Wasn't sure where to post this. I'm hoping someone has an idea because I have tried many things and not yet found a solution anywhere.
I have Vista installed on a 750GB hard drive with a second partition. I created a 3rd partition. I then do a clean install of Win 7 from the upgrade DVD on the 3rd partition. Install runs smoothly. I can then boot into Win 7 from the boot menu. I successfully register Win 7.
At this point all is well. But I get to a point where Win 7 is hosed. It took several iterations of wiping the partition and reinstalling Win 7 to figure it out. What happens is when I go to install the Windows Updates, after I reboot I get a message to the effect of "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency" yada yada. It refers to my Win 7 partition. Now if I skip it and boot up to Win 7 I already have some problem. Can't remember exactly what errors I get at this point. When I reboot I get the same message. If I let it do the chkdsk, one thing I notice is that there are many entries to the effect of "Deleting Index Entry...in index $I30 of file..."
When I boot up all kinds of problems. Some of the problems are that I can't run Windows update. Says that "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer" But I checked and the service is running. Another problem..if I try to download a file I can't. I get an error when it gets to the point of letting me where to choose to save the file. I've also seen errors with Code 80070571 and Code C8000211.
Sometime I can not longer even boot into Win 7 after all that mess. Meanwhile I can continue to successfully boot into Vista.
The ONLY way I can fix at this point is to completely wipe or just format my Windows 7 partition and reinstall.
I've tried installing the Win Updates one-by-one and reboot after each. It's happened for different ones so not specific. Only consistent thing is that all is fine until I start trying to install the Windows Updates.
I've wasted way to much time trying to track this down. Until I find a solution I won't be able to move to Windows 7.
Any ideas out there for me?