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Windows 7: windows wont start(believe its a corrupted hardrive)

24 May 2011   #1
cbwhat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows wont start(believe its a corrupted hardrive)

my computer was working competly fine and i went to restart it and it wouldnt go anywhere after the boot scree just a read disk error. i restored my bios settings to default and still no luck. i then put in a windows 7 disk and went to repairs and did a start up repair got a harddrive error 0x0. when i go to look in my computer when i click browse i see my other hard drive, but my main one is still there but and no info. when i click on it, it asks if i want to format it. is there anyway of fixing this, or to at least grab my stuff of it. there is a lot i mean a lot of important files i can not lose


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24 May 2011   #2
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

On start up keep tapping the F8 key to get to the advanced start up options, then select Safemode.

Does it start.
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24 May 2011   #3
cbwhat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post
On start up keep tapping the F8 key to get to the advanced start up options, then select Safemode.

Does it start.
nope, same error. f8 does nothing after taping after bios screen
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24 May 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Could be a bad drive. Run chkdsk from the install dvd.

Windows 7 & Vista - Running Checkdisk from a Boot CD/DVD or Windows Desktop

You could also download and run the hard drive diagnostic.

HD Diagnostic
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24 May 2011   #5
cbwhat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Could be a bad drive. Run chkdsk from the install dvd.

Windows 7 & Vista - Running Checkdisk from a Boot CD/DVD or Windows Desktop

You could also download and run the hard drive diagnostic.

HD Diagnostic
when i click repair i don't get a os on the list but i can still get to the command prompt. should i still run chkdsk C:/ r ?
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24 May 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yep, give it a shot.
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24 May 2011   #7
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

And?
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26 May 2011   #8
cbwhat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Yep, give it a shot.
when i run chkdsk C: /r
i get

the type of the file system is RAW
CHKDSK is not avaiable for RAW drives
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26 May 2011   #9
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Try Forcing the CHKDSK using /F
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