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System volume on disk is corrupt? (disk metadata test)

Q: System volume on disk is corrupt? (disk metadata test)

I was having trouble with my computer on Friday, it would freeze a few minutes after start up. All programs would be "not responding". I would restart it and the same thing would happen.

I ran Rkill in case there was anything malicious running and nothing was found. I ran Malwarebytes as well and nothing was found. I used combo fix to restore my system to a previous date and the problem persisted.

The system would freeze even at the log in screen if I waited more the a few minutes to log on. Time is some sort of factor.

Start up repair "disk metadata test said the root cause was 'Volume on disk corrupt' Repair action chkdsk Error code OxO.

A few other tests that are available (or automatically performed themselves before start up) mentioned NTFS but I did not get a chance to write it down.

NOW when I turd on the computer that scrolling windows progress bar goes by a few times before I get a completely black screen on which I can still move my cursor.

Please Help.

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Preferred Solution: System volume on disk is corrupt? (disk metadata test)

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A: System volume on disk is corrupt? (disk metadata test)

Either windows Vista needs re-installing, a Factory Recovery is required, or the hard drive is starting to fail and therefore needs replacing with a new one.

You can test the hard drive with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software. You will need to download the DOS version which runs from a bootable CD. The download contains an ISO file for creating the CD. The links are here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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New to the site and I'm looking forward to learning a lot. I have an Asus k5e3 laptop and lately it has been giving me the Windows Error Recovery system did not shut down properly. I did the repair option and it said the problem was "system volume on disk is corrupt" Researched it and I guess my hard drive is about to die. My question is when i replace it, can i use the recovery disks for my laptop or will i have to buy Windows 7 again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

 

A:system volume on disk is corrupt

Hi sassenach01 You can use the Recovery disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive. However, are you sure that your hard drive is failing? We could check it together and see if it is or not. The "System Volume Information" folder is where system restore points are kept, maybe they are just corrupted and needs to be deleted. In order to delete them, right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane and click on the System Protection tab. Click on the Configure... button followed by the Delete one at the bottom of the window to delete every restore points present on the system. Once this is done, let's check the health of the drive.Please download GSmartControl and save it to your Desktop.Extract gsmartcontrol-0.8.7-win32.zip to a folder, double-click on gsmartcontrol.exeA list of hard drives will appear, single-click each disk to see Drive Information and identify your drivenote: most machines will only have one or two entries, but an easy way to identify your drive is by its size.Double-click on the hard drive to see detailed Device InformationClick on the Attributes tab, do you see any red or pink entries like the ones below? Please list the names in your next reply if there are any.Click on the Perform Tests tabSelect Extended Self-Test and click Executenote: this test can take several hours to runAllow the test to complete, the results will be displayed at the bottomPlease post the r... Read more

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This is my issue...I have a Toshiba Satellite L3550, AMD TurionX2 64, Vista Home Premium.

I woke up yesterday morning and got a "Windows Error Recovery" Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or sofware change might be the cause.....I tried both "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally" and neither have done anything.

So I tried doing the "Launch Startup Repair" , its asks for a keyboard layout - selected US and hit "NEXT". From there it takes me to (after a few minutes) System Recovery Options - "select an operating system to repair and click Next." But nothing populates in the box. It states at the bottom that "If you do not see your operating system listed, click Load Drivers to load drivers for your hard disks." When I click "Load Drivers" I get a message to insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver. I don't have any disks, will have to search hard to possibly find it. So I instead click the "Next" button...This brings me to several options: Startup Repair (I did this 2x so far, 1st taking 3 hrs) with no success, System Restore (I have no backup point to restore it to), Windows Complete PC Restore, Windows Memore Diagnostic Tool (this is where I found the error stating "System volume on disk is corrupt"), Command Prompt and TOSHIBA Recovery Wizard.

I don't want to loose everything on my computer so tryi... Read more

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Hi everyone. Here's a complex problem.

Preface:
While I was on my PC as usual one day, everything froze except the cursor, and I had to reboot. But upon restarting, I was presented with two options. 'Repair (recommended)' and 'Start Windows normally'.
(The following happens every time, and is still valid, nothing has changed).
Upon selecting 'repair', startup repair starts, runs, and it identifies the problem 'System Volume on Disk is Corrupt'. Same is the case when I boot with the Windows installation DVD and try startup repair.
'Start Windows Normally' brings up the 'Starting Windows' screen, it stays there, no animation takes place for about a minute, and then the Windows logo animates in, and the computer restarts.

