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Windows 7: Windows 7 Won't Work

27 Aug 2010   #1
WireFrame

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Won't Work

I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I could not load into Windows so I tried the command prompt and did DISKPART, and activated a hidden partition, which is the E Drive.

Now the problem is I cannot get back into the Command Prompt because I believe the E Drive is activated and not the C Drive.

I have the Toshiba Recovery Disk, but when I load it up, it goes to the Starting Windows screen and then after that, a black screen with only the mouse arrow.

Also, going through Safe Mode gets me back to the Starting Windows screen and then the black screen again.

I think I need to get into the Command Prompt to fix the DISKPART to activate the C Drive, but I'm not sure.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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27 Aug 2010   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can you get your hands on a W7 installation DVD?

If you can, the following will get you to DISKPART so you can correct the error:

1. Boot with the W7 DVD

2. Language Screen > Next > Choose: "Repair Your Computer"

3. Searches for windows installations > Lists them if any > Option Window

4. Select: "Use Recovery Tools" > Next

5. "System Recovery Options" window > Choose: "Command Prompt"

6. @ Command Prompt type: diskpart > ENTER
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28 Aug 2010   #3
WireFrame

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit
 
 

Thanks TVeblen for your reply.

I got to the TOSHIBA Recovery Wizard and it gets 100% done, but then gets an Error.

Error : 10-FC12-FFFF

Also I get a pop-up.

TOSIMAGEX.EXE - Corrupt File

Got any ideas how to get passed this error?

Thanks again.
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28 Aug 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Follow TVeblen's advice through again, only this time type in

sfc /scannow

instead of "diskpart".
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28 Aug 2010   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is the Toshiba Recovery Wizard a tool used to restore the laptop to it's original factory condition? Or is there a diagnostic function to it as well?

If you are trying to restore to when you bought it it makes sense that it would fail because the hard drive partition you are trying to restore to is not active.

By using a W7 install DVD you can by-pass the "corrupted" hard drive completely and correct the error from the program running from the DVD - either Diskpart, or SFC (System File Checker).

Can you get your hands on a DVD?
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28 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WireFrame View Post
I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I could not load into Windows so I tried the command prompt and did DISKPART, and activated a hidden partition, which is the E Drive.
I also have a Toshiba laptop. The first thing I did was to to get rid of the recovery partition since I had absolutely no desire to restore my computer to Toshiba's collection of trial software.

Do you have a Win 7 DVD?
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28 Aug 2010   #7
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I think that you need a Windows 7 Disc (DVD).
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28 Aug 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Download a repair disk and run the commands from there.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
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28 Aug 2010   #9
WireFrame

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit
 
 

Thanks for the help everyone.

I ran Startup Repair and it finished. But now on Boot Up it gives me a Windows Boot Manager screen which says:

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.


Any way around this? It seems like I am getting closer to solving it.

Thanks.
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28 Aug 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have a Win 7 DVD?
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