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Windows 7: \Boot\BCD error, Windows 7

24 Jul 2010   #21
alucrid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you check your HD?
Do you mean in the system recovery options? It's not appearing there and I'm unsure what to do pertaining to loading and installing drivers for the hard disks.


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24 Jul 2010   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you get no joy from karlsnooks good advice, time do same tests, start with those two.

Check your ram.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
No, check the HD with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools
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24 Jul 2010   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alucrid View Post
Progress! I went ahead and reset my BIOS again and it worked. Now I'm at the system recovery options panel. I tried startup repair but it said my problem wasn't able to be fixed automatically. What else can I do?
The Hitachi disk test program will work on nearly all drives.

Hitachi Drive Fitness Testhttp://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/suppor...2_v416_b00.iso
tests SCSI, IDE and SATA drives without overwriting data

Seagate SeaTools
SeaTools | Seagate
Comprehensive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool. Determine condition and examine physical service of a disk drive.
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24 Jul 2010   #24
alucrid

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I ran it and everything was fine but it still didn't fit my boot\bcd error.
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24 Jul 2010   #25
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have do startup Repair 3 to 4 times?

Command Prompt at Startup
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24 Jul 2010   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alucrid View Post
I ran it and everything was fine but it still didn't fit my boot\bcd error.
What is "it"?

Which disk diagnostic did you run?

Please inform as to the precise msgs displayed by the disk diagnostic program you used.
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24 Jul 2010   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot to system recovery options command promt.

Type :

Diskpart

lis vol

( make a note of what it says - particularly the letter it gives for the drive you installed win 7 on - post all that info up)

exi
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31 Dec 2011   #28
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

had same problem the last 5 days.win 7 repair option wouldn't work.with my toshiba laptop,recovery is accessed by holding down 0 key while starting.timing is everything.had to keep trying or error would pop up.today i did recovery using this method.computer wasn't working good and when it loaded windows today i created restore discs.the last one was windows recovery environment.i booted to it and it found and fixed startup problem it found and that fixed the boot error.i had option of toshiba recovery or system and i chose system recovery option.that error had me going nuts.
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06 Jan 2012   #29
hawk62

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

hi.my fix worked for a few hours and returned to \boot\BCD error.took laptop to staples.diagnostic said no problems with hardware.phoned toshiba as it was still under warranty.brought to another shop,they ran diagnostics and hard drive was toast.just got it back today and it's like new.strange how one diagnostic was ok but other found hardware failure.hope this helps.
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