|28 Aug 2011||#1|
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Disk Read Error - Can you Spot Anything Wrong with this Sceencap?
Well it has been a fun couple of days!
Trying to restore a mistake on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 hard drive that Ubuntu started to overwrite.
So far I have
1. Backed-up / Copied all my files so whatever is done to this HD is ok.
2. Restored the partitions
3. Tried FixMBR / FixBoot / Chkdsk / Rebuildbcd
In the recovery console it sees my OS just fine
But when I boot my Dell XPS desktop after post it says 'Disk Read Error' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.
I don't think it has anything to do with the bios - I've put the hard drive in another dell and it did the same thing (tried different Sata cables too).
I think there is a peice I'm missing somewhere with these partitions (see attached). I currently have my non-booting drive in another dell and you can see it as Disk 1 in the screen shot.
Any suggestions for getting this thing back to booting? I can access all the files from it fine when I have on this computer (as the 2nd hdd) which leads me to believe there is just a boot issue somewhere.
Can I repair install Windows 7 on this hd even though it is the 2nd hard drive on the computer?
I'm trying to avoiding a wipe and reinstalling all the programs so I'm hoping I can somehow fix this last peice.
Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!
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|29 Aug 2011||#2|
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Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
2) Fix MBR.
3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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