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Windows 7: Problems on Startup


28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Problems on Startup

My computer crashed the other day while i was playing starcraft 2.
Since then, restarting it only leads me to a system recovery screen. The only option that I can really use is the command prompt. I have looked over a few sites and tried to fix it myself, but since safe mode won't work. I feel I need to reinstall windows7.
When I put the System recovery disc it gives me the "An unexpected error has occurred."

I'm at a loss, nothing I try seems to work. How should i go about reinstalling windows7?

Thank you for your help, and Sorry if this is on the wrong section

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28 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you can get into Command Prompt, try the command sfc /scannow - maybe it can fix your problem.
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28 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried running the sfc /scannow.

It came back with "a system repair is pending, restart now and run sfc again" So i restarted again, and I got the same message.

more info:
at the System recovery options, system restore and system image recovery do not work
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28 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It also said, disc volume is corrupted when i ran one of the checks.
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28 Oct 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, does not look too good. I don't like the disc part. Since the message is not very specific, it is hard to say where to start. You could run the chkdsk /f command. If there are faulty sectors, it can correct it. But if e.g. the MFT is corrupted, we'll have to try to fix it from the mirror.

PS: I'll be off now. It is past 1AM. Will be back tomorrow.
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28 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

the chkdsk /f did not work, it came with an error message that said the disc was write protected.

Thanks, I appreciate any help
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28 Oct 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Can you burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD to get a graphical interface, post back a camera snap of the drive map? Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

You can also run File System check and Surface Scan on your partitions from there.

Make sure Windows 7 or it's 100mb boot partition is marked Active, boot into Windows 7 DVD repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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29 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I made a cd with the link you sent me, but when i booted from the disc, I got the windows logo, and then it went straight to the system recovery options again

Did i not do it right?
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30 Oct 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keenan View Post
I made a cd with the link you sent me, but when i booted from the disc, I got the windows logo, and then it went straight to the system recovery options again

Did i not do it right?
maybe you need to change the boot options in bios to cd first?
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30 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yea I have it set to boot from CD first in my BIOS Boot Sequence
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