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Windows 7: Windows recovery USB error?


27 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows recovery USB error?

Im running in Ubuntu and Made a USB recovery to get my Windows partition back from SFS. I changed the type to NTFS via testdisk. I loaded the recovery software once and tried to do a repair. It restarted and now when I try to boot the USB it brings up the Windows bootloader with a 0xc0000098 error that has to do with boot/BCD. Any ideas how I can get my Windows partition back from this point?

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27 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

If the Repair CD finds a Windows 7 installation to repair, then you may have to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the System boot files to the Windows 7 partition.

One of the few occasions when Windows 7 is irreparable in this scenario is when GRUB is on the HD as it can corrupt Windows 7 beyond repair. You may need to wipe the HD with Diskpart to overwrite GRUB corruption then reinstall.

Then it's best to install Linux distros on a separate HD booted via BIOS to protect Windows 7 from GRUB corruption.
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27 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have grub but Im still able to view all of my C:/ via testdisk. And there is an OS filesystem mounted in ubuntu with some chkdsk files inside a System volume info folder. I was able to boot the USB before but now can't? This doesnt have to do with the BCD on the flash drive?
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27 Jan 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

If you can't boot the USB flash stick then try another method for writing the Repair CD ISO to it. One which has worked here in the past is Win2Flash: YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

Another method is UltraISO trial version: On File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write.

Boot under USB or HD's using one-time BIOS boot menu key.
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27 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can boot the USB Its the Windows recovery itself that wont start because of the boot/BCD error. And Win2Flash is how I made the USB so im not sure thats it.

Edit:sorry I wasn't specific when I said USB wont boot.
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27 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Have never heard of WinRE not starting due to boot error where the boot medium wasn't involved.

Please post back or Google the exact text of the error message with any identifiers.
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27 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is the exact screen I get trying to boot recovery ISO from USB.

http://gabrielecaracciolo.com/blog/w...ootManager.jpg

Should I just replace the BCD in the USB? It booted to recovery the first time and am unable to since then.
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27 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Error references Windows 7 startup, not WinRE. Unless you see other evidence, stick is not booting.

Try tapping F8 at reboot to see if WinRe is on your Advanced Boot Tools.

Try rewriting the ISO to flash stick.


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27 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ok, so I replaced the BCD file with a fresh downloaded one from the ISO. Now the recovery comes up but still cant find disk/partition with the windows install. Is this because its just looking in the USB for the install? When I try to look for drivers theres two drives 40mb each(my dell OEM I think), my flash drive and a D:/ drive that wont do anything when I click it. hm
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27 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

I would use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to see if your Windows 7 partition is intact (explore) and marked Active. If not, rightclick to Modify>Mark Active.

Then from Disk tab, Rebuild MBR.

If this fails, boot into WinRe to run 3 Startup Repairs with reboots.

I should tell you this is typical with GRUB making Windows 7 irreparable, but there are other things we can try.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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