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Windows 7: How Best Repair after Disk Failure

23 Feb 2010   #1
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 
How Best Repair after Disk Failure

My SSD failed but I got it back up again by running checkdisk on a laptop. It is not entirely problem free though. Cannot get IE8 working, it crashes on the spot I open it. I have so far been happy not to gain any experience from a disk failure. What would be the best way to repair? I am thinking it is difficult to know what was damaged and just backing a restore point could pehaps be dangerous.

What about SFC, could this be done without risk, you think?
Otherwise a Startup Repair or any other suggestion?

Thanks for any help.



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23 Feb 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Submarine, sorry to hear of your trouble mate.


I'd try a system restore first (to a point before the issue) and then a sfc /scannow.

System Restore

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Startup Repair


Let us know how it sorts out.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

You think System Restore is safe? I worry a bit the shadow copy could be more damaged than W7 itself. Do not know if SFC checks its own integrity somehow.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am confident in system restore. It should not be used on a daily basis, but if you have a problem, that is the easy way out. If it does not repair, you lost nothing.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I am confident in system restore. It should not be used on a daily basis, but if you have a problem, that is the easy way out. If it does not repair, you lost nothing.

What he said!
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23 Feb 2010   #6
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Submarine View Post
You think System Restore is safe? I worry a bit the shadow copy could be more damaged than W7 itself. Do not know if SFC checks its own integrity somehow.
Hi Submarine,

If you are weary about System Restore, here is a resource to rest your mind: System Restore: frequently asked questions.

If the System Restore does not fix your problem, you can choose an advanced recovery method: Choosing an advanced recovery method.

Good Luck!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Micorsoft Windows Outreach
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23 Feb 2010   #7
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

OK, maybe system restore will work. My disk was quite corrupt though, it could not even be seen from Vista or from an installation disk. Not even on the laptop it showed up from a command prompt. Checkdisk recovered what it could and marked parts as bad, and disk was bootable again.
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23 Feb 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you got the data you need off of it and backed up before you do anything, just to be on the safe side?
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24 Feb 2010   #9
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Yes all data is safe. Only PS, Spyder3 and printer utilities installed. I will try to back a restore point.
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24 Feb 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you take my advice and use system restore, be sure to use a point far enough that it is prior to the problem. When given the choice of Restore points, you will see a box that if checked will give additional points, be sure to check it.
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