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Windows 7: Help- Error on startup

17 Mar 2010   #1
juzzy

Windows 7
 
 
Help- Error on startup

When I start windows it comes to a black screen saying (roughly)

error cannot read disk volume C:
windows will check to see if it can be read
check will go ahead unless you press any button in 10 seconds
you can skip check but it isn't recommended

everytime I leave it and it adds to the bottom of the writing (roughly) saying cannot read disk C
and without using correct terminology says that i must restart my computer from scratch. but then the black screen disappears and windows starts usually?

please help!


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17 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Have you tried letting the scan run? Usually if you let it complete, it won't appear next time.
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17 Mar 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juzzy View Post
When I start windows it comes to a black screen saying (roughly)

error cannot read disk volume C:
windows will check to see if it can be read
check will go ahead unless you press any button in 10 seconds
you can skip check but it isn't recommended

everytime I leave it and it adds to the bottom of the writing (roughly) saying cannot read disk C
and without using correct terminology says that i must restart my computer from scratch. but then the black screen disappears and windows starts usually?

please help!

Can you boot from the dvd? if so you can do a repair install. It is either an OS problem or a HD problem.


Ken
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17 Mar 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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18 Mar 2010   #5
juzzy

Windows 7
 
 

hey guys thanks for your help!
In the end the 'Disk Check' recommended by Theog did the trick.
again thanks for the help
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18 Mar 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glad to hear the problem is resolved. Thanks for the update.
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19 Mar 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juzzy View Post
hey guys thanks for your help!
In the end the 'Disk Check' recommended by Theog did the trick.
again thanks for the help
You are welcome.
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