Please note:
I'll refer to:
New HDD on which I installed Windows: Spare HDD
The HDD with the corrupted Windows: Bad HDD (has 4 partitions, 2 for data and 1 for windows, and 1 system reserved partition). it is 1.5 years old.
Corrupted Windows partition: Bad partition
P.S. I don't have an image/backup of the bad partition.

What I did next:
Installed Windows 7 on a spare hard drive, and attached the bad HDD as secondary. All my data was found to be safe. Except for the partition which is supposed to be the Windows partition. It is not getting recognized as a readable partition. Windows sees it as 'raw' partition, unformatted. Of course, I won't format it.
I installed PartitionWizard and checked the contents of the unreadable partition. All the ... Read more

A:System Volume on Disk is Corrupt

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I dunno why it is showing Windows 7 installed on Disk D:, while it is actually installed on C: ??









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Could it be a failing HDD? It's only 1.5 years old, just so you know. I personally wouldn't expect a 1.5 years old HDD to die like this...
Or is it?



Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello,I am having problems with Windows Vista and don't know what caused this.When I turn on the computer, it brings that loading image with the green bars and then it restarts right after that. It does the same thing when I try to login in Safe Mode.I ran System Repair many times, but it can't fix the problem. When I scroll all the way on the bottom of the report it says "system volume on disk is corrupt." I've also tried command prompt and have tried the following commandsFound these commands by searching on the net and thought might fix the problem so I gave it a shot and no luck.bootrec /rebuild - it didn't give me an option to types yes
then tried bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcdI took the hard drive out, and plugged it on my other computer's external USB device and backed up my files onto that computer.At last I gave up and though I should just do a fresh recovery, but I can't because I can't find the CD-Key. I checked everywhere for the CD-Key -- on the computer, to the CDs that came with the computer, and all the paperwork and couldn't find it anywhere.So does anybody have a solution to fixing this OS, or how I can recover my CD-KEY at least with some program on a bootable CD?Thanks

A:System volume on disk is corrupt

hi,,, on your pc somewhere there is a little sticker with the os product key,,, its usually a blueish green and pink thing with barcodes on it and says Micro$oft on it,,, at the bottom it says product key then the key follows,,, try this,,,,,
also open start menu, right click on computer and click properties and scroll to the bottom of page,,, it says product id,,,
good luck.

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after 10 minutes of laptop being on i get a bluescreen then reboots (windows 7 pro) i ran start up repair and looked at details and it says system volume on disk is corrupt ! it all boots up fine aswell. still boots up now lol. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT AS I AM FAIRLY NEW WITH LAPTOPS, THANKS IN ADVANCE. ( GOT ANOTHER PROBLEM, I UPDATED ADOBE FLASH PLAYER A FEW DAYS BACK TO 11.5 r502, AND ALL IT HAS DONE IS CRASHED EVERYTIME I TRY TO PLAY FARMVILLE 2 ON FACEBOOK, NOT ONLY FACEBOOK ITS EVERY GAME I TRY PLAY)
 

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Hello.

My dad asked me to have a look at his laptop as it will not boot.

It seems something is corrupt, when booting it will sometimes get to the splash screen but then stays there for ever as if caught in a loop (hard reboot only option), other times it will attempt the 'startup repair', but this again just runs for ever without finishing (left it for over 5 hours!!).

After cancelling the repair process I managed to get on to the 'system recovery options'. Startup repair does not work, no system restore points have been made! No system image to use, memory diagnostic checked out fine.

I did manage to get a diagnosis report up (can't remember how I did it) and at the bottom of the report was this message:

ROOT CAUSE FOUND

SYSTEM VOLUME ON DISK IS CORRUPT

Not sure what to do now. I was thinking using a W7 disc to somehow repair the system volume (if that is possible), however although I have managed to get hold of a W7 disc off a friend it is a 64bit disc and I have no idea whether the laptop is 32bit or 64bit, how can I check this. I have searched for the specs and havent found a definitive answer.

Acer Aspire 5542
3G Ram

I also have the X15-xxxxx number as I read this can tell me what OS version it is, but it didn't seem to help.

Anyway, hope someone can give some advice, I will be back at my Dads house tomorrow, so if you need any more info I will get that then.

