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Windows 7: Windows failed to start. File:\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f

17 Jul 2016   #11
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so couple of things guys I found out that my cousin bought some time ago a retail version (or It atleast looks like one, again I am not very good with this stuff) of the same win 7 that I had preinstalled. He claims he didnt used it yet. Here are pics of the box and the cd: - http://i.imgur.com/efKbQyx.jpg - http://i.imgur.com/NgHeoLk.jpg
I am not sure if I can use it since I had a OEM version, I think they are called that when win comes preinstalled.

It may be perhaps possible to do a clean install (or atleast I hope) of win 7, but I would hope there is a chance to recover some files first before I do the clean install. I am making a bootable usb with windows again (I have only one USB key so I have to clean it from the ubuntu iso) so I can run the chkdsk since the only way of accesing the command promt is to boot from win USB. I will post the results asap


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17 Jul 2016   #12
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would only need installation media, no key or something as there should be a COA sticker on the back if I'm correct.

Quote:
I would hope there is a chance to recover some files first before I do the clean install
Possible through Ubuntu?
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17 Jul 2016   #13
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Possible through Ubuntu?
We tried it with ICIT2LOL you can read through it on the first page in the last couple of posts in the bottom. But I have not been able to find any familiar folders or files

And yes there is a COA sticker.
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17 Jul 2016   #14
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

As you now have a W7 iso, try rebuilding bootmanager,
follow this link and use the MANUAL option at the bottom
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Roy
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17 Jul 2016   #15
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I am in the windows command promt again right now. I noticed something and I am not sure what to make of it, heres a pic. On all pictures I saw you guys linking it always starts with C:/windows/system32

So do I try the sfc /scannow first and then the chkdsk C: /f /r ?? I rather ask first since Ive not done this before and I would not want to fck it up. So if yes do I just type it out and then press enter and wait?
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17 Jul 2016   #16
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Thats Normal, X drive is where RE starts.
You can run both of the other tools, check disc run both modes f/r

Roy
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17 Jul 2016   #17
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

When running chkdsk with parameter /r the /f is not necessary.
/f simply fixes errors on the disk,
/r recovers the readable data in the bad sectors,

/r includes /f what makes that /f is not a necessity to include.
So you could simply run chkdsk C: /r instead.

Just type it out and press enter yes
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17 Jul 2016   #18
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so I ran it and it took over an hour. Here are the pics:

http://i.imgur.com/CL6cJ7Q.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xhgUIDQ.jpg (this was when it was halfway done)
http://i.imgur.com/xSe35PV.jpg
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17 Jul 2016   #19
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Insufficient disk space? You know how large the Windows partition is and how much free space it has?
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17 Jul 2016   #20
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, I am realy bad with this, only thing I have that could maybe help is this, Its from yesterday when I booted from a USB stick with fedora on it, I dont know if its relevant.

edit: Should I try to run chkdsk again?
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