I have a gateway laptop NV series & when I start it up it goes to a screen that says Windows failed to start. Status:0xc000000f
Info:The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
My laptop did not come with any discs. Is there any way to fix this???
My graduate thesis is on it & am pulling my hair out. Thank you.
It's possible the hard disk has failed. But, if it hasn't you could remove the hard disk. Put it in a USB adapter and access the data from another computer. A local repair shop should be able to sell you the adapter and remove the drive for under $50.
I know it's too late. But, you should have been emailing yourself copies of the thesis on a regular basis. That way you would only have lost a day or two of work.