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Windows 7: Missing Operating System/Startup Repair Failure

16 Jan 2015   #1
Jmosph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Missing Operating System/Startup Repair Failure

Hi, I apologize if this isn't the right subforum but I saw a couple old posts about this in General.

Yesterday one of my kittens knocked my laptop off my chair causing it to hit my PC tower on the way to the ground. My tower immediately froze and when I went to restart it manually I accidentally pushed the reset button instead. (It's the button on the right) Upon doing this my computer restarted and gave me the Missing Operating System error.

Since then I have tried several things from pressing F8 and specifying the drive to boot from, to entering several commands listed here to booting from my Win7 disk and running startup repair. This final option I did a couple times last night rather uneventfully but today it failed. Under problem details it gave me this:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 02: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 0
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: unknown
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I don't know if this information is relevant or helpful but I thought I'd include it anyway v0v

edit: I just told Windows to go ahead look for a solution and it claims I have an attached device that needs to be removed, which I don't.

edit2: Would a total reinstallation of Win7 fix the problem?

Any advice is appreciated.


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16 Jan 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

First, I would open the tower and check to see if all the connections to the hard drive, etc. are still secure.
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16 Jan 2015   #3
Jmosph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah I did that too and everything seems ok but I'm not entirely sure. I have a couple buddies who build and might get them to look at it.
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16 Jan 2015   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Boot to system recovery options (OPTION TWO) System Recovery Options and select "command prompt"

Code:
dir  c:\users
dir  d:\users
Do you see you user account?
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16 Jan 2015   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there.

Ensure that the boot disk's partition is marked as ACTIVE although why this should have changed ???? == Beware of "CAT POWER" !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Jan 2015   #6
Jmosph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot to system recovery options (OPTION TWO) System Recovery Options and select "command prompt"

Code:
dir  c:\users
dir  d:\users
Do you see you user account?

for dir c:\users I get: The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

for dir d:\users I got: The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.
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16 Jan 2015   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

in that command prompt do:
Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
list part
exit
How many partitions?
Code:
diskpart
select vol c
detail part
select vol d
detail part
exit
File system is nfts? post camshot
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16 Jan 2015   #8
Jmosph

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there.

Ensure that the boot disk's partition is marked as ACTIVE although why this should have changed ???? == Beware of "CAT POWER" !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
Done, although I have two ~120 GB SSDs that have always acted as one disk and this failed on the first saying 'There is no partition selected' when I tried to select one but it worked for the second disk. Entirely not sure if this makes a difference.
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16 Jan 2015   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
What drive letter has the win7 partition (look at the size to determine what it is)
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16 Jan 2015   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jmosph View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there.

Ensure that the boot disk's partition is marked as ACTIVE although why this should have changed ???? == Beware of "CAT POWER" !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
Done, although I have two ~120 GB SSDs that have always acted as one disk and this failed on the first saying 'There is no partition selected' when I tried to select one but it worked for the second disk. Entirely not sure if this makes a difference.
Are the two SSD's mirrored or striped? So ... is it RAID 0 or RAID 1?
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