said I had an error of 0xc000021a. This seems just as bad, failure to access winlogon and such.
So this is where I am. I don't have a recovery disk which makes it even more fun.
Is there anything I can do? I have a Win7 computer and a USB to SATA cable which gives me access to the drive using the Win7 machine. This is how I was able to play with the MBR (using diskpart etc...)
Is there anything that I can do with this drive external to the Win8.1 machine?