Nightmare time trying to sort out 0Xc000021a BSOD on W8
my friend has asked me to have a look at his HP "Envy" ultrabook running Windows 8, as it's stuck in a boot up "loop" whilst displaying an error code (0XC000021a)
I had a bit of shock, when I found out it doesn't have a DVD drive! Cue, several hours reading up how to install Windows 8 boot DVD onto a USB drive. Thought I was making in-roads, but sadly not, as I can't use System Restore ("To use System Restore you must specify which Windows install to restore")
And I can't "refresh" the machine, as I get this message: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."
I just don't know what else I can do? Even tried running Hirens Boot CD from USB flash drive, but it doesn't even load!
Please help! Many, many thanks in advance : )