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Windows 7: HDD seems corrupted, I cant load anything.

23 Feb 2014   #1

windows ultimate 32bit
HDD seems corrupted, I cant load anything.

Hello to everyone here at SevenForums,
My problem begins with a file i deleted from the
System32 folder. I thought it was malicious and can't remember the name of the file either,
after deletion I rebooted my pc and at startup i got the Windows did not successfully boot message with the option to start Windows normally or launch startup repair.
Fact of the matter is, i cant get into anything with the hdd connected anymore. Cant launch startup repair (it freezes), cant boot the Windows install disk (guess what? It Freezes!).
i tried with another hdd i hace and everything works fine including the install disk, expect when i boot my second hdd with the problematic hdd, go to my computer and click on the D drive, guess what? It freezes again until i unplug the d drive. I cant read the stats on it, cant do anything with it. I Just dont understand.
Am i stuck with a corrupted hard drive?
is there a work around?
a loop hope to restore the contents of my recycle bin to fix this?
Everything freezes up with this hdd drive plugged into to the sata Port.
as for as specs go i dont know much other than its an Old Dell dimensión e521. Pc is crap, what i care for is the contenta of my hard drive.
please wise ones, help me with a solution because i am stuck and Just about had it..

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23 Feb 2014   #2

windows ultimate 32bit

Sorry for the bad grammar. Big thumbs and small phone keys are a frustrating mix when angry.
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23 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

See if you can boot into Safe Mode and look in your Recycle Bin and see if you can find the file you deleted then restore it. Safe Mode
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23 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Try this is to save files: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS after trying safe mode.
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23 Feb 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would run a Startup Repair - the Emergency Kit is a good idea in other cases for which I wrote the tut, but in this case it will probably not help.
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