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Windows 7: Laptop wont boot

11 Aug 2010   #1
dvdblad

Windows 7
 
 
Laptop wont boot

my computer wont boot up. i have tried the windows 7 recovery disk to no avail. i keep getting the message "C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable" and dont know how to bypass this. can anyone help?


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11 Aug 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Have you tried a startup repair? Be sure to run it at least 3 times.
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11 Aug 2010   #3
dvdblad

Windows 7
 
 

i tried Startup Repair multiple times as suggested only to recieve the messege "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Help!
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11 Aug 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No worries, we'll get this sorted out.

Boot up the DVD, and open a command prompt. Enter bootrec /rebuildbcd.

See if that works.
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11 Aug 2010   #5
dvdblad

Windows 7
 
 

another message pops up

BootRec.exe-Corrupt File
"The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable.
Please run the Chkdsk utility."

i ran Chkdsk on Command prompt and it says it found no problems
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11 Aug 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try opening a command prompt and entering the following:
Code:
ren C:\Boot\BCD bcdold

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd
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11 Aug 2010   #7
dvdblad

Windows 7
 
 

the first command states "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"
the next three complete successfully and the last asks "Add installation to boot list?"
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11 Aug 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The answer is "y" to that one. Hopefully that fixes it.
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11 Aug 2010   #9
dvdblad

Windows 7
 
 

Oh No!!! i tried the Y command and it states "Cannot create a file when that file already exists."
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11 Aug 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try entering del C:\boot\bcd then, in the command prompt. Then run the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.
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