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Windows 7: boot error \Boot\BCD

30 Dec 2011   #11
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi guys.Through pressing 0 last night when it was setting up and had to restart,this morning everything finally set up.left it running to make rescue dvd's.the last time it had to restart,i pressed 0 and screen came up,said windows didn't shut down properly and gave option to start normally along with others,maybe that was safemode.so it seems at the moment even with error i can get running when that screen comes up.did d/l repair disc but i'll try Arc's suggestion and see what happen's and if i need to try writhziden's post.diagnostics was ran at Staple's here in Canada and hd ok.thanks for the help guys,i see lots of people posting on net with same thing.will get back to you with results.


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31 Dec 2011   #12
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

ok.a bit lengthy explanation.tried repair option on disc i had downloaded.didn't list hard drive.clicked next anyway and although it found startup problem,it couldn't repair.system was really slow and son tried to record video playing guitar but sound cutting out,freezing etc.when i tried to press 0 to start windows as i had done numerous times,all that came up was recovery option to reinstall,no operating system.this afternoon,when windows was working,i created restore discs.since i couldn't get into windows,i figured i'd use these discs.i put in the windows recovery environment one and had option of toshiba recovery or system recovery.i chose system recovery option and windows install came back.it said it found and would repair startup problem it found.went ahead with that and now have shut off and restarted windows 5-6 times with no more \Boot\BCD error.problem solved.also,performance issues are gone and running like new.don't know if toshiba recovery option would have fixed error or not but if others,and there are others,have that boot error try system option instead of toshiba recovery option or other oem brand option listed first.thanks for all the help.i wiil visit other forums and try to help.i know it was driving me nuts.thanks again.
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31 Dec 2011   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawk62 View Post
now have shut off and restarted windows 5-6 times with no more \Boot\BCD error.problem solved.also,performance issues are gone and running like new.
Very good news
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31 Dec 2011   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawk62 View Post
ok.a bit lengthy explanation.tried repair option on disc i had downloaded.didn't list hard drive.clicked next anyway and although it found startup problem,it couldn't repair.system was really slow and son tried to record video playing guitar but sound cutting out,freezing etc.when i tried to press 0 to start windows as i had done numerous times,all that came up was recovery option to reinstall,no operating system.this afternoon,when windows was working,i created restore discs.since i couldn't get into windows,i figured i'd use these discs.i put in the windows recovery environment one and had option of toshiba recovery or system recovery.i chose system recovery option and windows install came back.it said it found and would repair startup problem it found.went ahead with that and now have shut off and restarted windows 5-6 times with no more \Boot\BCD error.problem solved.also,performance issues are gone and running like new.don't know if toshiba recovery option would have fixed error or not but if others,and there are others,have that boot error try system option instead of toshiba recovery option or other oem brand option listed first.thanks for all the help.i wiil visit other forums and try to help.i know it was driving me nuts.thanks again.
Well done on the troubleshooting! Thanks for posting back what worked.
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31 Dec 2011   #15
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

well.success was short lived.a few hours after posting,computer froze,error message that took up the whole screen only stayed on for a few seconds so was unable to read it all,then back to no windows access,and boot error back.tried recovery discs but upon waking up had recovery error on screen.boot error back.writhziden,did your tip about holding down start button without power,and it helped get into setup through 0 key as it wasn't letting me beforehand.will try again.feel like jumping out window but am only on second floor so that won't work.i'll post back
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01 Jan 2012   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawk62 View Post
well.success was short lived.a few hours after posting,computer froze,error message that took up the whole screen only stayed on for a few seconds so was unable to read it all,then back to no windows access,and boot error back.tried recovery discs but upon waking up had recovery error on screen.boot error back.writhziden,did your tip about holding down start button without power,and it helped get into setup through 0 key as it wasn't letting me beforehand.will try again.feel like jumping out window but am only on second floor so that won't work.i'll post back
Nah, should throw the computer out the window. Your life is worth more than its. Only kidding; I do not recommend throwing computers out windows as you may hit a passerby. It is fun to throw computers out Windows, though...Hardy har har (too late and overworked puts me in moods).

Have you tried the BIOS update yet? Before you do the update, get Windows running as stable as you possibly can so the update will go through. I realize that's kinda a conundrum with the issues you are having, but do your best.
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01 Jan 2012   #17
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

hi guys.tried using restore discs i created when i got it running the other day.started process at 11pm last night and it finished at 5pm today.said restart to complete installation,but when it restarts i get the boot error.thus it won't complete setup.shouldn't reinstalling windows like i have been doing fixed the boot issue?is the boot info eg. the \Boot\BCD in windows itself?or is that boot file or whatever it is part of bios?just don't see why it doesn't get fixed with reinstall.can i use retail win7 to install since it doesn't come with bloatware and activate over phone using my product activation key on bottom of laptop?i've got a couple copies off net to use repair function.if i did this would it void warranty maybe?i guess bring it to staples since i bought extended warranty and don't know if using retail to install if that voids warranty.driving me nuts so i'm done.happy new year to all.
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01 Jan 2012   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawk62 View Post
hi guys.tried using restore discs i created when i got it running the other day.started process at 11pm last night and it finished at 5pm today.said restart to complete installation,but when it restarts i get the boot error.thus it won't complete setup.shouldn't reinstalling windows like i have been doing fixed the boot issue?is the boot info eg. the \Boot\BCD in windows itself?or is that boot file or whatever it is part of bios?just don't see why it doesn't get fixed with reinstall.can i use retail win7 to install since it doesn't come with bloatware and activate over phone using my product activation key on bottom of laptop?i've got a couple copies off net to use repair function.if i did this would it void warranty maybe?i guess bring it to staples since i bought extended warranty and don't know if using retail to install if that voids warranty.driving me nuts so i'm done.happy new year to all.
Making software changes should not void the warranty. Warranties are typically hardware related. If you're concerned about it voiding the extended warranty, contact Staples and ask. I would be very surprised if it did void your warranty, though. Those tactics are typically only used on cell phones and I have never heard a case of them being used on computers.

If you do Clean Install Windows 7, follow these steps:
1. When the Windows installation starts (before you actually click on Install), hit Shift + F10 to access a command prompt.
2. Find the drive containing Windows by typing the following:
c:
dir
d:
dir
etc. until you find the drive letter with Windows on it
3. I'll assume the drive letter is c:, so next type into the command prompt
format c:
4. This will do a full format, which may take a while, and it will re-allocate the hard disk so free space exists only in good sectors of the disk.
5. When the format is complete, begin installation.

If you have questions, just ask.

Edit: and let us know when you have installed Windows 7, installed all updates, installed all the latest drivers, and installed the programs you want on the machine (typically a full day's work). We will help you set up a backup image on an external drive so if you have a system crash in the future, you can recover your machine back to where it was after all your hard work had been completed.
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02 Jan 2012   #19
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

well,i gave toshiba a call and have to drop it off at an authorized repair shop here tomorrow.actually know a few computer repair guys but usually try fixing myself before calling them just to gain more knowledge about fixing them.good thing is that my buddy's brother owns the business that i have to bring it to,so i'll be able to find exact cause and remedy and let you know.thanks for the help.
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02 Jan 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawk62 View Post
well,i gave toshiba a call and have to drop it off at an authorized repair shop here tomorrow.actually know a few computer repair guys but usually try fixing myself before calling them just to gain more knowledge about fixing them.good thing is that my buddy's brother owns the business that i have to bring it to,so i'll be able to find exact cause and remedy and let you know.thanks for the help.
That's awesome; hopefully the solution is a fairly easy one. Glad to hear you will keep us updated.
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