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Windows 7: cant read disk problem plz help

16 Nov 2009   #1
waye2

win7 pro
 
 
cant read disk problem plz help

hi everyone
well, I am really sad here. I had the cant read disk, enter ctrl alt delete to restart problem.
I dont know how to solve this, i know and heard formatting would solve this, but formatting is the worse option for me, it means losing my data
i have tried to use HP's tool to repair the disk, it tells me error read disk
tried to use win7 repair tools: when i use the memory diagnostic, it tells me something like: something is preventing the repair
when i try the start up repair, it tells me there is a problem with the disk and its trying to solve it, but it doesnt.


I tried to log in through a usb boot version of win xp, i was able to get to the OS_Tool partition and hp_recovery partition, but could not get to C:\ where my folders exists, it tells me there that i need to format the driver. But all of those partitions are on the same hard disk!

is there a solution for this, i dont want to lose my data


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16 Nov 2009   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waye2 View Post
hi everyone
well, I am really sad here. I had the cant read disk, enter ctrl alt delete to restart problem.
I dont know how to solve this, i know and heard formatting would solve this, but formatting is the worse option for me, it means losing my data
i have tried to use HP's tool to repair the disk, it tells me error read disk
tried to use win7 repair tools: when i use the memory diagnostic, it tells me something like: something is preventing the repair
when i try the start up repair, it tells me there is a problem with the disk and its trying to solve it, but it doesnt.


I tried to log in through a usb boot version of win xp, i was able to get to the OS_Tool partition and hp_recovery partition, but could not get to C:\ where my folders exists, it tells me there that i need to format the driver. But all of those partitions are on the same hard disk!

is there a solution for this, i dont want to lose my data
Hi Waye2

Try this:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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16 Nov 2009   #3
waye2

win7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waye2 View Post
hi everyone
well, I am really sad here. I had the cant read disk, enter ctrl alt delete to restart problem.
I dont know how to solve this, i know and heard formatting would solve this, but formatting is the worse option for me, it means losing my data
i have tried to use HP's tool to repair the disk, it tells me error read disk
tried to use win7 repair tools: when i use the memory diagnostic, it tells me something like: something is preventing the repair
when i try the start up repair, it tells me there is a problem with the disk and its trying to solve it, but it doesnt.


I tried to log in through a usb boot version of win xp, i was able to get to the OS_Tool partition and hp_recovery partition, but could not get to C:\ where my folders exists, it tells me there that i need to format the driver. But all of those partitions are on the same hard disk!

is there a solution for this, i dont want to lose my data
Hi Waye2

Try this:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
thx, i will give it a try, hope it will work
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16 Nov 2009   #4
waye2

win7 pro
 
 

nope, it will not work, coz i cant access to C:\
i used the bootable usb stick, it allows me to go to all the partitions but not c
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16 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

One word: Spinrite
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17 Nov 2009   #6
waye2

win7 pro
 
 

what is Spinrite?
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18 Nov 2009   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waye2 View Post
what is Spinrite?

GRC|SpinRite 5.0 to 6.0
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18 Nov 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you saying that you cannot open a command prompt??
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18 Nov 2009   #9
waye2

win7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Are you saying that you cannot open a command prompt??
i am able to open the cmd through either the win7 bootable disk, or through a bootable windown on USB, but when i get there, i cant open the c:\
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