If you have a SQL Machine that fails to boot with the following message:
“The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible”
You are facing the 0xc000000f error code, also you cannot boot into the system even at subsequent attempts of restarting the system. To solve this error follow these steps:
Insert Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 installation disc into the computer and boot the system
Choose to boot from DVD
You need to then select the time, language and currency and the desired input method
On the Windows Installation Screen choose Repair Windows Installations
Click ‘Next’ and select ‘Repair your computer’ option
The ‘System Recovery Options’ dialog box appears, at which you need to select the Windows installation you need to repair, if you have more than one installation you must choose the correct one. Click ‘Next’.
Choose to open the Command Prompt.
Run ‘Bootrec.exe’ with the option
There are other possible problems, you can check this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 for more details about the bootrec command
Ing. Eduardo Castro Martínez, PhD – Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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