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Windows 7: Win 7 boot problem

22 Feb 2012   #51
Droopy

windows 7
 
 

Oooops I forgot to mention that in Knoppix, when I try to open the partition corresponding to old drive C:, I got the folowing error message:
"Incomplete multi sector transfer detected in $MFT."


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22 Feb 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

Use the WIn7 DVD or System Repair Disk
to browse for the files: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If this fails use Paragon rescue disk; recover data

Drive letters can change in boot mode so check all partitions for your files and then copy and paste them to external.
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23 Feb 2012   #53
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If neither of gregrocker's suggestions work then other data recovery software might work as they use different methods to retrieve the data. As for what they are someone here may be able to suggest some or you can use Google to find them, I know Testdisk has some ability to recover data but it's not the easiest to use.

Please keep us posted on your progress and ask for any futher help you need.
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23 Feb 2012   #54
Droopy

windows 7
 
 

I will try tonight but I don't understand how first suggestion could work, how can I browse files if I don't have access to the disk ?
Anyway, thank you both of you again for the help
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23 Feb 2012   #55
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Now that I am ready for the backup, I cannot see the files on the old drive C: anymore.
So this no longer applies
Quote:
The drives letters are as following:
C: USB key
D: DVD drive
E: previous Win 7 C: drive (the corrupted one)
F: WinRE !
G: previous Win 7 D:
X: boot drive
Are there any tool to fix the disk E: ?
Quote:
Now, the files I can see on this drive are the files from the WinRE partition (with "boot", "tmp", ... directories and "bcd", "bootmgr", ... files)
Sounds like that was origanally the 100MB System Reserve partition, how big is it?
What are the names of the directories and what are a few of the files inside?
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23 Feb 2012   #56
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doing it this way Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, remembering to load the driver, what are the drives you see now?
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23 Feb 2012   #57
Droopy

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote:
Now that I am ready for the backup, I cannot see the files on the old drive C: anymore.
So this no longer applies
I meant that the old C: drive is visible in UBCD4Win or Knoppix but I cannot open it anymore (see the error message for Knoppix in my previous message)
Quote:
The drives letters are as following:
C: USB key
D: DVD drive
E: previous Win 7 C: drive (the corrupted one)
F: WinRE !
G: previous Win 7 D:
X: boot drive
Are there any tool to fix the disk E: ?
I will update this tonight.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote:
Now, the files I can see on this drive are the files from the WinRE partition (with "boot", "tmp", ... directories and "bcd", "bootmgr", ... files)
Sounds like that was origanally the 100MB System Reserve partition, how big is it?
What are the names of the directories and what are a few of the files inside?
If I remember well, it was about 4 GB but I will check tonight.
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23 Feb 2012   #58
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I meant that the old C: drive is visible in UBCD4Win or Knoppix but I cannot open it anymore (see the error message for Knoppix in my previous message)
Sounds like things are getting worse.

If you can't locate the drive in WinPE then maybe skip the first suggestion and try Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning.
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24 Feb 2012   #59
Droopy

windows 7
 
 

Booting with the Win 7 DVD in repair mode, the drives letters are as following:
C: USB key
D: DVD drive
E: previous Win 7 C: drive (the old C: corrupted)
F: WinRE (3,45 GB free/8,99 GB)
G: previous Win 7 D:, still available
X: boot drive

I am trying Rescue Kit.
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24 Feb 2012   #60
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I will try tonight but I don't understand how first suggestion could work, how can I browse files if I don't have access to the disk ?
Quote:
Booting with the Win 7 DVD in repair mode
E: previous Win 7 C: drive (the old C: corrupted)
To clear things up gregrockers first suggestion was to see if you could copy your personal data from E:, F:, and G: using the method here Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console to your new backup drive after you loaded your driver, although I see your backup drive is not listed but I assume it wasn't connected or not partitioned and formatted.

If that is what you tried and you could see E: but could not open it, then that would mean
Quote:
Anyway hopefully Rescue Disk will work for you and once your personal data is safe then we can look at the MFT or bite the bullet and reformat.
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