A:[SOLVED] System volume on disk is corrupt

Hi the user manual should provide some info http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...92824265679298
specs also Acer Aspire 5542-5547 Overview & Specs - Laptops - CNET Reviews
and this should help with the other issue How To Write a New Partition Boot Sector in Windows 7, 8, or Vista

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I have an older Acer 3680 laptop with Vista 32 bit.  Vist is no longer supported by MS, so there are no updates.  I just got a message saying System Volume Disk is Corrupt.  This laptop did NOT come with any recovery/installation disks for Vista.  However, I cannot boot this computer.  Please help.  Before this happened, I never had any problems 

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Hi, please can you help?

I have a 250Gb Seagate Barracuda ATA internal hard drive which is mounted in a Safecom usb/firewire external caddy. It has 2 partitions; a 15Gb FAT32 drive and the rest divided into 2 logical NTFS drives of 160Gb and 60Gb.

I have only had the disk a couple of months. Shortly after I purchased the disk I had a power failure whilst scan disk was running on one of the NTFS drives. Upon reboot XP did not recognise the NTFS drives reporting that the file system was corrupt, the FAT32 drive was fine and accessible.

I managed to recover all my files (mostly mp3s and movie files) from both NTFS drives using GetDataBack, reformatted the disk, replaced the partitions for good measure and reinstalled my backup.

Since then I haven't really had cause to use the disk so it has remained switched off but today I needed to transfer some files across for backup purposes. Having done this I then did a bit of housekeeping; deleted a few files and moved a few folders around on the disk. Then explorer crashed and after I managed to recover from the explorer crash I found that the NTFS partitions were once again inaccessible in XP. XP reporting that the file system is corrupt once again. Once again the FAT32 drive is accessible.

I am currently running GetDataBack again, and it looks likely that it might find all the files again (I hope). I originally purchased the disk to backup my main hard drive which I needed to perform a clean install on, this has been done.... Read more

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I have a toshiba with a windows 7 64bit, and it's been acting really slow recently and freezing up on me so I thought there might be viruses that I needed to get rid of, so I restarted my computer so I could go in safe mode with networking to check if there really were. When I restarted my computer I momentarily forgot to press the f8 key and the windows starting screen with the logo showed up. Without thinking I turned off my computer since I didn't want to restart again (it took forever for the computer to do). Once I turned the laptop on again I ended up going to system repair. For some reason this did nothing to my computer. I left it on for hours and hours until I finally decided I wasn't going to get any results. I once again restarted the laptop but this time when I went to system repair I cancelled it and when into more options and tried doing a system restore which also didn't work and said a bunch of my files couldn't be read. When I looked back at the system repair log it said "system volume on disk is corrupt." I googled it trying to find something to help me, and every place said to run sfc scan, which I did on command prompt, which always gave me the reply "there's a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete" and since my computer can't reboot properly no matter what this is what it'll say. Is there some way to run this scan or another way to fix my computer without having to lose all my data? I have some really important files ... Read more

A:"system volume on disk is corrupt" and sfc scan not working

I suggest first before doing anymore repairs you need to make a backup of all your important data so as not to lose it.

A linux live cd choosing to run off the cd not install go to the windows installation and backup all your data to an ext hdd.

Then using startup repair option at F8 option choose choose the windows installation by highlightlng and choose next go to cmd prompt and type: chkdsk /r press enter

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Hello I am in a bit of jiffy here.

Today when I tried to start up my computer everything started out well, Bios started, checked to see what I have plugged in for CD and Hard-drive(so just normal stuff), but when It started up windows it automatically took me Startup Repair. This was unusual though as this has happened before I though it would run it's course and start up after not actually detecting any problems.

I checked back after 3 hours later to see it still trying to "Attempting Repairs"

So i restarted the computer and when the repair started again I clicked cancel and went into a few more options (open command, start from a different point in time, Windows memory Diagnostics, etc.) and ran the Windows memory diagnostics tool. After a few minutes it was done but didn't give me any information.

Computer restarted so I cancelled the scan again. This time I went to diagnostic and repair details. Every test says the same thing completed successfully. Error code = 0x0, and t the end it comes up with this Root cause found: System volume on disk is corrupt.


After It told me the root cause I did what most people do and went to see if I could find a fix
Trying sfc /scannow came up with "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.
trying chkdsk c: /f /r gave me a different error "Failed to transfer local logged messages to the event log status 50."

It also states "Wi... Read more

A:Root Cause Found "System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

Well, before anything else, you might boot your repair disk and copy/backup all your files to an external drive.

