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Windows 7: Window 7 harddisk preventing start up need help to repair!!!!

14 Apr 2012   #11
SodaDrop

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

i lost the key im guessing he best choice is get a new one?


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14 Apr 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can't activate any new install without a valid Product Key.

You might be able to fish it out of your system with a program such as Jelly Bean.

If not, you have to buy a new one.
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14 Apr 2012   #13
SodaDrop

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

how can i use this program if i cant get past the system recovery option? i cant get into safe mode or anything it stays on the system recovery optiom is their another way i can use this program thru the system recovery option?
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14 Apr 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SodaDrop View Post
how can i use this program if i cant get past the system recovery option? i cant get into safe mode or anything it stays on the system recovery optiom is their another way i can use this program thru the system recovery option?

Are you referring to Jelly Bean??

If you cannot get into Windows, I don't think you can use it.

But other programs, such as Recover Keys, can supposedly be used from a USB stick. I don't know. I keep track of my keys and have never even used Jelly Bean, let alone Recover Keys.

I think Recover Keys costs money. You can google for it and find it easily. I have no idea if it is worthwhile or will solve any of your problems.
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14 Apr 2012   #15
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

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Soda
I have re read your initial post and see that your windows directory resides on partition D of your HDD.
Do you remember if it was effectively on D or on C partition?
Maybe it's a default to MBR?
Or from your last line in the report : BAD HDD
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System Dusk = \Device\Harddisk0
Window directory = D:\Windows
AutoChk Run= 0
Number of root causes = 1
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14 Apr 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SodaDrop View Post
i was updating it while i accidently hit the power source button in the back which i thought no problem rebooting but it suddenly prevent it from starting up so i ran the startup repair and it told me to either contact your system admin or compter manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk
I think you likely bricked your HDD. If you have access to another computer you can try putting the drive in it and see if you can reformat it and then do a fresh install.
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17 Apr 2012   #17
SodaDrop

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

can i just put in the windows 7 installer cd and just reinstall it without losing any of the files i have on the pc? I found my product key but i lost the cd, could i just borrow someone else cd and still use my same product key or do i have to get a whole new one?
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17 Apr 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you install Windows 7 by performing a custom installation and don't format the partition during the installation process, files that were used in your previous version of Windows are stored in the Windows.old folder.

But I wouldn't count on that working. It should, but I'd rather have my own backup.

You might be able to use a borrowed DVD, but you would have to use your own Product Key to activate.

Did you buy that PC or build it? If you bought it, what brand is it?
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17 Apr 2012   #19
SodaDrop

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

i rebuilt it myself but it was orginally a IBM, is that gonna be a problem when i put in the dvd?
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17 Apr 2012   #20
TGSoldier

 
 

You can reinstall windows without losing your files , but like ignatzatsonic said, I won't count on it.

Your best bet would be as Britton30 said. To put the hard drive in another computer and copy off the information.

From the command prompt, have you tried running chkdsk /r?
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