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Windows 7: Windows isn't booting up anymore & CD won't work

05 Feb 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Did you create the Paragon WinPE boot disk, if so use that to boot the PC to lay-down the image?

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05 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

Ok wait, now it's STILL not reinstalling and I'm getting the BSD during install.

What could I possibly do now?

I even did custom so I could format disk and still BSD.

I just dont understand how it got this corrupt. It was perfectly fine a couple hours prior sitting idle.
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05 Feb 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, after the "clean all" finishes use the outline in Step Two #2 to create a single 100GB partition to do the clean install to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Have you done the wipe (secure erase) that has been suggested twice or did you just do a format.
Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, doing a format with Windows 7 does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.

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05 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

Diskpart has been running for almost 2 hours... Does that sound normal?

It's a 500g HDD
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05 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

Man after over 2 hours of a successful diskpart, STILL won't install.

Now getting this error message:

I just can not understand how my HDD got this corrupt.
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05 Feb 2011   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check your HD.
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup (for command prompt)
Open an command prompt.
In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: f/x/r/v and press Enter.

Disk Check
Check Disk - chkdsk - Vista Forums
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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05 Feb 2011   #17

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

I tried chkdsk c: f/x/r/v

Came back invalid parameter - f


I tried running diskpart again & after a few minutes of running I got the BSD.

After a dozen or so attempts to get back to being able to run diskpart again, it's currently running again (only been a few minutes so who knows if it will even complete)

I hope I can save this HDD and reinstall windows. I need to get back to work today and can't really afford a new HDD, let alone the time.
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05 Feb 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP


Did you run the HD maker's diagnostic/repair extended CD scan downloaded from one of the links posted by theog?

This is the most important step as a failing HD can actually be saved by surface repairs. Follow this by using chkdsk C: /r as the file system may need repair.

Then make the Paragon Boot CD to boot and try reimage from your stored image.

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so try burning another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Can you try install from a flash stick to see if it overcomes the problem: Install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.

Please revisit every post in thread to make sure you have tried all suggestions. Give us feedback on each so we can offer next steps with confidence previous ones are completed.
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05 Feb 2011   #19

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

Ok it's still running through diskpart for the 3rd time. Hopefully it's successful this time. It was the 1st time but still was getting BSD)

Should I run chkdsk r after diskpart has completely & hopefully successfully finished?

Or just try to reinstall windows again at that point?
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05 Feb 2011   #20
Microsoft MVP


What were the HD diagnostics/repair extended CD scan results?

ISO source?

Please answer the questions in our posts so we can help you better.
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