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Recovery failure - Error code 0xc0000225

itm60
Beginner
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I've acquired a first generation Compute Stick from a liquidated company, and am trying to get it up and running. I'm getting a login screen when I power it up, but don't have any login credentials. When I try the F8 recovery option I get an error screen saying "Recovery....A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc0000225"

Does this mean that the recovery partition is damaged? If so, can I use a "normal" Windows 8 or Windows 10 ISO to restore the O/S, or does this require a custom version of Windows for the Compute Stick?

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AlHill
Super User
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What is the exact model number of your compute stick?

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

itm60
Beginner
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itm60
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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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There likely isn't a Recovery partition. Make yourself a fresh installation image on a SD Card and use it to do the recovery. Use the Windows Media Creation tool to download and build the installation image. Don't forget that it is the 32-bit version that is required.

Hope this helps,

...S

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