There are several posts in the forums that sound similar to yours, searching for "corrupt windows system". If you rebooted, not waiting for it to complete the repair process, I would restart that and give it all night as windows is not the speediest at checking obvious stuff (Repair Install).

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Upon starting my laptop today (my old computer died, and I bought a new laptop), I went to go somewhere for 20 minutes. When I came back, I found that my computer was not functioning properly; it was running a MS-DOS-esque program that was apparently scanning my files. In a few minutes, it was back to normal... or so I thought. I found that I received a stop error when I entered my account after the computer restarted. I rebooted my system and the computer ran Chkdisk, which concluded that the "system volume on disk is corrupt". All scans were successful, and I believed that the problem had been remedied. I was wrong; my system was still dysfunctional. I then ran Windows in Safe Mode, which is where I am right now.

How would I go about solving this problem and bringing my computer back to where it was before? Also, is there a possible way to reformat my hard drive without using an operating system installation CD?

A:"System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, while in safe mode open a command prompt and at the prompt type chkdsk /r press enter you will receive a message about the volume being in use and to schedule chkdsk to run at next boot select "Y" and type exit press enter. Reboot and let the full chkdsk run. This will repair and is at this stage the best option, post back to let us know how you get on.

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I found this under Windows Log in Computer managemant. This error occurs after every reboot.
"The file system structire on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\Harddisk\VolumeShadowCopy1"
I get this for copy 1, 2, 3, 7,etc. Is this in my setup or have I left something off? I did some searching but found nothing that matched up as I have it.

A:Disk Corrupt Shadow Volume????

Delete a shadow copy: File and Storage Services

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So basically, I’ve been an idiot with my laptop and I would really appreciate some advice on whether/how it is salvageable. Apologies for the length of this post. For information my machine is a Fujitsu Siemens Xi Amilo 3650, with Vista Home Premium.

I recently had problems with my machine that led to the hard drive needing to be wiped and Vista reinstalled (by a professional). I got the computer back and in my extreme foolishness I messed with the partitions. During the messing about I know I deleted any visible files in the data drive (D: ) including something called Bootsek.bak (I had googled this before deleting, and saw that it apparently was not important). I think I also changed the Active Partition to C: (the main drive), although I can’t remember if I changed this back.

I restarted the computer and a message came up saying “Bootmgr is missing. Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to restart”.

More foolishness: after seeing this message and restarting a couple of times without success I found my Fujitsu recovery disks that I burned when I first got the computer; I set the first one running before realising that I only had 3 out of the set of 4. I therefore didn’t continue after the first disk, and the current situation seems to be that my computer cannot access my c: at all.

When I allow my computer to start up as normal I get the message “Missing Operating System”.

I have a Vista recovery disk, and using the Startup Repair I am given error code 01xF, and Problem Signature... Read more

A:Solved: Big disk partition problems, corrupt volume?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

If it was a new installation and you have no data that you need to save then a format and full reinstall is probably the quickest and easiest option. You should be able to do this from the recovery discs (if you have them all). You may be able to get a CD from Fujitsu Siemens of you contact them, especially as you have 3 of the 4, just say that one has been damaged, they may even give you one for nothing, you never know unless you try

You could also but a new copy of vista with a new product key, however this may cost more than a nwe set of recovery discs (I don't know for sure). If you decided to go down that route, I would suggest upgrading to Windows 7 if the cost is feasible, its a lot better than Vista and a lot less resource hungry so should run better.

Personally, I wouldn't even bother trying to recover the existnig partitions etc. if there was nothing I needed, I would go for a straight reformat / reinstall.
 

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I ran a diagnostic test on my computer because I am unable to boot my operating system. When I start the computer, I get the CNTRL ALT DEL screen and then the password screen but from there I get a dialog box that states "the procedure entry point CoRegisterInitializeSpy could not be located in the dynamic link library ole32.dll" and a blank desktop. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.
 

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Hi , This is My first question On this site , I have looked for an answer here so far but havent found any info relating to my question.

