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Windows 7: BSOD at startup

12 Jul 2012   #11
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hmm, researched a bit and I might have the solution for fixing BOOTMGR is missing: Instead of formatting in NTFS I should try FAT32, NTFS obviously doesn't work for some reason :S
Gonna try it tomorrow.


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12 Jul 2012   #12
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If you are talking about the USB flash drive, you are correct. The USB flash drive should be formatted in FAT32.
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13 Jul 2012   #13
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, finally. Booted from the USB flash drive and now Im in Ubuntu. I went to Disk Utility and on SMART status it says that disk has a few bad sectors and when I click on Check Filesystem it just tells me> Filesystem is NOT clean.
And I cant do more...
But thanks for the help so far
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13 Jul 2012   #14
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I clicked on SMART data and there is one attribute that shows me a warning which is:
Current Pending Sector Count
Numbers of sectors waiting to be remapped. If the sector waiting to be remapped is subsequently written or read successfully, this value is decreased and sector is not remapped. Read errors on the sector will not remap the sector, it will only be remapped on a failed write attempt.
Normalized
: 200
Worst: 200
Treshold: 0
Value: 6 sectors

The rest of the attributes shows Good or N/A.

Oh yes, 6 bad sectors as the value says.
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13 Jul 2012   #15
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried to run some tests with Memtest86+ but once the computer boots from it, the computer restarts and starts a loop unless I pull out the USB stick.
Gonna try HD Diagnostic thing instead ....
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13 Jul 2012   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Can you at least backup all your important files using Ubuntu?

That would be the step I recommend first. If that drive is failing, you will want a backup of anything important before it fails completely.
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13 Jul 2012   #17
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Can you at least backup all your important files using Ubuntu?

That would be the step I recommend first. If that drive is failing, you will want a backup of anything important before it fails completely.
Yes, I can backup, but what are my alternatives now and after it fails (if it does)?
And also, there was something about formating the partition there, is that good to do? Will it fix anything?
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14 Jul 2012   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The only alternative you have if it fails is to replace it with another drive. As to doing the format: Yes, that would be a good step because it will re-allocate the drive and remap the bad sectors from the usable sectors by replacing them with spare sectors.

Make sure to backup your important data prior to formatting the drive, though.
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14 Jul 2012   #19
iUn1t3d

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, Windows 7 came with the laptop when I bought it so if I format the whole drive and replace it with another one, will I have to purchase a new copy of it?
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14 Jul 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Your laptop should have a COA sticker on the bottom of it. Can you read the key on the sticker? Do not tell us the key. Just let us know if you can read it.
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