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Windows 7: Startup repair/system restore loop


11 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Startup repair/system restore loop

I'm running Windows7 on a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6067
I believe I'm currently stuck in a startup repair/system restore loop, I stayed up late last night trying every trick in the book to fix it that I know of, but to no avail. I'm currently a college student and I have VERY important files that I need to get(resume for upcoming job fair, schoolwork, etc). This occured after windows was installing a critical update the previous night, I woke up to this problem.
1)Startup repairs gives me error and restarts computer
2)I cannot system restore to any restore point, doing so gives me an error saying that system restore found an unexpected error code 0x80070002.
3)I cannot boot into safe mode and run a system restore. I tried booting to safe mode and got into the startup repair
4) Last known good configuration option throws me into startup repair
5)Going into the command prompt and trying to run chkdsk tells me that Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected 6) I tried sfc /scannow and it gives me an error
7)Trying system image restore doesn't work because I don't have an image saved
8)I don't remember from last night, but I went into the command prompt to copy some files on my drive in an attempt to boot my windows properly but failed
I'm not sure where to go from here.. I'm willing to do a complete wipe and reinstall windows7, but I have some VERY important files I need to have for school on my computer. I'm wondering if there's any way I can grab the files I need from my computer somehow before reinstalling or if I can just fix the whole thing altogether. I'm about to leave for work so I won't be able to actually try the options you guys give me, help appreciated!!!


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11 Oct 2013   #2

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Boot to "recovery environment"->command prompt. then
Code:
diskpart
list  disks
(only 1 disk listed? Anyway select the disk number with Windows 7)
select disk  0
list part
(how many partitions do you see? what number has the Windows 7 partition. Assume it's 7 in this example)
select part 7
detail part
detail vol
exit
is it healthy? NTFS? What is volume letter? Is it readonly?
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11 Oct 2013   #3

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I don't remember from last night, but I went into the command prompt to copy some files on my drive in an attempt to boot my windows properly but failed

=> what files did you copy?? Messing around is very dangerous
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11 Oct 2013   #4

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I don't remember from last night, but I went into the command prompt to copy some files on my drive in an attempt to boot my windows properly but failed

=> what files did you copy?? Messing around is very dangerous
I tried this tutorial
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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11 Oct 2013   #5

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answer #2
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11 Oct 2013   #6

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
answer #2
I'm currently not home and probably won't be for a while. I will update this thread when I get the chance to try your solution out!
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11 Oct 2013   #7

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Clear Read-Only flag on Disk in Windows 7 using Diskpart
and
ype 'diskpart'
type 'list vol'
find your volume by drive letter

type 'select vol #' (replace # with Volume number)
type 'attrib vol clear readonly' (Allows disk to)
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12 Oct 2013   #8

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot to "recovery environment"->command prompt. then
Code:
diskpart
list  disks
(only 1 disk listed? Anyway select the disk number with Windows 7)
select disk  0
list part
(how many partitions do you see? what number has the Windows 7 partition. Assume it's 7 in this example)
select part 7
detail part
detail vol
exit
is it healthy? NTFS? What is volume letter? Is it readonly?
I did this method.
I went into my Windows 7 partition.

It is healthy and NTFS. It is volume C(I'm assuming it's C drive). Readonly shows No, so it is not readonly.

Today I managed to use ubuntu to save my important files onto my hard drive. So if I reinstall I won't be losing any of my extremely important stuff.
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12 Oct 2013   #9

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In recovery environment:
Code:
C:
CD  \
DIR  >test.txt
DIR C:\test.txt
Did it really create the file? Now delete it.
Code:
DEL C:\test.txt
scan the disk for errors
Code:
chkdsk/f  C:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2013   #10

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In recovery environment:
Code:
C:
CD  \
DIR  >test.txt
DIR C:\test.txt
Did it really create the file? Now delete it.
Code:
DEL C:\test.txt
scan the disk for errors
Code:
chkdsk/f  C:

It created test.txt, but when I ran chkdsk /f C:

The type of the file is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume <Y/N>?
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