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When booting my Acer Aspire 5741-3541 I get an error, Windows

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When booting my Acer Aspire 5741-3541 I get an error, Windows failed to start, 0xc000000f. I have restarted and hit Alt F10 to start recovery; it says Windows is loading files and then errors out at 75%, status 0xc00000e9. I have gone into the BIOS and changed the boot order so that USB CDROM is #1; I have a repair disc in the drive (I do not have a system disc; they didn't give me one when I bought the laptop). I restart and it takes me back to the 0xc000000f error. If I hit F10, I get the 0xc00000e9 error again. I can't seem to get out of this loop to start recovery. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  sudipto_dutta replied 2 years ago.
Can you make sure the repair disc and the external drive is working with another PC and reply me back.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The repair disc works in another PC. I do not have an external drive, the CDROM is built into the laptop. However, it was working prior to this error.
Expert:  sudipto_dutta replied 2 years ago.
OK, as you said that, you select USB CD ROM as the first boot device, I thought that, you have an external CD Rom drive. Anyway, can you tell me, what other device name you see on the booting list in BIOS ?