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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎04-14-2019
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Lenovo thinkpad yoga 15 - not booting with error code: 0xc0000225

I recently restarted my laptop as I do often, and now,out f nowhere,  it won't boot back up.


First the laptop displays "to interupt normal startup, press enter"

Then it says "preparing automatic repair" on a splash screen.

Then I get the blue recovery page, the error code: 0xc0000225 and a list of options to try. None of the options seem to work, they either restart the computer or just flash back to the options screen. 

When I hit enter or F12 to interrupt normal boot, it beeps once, and then just freezes until I hold power to shutdown.


I made a bootable windows recovery drive, but don't know how to boot into it as I can't access any menu besides the one above.

I uploaded a picture of the repair screen. Hopefully it is accessible.

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Registered: ‎04-24-2019
Location: PH
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Hi and Welcome to the community forums!

Based on the Blue Screen error code, it's possible that you have a corrupted file system.


Can you try these steps:

1. Hold the power button down to shut it off.

2. Turn it back ON and once Windows loads up (with the preparing automatic repair screen), repeat Step 1 (do this 3 times)
3. If successful, you should be able to see the image below. Select troubleshoot> Advanced Options> System Restore> if system restore works, you should be able to restore back the computer to a previous state (only applicable if you have restore dates). 






4. If Step 3 is not feasible, try booting from the Windows Recovery drive that you created but you need to enter the BIOS first (guide here: and then turn off Secure Boot. If successful, repeat Step 3 and observe.





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