psfs Failed to validate log

I need a solution

Hello All,

I recently faced an issue with my Laptop running Windows 8.1.

I believe it came from leaving a bootable USB Stick inserted while the machine went to sleep.

However, after getting it woken up by pressing the power button once it came up with a Windows Screen telling (picture1):



Your PC needs to be repaired

A required device isn’t connected or can’ be accessed.

Error code: 0xc000000e

You’ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don’t have any installation media (like s disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press Enter to try again

Press F8 for Startup Settings


Unfortunately neither “Enter” nor F8 offerns anything but the screen above.

I sticked to the Preboot Execution Menu, selected “Log Files” and found that there might be something wrong around data integrity (picture2).

Is there any way to convince the software to let the Laptop start?

My understanding is that the Endpoint Protection is not operating as expected leaving the Filesystem unreadable for Windows, resulting inthat screen for recovery.

It would be most appreciated if someone could point me to where to go with that. I at least need to copy some data off that SSD, I don’t mind for a full OS re-install later on.







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