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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
Microsoft MVP

 

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
Microsoft MVP

 

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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