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Windows 7: Win7 says it can't start, asks for disk

31 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Win7 N 32-bit, WHS
Win7 says it can't start, asks for disk

Hello there!

Every so often, my Win7 64 bit will not start from its drive but claims I need to insert the original startup disk.

When I hit Enter anyway, it proceeds to styart normally.

Today I elected to have it attempt "Repairs" instead - it took forever, claimed it could not find anything relevant, relayed an error report to MS and shut down.

I restarted the machine, selected Start Windows normally, and it proceeded to do just that...

Odd? You could call it that...

NB: On the same computer but a separate disk, I run my original XP SP3. Never any problems with that!

Any ideas?



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31 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try running scandisk from windows. There may be a bad sector around the drive there somewhere giving you the problem.
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02 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Win7 N 32-bit, WHS

thanks Zen00, will try!

(Had unrelated router/DSL/PSTN line troubles in the past few days that took up all my spare time LOL


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