You are facing Ghost error 8027 or error 0xc0000225 on reboot after restoring EUFI/EFI image
Last Updated November 10, 2014
You restored an image created from a machine where BIOS is setup as EFI/EUFI.
Error code: 0xc0000225 Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible
Alternatively the clone task hangs at 99%. When you reboot the machine you get a blue screen of death (BSOD): Status: error 0xc0000225 Info: An unexpected error has occurred.
Boot loader information contained in EFI partition are not properly restored or missing.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and the hardware via a firmware. After a restore the 'EFI Device Path'* (mechanism for specifying hardware devices, disc volumes, and files) might need to be updated according to new location of the operating system boot loader.
* for more information please read 'How operating systems determine the location of the boot volume when bootstrapped' below.
Repair bootload as following:
1 - Start the machine from a Windows installation disc then get a command prompt: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/start-your-computer-from-a-windows-7-installation-disc-or-usb-flash-drive
2 – Repair the Boot Record then update the BIOS with new information: a) check EFI drive letter using diskpart b) assign a letter if necessary c) repair the Boot Record d) rebuild the BCD store e) update EFI: bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-gb /s X: /f ALL
Note: 'X' is the EFI drive letter, /l en-gb is to localise for UK/GB locale. The localisation defaults to US English, or use en-US.
/s <volume letter> : By default, BCDboot creates a Windows Boot Manager entry in the NVRAM on the firmware to identify the boot files on the system partition. If the /s option is used, then this entry is not created. Instead, BCDboot relies on the default firmware settings to identify the boot files on the system partition. By the UEFI 2.3.1 spec, the default firmware settings should open the file: \efi\boot\bootx64.efi in the EFI System Partition (ESP).
/f ALL parameter updates the BIOS settings including UEFI firmware/NVRAM
Check this article for more information regarding BCDboot command-line options: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744347(v=ws.10).aspx
For step-by-step procedure please follow information on this link: (disregard two last steps in this procedure > no account needed to continue)
This issue is NOT related to specific hardware. It's only matter of EFI feature. Similar issues have been reported on Lenovo ThinkPad T430, FUJITSU ESPRIMO D583/H or DELL Latitude e7440, HP Elite 8300 (SSD or classic disk).
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