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Windows 7: Booting errors fixboot element not found etc

21 Nov 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If Diskpart can now see the drive - and if the o/s installation is on there, this will fix it:


Make sure the 7 partition you want to boot is marked Active.

Boot to 7 dvd command prompt, type the following - replace ? with the letter of the 7 partition as seen by Diskpart:

bcdboot ?:\windows /s ?:

then press enter

bootsect /nt60 ?:

then press enter.


Restart


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21 Nov 2009   #12
Tjcrazy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Wow that (sort of) worked!
Before you read the rest, I should let you know that I have unplugged the 1TB Hard Drive, it seems to make it easier.

The commands you gave me definatly helped.

When I boot of the 149GB HArd Drive, The boot manager gives me two options, Windows 7 and Windows 7 Recovered.

Neither of them boot.
Windows 7 gives me an "Autochk program not found - skipping autocheck" and reboot.
Windows 7 Recovered gives me two options - Launch startup repair (Reccomended) & Start Windows Normally.
Startup repair gives me the error 0xc000000e (Required Device Inaccesible)
Normally gives me the same autochk error as the other Windows 7 option.

I can now F8 on the Windows 7 option to give me the normal Advanced Booting Options - I have tried booting in Safe Mode & Last Known Good Config, but both restart.

Any ideas where to go next?
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21 Nov 2009   #13
Tjcrazy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry for double post =/ Edit doesnt work on my iPhone.

I'm so close to fixing it, after spending two full days non-stop working on it.
Windows StartUp Repair on the DVD now says that there are no errors and that the OS should boot.

Now there is no option for me to select an OS, it just boots to Win 7. But I am still getting the autochk error, which reboots my computer.

I have tried all of (Disable Autochk on Startup | Pcman.net) and nothing works.

THis is the last thing getting in my way of a succesfull boot!
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22 Nov 2009   #14
Tjcrazy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Again, Sorry for the double post.

I still have this autochk error. A big pain in the ass. Ive tried so many regedits and cmd commands, and I still have this one annoying thing stopping me from booting!!! =@ =@ Any help!
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17 Feb 2010   #15
sanchomic

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi guys,

I had similar problem, that windows 7 did not boot after a blue screen while doing some disk operations...
I have 2 HDD in Raid0, thought that i lost it all

Using the W7 DVD, here is what I tried (jump directly to the 5th point for solution):


1) Recover system image: failed

2) Startup Repair: failed, although windows was convinced it fixed'em all. Error reported as fixed: The partition tables does not have a valid system partition.

3) Command prompt, then
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd
(these last 2 were giving "Element not found")

4) command prompt > chdkdsk /r
i got the message that the disk needs to be locked but cannot be looked due to NTFS permissions... or something similar.

5) command prompt > diskpart > list disk > select disk=0 > list partition > select partition=1 > active > exit
Then restart again using the w7 dvd and at this point I was able to find the installation of windows when selecting Repair from the initial menu.

I tried again the bullets above, 2 & 3 and voila, the system booted and is ok now - I'm not sure which one fixed the issue, probably the combination of both.

Of course, when using diskpart, select based on your disk/partition specific configuration...


SIW2 - restecp, u saved the day!
Tjcrazy - I believe I walked on the same steps as you did. My problem was solved, how about yours?
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17 Feb 2010   #16
Tjcrazy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Im going to be totally honest, It was last year sometime and I cannot fully remember how I fixed my last problem. I remember that I fixed it, but it was much longer way than the one you just posted.

I used a combination of linux and windows 7 cd to fix it.

Hopefully your post can help people in the future .
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24 Mar 2010   #17
bobbyt

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Sanchomic for posting your recap. After various attempts of fixmbr and the repair boot option, retracing your steps exactly fixed my problem.

My issues started after plugging in my old XP installation to copy files off of and forgetting it was connected while rebooting. Disconnecting it did not fix the fact it neutered my Win7 drive. Typical recovery methods were not working.
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17 Jun 2010   #18
nkeaton

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Thank you SIW2

SIW2 is exactly on the money after many attempts made sure the partition was active in diskpart and executed his commands and presto booted exactly like it should have all along.
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17 Jun 2010   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad it worked for you NK.
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17 Jun 2010   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nkeaton View Post
SIW2 is exactly on the money after many attempts made sure the partition was active in diskpart and executed his commands and presto booted exactly like it should have all along.


He usually is.
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