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Windows 7: Trying to restore laptop..wouldn't boot this morning..

24 Feb 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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C or D are just logical drive letters. They can diifer in windows and winrecovery environmet... no problem


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24 Feb 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TareyWolf View Post
Yes, sorry. Windows boot manager came up requesting a startup disk saying some hardware is inaccessible. I made a system repair disk from another laptop i have here. Booted with it. Windows loaded files. System Recovery Options window. It searched for windows installations and found one... Windows 7 on disk "(D C:" . If i click "Load Drivers" then ok it starts an open file dialogue. Through that i could see all the partitions and data were intact but the drives renamed. I was even able to save some key files onto a backup drive. If i click out of that and highlight windows 7, click "Next" it starts the repair process but that doesn't fix the drive renamed issue.

So now the question really is how do i rename and if necessary mark as active the partitions back to what they need to be wwithout access to the usual internal tools? I have partion software on the computer but i dont know how it could help me now.
Your still not telling what kind of problems startup repair did find and if it could fix ir. click in "view details"" or "view diagnostic details" or something like that
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24 Feb 2012   #13
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I made a EAsus partition software startup disk which tells me that the partitions are properly named and designated. So now i am back to not knowing how to get this laptop to boot
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24 Feb 2012   #14
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Finally more info:

Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21201048
Problem signature 05: external media
Problem signature 06: 4
Problem signature 07: corrupt file
Os version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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25 Feb 2012   #15
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TareyWolf View Post
Finally more info:

Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21201048
Problem signature 05: external media
Problem signature 06: 4
Problem signature 07: corrupt file
Os version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
I found a site here on "SevenForums" that walked through a repair routine:
which got me working from the DOS prompt to repair the MBR, etc. All worked great, Then I got to last command, "bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd" It reported:

"Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified
Windows installations 0. The operation completed successfully."

But the prior repair had found a windows installation. What does this mean??

Also... It opened on first clicking command prompt in drive X which I guess has the boot information on my computer. I tried to change to drive C: and it said there was no drive C. Then I changed to drive D: and there is my operating system. It says:

"D:\>dir
Volume in drive D is C:
Volume serial number B682-7261

Directory of D:\"


So this drive got renamed for one thing, it was drive C: (partition).

Can anyone help me from here? I develop software, and this is my main development computer. I have a cloud backup system, and have in this troubleshooting process manually backed up a lot of key stuff, but if I can I'd like to fix this boot/windows installation if possible. I do have a Win 7 SP1 disk (for new computers) which helped me get this far.

Thanks....
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25 Feb 2012   #16
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
One more thing...

Another snippet of information I forgot to add was that I booted up with an EASUS partition master repair disk. In there, there was a C: drive that all looked correct. All drives looked correct actually. So I am cornfused.
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25 Feb 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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bootrec /nt60 all /force
bootrec /nt60 all /force /mbr

from recovery environment "command prompt". Both command succeed succesfully?
press f8 multiple times on boot. do you see a bootmenu now?
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25 Feb 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
bootrec /nt60 all /force
bootrec /nt60 all /force /mbr

from recovery environment "command prompt". Both command succeed succesfully?
press f8 multiple times on boot. do you see a bootmenu now?
commands should be:
bootsect /nt60 all /force
bootsect /nt60 c /force /mbr
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25 Feb 2012   #19
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I am doing a Windows Defender Offline scan which is coming up with some items. It's been scanning all day. When that is done I will do the above - and thank you.
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25 Feb 2012   #20
TareyWolf

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Alas I did everything suggested, pressed F8 and did get a boot selection page but the system still will not boot. Are we out of options?

Is there a way at the command line to rename disk D: to disk C:? Or is this a matter of the corrupted file saying it is D: when (in the partition software) it isn't...?
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