Quote: Originally Posted by freelancepolice
It's a gigabyte mobo, dual core 1.6ghz, three hard drives (two maxtor 120 and a seagate 240 gig)
The OS harddrive is a clean install onto one of the 120 gig maxtors.
I've booted into a windows 7 DVD and tried to run the repair utility but it doesn't find the OS and instead gives me the message "The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility" several times (it even says the same for D: as well even though there's no windows installation on my d
The startup repair tool says it can't be repaired. When I check the details it says "repair offline" and "cannot find OS installed" or something similar.
Here are some of the things other have tried from Googling the error code:
Open the bios menu. First, determine which hard drive is first in boot order ... you want your Windows 7 (or the "Active, Primary" partition with the boot code) hard drive first. Note: if you have a boot menu F-key (F12?) and can select to boot from your DVD drive, put the hard drive first in boot order. Otherwise, the DVD will need to be first to boot to your repair DVD.
Remove any USB devices, maybe disable usb temporarily, disconnect from your network cable, re-try booting to the DVD and repair / rebuild.
I might also suggest for diagnostic purposes to shutdown the computer and unplug the other hard drives to see if Windows will boot when it is the only hard drive.
Please let us know if any of this helps?