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Windows 7: "Startup repair" failing - hard disk space issue?

05 Apr 2015   #41
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
Hi Anna,


If your uncle is willing to let you delete the movies he downloaded.
You can do a Clean reinstall if you like: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Just make sure you he still have the product key of his Windows.
I have a sneaky feeling that's how this thread will end


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05 Apr 2015   #42
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I hope not. He has scans of family photos that aren't replaceable. No one else has them. That's why we're working so hard to get Windows to boot.

Now here's a kicker. I've deleted quite a few files. Yet the "Free" space hasn't changed at all. I'd like to try the Bios if someone can provide instructions on how to ensure C: is the drive booting?

Here's the photo of the hard drive size and free space... hasn't changed and I've deleted about 10 Gigs so far.


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05 Apr 2015   #43
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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HI : Have you checked in the bios to make sure your windows drive is set to BOOT first ? I had a windows update some months ago that on re-boot , no boot ... The boot changed in the bios to a old drive ..
I haven't checked the BIOS. Is it easy to get to through the command screen?

When you first try to start the computer , keep pressing delete , repeatedly (you might need to press some other button , depends on the computer brand ). then you should be able to enter the bios screen ..
Thank you. It's F8 on this laptop - and it takes me to the list beginning with "Safe Mode," etc. But I don't know where to go from there to check to make sure the laptop is booting the C: drive first.
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05 Apr 2015   #44
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Change to your c: drive again and do a
Code:
dir
at the bottom it should tell you the free space to, see if it's the same
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05 Apr 2015   #45
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

that screenshot does not mean that 1024KB is Free.
It is the Volume or capacity of your entire disk that is shown.

Your main problem is that you cannot boot into windows.
On the post where you have accessed C:\ try running this command: SFC /SCANNOW
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I am thinking it is a problem of windows. or that the HDD is failing.
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05 Apr 2015   #46
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

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I haven't checked the BIOS. Is it easy to get to through the command screen?

When you first try to start the computer , keep pressing delete , repeatedly (you might need to press some other button , depends on the computer brand ). then you should be able to enter the bios screen ..
Thank you. It's F8 on this laptop - and it takes me to the list beginning with "Safe Mode," etc. But I don't know where to go from there to check to make sure the laptop is booting the C: drive first.
Hopefully after all you deleted it should start normal
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05 Apr 2015   #47
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

This one is what you really need, I am certain you can fix that problem using this method by brink: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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05 Apr 2015   #48
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Im not sure if this command will work but try this command
Code:
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\cleanmgr.exe /cDrive 
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05 Apr 2015   #49
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks all. Trying these commands now...
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05 Apr 2015   #50
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Have you tried to start it normally yet
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