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Windows 7: Startup Error Please Help Immediately :(

31 Aug 2010   #1
Elishafanz

Windows 7 x86
 
 
Startup Error Please Help Immediately :(

Yesterday, my win7 has suddenly crushed after a restart. I didn't understand what happened. I haven't installed or uninstalled a program or plugged a device. The black screen about recovery comes. http://www.withinwindows.com/wp-cont...8/12/menu3.png. When I tried to restore windows it shows 0 mb partition and the C: drive is missing. It show 0 mb partition and the drive is "C:". I've tried bootrec and bootsect commands but the situation didn't change. Also I tried with a Vista dvd but it doesn't help. I've many important files in the pc, I don't have a chance to format my pc. Please somebody help..

Btw, I'm using Sony Vaio notebook.


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31 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

See what happens in safe mode.
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31 Aug 2010   #3
LEWke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Starter x86
 
 

Hi,
If safemode doesn't give you a solution, maybe a "startup repair" can help you? See tutorials here: Startup Repair
Kind reg,
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31 Aug 2010   #4
Elishafanz

Windows 7 x86
 
 

When I run the windows in safe mode the installation window comes. 2 options installing or repairing but I can't repair because of partition problem. It's just like missing operating system but something different. Btw, there is no repair option for me in the advanced boot options. http://cranialtrauma.co.uk/wordpress...artup-menu.png (at the top)
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31 Aug 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Do you have a Seven install DVD? Did you buy a DVD and install yourself or the OS came preinstalled?
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31 Aug 2010   #6
Elishafanz

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Yes I've seven install dvd. It came as preinstalled but I've formatted it and installed by myself.
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31 Aug 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Anything on your hard drive that you cannot lose. Pics, documents, etc?
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31 Aug 2010   #8
Elishafanz

Windows 7 x86
 
 

I have important docs on the C: drive. The notebook is my father's I don't know what to do
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31 Aug 2010   #9
Elishafanz

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Btw, when startup repair is done. It helps nothing but it says:

Root cause found:
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No OS Files found on disk.

Repair action:Partition table repair
Result:Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 672723 ms

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I'm planning to unplug and plug the hdd.. Does it help ?
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31 Aug 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I do not know what happened to you C drive and the OS, but I am sure that it is there just not recognized. I am reluctant to give too much advice, since a misunderstanding or even a mistake by either one of us can cause you to lose your documents. May I suggest:
Uninstall the Hard Drive put in another computer to back up the documents.

Are you proficient enought to install ubuntu to regain your documents?
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