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Windows 7: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

30 Mar 2019   #11
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
Hi Paul Black, ISO from Microsoft.
[1] Was it from TechBench or Windows ISO Downloader.exe?
[2] What version/edition and bit-type is your OS?


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30 Mar 2019   #12
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

C drive is system reserved.
D drive is actually where Windows installed. I'm not sure if it is the reason Windows disk failed to detect a system partition.
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30 Mar 2019   #13
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
[1] Was it from TechBench or Windows ISO Downloader.exe?
[2] What version/edition and bit-type is your OS?
Please answer the above!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
C drive is system reserved.
D drive is actually where Windows installed. I'm not sure if it is the reason Windows disk failed to detect a system partition.
I don't suppose you can get into...

Disk Management

Click Start => right-click Computer => click Manage => click Disk Management or from the command prompt on the USB?

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30 Mar 2019   #14
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

1. Windows ISO
2. Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

No, it couldn't boot normally or in safe mode, so I couldn't go to disk management. How could I do that through command prompt?

I ran chkdsk from the startup repair (not from the USB drive) through command prompt. It was successful. No bad sector was found.

P.S. When I replied about the C drive and D drive, I didn't see your question. Only after refresh. That's why it appears I ignored the questions at that time. Sorry
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30 Mar 2019   #15
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

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How could I do that through command prompt?
Boot the USB and goto command prompt. Type in DISKMGMT.MSC and press Enter.
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30 Mar 2019   #16
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I tried to run the following command in the USB drive.

I switched to drive C. Then type:
bootrec /fixmbr

followed by:
bootrec /fixboot

I tried to reboot. The following message showed up this time (instead of going straight to startup repair).

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause...
...
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
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30 Mar 2019   #17
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi masterton,



Boot the USB and goto command prompt. Type in DISKMGMT.MSC and press Enter.
It complained no such command.
What I typed:
D:
DISKMGMT.MSC
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30 Mar 2019   #18
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi masterton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterton View Post
It complained no such command.
What I typed:
D:
DISKMGMT.MSC
Just type in DISKMGMT.MSC and press Enter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2019   #19
masterton

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi masterton,



Just type in DISKMGMT.MSC and press Enter.
Same issue.
It started at X:\Sources>
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