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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron one 2320 - Will not recover/repair

20 Nov 2018   #1
iamseven

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Dell Inspiron one 2320 - Will not recover/repair

My sons PC Dell Inspiron One 2320 Windows 7 will not recover/repair itself.

Switch on Windows files will load across the screen, then asks to attempt to repair the system files etc. This may take some 3 or 4 minutes, then says it can't repair.

When looking at diagnostic report it lists,
Boot Mgr failed to find OS Loader.
Error code 0x490
also error code 0xc00000e9 unexpected I/O error has occurred.

I've tried a Windows 7 recovery disk, that it by-pass's doing nothing.

Tried a Windows 7 (Home Edition) Installation disk, but using the repair part not installation. But says this disk version is not compatible.

Tried to download a Windows 7 Repair, but say the Key Code is a Manufacturer installation.

By hook or crook I was able to get to My Computer and the drives are as below.
C: Recovery 4.22GB free of 14.8GB
D: OS 704 GB free of 916GB
X: Boot 28.8MB free of 31.2MB

Also managed to get to cmd prompt and run sfc /scannow on all 3 drives, but cannot complete as a system repair is pending and needs a restart then run sfc again later, nothing shows. I can also list all the Directories of the drives C: D: and X:

Any clues of how rectify the problem or is this a harddrive failure.

thanks

The signature info is my old laptop before upgrading to Windows 10.


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21 Nov 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello

Your laptop has a problem with a corrupt boot manager.

You can try the answer posted on this thread "Boot manager failed to find OS loader" code "0x490".
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21 Nov 2018   #3
iamseven

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello
You can try the answer posted on this thread "Boot manager failed to find OS loader" code "0x490".
Microsoft says: "Thread Not Found
We are sorry, the thread is not available at this time."
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21 Nov 2018   #4
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

I've fixed his link, you should be able to get it now.
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21 Nov 2018   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iamseven View Post
Thanks

Microsoft says: "Thread Not Found
We are sorry, the thread is not available at this time."
Sorry the link was broken. I hope @z3r010 has fixed it for you.

If you encounter any problems, then post again into this thread.
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21 Nov 2018   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Fist thing you should do is to check the disk
Boot from win 7 installation disk (same bit version), go to repair and launch a CMD window.
Using dir C:, dir D: etc find the drive letters of your disk (OS, Recovery and Boot)
Then run:
chkdsk z: /f (replace z by the drive letters you found using dir)
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21 Nov 2018   #7
iamseven

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks all,

This not my PC as its my sons, I do not know whether its a 32 or 64bit as there are no labels etc to say which.

I cannot access Safe Mode via F8 and have to go via F1 and run the dvd.

I'm using a Win7 installation disc and go via the Repair route and so on.

But by doing this I can see Win7 (highlighted) D: OS, but moving forward (next) I am told the disk I am using for System Recovery Option is not compatible with the version of windows on the computer. And I or he do not have a disk.

I can find all the partitions on the HDD via Properties of My Computer, as listed earlier C: Recovery D: OS X: Boot

D:\ to carry out chkdsk /r which D:\ had to be dismounted to proceed. Spent some 5 hrs 100%

Then proceeded to D:\bootrec.exe /FIXMBR (successful)
Then proceeded to D:\bootrec.exe /FIXBOOT (successful)
DISKPART
List disk
select 0
select partition 1 (although no partitions could be seen)
active
exit Diskpart
reboot.

Still same did not work

Tried again with C:\ same results

X:\ is write protected

Tried reboot for windows to do its own repair with no cure.

Any help please
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22 Nov 2018   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello

How are drives C: and D: normally found on the machine? - Is C: and D: on separate disks or are they found on separate partitions of the same disk?

Since the computer has its own recovery partition, you should be able to press F8 at the right point in boot-up (start-up), then select Repair Computer from list.
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22 Nov 2018   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

What happens if you continuously hold down the F8 key during startup? You said it didn't work and I'm wondering exactly what happens.
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22 Nov 2018   #10
iamseven

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

OK,

Before doing any of below, I did try to get a Win 7 Repair download from Microsoft using the Key code.
Told the version on the PC is OEM installed.

What drives are normally seen when opening such as 'File explorer', I've never seen and dont think my son knows either.

All the drives listed are seen opening by 'My Computer' when using the 'Repair' on the disc I have.
As far as I'm aware only one hdd is installed, so I guess the drives are partitions on the hdd. Also listed on the same screen with 'My Computer' is 'Control Panel' and 'Recycle Bin', both these show as blank.

F8 is pressed every half second/second as soon as the PC power is switched on starting the PC.
The screen shows a choice of F2 or F12, if left alone the screen moves onto a new showing.

Press F1 or Powerbutton to shutdown. If F1 is selected without any media etc plugged in, it shows a form of Dos. C:\> and nothing can be changed etc.

With the Windows 7 disk I have in the Rom drive, from F1 I can select either Installation or Repair.

With Repair selected, it will search for any Windows Installation. It will find Windows 7 on the D:\ drive. If I select that highlighted Windows and click next. It tells me the disk I using is not compatible for the repair for the version installed.

If go back and select drivers then next and cancel, I get the list with Command Prompt, System Restore and others.

Selecting Command, I can do the listing of the Dir's of C:\> D:\> X:\Sources>
Using bootrec /FixMBR or bootrec /Fixboot or bootrec / OSscan and bootrec /RebuildBcd all result as:-

Successfully scanned windows installations
Total identified windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully

Exit
Restart

Back to square one with or without the disk in the rom.

Hope this helps in trying to identity my problem and any further things that can be done....
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