Problems on Startup

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #1

    Problems on Startup


    My computer crashed the other day while i was playing starcraft 2.
    Since then, restarting it only leads me to a system recovery screen. The only option that I can really use is the command prompt. I have looked over a few sites and tried to fix it myself, but since safe mode won't work. I feel I need to reinstall windows7.
    When I put the System recovery disc it gives me the "An unexpected error has occurred."

    I'm at a loss, nothing I try seems to work. How should i go about reinstalling windows7?

    Thank you for your help, and Sorry if this is on the wrong section
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  2. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #2

    If you can get into Command Prompt, try the command sfc /scannow - maybe it can fix your problem.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I tried running the sfc /scannow.

    It came back with "a system repair is pending, restart now and run sfc again" So i restarted again, and I got the same message.

    more info:
    at the System recovery options, system restore and system image recovery do not work
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #4

    It also said, disc volume is corrupted when i ran one of the checks.
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  5. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #5

    Hmm, does not look too good. I don't like the disc part. Since the message is not very specific, it is hard to say where to start. You could run the chkdsk /f command. If there are faulty sectors, it can correct it. But if e.g. the MFT is corrupted, we'll have to try to fix it from the mirror.

    PS: I'll be off now. It is past 1AM. Will be back tomorrow.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #6

    the chkdsk /f did not work, it came with an error message that said the disc was write protected.

    Thanks, I appreciate any help
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  7.    #7

    Can you burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD to get a graphical interface, post back a camera snap of the drive map? Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

    You can also run File System check and Surface Scan on your partitions from there.

    Make sure Win7 or it's 100mb boot partition is marked Active, boot into Win7 DVD repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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  8. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I made a cd with the link you sent me, but when i booted from the disc, I got the windows logo, and then it went straight to the system recovery options again

    Did i not do it right?
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  9. Posts : 654
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #9

    Keenan said:
    I made a cd with the link you sent me, but when i booted from the disc, I got the windows logo, and then it went straight to the system recovery options again

    Did i not do it right?
    maybe you need to change the boot options in bios to cd first?
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Yea I have it set to boot from CD first in my BIOS Boot Sequence
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