Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: PC will not boot from HDD or Windows 7 disk

03 May 2012   #11
cg360

windows 7 64bit
 
 

The code is 0xc0000001

Damaged drive? It makes sense...

Thanks for your time, btw. Very much appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 May 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Do a
Code:
chkdsk/f/r c:
from within windows. Open an Elevated Command Prompt and enter the command. It says something like "disk in use, perfom on next boot?" of course enter yes. and reboot.

chkdsk/f/r checks whole disk c. This takes hours!!! Please check for errors and if they are repaired
post results.

Do a memorycheck as well!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #13
cg360

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I don't know why UAC is disabled, and I can't understand my father doing it, he wouldn't know how.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 May 2012   #14
cg360

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I will do the test now and report back.
Thanks again.
Craig
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #15
cg360

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ran Chkdisk as advised, but had to go to bed as it was too late to wait. This morning, PC had booted into Windows, but apparently had not crashed as there was no error message on screen. This is definite progress!

However, I can see no report from Chkdisk to post up as requested. Can someone tell me where to find the report, please?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cg360 View Post
Ran Chkdisk as advised, but had to go to bed as it was too late to wait. This morning, PC had booted into Windows, but apparently had not crashed as there was no error message on screen. This is definite progress!

However, I can see no report from Chkdisk to post up as requested. Can someone tell me where to find the report, please?
Follow this Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Post the results using copy/post
did you ran chkdsk/f/r c:?
so included /f and /r?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Do
ckdsk/f/r d:
ckdsk/f/r e:

etc as well. check all harddrive partitions!! Again... it takes hours.
Please notice what it repaired, or tried to repair!
Eventually run it again after a few days to check if it's still fine.

These actions can be done later. Let us concentrate on C disk now. All OS related stuff is on C isn't it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #18
cg360

windows 7 64bit
 
 

He only has C:, so that is good!

I ran the exact command you suggested, and watched it until it was 50% through stage 5 (empty space) - it was midnight, so I had to go to bed. When I got up, Windows had loaded and there was no error message. Normally it would have crashed within 15 minutes, so maybe we have made some progress. When I get home I will dig up the report and post it.
Thanks
Craig
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

So chkdsk/f/r c: solved the problem ... at least there's progress.
But what the heck has chkdsk C to do with a non booting DVD??? I think it booted succesfully from DVD but was in the phase of putting temp files on C. Didn't know that happens in the BOOT phase, and don't think so.

It could still be a memory problem that inferes with the dvd boot process and damages your disk.
Have you done a memory check already? It is in WINRE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

In elevated command prompt:
Code:
sfc/scannow
This will check windows files and eventually repair them. Please post output when at his home. Run it a few times in case of errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 PC will not boot from HDD or Windows 7 disk




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help
Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a...
General Discussion
Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager
Hi, I really need some help here. My system has two drives: 1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7) 2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions: ...
Installation & Setup
Windows bsod on boot, slow boot, disk thrashing.
Hey everyone. Every time I boot up my PC, windows will load, but will take forever to load, during which lots of disk thrashing occurs, then gets the BSOD. After the BSOD, the pc will automatically reboot. After it reboots, the BSOD will not show back up, however it still takes about 5 minutes...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 boot disk.
This is not the typical question, I've search for one like it on your site.. I am in the process of upgrading to a SSD harddrive... I used the windows backup to create an image of my setup (on an external HDD) which went well.. Then i tried to create the boot cd/dvd and got an error just...
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 Will Not Boot When the Boot Disk is NOT in the CD Drive!
Hey everyone, i'm brand new to these forums! All the help I can get will be greatly appreciated! I use Win 7 Pro 64 Bit So 2 months ago, I installed windows 7 pro with no problems at all. Fast forward to today, I decided to reformat because the boot would get stuck in the middle of trying to...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App