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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot correctly; OS is not recognized

16 Oct 2016   #1
InTheMood

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 does not boot correctly; OS is not recognized

Hey guys, I was just browsing the internet last night, and the computer froze on me. I hard-killed it, and tried to turn it on normally. It didn't work, and once I rebooted again, it led me to "start windows normally" and "start up repair tool". It didn't recognize my OS, and I didn't know what devices to load, so I clicked next. It led me to the advanced system recovery options (startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, and command prompt). I've tried every single one of them, and none of them work except for command prompt.



I started looking up what to do when you're at the command prompt, but I have no partitions, and when I tried to create one, it said it couldn't because of an I/O device error.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!


Thank you.


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16 Oct 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Its one of two things either the disk is faulty or its lost the partitions make free bootble cd and try recovering partitions Free Bootable Partition Recovery Tool Recovers Lost Partition without Windows
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16 Oct 2016   #3
InTheMood

Windows 7
 
 

I burned the minitool partition wizard to the CD, but I don't know what to do from there.

I put the CD in the faulty laptop, and restarted, but it still asks me to choose "start windows normally" or "start repair"
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16 Oct 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

To boot from a device other than the default:
- Enter BIOS and select the one you want to boot from
- During POST press F12 to bring the boot menu (it can be another key depending of your computer)

Once booted from the CD study the minitool partition wizard program before attempting to fix your HDD
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16 Oct 2016   #5
InTheMood

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for replying. How do I select the one I want to boot from on BIOS?
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16 Oct 2016   #6
InTheMood

Windows 7
 
 

I'm also concerned that I did not burn the CD correctly. I took the downloaded minitool partition file and transferred it straight to the CD. When I checked the CD on another laptop, the file contained is: pwfree91 (application). Was that the right thing to do?
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16 Oct 2016   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It wont boot like that you need the http://www.partitionwizard.com/downl...free91-x86.iso then use cd writing software to write the cd you cant copy the file. There is a video on the How to recover lost or deleted partition..mp4 - YouTube
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16 Oct 2016   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

To recover a partition is a quite risky operation.
To be sincere, by your posts I can see that you don't have the skills to do it (no offense).
I'll recommend you to ask a friend for help.
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16 Oct 2016   #9
InTheMood

Windows 7
 
 

thank you for your guys' input. I will proceed to alter the cd, and if that doesn't work, consult a professional.

Thanks!

Will update post on decision
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