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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop, Cannot Find Hard Disk, Registry Corrupt?

19 Aug 2013   #1
noelposi

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Startup Repair Infinite Loop, Cannot Find Hard Disk, Registry Corrupt?

So I tried using the Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery) and It did not work for me.

I tried the Startup Repair and It said "Hard Disk could not be found"
On another instance, It said "Registry is corrupt"

Checked BIOS in one instance and it showed 2 boot drives, but now it only shows one.
Is there any way to recover the files in my laptop without reformatting it?

Note: Asus Music Now can access the drive where Program files, windows and Users.
I can even listen to music using that and browse the internet using it but that was all I could access through it.

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19 Aug 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Noel mate can you try the drive/s out on another machine using a USB to SATA adaptor? (see pic)

Alternatively you could make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from optical and use the TRY version any rives hooked up can be read in that OS data recovered etc

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19 Aug 2013   #3
noelposi

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I cannot find a USB to SATA adaptor. Well, my cousin cant since he asked around for those.

Is there any specific version for ubuntu?
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19 Aug 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No mate the one I posted is ok to use but it will ask if you want to TRY or INSTALL - use the TRY version.
It doesn't take long to get it working and once in you will see any drives that are installed just click on them and expand them - it is a bit of trial and error though.

if you come across one of those adaptors it is well worth getting one I use both of mine allt the time for doing all sorts of things on drives without having to install them inside the case. Ebay have stcks of them and they are really cheap.

Some in here Newegg.com - usb to sata adaptor

I like the Vantec models as they are quite sturdy
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