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Windows 7: Severely Corrupt System

09 May 2010   #1
kenny990

Windows 7
 
 
Severely Corrupt System

Hey, my Windows 7 installation got corrupted and I can't boot it.

When I boot it, it says:
"Disk read error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

When I try to boot the installation CD and click repair, it says:
"Drive c:\Boot\BCD is corrupt"
or something along those lines. I can't repair the computer.

When I try to reinstall Windows 7, it says:
"Cannot install windows. Drive c:\ Is corrupt. Run chkdsk."
And I can't run chkdsk.

So now I can't repair, can't install, and can't boot. Any ideas?


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09 May 2010   #2
kev121

windows 7
 
 

Try changing the Boot order in the Bios so that the computer Boots from the cd first instead of the harddrive. Then run the install cd again .
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09 May 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Try repair first, after getting the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to boot: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Next boot into Repair and click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly, then if it still won't start run chkdsk /r from the Command Line
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09 May 2010   #4
kenny990

Windows 7
 
 

When I try to boot the installation CD and click repair, it says:
"Drive c:\Boot\BCD is corrupt"
or something along those lines. I can't repair the computer.
It doesn't show my partition cause it says it's corrupt.
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09 May 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

If you can't get to the Command Line to run chkdsk, then try booting free Partition Wizard bootable CD, which will autostart and should allow you to rightclick>Check File System and Run Surface Scan of your HD.

Next I would burn to CD and run full scan of your HD maker's Diagnostics/Repair scan, which will also autostart: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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