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Windows 7: Hard Drive won't boot up

14 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Hard Drive won't boot up

I experienced a power falure in the midst of an optimization. Now the system will not boot from HD, System Repair Disk, or OS Installation Disk. Where do I go from here?
I have had the exact same problem as AlaskAloha. If anyone knows how to sort this out I would be thankful.


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14 Jul 2011   #2

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Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged.

Do a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

A bit more info would be nice.

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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