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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit Home premium Wont Boot Up...help!

01 Oct 2011   #11
geek420

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Since the drive tests you did indicate a failed drive, it may not be possible to recover your files with "normal" means. If you can't access/read the drive from another drive with Ubuntu you'll most likely have to get professional forensics help to recover. IT is VERY expensive.
Either
...Should i clone hard disk or Create an image of my hard disk?

OR

Should i go for ubuntu to back up my data...?


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01 Oct 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

If you can get any function out of the HD such as to clone or test it using Hitachi Fitness Test then you can copy out your files using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD, or free Paragon Rescue CD. Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
Paragon Rescue CD

If so, I would copy out my files now then run the bootable Hitachi HD diagnostics repeatedly to see if it will repair.

Have you correctly burned the Hitachi DFT ISO to a CD using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn? If so boot it and see if it recognizes HD. Is HD also seen in BIOS setup?
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01 Oct 2011   #13
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I would download ubuntu 10.10 and the burn it to cd. Boot up and select use ubuntu without install. After it boots as long as the hard drive isn't completely borked (not likely) you will have access to all the files. Just open the file manager and locate your ntsf volume (pretty easy). Navigate through the folders and copy and paste to a usb and then try to re install windows.
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02 Oct 2011   #14
geek420

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thank you guys for your support.. i have been able to access my hard drive through ubuntu...i have saved all of my important data in an external hard drive..
Now i would like to ask if there is any way i could fix my windows boot up problem or repair hard disk bad sectors using ubuntu?
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02 Oct 2011   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Try this article

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geek420 View Post
Thank you guys for your support.. i have been able to access my hard drive through ubuntu...i have saved all of my important data in an external hard drive..
Now i would like to ask if there is any way i could fix my windows boot up problem or repair hard disk bad sectors using ubuntu?
Depends on how confident you feel (about using Linux and the Terminal).

If you are sure that you have saved everything important, you can try the procedure described in this article:
Ubuntu+disk+tool+repair+ntfs | Laptop Driver, Computer Software, Smartphone Apps

Note:
I haven't tried this procedure. Use at your own discretion.


I think there is an error/omission in the description.

I think that this command:
sudo lilo -M /dev/ mbr
Should actually read:
sudo lilo -M /dev/<device name> mbr
He also describes some things strangely.

He wrote:
"Replace <device name> with your Windows partition (e.g. /dev/sda2) and hit Enter."
IMO, he should have written:
"Replace /dev/<device name> with your Windows partition (e.g. /dev/sda2) and hit Enter."
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02 Oct 2011   #16
geek420

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geek420 View Post
Thank you guys for your support.. i have been able to access my hard drive through ubuntu...i have saved all of my important data in an external hard drive..
Now i would like to ask if there is any way i could fix my windows boot up problem or repair hard disk bad sectors using ubuntu?
Depends on how confident you feel (about using Linux and the Terminal).

If you are sure that you have saved everything important, you can try the procedure described in this article:
Ubuntu+disk+tool+repair+ntfs | Laptop Driver, Computer Software, Smartphone Apps

Note:
I haven't tried this procedure. Use at your own discretion.


I think there is an error/omission in the description.

I think that this command:
sudo lilo -M /dev/ mbr
Should actually read:
sudo lilo -M /dev/<device name> mbr
He also describes some things strangely.

He wrote:
"Replace <device name> with your Windows partition (e.g. /dev/sda2) and hit Enter."
IMO, he should have written:
"Replace /dev/<device name> with your Windows partition (e.g. /dev/sda2) and hit Enter."

I have just tried this procedure...but still BSOD comes up with Unmountable_Boot_Volume error...

well by using ubuntu 11.04 disk utility i have found that my hard disk has 917663 bad sectors..

Is there any command to fix these bad sectors using ubuntu? i have heard about fsck or something like that...?

Or

Should i use "HDD Regenerator" to repair my hard disk boot sectors?
i have heard that it fixes some of the bad sectors....
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02 Oct 2011   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Another option would be to take the drive out and slave it into another PC. Then use that PC's OS to copy any data you can to another drive. Once you have recovered what you can, erase the drive and junk it. Then replace it with a new one.
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02 Oct 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Why are you using Linux tools on Win7? This is a Win7 forum.

I gave you the steps to copy out your data using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD which is just as simple.

We have been waiting for you to run the Hitachi Drive Fitness test, perhaps the very best extended HD diagnostics and repair scan in the business.

Instead of using another OS's tools, please focus on burning the HDFT ISO file to DVD using Windows Image Burner or Imgburn, booting it and running the Extended test.
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02 Oct 2011   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
If he doesn't have another Windows PC ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why are you using Linux tools on Win7? This is a Win7 forum.
He can run Linux off of a CD (no HDD required).

I had a version of Windows that would run from a CD (many years ago) but I haven't' heard of any new versions (Vista or Windows 7) that do it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Instead of using another OS's tools, please focus on burning the HDFT ISO file to DVD using Windows Image Burner or Imgburn, booting it and running the Extended test.
If he doesn't have another Windows PC, how is he going to create a DVD using Windows tools (Windows Image Burner or Imgburn)?
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02 Oct 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

He would need to find another computer to burn the HD test, just as he would to burn a Linux disk. Being able to fix serious problems such as this require access to another computer for these reasons.
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