|21 Feb 2012||#1|
Unbootable Windows 7, can't read SFC logs
As the title states, my Windows 7 install won't boot (not even Safe Mode!) In an attempt to rectify the situation, without a fresh install, as the amount of programs that need to be downloaded and re installed will devour my Internet quota for the month, I've run Startup Repair to no avail. I then ran SFC through CMD, and it found corruption but was unable to fix it. Now I have the CBS.log, except I can't read it very well, and the usual findstr command doesn't work when using CMD from Startup Recovery. So I need to know how to get that file out of there using CMD onto a USB or something, so I can find the corrupted files, and get to fixing them. If anyone has any other ideas on how to solve the problem (why can't I just do an Upgrade install without booting >.>) it'd be much appreciated.
P.S: Sorry about the lack of situational info, the thing is, I haven't done anything wrong. The PC hung on Shutdown last night, and hasn't booted since. No new programs, no new updates, just an ordinary day.
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|21 Feb 2012||#5|
if running sfc from recovery environment it DOESN'T log in cbs.log!! to force it to create a logfile:
Before running sfc. Also the recovery console doesn't have findstr, but you can easily use find instead to extract relevant entries from the log, like so:
find "[SR]" C:\TEMP\CBS.log > C:\TEMP\sfcdetails.txt
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