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23 Mar 2012   #11
TerDale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Kaktussoft,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
did you do the sfc/scannow command from "repair disk", "installation dvd", or by pressing F8 and enter "repair computer"? Don't do it using F8 as most of the time sfc/scannow doesn't work then. Sure your prompt was X: instead of C: when doing the command? Do a DIR C:\ in "recovery environment" to be very sure C: is indeed windows partition
Don't remember exactly if it was via F8 or DVD, so I'll retry it as per your recommendations, and will report the result here, thanks.


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23 Mar 2012   #12
TerDale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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I found him waiting for him to show
Thanks man!
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23 Mar 2012   #13
Kaktussoft

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in recovery environment do
dir d:\
dir e:\
dir f:\

so you know what driveletters mean in recovery environment.
chkdsk/f c:
chkdsk/f d:
chkdsk/f e:
etc

any errors? files are still on disk?
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23 Mar 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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in recovery environment->command prompt:
bcdedit /enum all >C:\mybcd.txt
then copy to some usb stick
COPY C:\mybcd.txt Q:\
if Q is drive letter of usb stick
now you ca delete mybcd.txt
DEL C:\mybcd.txt

put usb stick in another machine and post the file
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23 Mar 2012   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
sfc /scannow /offbootdir:c:\ /offwindir:c:\windows, as per one of your tutorials, but was told that it could not start the repair service,
o sfc /scannow, but I'm always told that a system repair is pending and that I must reboot and try again...

did you do the sfc/scannow command from "repair disk", "installation dvd", or by pressing F8 and enter "repair computer"? Don't do it using F8 as most of the time sfc/scannow doesn't work then. Sure your prompt was X: instead of C: when doing the command? Do a DIR C:\ in "recovery environment" to be very sure C: is indeed windows partition
dont use sfc /scannow as it scans the recovery environment itself!!
use the offbootdir options
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23 Mar 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

-safe mode still gives you a BSOD?
-normal boot still works (but is behaving strange at logon screen)?
So the bcd store (bootmenu) is still there. I thought you renamed it (not smart as the system was booting)
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23 Mar 2012   #17
TerDale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OK, so:
- rebooted with installation DVD
- open command prompt
- at X: prompt, dir c:, Windows partition right there
- sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\Windows
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
> Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
- sfc /scannow
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
told that a system repair is pending and that I must reboot and try again..
- so, rebooted with DVD again
- command prompt again
- sfc /scannow
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
told that a system repair is pending and that I must reboot and try again..

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23 Mar 2012   #18
TerDale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Kaktussoft,

I still have to do chkdsk, bcdedit stuff as requested, I'll let you know in a few minutes
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23 Mar 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TerDale View Post
OK, so:
- rebooted with installation DVD
- open command prompt
- at X: prompt, dir c:, Windows partition right there
- sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\Windows
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
> Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
- sfc /scannow
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
told that a system repair is pending and that I must reboot and try again..
- so, rebooted with DVD again
- command prompt again
- sfc /scannow
> Beginning system scan...
then, after 2 or 3 secs:
told that a system repair is pending and that I must reboot and try again..

sfc /scannow doesn't work and it worked it checks the recovery environment itself!

so use: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\Windows
as you did as well. I'll google for answers
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23 Mar 2012   #20
TerDale

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
in recovery environment->command prompt:
bcdedit /enum all >C:\mybcd.txt
then copy to some usb stick
COPY C:\mybcd.txt Q:\
if Q is drive letter of usb stick
now you ca delete mybcd.txt
DEL C:\mybcd.txt

put usb stick in another machine and post the file
How do you spell Murphy's Law?
- inserted my USB key in a USB slot
- looking for it, tried all letters, not found
- changed slot: not better
- rebooted recovery env. with USB key inserted
- not better

Chkdsk currently running on the different drives...
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