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

17 Jul 2016   #21
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What I see there is 1.4MB free space of a 640GB drive, this certainly causes many problems.
What may help is moving a programs folder to a different drive if possible, this should not cause problems unless the program is 1 of the startup programs.

The recommended free space is 15% of the size of the hard drive, in your case that is 96GB.

Somehow you need to remove files/folders from the drive and try chkdsk again.


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17 Jul 2016   #22
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have no idea how though.. Should I boot again into ubunto or fedora? I was going through most of the folders there when I was there yesterday and most of them were empty so I realy have no idea. Here are some other pics that I already posted here on some pages before:

http://i.imgur.com/FqbQsqc.jpg (this is on fedora)
http://i.imgur.com/A7DX1fc.jpg (this is fedora aswell and all these folders are empty)
http://i.imgur.com/VmkssVE.jpg (this is ubuntu and these are empty aswell)
http://i.imgur.com/TgjDmCu.jpg (ubunu again and those as far as I can remember are empty too)

edit: btw maybe I should add this, again I dont know if its relevant or not but when my machine was working I had 2 drives there, C: and D: but D was empty since I was not using it at all, I used C for everything and I still had about 12 GB of free space there though I dont remember sizes of either of those two
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17 Jul 2016   #23
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There are many reasons why the free space decreases, but that is not important now.
We'll need someone who has experience with Ubuntu to guide you through the process of clearing some space if you do not know how to do that.
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17 Jul 2016   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Look it seems to me the drive is pretty well all there the factory restore partition is there unless I am very mistaken.

I think we might get a better picture (literally) if you make this https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...otable-cd.html run it from the stick and send back pics of what the drive looks like.
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17 Jul 2016   #25
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can certainly do that, but I am running a second chkdsk at the moment (just wanted to see if the results will be the same, its at 40% now). In the meantime I thought you guys would maybe want to take a look at one suggestion from a fellow on reddit, he looks like a trusted user. This is his reply:

,,First things first, before doing any more damage, you want to make an image of the hard drive. Since the partitions still mount you may get lucky and be able to create a full image without read errors and can just use a standard DD clone: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/disk_cloning Keep in mind DD does not show a progress bar, you can use this command in a separate terminal to monitor the progress:
watch -n5 'sudo kill -USR1 $(pgrep ^dd)'
If you cannot get a full clone with standard DD, you'll want to try DDRescue which is able to retry and skip bad sectors: https://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescu...ue_manual.html
Also keep in mind you need enough free space on the destination drive for the entire capacity of the drive you are cloning (640GB), you may need to use an external drive if you don't have enough space anywhere else.
Once you have an image, you can now safely put the source drive to the side and work solely with the image.
For a free solution to recovering the previous MFT which should contain your data (if it hasn't been overwritten by the boot repair tool, which it shouldn't have) you can use Testdisk to scan for the lost partition.
For a more comprehensive scan for MFT entries, you should take the image you just made over to a Windows machine and try GetDataBack for NTFS, it is the best recovery software that I know of.,,


I showed this picture to him after that to which he replied this:

,,ok so /dev/sda is the drive you need to clone. What you'll want to do is open up the file explorer on the task bar (right above firefox) and click on the eject button next to the DATA partition that is mounted, this will unmount the drive which you need to do first to clone it.
To test the health of the drive, you'll want to install gsmart control. You should be able to do this from a terminal to install it:
sudo apt-get install GsmartControl
That will add it to your programs taskbar, open it up, click on the drive, look at "attributes" tab to see if any are highlighted in red, if so you can infer that the drive is starting to fail. If not, it could still be starting to fail, but lets make an image of it before anything just to be safe.
Hook up your external drive, then view it in the file explorer, right click on empty space once navigated to the drive and say "open terminal here". If you don't have that option open up a terminal and run "lsblk" again to find the mountpoint of the external, then use "cd" to change directory to it. Ex:
cd /media/ubuntu/ExternalDriveName
Now like I said earlier, the drive you are cloning (/dev/sda) needs to be unmounted, so check again in file explorer to make sure there's no "eject" button next to the "DATA" partition, if there's no eject button next to it it's already unmounted, if there is then click it to unmount it.
Now time to start a clone. With the terminal window up, you should be CD'ed into the external drive, run the following command:
sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=recovery.img
This will start cloning /dev/sda (the drive with your data) to an image file on your external (recovery.img). As I mentioned, it will not show you progress of the clone, to see it open up a second terminal windows and copy and paste the following:
watch -n5 'sudo kill -USR1 $(pgrep ^dd)'
This will now give you a status update of the clone every 5 seconds in this terminal window.
If the clone stops due to read errors, let me know and I'll show you how to use DDRescue instead, it's a very similar process. If the clone does complete, let me know and I'll show you what you need to do next to attempt to recover the data from the image file.,,


I never done any of this before so I would like to hear your opinion before I do anything so I dont make the case even worse then before.
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17 Jul 2016   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate let us know and I really would like to see a readout using the Partition Wizard it is easier than getting into the Ubuntu stuff because a lot of it is run via a command prompt like set up as you have set out in your last reply.

Now I would rather you use this site than the Reddit because what they suggest and what we can see and suggest is just going to cause confusion.
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18 Jul 2016   #27
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I just got back from work, I booted the partition wizzard from the USB and I got to this screen. I have no idea what to look for so..
And yesterday before I went to bed I run the chkdsk couple more time just to see if the results would be the same. Here are the pics:

http://i.imgur.com/xPGcPDT.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XkAcKpA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/PJ6Kxe5.jpg
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18 Jul 2016   #28
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could move files/folders from the OS partition to the DATA partition, until you (re)move data from the OS partition you won't be able to run chkdsk properly and boot.
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18 Jul 2016   #29
Runatir

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Am I supposed to do it through the partiotion wizzard or should I boot up the ubuntu and try something there?

edit: I was wondering does do OS partition represent the C:drive? I am realy bad with this stuff so I wanted to ask if its maybe possible to tell from the pictures is there might be still some of my files to recover
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18 Jul 2016   #30
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
I was wondering does do OS partition represent the C:drive? I am realy bad with this stuff so I wanted to ask if its maybe possible to tell from the pictures is there might be still some of my files to recover
There are no drive letters so we can only assume.
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