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Windows 7: Laptop having Problems booting System recovery Error 0x80070003


04 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Laptop having Problems booting System recovery Error 0x80070003

I went to turn on my computer tonight and it wouldn't load the operating system, instead bringing me to the problem booting error screen where i can choose to do a system repair or start windows normally. Both options lead to it loading the windows system files and bringing me to the system repair. There's a box where i can pick the operating system, but there aren't any to select. When attempting to do any of the options in system recovery i either get the error 0x80070003, no operating system selected, or it just says i am unable to in the case of windows memory diagnostic. I have very little idea how to go about fixing this, and i don't know if hardware helps but my laptop is the Asus n56V.

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04 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Welcome and hopefully i can help you resolve this issue

Im assuming Windows 7 64bit is the operating system on your machine?

Do you have the Windows 7 disc also?
Firstly i suggest you boot in to the Advanced Boot Options screen by pressing F8 continuously at the Asus splash screen and select Last known Good configuration. If that doesnt work select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure and reboot your computer.






If you get a BSOD (Blue screen of death) upon reboot, like the one below, look up the stop code similar to the one here and post the code back.




Cheers Dave
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04 Jan 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phenom588 View Post
I went to turn on my computer tonight and it wouldn't load the operating system, instead bringing me to the problem booting error screen where i can choose to do a system repair or start windows normally. Both options lead to it loading the windows system files and bringing me to the system repair. There's a box where i can pick the operating system, but there aren't any to select. When attempting to do any of the options in system recovery i either get the error 0x80070003, no operating system selected, or it just says i am unable to in the case of windows memory diagnostic. I have very little idea how to go about fixing this, and i don't know if hardware helps but my laptop is the Asus n56V.
Boot to recovery options and select "command prompt".
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
Do you see the partitions on disk? What is drive letter of "system reserved" (if listed) and what is drive letter of the Windows 7 drive?

Code:
diskpart
sel vol c
det part
sel vol d
det part
sel vol e
det part
Which volume lists "active: yes"?
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04 Jan 2013   #4

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What happens if you run "startup repair" from recovery environment"? Click "view diagnostics results" to see what it did fix. 0x0 means no error... I'm only interested in other real problems.
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04 Jan 2013   #5

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memory check excutable is normally located on C drive. Maybe C:\boot\memtest.exe is not there. Or bootmenu looks to wrong partition. Or bootmenu is totally corrupt.

system restore isn't working because it doesn't know what Windows 7 instance to repair. Some people have 2 or more Windows 7 installs on 1 pc, so you must first select one. But that was impossible, because it didn't find one.

Windows recovery environment is also on C and boots fine, so I think pc still knows what's C and C is not totally corrupted. Correct partition is active, otherwise it didn't boot at all.

Do you have a Windows 7 system repair disk? Otherwise create one (on another system of course). System Repair Disc - Create
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04 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Alright I am very sorry for the late reply, and thank you for all the responses. I'll address each one in order.
  • @NorthernSoul55 - I tried both last known good configuration and Disable automatic restart on system failure but they didn't change anything.
  • @Kaktussoft - The only partion listed is E, and the type is DVD-ROM. I'm assuming that that means it isn't picking up the hard drive at all? When I tried the startup repair, it said that it was unable to repair it. It didn't do anything, and the root cause is hard drive not found.
  • I do not have the original windows 7 installation disk because the laptop came with it preinstalled and didn't have the disk. I can make a system repair disk, but my desktop right now is still running on xp 32 bit, so I'd need to do everything required to bring it up to windows 7 64bit. (I'm attempting to figure out how to split this up, sorry for the wall of text edit - list works =D)
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04 Jan 2013   #7

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Code:
 
diskpart
sel  disk  0
list  part
exit
What do you see?

Very strange you only see E. What the heck is C and D?
Are you booting from CD/DVD? I thought you were booting from HDD so C must exist!
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04 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Code:
 
diskpart
sel  disk  0
list  part
exit
What do you see?

Very strange you only see E. What the heck is C and D?
Are you booting from CD/DVD? I thought you were booting from HDD so C must exist!
It shows E, I went into the bios and there is no boot from the HDD. I think I am booting from the CD/DVD but there isn't anything in the tray. I also saw that the computer was using AHCI and I know my desktop uses IDE, would switching that do anything?
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04 Jan 2013   #9

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diskpart
list disk


how many disks?

diskpart
sel disk 0
list part


How many partitions?
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04 Jan 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phenom588 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Code:
 
diskpart
sel  disk  0
list  part
exit
What do you see?

Very strange you only see E. What the heck is C and D?
Are you booting from CD/DVD? I thought you were booting from HDD so C must exist!
It shows E, I went into the bios and there is no boot from the HDD. I think I am booting from the CD/DVD but there isn't anything in the tray. I also saw that the computer was using AHCI and I know my desktop uses IDE, would switching that do anything?
If there's no CD/DVD in tray it can't boot from it. No usb disk or stick conncted ... it can't boot from usb.

It is booting form HDD!
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