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Windows 7: Windows failed to start - 0xc000000e -AutoRepair doenst help

26 Apr 2012   #11
syr

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The System boot files are not on the Win7 100mb System Reserved partition as they should be and would be if it were labeled System as is the XP partition. This may mean that XP partition was booting Win7 in a Dual Boot and has stopped doing so.

But with separate HD's it's better to have each HD self-bootable with the System boot files on the OS partition - or in the case of WIn7 it's 100mb System Reserved partition, providing it hasn't become corrupted itself.

For this reason you should unplug the XP HD which will boot on its own and work through the full set of steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums since nothing can be ruled out including infection, corruption of System Reserved, et al.

I can assure that each hdd is independly self-bootable as I could boot from every single plugged HDD (HDD1 -> WinXP, HDD2 -> Win7)

Btw. you gave me the advice (1-2 years ago) to open drive selection prior boot to select the hdd to boot from because I had problems setting up multi boot.

I will go through the troubleshooting next time


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26 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

In that case it may be a reporting anomaly from PW Home (installed) edition and Disk Mgmt as seen from XP. How is it seen from Win7?

There should absolutely be both System + Active flags on the System Reserved partition which is abnormally large for some reason?
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27 Apr 2012   #13
syr

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In that case it may be a reporting anomaly from PW Home (installed) edition and Disk Mgmt as seen from XP. How is it seen from Win7?

There should absolutely be both System + Active flags on the System Reserved partition which is abnormally large for some reason?
As I have only a Win7 Laptop I plugged it in using external case via usb3.

Here what I see:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34369176/hdd%407-1.png (Datenträger 1)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34369176/hdd%407-2.png (Disk 2)
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27 Apr 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

It doesn't say which Disk is attached externally so I'm assuming it is Disk 1 since it has the 800mb jumbo System Reserved partition.

Attach only that HD internally to the problem machine, boot the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk
to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until System Reserved is marked System Active and boots.

It is not going to start unless you have the system flag on either the SysReserved partition or Win7 partition.

If it fails after three separate Startup Repairs to repair or rewrite the System boot files to System Reserved partition, then mark Win7 partition Active and run the Repairs again: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two). It's possible the unusually large System Rserved partition is corrupt.
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27 Apr 2012   #15
syr

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It doesn't say which Disk is attached externally so I'm assuming it is Disk 1 since it has the 800mb jumbo System Reserved partition.
I wrote the concerned hdd behind the links to the screenshots in my previous post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Attach only that HD internally to the problem machine, boot the Win7 DVD or System Repair Diska
to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until System Reserved is marked System Active and boots.
Did that...even 4 times..still can't boot...So I will try "Mark as active method" tomorrow.



Btw. I also tried the windows "shell" and pasted here (roughly translated) what was printed to the prompt

> bootrec.exe /FixMbr
command finished

> bootrec.exe /FixBoot
command finished

> bootrec.exe /ScanOS

all drives were scanned for Windows installations.
found windows installations: 0

That was surprising as there is always a windows7 installation (recovered) displayed when entering startup repair.
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27 Apr 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

If the OS shows up in Repair window then there's no reason to run bootrec commands as they are automated along with dozens of other test, fixes and commands in Startup Repair.
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27 Apr 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

syr,
Something isn't jiving here (in other words, there are inconsistencies).
use following procedure.
Do NOT use dropbox, use this procedure to upload your snapshot.
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

===========================================
thanks for your cooperation,
Karl
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28 Apr 2012   #18
syr

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I'm just at the diskpart.

Which partition should I switch to active...the small(800mb) or the big one (1,8TB)?

EDIT:

I chose the big one...repaired 3 times.

Two things changed:
1) In the startup rapair dialog the list that showed "windows 7 (recovered)" is empty now
2) after the 3 repairs I booted and get another failure message than the former MBR-error: a disk read error occured, press ctrl+alt+del to restart

When I set the 800MB partition as active I get the original MBR error again
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28 Apr 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

With the Active flag on the 800mb partition, did you run 3 separate Startup Repairs with reboots no matter what it reports? Are all other HD's unplugged?

It is expected that you will get the error until Startup Repair is run enough times to start Win7 on its own.

If you've run it three separate times with reboots, then switch the Active flag to the Win7 partition itself and try the three repairs again.

Next boot into free Partition Wizard bootable CD to try the Active flag on each partition but this time click on the HD # to highlight it, then from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply. If this fails to start it run the 3 Startup Repairs again on each partition while marked Active.
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29 Apr 2012   #20
syr

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

today I took the time to proceed as you described...so had numerous repairs+reboots (3 after each config)..

But behaviour haven't changed...so my win7 installation is gone, right?
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