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Windows 7: Damaged Blocks Detected in HD Tune, Failure to Boot

08 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Since I'm running XP off of a separate HDD to use my PC right now, what command should I use so CMD scans the correct HDD (I:)? And I assume that there no such "Run as Admin" required while using XP.

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08 Oct 2012   #12

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64

Mm, I've never run sfc across OS version before, not even sure it can be done, but you can run it from a Windows 7 installation DVD:
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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08 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It's fixed! though I'm not 100% sure what fixed it as I tried multiple things before checking. I'll try and go over everything to help those with the same or similar issue.

I booted into my Windows 7 repair disc and entered the following codes in Command Prompt;

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootsect /nt60 all
then rebooted back into the repair disc and entered the following into Command Prompt;

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows
Finally, I rebooted one more time and allowed it to attempt to repair the start up problems it was detecting.

The only remaining issues are;
  • The boot logo/screen has changed from the sexy glowing orbs to the infamous Vista start screen. I'm not sure whether I want to attempt to fix this or not simply because I'm a bit paranoid to mess with anything boot related right now.

  • The boot screen disappears quite quickly in comparison to usual, leaving me with a few scary seconds of staring at a black screen before the Welcome Screen appears.

Also, for whatever reason when running the SFC scan it said that some things could not be fixed and to check the CBS log.
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