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Windows 7: Win 7 boot problem

24 Feb 2012   #61

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
I will try tonight but I don't understand how first suggestion could work, how can I browse files if I don't have access to the disk ?
Booting with the Win 7 DVD in repair mode
E: previous Win 7 C: drive (the old C: corrupted)
To clear things up gregrockers first suggestion was to see if you could copy your personal data from E:, F:, and G: using the method here Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console to your new backup drive after you loaded your driver, although I see your backup drive is not listed but I assume it wasn't connected or not partitioned and formatted.

If that is what you tried and you could see E: but could not open it, then that would mean
Correct, the drive E: is visible but I cannot open it.
Additional information: when I load the HDD driver, I got an error message:"The file or directory E:\boot\bcd is damaged or unreadable. Run CHKDSK. Idem for \sources,
I didn't connected the backup drive as I have no access to this E: drive.
I tried to make a bootable USB key with Rescue Kit 11 but it didn't work so I will burn a CD tonight to try Rescue Kit 11.

Anyway hopefully Rescue Disk will work for you and once your personal data is safe then we can look at the MFT or bite the bullet and reformat.

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24 Feb 2012   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Dell Inspiron 1564 boot Problem

First it Shows "Operating System Not Found" when i Turn On my laptop ,then I restart by ctrl+alt+del.. and everything goes fine...

That is whenever i shutdown my lap and then switching it on it boots slowly and shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But when i restart ,everything goes fine..

What is the problem?
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24 Feb 2012   #63
Microsoft MVP


bala - Please start a new thread where you can get personalized attention.

Droopy - Have you plugged in your backup drive to another computer to see if it is ready to go? It may need initializing or formatting. You should not have to install drivers for a modern SATA HD to be seen by Win7 or any of the tools we use here.

Let us know how Paragon Rescue works to copy and paste. If it fails to external, try pasting some files to your stick as a test.
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25 Feb 2012   #64

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

gregrocker - The drivers droopy is loading are for his internal HD. As we have already found out that they are required as his HD is not found by WinPE unless he loads them.

droopy - If the backup drive is a USB Hard Drive it's probably ready to go straight out of the box, but if you find that you can't access it then as gregrocker suggested plug it into another computer to see what needs to be done to get it to work, eg. partition and format.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2012   #65

windows 7

Paragon Rescue Kit didn't help :-(
I can see the WinRE partition and the old D: partition in File Transfer Wizard but not the old C: partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2012   #66
Microsoft MVP


See if the manufacturer's Extended HD Diagnostics/Repair CD scan can salvage the HD.

If you have a WD HD, download and burn ISO file to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed: WD Support / Downloads / Legacy Internal / WD Raptor

Otherwise find your ISO download here: HD Diagnostic
or here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp

Boot to run Extended scan, report back results.

You may need to run it more than once if it finds multiple problems.

Follow this with Disk Check from Win7 DVD or Repair CD Recovery Command Line.

If neither of these will repair the HD or file system after repeat attempts then it is dead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2012   #67

windows 7

When I boot with the WD ISO image, the screen remain empty and it doesn't start.
I also tried Active Partition Recovery.
With this tool, I can see the disk and the directories hierarchy but when I click in any directory, it is empty.
Though, I make an image copy with this tool on my external HDD.
At the start of this image copy, it reported a bad sector.
I am sure that almost all files are recoverable otherwise I wouldn't spend so much of your time.
There are some photos that was not saved and I wouldn't like to lose it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2012   #68
Microsoft MVP


If you cannot repair the HD enough to make it functional, then the next step is data recovery mode.

Try scanning with Recuva to see what it finds.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2012   #69

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You may need to try all data recovering programs you can find, if they don't have a boot disk and you can't boot from any drive/partition you may have to move the drive to a working PC. Would not recommend using your drive to boot.

Was the ISO you downloaded Diag504fCD.iso?
It may not make any difference but what speed did your burn at? Try 2x or 4x.

If you can make a bootable DOS USB drive you could try Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS -
here WD Support / Downloads / WD Scorpio & AV-25 / WD Scorpio Blue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #70

windows 7

I tried Recuva v 1.42.
It failed with following error message: "invalid MFT".
I tried Recuva v 1.37 that was on my old UBCD4Win CD.
It found a lot of files but was stuck on 71%.
I will try other data recovering programs.
Do you have any recommendation ?
About WD diagnostic, I used Diag504fCD.iso, at speed 4x that was the lowest speed available.
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