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Windows 7: Booting errors fixboot element not found etc

20 Nov 2009   #1
Tjcrazy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Booting errors fixboot element not found etc

Before I start, I must warn you that all this was typed on my iPod touch. grammar and spelling may not be that good .

My booting errors first occures after i tried to clone my hard drive numerous times. First I tried with windows tools and apps but to avail. Then I tried with Linux and no success, not even dd would work. It always had a I/o error, but always copied about 50% of it .

After the dd failed I tried booting win 7. The boot manager gave me 2 options. Win 7 ult and win 7 ult (recovered) win 7 ult never booted, because it was the half cloned HD. The other loaded but was bugged, had to manually run explored etc.

I then formatted my newer HD and tried booting from the old HD. I must of fine something down the line, because I have all the data etc on the drive,
but there is no boot loader
diskpart cannot see the volume
bcdedit doesn't work
bootrec /fixbbot says element caanot be found
bootrec /scanos cannot find installations

Basically anything I do doesn't work. Can I have some help? How could I get win 7 back?!

Thanks in advanced


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20 Nov 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Sounds like a corrupt partition table.

Have a look at it with a bootable partition manager.

Could be tricky from your iphone.

D/L any or all of these free apps.

Make the bootable cd - boot it and see what it reveals:

Direct Download PWhe42.iso

Direct download gparted-live-0.4.8-6.iso

Info:

Free Download Partition Wizard

GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD
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21 Nov 2009   #3
Tjcrazy

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

I booted up my Ubuntu 8.04 Live CD and I am now in gParted there. Its not looking good, gParted says both Hard Drives are 100% unallocated.
But I know that the 149GB harddrive DOES have data on it, its just that while I was in seven's recovery console I managed to delete the volume.

P.S. I do have another XP machine - So having an iPhone shouldnt be a problem! =)
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21 Nov 2009   #4
Tjcrazy

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

Sorry for the double post.

Would it be safe to somehow do a dd and copy the 149gb hard drive contents over to the new hard drive? Or would it make things even worse. I would really appreciate some help. I am checking this topic every couple of minutes and am sitting in front of my pc trying to work out the problem.
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21 Nov 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi tj,

Looks very much like the partition table needs rewriting - your data is likely recoverable by using a partition recovery app.

Easier than it sounds.

Try PW boot disc. If it sees the drive, click DIsk 1 at the top , then Partition Recovery in the left pane.

Quick scan should be fine. Tick all the partitions you want to keep. OK, Apply.

If PW doesn't see the drive, use Gparted to create a small partition - a couple of gb is fine, on the Right of the drive - don't forget to Apply.

Then boot PW again - it should see the drive fine now, and do the recovery.

Hope it helps.
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21 Nov 2009   #6
Tjcrazy

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

PW sees the drive - but no partitions, same as gParted. Both hard drives are still showing as 100% un-allocated.

Disk 0 is the 1TB Samsung Drive
Disk 1 is the 149GB Seagate Drive

Do you think I should go back to gParted and create the 1MB Drive to the right of the 149GB (supposedly) unallocated space? Would this corrupt my data which is on the 149GB Drive?
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21 Nov 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If PW see the drive - that's fine - no need to use Gparted.

In PW, Click Disk 0 to highlight it.

Clisk Partition Recovery in the Left pane.

Dot Full Disk>Next.

Dot Quick Scan>Next.

When it has found the partitions , tick all the ones you want to recover, OK, Apply.

Repeat for Disk1.
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21 Nov 2009   #8
Tjcrazy

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

Problem is I cannot select partition recovery, it is greyed out. Probably because it is unallocated.
I used linux's testdisk command to fix my partition table, now when I boot I have 2 instances of win 7. Windows 7 and Windows n7 recovered. They both have errors.

Win 7 has: 0xc0000225, the required device is inaccesible - because i formatted the volume

Win7 recovered has: windows/system32/winload.exe
0xc000000e
application missing or corrupt
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21 Nov 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

UH OH.

See if PW can recover the original partitions now.


Otherwise - you could try a data undelete app. - if there is anything vital on there.

Or just reinstall.

PW does have an option to scan Unallocated space, of course - tho it is n't unallocated now - so try the the other options. Or delete the partition agin , then scan the Unallocated space - you have nothing to lose.
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21 Nov 2009   #10
Tjcrazy

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

PW Can see the NTFS partition - as can gParted and diskpart. But the problem now is that I cannot boot. I have the error:
windows/system32/winload.exe
0xc000000e
application missing or corrupt

I've tried google, but to no avail! =/
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