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Windows 7: Advanced boot with repair partition does not show repair option.

01 Jul 2012   #1
SuperTechyCow

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Advanced boot with repair partition does not show repair option.

(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.


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01 Jul 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SuperTechyCow View Post
(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.
Visit the following site;

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

HTH
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent
From you post.
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Are you saying their is no operating system on this hard drive.
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01 Jul 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Once the partition is recovered (unless it was somehow scrambled PW will restore it) then if it won't start work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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03 Jul 2012   #5
SuperTechyCow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SuperTechyCow View Post
(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.
Visit the following site;

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

HTH
Her Asus lacks a disk drive, which is one of my problems. She also never made a backup disk of her computer.

However, when I plug in her computer to mine, I see the recovery partition. It simply does not show in the advanced menu. Can I copy the recovery partition from her drive to mine in such a way that I can fix her disk using it?

Can I also access the command promp from her ASUS without the need of a recovery disk?

Thanks a ton for the help.
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03 Jul 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

That is not going to work.

Did you plug her HD into your PC? Can you see her data to copy it out now?

I'd return the HD to her computer, then write the latest installer ISO for her licensed version to flash stick, boot it and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - everything you need is in the link so read it carefully to ask back any other questions.
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04 Jul 2012   #7
SuperTechyCow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Alright. She took it to an Asus office and they're going to return it t her tomorrow.

Thanks for the help. :>
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