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Windows 7: MAJOR ISSUE - Windows 7 will not boot!

12 May 2011   #1
michaelsp9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
 
 
MAJOR ISSUE - Windows 7 will not boot!

Okay I stopped a disk defragment when it told me to. It restarted the Samsung R580 and the computer never was able to boot. I put my recovery disk in, ran the Startup Repair and after a couple of minutes it says

"Startup Repair cannot repair this automatically."
Clicking on "View Problem details" it says"

Code:
Problem signature
Ptoblem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21200783
Problem signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem signature 06: 5
Problem signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
I am using a Samsung R580, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. And restoring is really not an option for me as there are a ton of very important documents that I cannot afford to lose.

Please help thanks !!


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12 May 2011   #2
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Try running Startup Repair three separate times with re-boots each time.

If that doesn't work, and you have or can borrow a Win7 full installation DVD/USB try: How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7

You can also get a external HDD enclosure, take the HDD out of the laptop, use another computer to copy all the files you need to save.

After all is done, Remember to always backup important data. Macrium Reflect is free and a very good Image Backup program.
Imaging with free Macrium
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12 May 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Using your WIn7 DVD or REpair CD, browse into your files to see if they are intact then copy them out: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If your files are intact, then you may be able to repair using the procedure Dave describes. Make sure the Win7 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) is marked Active first to try the Repairs x3. If you don't have it or it fails to repair, mark the Win7 partition itself Active to try the Repairs x3.

Startup Repair should automate Disk Check but I would run it from the Repair Command Line anyway.
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12 May 2011   #4
michaelsp9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Using your WIn7 DVD or REpair CD, browse into your files to see if they are intact then copy them out: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If your files are intact, then you may be able to repair using the procedure Dave describes. Make sure the Win7 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) is marked Active first to try the Repairs x3. If you don't have it or it fails to repair, mark the Win7 partition itself Active to try the Repairs x3.

Startup Repair should automate Disk Check but I would run it from the Repair Command Line anyway.
I dont get what ur saying. im not very techy. I did the repair 3 times but didn't do anything. i dont get waht u mean by the windows 7 partition ?!? please elaborate
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12 May 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

It's the partition of your Hard Drive that has Windows 7 on it.

Probably best to download free Partition Wizard bootable CD from here: Partition Wizard

Now install ImgBurn from here: ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com. Run ImgBurn, select Burn Image File to Disk, load the PW ISO file using file icon, burn to CD at 4x speed.

Reboot computer, boot the CD by tapping the F12 key when you see the Samsung splash screen appear, select CD drive, then press any key when prompted.

Select to boot Partition Wizard, then 1 for screen res.

When it gives you a picture of your HD partitions, post back a camera snap if you can. If not, write down all listings given for each partition and post them back. Which partitions are marked System and Active?

Now rightclick on the Windows 7 partition, probably listed as C drive, select Explore to see if you can see your files in the mini-browser. If so, these files are recoverable using the steps in the tutorial I posted in my last post.

Now highlight the Win7 disk, from the Disk tab select Rebuild MBR. Reboot to see if Win7 will start. If not, report back the listings for the partitions and we will give you further steps.
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14 May 2011   #6
michaelsp9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's the partition of your Hard Drive that has Windows 7 on it.

Probably best to download free Partition Wizard bootable CD from here: Partition Wizard

Now install ImgBurn from here: ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com. Run ImgBurn, select Burn Image File to Disk, load the PW ISO file using file icon, burn to CD at 4x speed.

Reboot computer, boot the CD by tapping the F12 key when you see the Samsung splash screen appear, select CD drive, then press any key when prompted.

Select to boot Partition Wizard, then 1 for screen res.

When it gives you a picture of your HD partitions, post back a camera snap if you can. If not, write down all listings given for each partition and post them back. Which partitions are marked System and Active?

Now rightclick on the Windows 7 partition, probably listed as C drive, select Explore to see if you can see your files in the mini-browser. If so, these files are recoverable using the steps in the tutorial I posted in my last post.

Now highlight the Win7 disk, from the Disk tab select Rebuild MBR. Reboot to see if Win7 will start. If not, report back the listings for the partitions and we will give you further steps.

Rebuild MBR is greyed out ...
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14 May 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

You"ll have to highlight the DISK with Win7 first. Click on it until it shows up highlighted, then Rebuild MBR will be available on the Disk tab.

Which partition is marked Active?

Can you post back a camera snap of the drive map?
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15 May 2011   #8
michaelsp9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
 
 

When I run the Tool, there is one partitinan that i can highlight : it says Disk 1 - Dynamic Disk - 465.76GB - etc etc illtry and find my camera
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15 May 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Sounds like you somehow converted your Basic disk to Dynamic, likely ignoring a warning when doing some partitioning. Dynamic is used to span partitions across disks. It is not desirable and possibly not reparable as such.

What I would do now is burn to CD free Partition Wizard 4.2 which allows conversion from Dynamic to Basic in the free version, which is paid in the later versions. pw422.zip - Windows Live

Boot PW 4.2 CD, highlight your WIn7 HD, on Disk tab Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic.

Then proceed with the steps given earlier to mark Active and Rebuild MBR to see if that works. IF not, run the 3 separate Startup Repairs from booted Win7 DVD or Repair CD with the 100mb Boot partition marked Active first (if you have it) then if that fails, do it over again with the Win7 partition itself marked Active.
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15 May 2011   #10
michaelsp9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit .
 
 

i dunno it worked and i rebuild the MBR and running the Startup Repair
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