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Windows 7: Win7 unable to start-Startup repair fails-Problem signature 07 BadDisk

19 Aug 2014   #1
avisesh

London
 
 
Win7 unable to start-Startup repair fails-Problem signature 07 BadDisk

Hello All,

Hope you are doing well. Before I go one to explain my predicament, my system specs are given below.

1. Samsung Ultrabook Series 5 - Model NP530U3C-A01UK
2. Processsor - Intel Core 5-3317U CPU @1.70 Ghz
3. Windows 7 Hope Premium - 64 Bit OS
4. No Optical Drive

From last few days Windows has been warning me saying there is a problem with my Disk and I should backup. But whenever I ran Windows backup I never succeded. I should have backed up my files atleast but the lazy bum that I am, I did not do that. One fine day my system went to sleep and it was unable to wake up. When I tried to hardboot it, it went to Windows Start Up repair. After the Startup repair ran, it came up with the disgnostic results saying cannot startup because of Bad hard disk. Even when i try to start up in the safe mode, it still goes to Startup repair. I tried the other options in the Startup repair but to no avail. I tried a bunch of options using command prompt like FIXMBR but still no use.

I am out of warranty so cannot go to samsung.Could you please help me in terms of what I can do? Some of the questions on my mind are:

1. Since the laptop doesnt have a CD Drive, is it possible to run recovery software froma USB Stcik? If yes, where can I find the recovery software?

2. Would I be able to retrieve the data from my hard disk?

3. How do I for sure know that the hard disk is gone?

Any help is greatly appreiated. Thanks in advance.

With regards,
Avisesh.


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19 Aug 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You're still able to do Advanced Boot Options ?
"repair your computer" option works? Don't select "startup repair" afterwards but "command prompt". In command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
list part
list  vol
exit
Post results.
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19 Aug 2014   #3
avisesh

London
 
 

Hello Kaktussoft,

Thanks a ton for taking time out to help.

I cannot see Advanced Boot Options. When I start up the system, it seems like it loading . I see option below like F2 for XXX F4 for Safe mode. When I try them nothing happens. The screen after a few seconds shows Windows is loading files, then Start Up repair screen comes up.

I think I do have the option of going to Command Prompt on the startup repair window.

WIth Regards,
Avisesh.

Edit - On researching I just came to know that you need to press F8 for Advanced Start Up options as given by this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7 . I am currently at work will go home and see if I can get into Advanced Boot Options menu.

Edit Again - Apologies, I did not notice that the link you provide also says to press F8.
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20 Aug 2014   #4
avisesh

London
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You're still able to do Advanced Boot Options ?
"repair your computer" option works? Don't select "startup repair" afterwards but "command prompt". In command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
list part
list  vol
exit
Post results.
Hello Kaktussoft,

I was able to reach Advanced Boot Options by using the F8 button. But no matter what I try the Start Up repair is initiated. After Startup repait finishes I can login using my password and goes toa System Recovery Options menu. There I was able to open the command prompt and run the code you asked me to. Please find attached image which shows the results.

I tried to login using Safemode but it still wen to Startup Repair. Tried to use the last good configuration option but it still led me to the same place.

My gut feeling is that my harddisk is not completely dud and its just the windows which got corrupt and unable to start. But what do I know anyway.

With Regards,
Avisesh.
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20 Aug 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Partition 1 size 17GB
Partition 2 size 4.6 GB

Totally 21.6GB????

I see a volume size 442GB. But no corresponding partition!
I see a volume size 23GB. But no corresponding partition!

Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
list part
select disk 1
list part
select disk 2
list part
exit
post screenshot and ignore errors
Code:
diskpart
select vol c
detail part
select vol d
detail part
select vol e
detail part
exit
post output
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20 Aug 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

TnThelpforum ? View thread - Windows 7 Startup Repair I'm interested in screen 9 output. What tests don't have status 0x0 (0x0 is success... no problem)? What is the status code? Post relevant screenshots.
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20 Aug 2014   #7
avisesh

London
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
TnThelpforum ? View thread - Windows 7 Startup Repair I'm interested in screen 9 output. What tests don't have status 0x0 (0x0 is success... no problem)? What is the status code? Post relevant screenshots.
Hello Kaktussoft,

Thanks again for your assistance. Much appreciated.

Please find the screen shots of the Screen 9 output you asked for. These were taken a couple of days back. I will run the code which you gave today after I get home and post results.

With regards,
Avisesh.
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20 Aug 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

anserw #5 as well please for completeness
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20 Aug 2014   #9
avisesh

London
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
anserw #5 as well please for completeness
Will run that code and post results after I get home today. I am at work right now.
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20 Aug 2014   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

In command prompt:
Code:
dir c:\
dir d:\
Works? Strange things?

Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
Many errors? All repaired? To be sure run the command again.

Code:
chkdsk/f  d:
Many errors? All repaired? To be sure run the command again.
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