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Windows 7: Windows Fails to Boot after Norton Ghost recovery (autochk not found)

20 Oct 2010   #1
fatcatsat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Fails to Boot after Norton Ghost recovery (autochk not found)

Hi guys,

I recently backed up my Hitachi drive which developed bad sectors and then restored it to a same size Seagate one. The operation was done through Norton Ghost. Both backup and restore operations completed successfully, however, when I tried to boot up with the new drive, Windows 7 failed to boot with the message

autochk not found - skipping AUTOCHECK

and rebooting afterwards.

Can't boot into Safe Mode either.

1. There are two partitions, one is marked as 07 and the other is 27 (VAIO recovery). No hidden partitions.

2. The recovery console says Bad Driver (A recent driver installation may have caused a problem), because I believe the driver for previous hard drive was different (this one is actually a Seagate Momentus XT, so it must have some different driver). Yes, I ran it three times. By the way, recovery runs from the same hard disk.

Guys, any idea how I can get this thing to boot. I really don't want to reinstall tons of programs, even though I can obviously recover all of my docs.

PLEASE HELP!!

Thanks,

Fartcatsat


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20 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Did you instruct Ghost to copy the MBR?
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20 Oct 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Also, the mbr could be missing or corrupted.

How to repair MBR on Windows 7 | eHow.com
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20 Oct 2010   #4
fatcatsat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I did - but MBR doesn't seem to be the problem here. The computer boots and THEN comes up with a message.

I actually ran bootsec /fixmbr etc, but same thing remains.
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20 Oct 2010   #5
fatcatsat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just ran it with boot logging - it says

Did not load driver \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\VD_FileDisk.SYS

then, in a couple of lines...

Did not load driver \??\C:\System32\Drivers\cbfs64.sys

then, failed to load NDProxy.sys and finally BTHUSB.sys

then the log ends.

so, I believe the problem is in the hard disk driver. The question is, how do you change the driver 'on the fly', so that Windows 7 recognises it?
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20 Oct 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Can you run a system repair? You would need optical drive media to do this.

Wonder why it needs virtual disk (VD_FileDisk.SYS)? Can you check in command prompt if that file is there?
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20 Oct 2010   #7
fatcatsat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, I can run system repair from CD or from Hard Drive, if it prompts me after Reboot to Launch Repair.

And yep, the file is there. I don't know why it needs it.
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20 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Fatcat,
If a repair install does not work, then in this case I recommend a reinstall.

Read the following please.
Repair Install

Next time use Win 7's Backup and Restore.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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20 Oct 2010   #9
fatcatsat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would gladly do it, but Windows does not back up disks with bad sectors - they produce errors!!
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20 Oct 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you have bad sectors then run Chkdsk.

You see what happened when you tried to backup a damaged disk.
Disk Check - Check Disk -chkdsk
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