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Windows 7: Failed to Find OS Load. Startup Repair FAILED


05 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Failed to Find OS Load. Startup Repair FAILED

I am currently using windows 7 ultimate x64. I was in the middle of a process restoring my computer to a few days back and suddenly it froze. i did a power shut down and when i turned it back on, i wasn't able to get back into windows. i was brought to startup repair and it gave me errors. 'Boot manager failed to find OS loader." there was options for restoring, but all my restore points were gone. recovery wasn't able to find image backup. "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" so i did some research before i came here. i was told to go into safe mode to restore, but whenever i enter safe mode, startup repair would take over and shows the same errors,also i read a tutorial using a repair disc ( made a copy of it on someone elses ultimate x64 computer) and i get the 0x00000e9 error if i boot from disc. what can i do? as of now i dont have the installation disc with me. i wont be able to get hold of it until tomorrow. theres a lot of important files in that hard drive and i really cant lose any. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.


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05 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you can't use a system repair disk, then you could simply reinstall Windows on the same hard drive. You don't need to format the hard drive during installation, just select your main hard drive and install, that way you can preserve your files. The files will be in "Windows.Old" after installation in your "Local Disk".

Also, make sure your repair CD is 64-bit, like your system. Try to access your BIOS, by pressing the "Delete" key; it's different for various mktherboards, and select your CD-ROM to be first to boot. Might help, I'm not sure. If it helps, we'll start from there.

You'll want to select "Command Prompt" from the repair disk, we'll need it.
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05 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
If you can't use a system repair disk, then you could simply reinstall Windows on the same hard drive. You don't need to format the hard drive during installation, just select your main hard drive and install, that way you can preserve your files. The files will be in "Windows.Old" after installation in your "Local Disk".

Also, make sure your repair CD is 64-bit, like your system. Try to access your BIOS, by pressing the "Delete" key; it's different for various mktherboards, and select your CD-ROM to be first to boot. Might help, I'm not sure. If it helps, we'll start from there.

You'll want to select "Command Prompt" from the repair disk, we'll need it.
How do i preform the install without formatting my other drive? what options do i pick? i booted from the disc and i get the same errors when i try system repair. what commands should i use in command prompt? thanks im tryna get this all sort out
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05 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Download, burn to CD or write to flash stick and run a full scan with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to rule out infection. If it's infected then cleaning it up may allow Startup Repair to repair damaged System files when run a few times. But it's a long shot.

You can copy out your files using the DVD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then boot the DVD to clean reinstall following these steps to get a Perfect Reinstall

If you find infection you should wipe the HD as an extra precaution: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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05 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garlickk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
If you can't use a system repair disk, then you could simply reinstall Windows on the same hard drive. You don't need to format the hard drive during installation, just select your main hard drive and install, that way you can preserve your files. The files will be in "Windows.Old" after installation in your "Local Disk".

Also, make sure your repair CD is 64-bit, like your system. Try to access your BIOS, by pressing the "Delete" key; it's different for various mktherboards, and select your CD-ROM to be first to boot. Might help, I'm not sure. If it helps, we'll start from there.

You'll want to select "Command Prompt" from the repair disk, we'll need it.
How do i preform the install without formatting my other drive? what options do i pick? i booted from the disc and i get the same errors when i try system repair. what commands should i use in command prompt? thanks im tryna get this all sort out
A user above my comment suggested something that might help, I suggest you do that first before attempting my suggestion.

Here's a tutorial from Microsoft which will or might repair your start up issues. I've used it before, and I can vouch for it, it worked for me when I had trouble.

If nothing works for you, then here's the last suggestion I can provide. All you need to do is reinstall your operating system. Just insert your Windows 7 install CD and boot from it.

When you're given choices on where to install Windows 7, select the hard drive you want to use. If it's the one with all of your files, it's all right, you can keep them. Just select that card drive and click next, or OK. A windows will pop up warning you that there are files there. You need to click OK, the box only says that ALL of the files will be moved to Windows.Old folder in your Local Disk.
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06 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i did a fresh install with a window.old folder...thanks! now i could organize my stuff easily.
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06 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garlickk View Post
i did a fresh install with a window.old folder...thanks! now i could organize my stuff easily.
I guess it's easier that way, glad you solved your problem.
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