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Windows 7: Corrupt Partition. What should I do?

14 May 2010   #1
Bonto

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Corrupt Partition. What should I do?

I booted up my computer earlier today only to see that my computer cannot locate my operating system. After running a memory test with memtest86, no errors were reported. After sitting in front of my computer frustrated I put in my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM disc and tried running a Start Up Repair and I noticed in the repair description "Root cause found: Partition table is corrupt on disk/Device/Harddisk0."

The Start Up Repair did nothing and I am stuck where I began. Is it possible to recover my OS without doing a full re-install? Also, seeing how I have a OEM disc, will I need an entire new key just to re-install my OS?

This is highly frustrating. If any kind soul can help out a fellow nerd in need, please help me.


Note: I had crash problems before all this and everything I did is in this thread:

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-problems.html


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14 May 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The short answer is that you are going to have to reformat your drive to repair your partition table, then perform a clean install of the OS.. Since you will be installing on the same machine, you will still be able to use the same OEM key... You can save your settings and documents with Windows Easy Transfer ....
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14 May 2010   #3
Bonto

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So I'm sitting here running the OS disc and when I click install, it can not find my hard drive. Though my hard drive is connected correctly and when I boot up the system, it shows my hard drive's name and whatnot. So what do you guys think? Another way to format my HD or is my HD broken? Note: I just bought this hard drive less then a month ago. Any help would be appreciated.
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15 May 2010   #4
Bonto

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm still stuck at making any progress with my hard drive. If anybody has any ideas for me, please tell me. Thank you.
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15 May 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bonto View Post
So I'm sitting here running the OS disc and when I click install, it can not find my hard drive. Though my hard drive is connected correctly and when I boot up the system, it shows my hard drive's name and whatnot. So what do you guys think? Another way to format my HD or is my HD broken? Note: I just bought this hard drive less then a month ago. Any help would be appreciated.
How did you wipe the previous partition?

If the drive does not have a drive letter the installer may not be able to find it. You can use a 3rd party app like parigon disk suite to partiton it and give it a drive letter. The software is free to try.


Ken
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15 May 2010   #6
Bonto

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bonto View Post
So I'm sitting here running the OS disc and when I click install, it can not find my hard drive. Though my hard drive is connected correctly and when I boot up the system, it shows my hard drive's name and whatnot. So what do you guys think? Another way to format my HD or is my HD broken? Note: I just bought this hard drive less then a month ago. Any help would be appreciated.
How did you wipe the previous partition?

If the drive does not have a drive letter the installer may not be able to find it. You can use a 3rd party app like parigon disk suite to partiton it and give it a drive letter. The software is free to try.


Ken
I believe a memory test called memtest86 corrupted my partition. Im posting from my laptop right now because I can't even boot my OS on my desk top. I'll look into that app.
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15 May 2010   #7
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Have you tried wiping the disc with the "clean all" command?

I would look into doing a full format before your install.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command[2]=General Tips
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15 May 2010   #8
Bonto

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help. Im just going to have to head out to the store and buy some blank CD's and try Western Digitals: Bootable diagnostics: WD Support > Downloads > SATA & SAS > WD Caviar Black . If I don't have any luck with that, I'll try a command prompt hard drive wipe. Thanks again.
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