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Windows 7: Windows 7 No Go!!

02 Sep 2009   #21
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
CHKDSK /r was started in Win 7 because of errors showing in log files.
Were these a sort of 'general' log files that said something like:
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Chkdsk shows errors..
Error return from Chkdsk ox80000001a Code 01
(which only indicates that chkdsk was run and had an error)

Or, was is a 'Chkdsk.log', produced by Chkdsk, something like:
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Check sum error, sector 0x3a8b
CRC error, repaired byte old:ae new:af
Can't read cyl 0x2cf hd 0xe sec 0xaf
A kind of 'gibberish', so to speak...

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I can see files just by going to a C:\> through the repair function of the install disk or with F8 booting to the 'select OS' page.
The file system data structures appear good...
Don't know much about NTFS though. 'Technet' should help there.
OTOH, the 'chkdsk /r' was "Repairing" your NTFS HDD, when something bought the farm...

F8 booting to 'select OS' - do you actually see that (bootmgr) screen?

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There is an update to the ATI driver. Can't install from C:\> on the box.
There should be a 'Cmd prompt' for that, from a normal working install), but sounds like you're still stuck with the .wim winimage, packed version, who doesn't know anything about the one that's supposed to run...
Where's he gonna 'install' it to ?

Is the ATI a zip file, .exe, or something else?
If its zip, see what files are inside.
Should be a .sys, .inf, .dll and maybe .exe plus more...
If its .exe, then winrar or 7zip or others should give more info about it.
Don't execute (launch) the .exe, just let those other tools 'look' at it.

Post the list of 'unzipped' filenames, and look in \win\sys32\drivers\ for the same .sys name.
Also \win\inf\ for the same .inf name.
Then \win\sys32\ for the .dll name, maybe .exe and others also.
By same name, I mean not nec exactly the same (tho they might be), but off by a number or letter or two.

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Do you have 'tinyhex' as a plugin, in your BartPE ? Or on the Hirens?

Tinyhex was not distrib as part of default PEBuilder, but was listed somewhere on a referenced "favorites', or 'suggested', or 'popular' type of list,
relative to Bart's home page, somehow.

Later,
Chuck


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07 Sep 2009   #22
Amadeus

 

Came across this on another thread here. "What I did was I just went to reinstall Windows in the same directory. Then when it did the copying of the image and went to reboot for the install, I noticed it showed me the boot menu to go back to Windows 7. So what I did was I stopped the installation from that point and I booted Windows 7. Went to the local disk and deleted the startup files in %Windows_temp folder and then did MSCONFIG selected the Boot tab and removed the setup from the bootmenu."

Not certain if what he did was let the files copy to the HD then catch it before the system rebooted to use the files for a complete installation.
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07 Sep 2009   #23
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Ive had this problem before, was due to a corrupt registry. i had to format to fix it, and i dont use ANY registry cleaners what so ever, cept CCleaner, that works fine for W7 RTM x64 Ultimate.
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08 Sep 2009   #24
MaliciousOne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (RTM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Ive had this problem before, was due to a corrupt registry. i had to format to fix it, and i dont use ANY registry cleaners what so ever, cept CCleaner, that works fine for W7 RTM x64 Ultimate.
Registry cleaners in general do absolutly nothing, why would you even take the chance using CCleaner.
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08 Sep 2009   #25
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

not a chance, i just do, for the sake of peace of mind.
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08 Sep 2009   #26
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The only option at this point is to format the disk and reinstall...
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08 Sep 2009   #27
Amadeus

 

Not ready to throw in the towel. There is an answer. It ultimately may end up doing a clean install. But, not desperate to get it up and running so will use this as a learning experience. If I find a solution other than reinstalling Win 7 will post the results.

Next move will be finding the backup registry file to try to replace the existing one.

Last resort is trying the option noted in post #22.

So far not successful updating the ATI drivers.
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09 Sep 2009   #28
njel

Windows 7 Build 7232 x64 RC
 
 

You could try to install that HDD in another box too... and try a boot
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09 Sep 2009   #29
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I did learn something from this. I learned it's much faster to reinstall the Op system than to try and fix it.

Back up is your friend and reinstalling takes less time than typing a page of info.

That is the one thing I love about Win7 is that reinstalling takes ten minutes which is much faster than trying to fix it.
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09 Sep 2009   #30
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

True, though forensics is fun sometimes...
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