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Windows 7: Computer won't start

05 Jun 2015   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Computer won't start

Howdy

I have a slight problem. Went to start computer and it comes up with an error stating -Disk Boot Error- put in system disk and press enter. I did that putting in the windows installation disk but couldn't find an option that worked without formatting. I don't want to format yet as there is some files that I want to recover first. Do I have a chance of starting it without doing a fresh install? I'm sending u this from my phone.

Thanks


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05 Jun 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If the hard drive isn't completely corrupted, you could load Linux (run) from a CD and access the files and save them to some media.

If you don't have another PC, get a friend to download Ubuntu Linux and burn an ISO disc. You can boot from that disc and run Ubuntu Desktop Linux from the disc and if lucky access the files you want to save.
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05 Jun 2015   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start including various options for rescuiing files if you think your drive is failing, and then ways to test it for sure.
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07 Jun 2015   #4
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks

Ok for now. I reformatted
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08 Jun 2015   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Make sure you followed the steps to do a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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