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Windows 7: BSOD followed by disk read error and driver letter change

4 Days Ago   #1
pgoughy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
BSOD followed by disk read error and driver letter change

Recently I started getting two different BSOD errors which I thought I had fixed the problem for but they started happening again and on this occasion I've ended up with a disk read error. What I have discovered is that somehow my c drive has become my d drive. I've tried to change it using diskpart but when I restart the computer I figure out the the changes have reverted. I've done a dskchk which did some repairs but the windowns recovery environment still can't find the operating system (as it is still on the other drive I imagine. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance


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4 Days Ago   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

Be aware that the drive letters shown in the recovery environment will not necessarily correspond to those used by Windows. When it starts it arbitrarily assigns drive letters for it's own use. It may show the Windows drive as D: but that is of no relevance outside the recovery environment
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4 Days Ago   #3
pgoughy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well bootrec doesn't work, I get element not found errors. I've run out of ideas
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4 Days Ago   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can use my boot media. It enables to see what you are doing and includes many repair tools.

17514x64-v5.iso
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3 Days Ago   #5
pgoughy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I ran startup repair overnight and in the morning it was fixed.
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