Basicly Im running windows xp sp 2 , and i have installed perfect disk 8 build 64 which i think is the latest update. Its a great prgram and i sense the increase in performance beacuse of this program however When i first installed it a few weeks ago i noticed that the METADATA SIZE was approxamitely 70.6 mb ,Now a few weeks later on as i regulary defrag the pagefile and metadata sections on drive c:\ I VE noticed the MEATADATA increase slightly over the weeks each time i do a meatadata defrag now SHOWING METADATA SIZE 99.1 MB so essentiall its increased almost 30 mb....I havent been installing and uninstalling programs beacause i have purposly had this machine built for audio and so i installed everything i need and then finallypefect disk to maintain fast drives on this pc .......So my question is ,IS it normal for the metadata size to change I.E increase in size because MY drive d:\ which has audio files only doesnt seem to increase ,and then if it is normal behaviour is there a limit to any particular metadata size , i hope so i wouldnt want it to continue ......I really appreciate what you guys appear to do here on this site and thank you for your time in advance............HOPE you can answer this
 

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Hello all … I have a two part question, which requires a bit of background. I am running XP Pro SP2 in with an AMD Anthlon 64 3000+ processor (1800 GH) on a Gigabyte motherboard and 1 Gig of RAM. I have been running with two IDE drives (61 Gig & 82 Gig respectively) and a WD 250 Gig SATA drive. The WD drive is divided into three partitions: the C: (Operating System) partition; the D partition which contains other applications; and the E partition, which contains all of my media files (music, movies, audiobooks, etc.) and is over 150 Gigs.

Recently I experienced a problem whereby my computer would shut down after a few hours, and on reboot I would get the message “NTLDR is missing; press CTRL+ALT+DEL”. Thanks to some great support form this forum, I realized it was a heat problem, so yesterday I took my computer in to get the power supply & fans updated. They checked the WD hard drive and advised me that the disk was corrupt, and needed to be replaced. It’s still under manufacturer’s warranty, so I bought a new, identical WD 250 Gig SATA disk and decided to move everything from the old WD to the new WD, remove the old WD disk & send it to the manufacturer, and when I get it back I’ll have an addition 250 Gig SATA hard drive.

After the new disk was installed, partitioned the new WD the same as the old WD and ghosted the C: & D: partitions on the old WD with Acronis and copied the data onto the new WD. I then changed the drive letter for the “other appli... Read more

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I will try to make it simple. I installed windows 7 from an external hdd by making a partion active.

install went through fine. but the problem is. the external hdd that i installed from became the system partion under disk management, and now i cant boot to os without having my external hdd connected.

How can i move the system files. bcd files onto my os hdd.

I had the same problem earlier but forgot the fix. It was some commands from bcdedit or bcdsomething.

A:need to change my system volume to another disk

Boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, open a Command Line to mark Win7 partition Active using DISKPART Commands given here: Partition - Mark as Active

Next using the same steps as above, mark the external HD Inactive.

Now power down, unplug external HD, set Win7 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup if not already, then boot back into DVD/repair CD, accept any offered repair. When this fails to start Win7, boot back in again to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

System Repair Disc - Create

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Hi,

I'm having problems with my computer and was wondering if I use it in its present state to create a System Repair Disk - If those same problems will be written to the disk and used for repairs.

In other words, is the disk using my current registry and whatnot to create the disk or is my system creating the disk using some sort of disk image to create the repair disk.

Thanks,
Adam

A:Corrupt System Repair Disk?

If you are unable to boot your Windows 7 to create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc, then you could create it on another computer to use on your computer. You can also download a repair disc image on the net. There are sites that sell the images but I remember getting mine for free a while back. Not sure where there were.
AFAIK the health of your registry doesn't matter when making a repair disc.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

You can also use any Windows 7 CD (matching your version) to repair your system. Borrow one from someone if you have to.

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I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my file server and it auto syncs user's file every minute. I have 3 disks. The primary partition (Disk 0) and two others (Disk 1 & Disk 2). My question does not include the primary
partition.


I shrunk Disk 2 so that I had unallocated space. I then extended Disk 1 using the unallocated space from Disk 2 creating spanned volume on Disk 1 (extended volume on Disk 2). It did not do what I wanted so I want to 'undo' it. Can
I just delete the spanned volume on Disk 2 (space that added to Disk 1)? Or more accurately if I'm going to delete the spanned volume on Disk 2, will it affect my users' files?

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Missing operating system.

That is the message I get when attempting to load windows 7 ultimate. Hard drive is 1 tb samsung, broken up into 3 partitions. The primary/system partition has the windows on it. That is the ONLY one that has a problem. Other 2 partitions unaffected and work perfectly.

Using my installation disc I attempted to run startup repair, it could not fix it. I attempted to run some bootrepair commands from the console of windows recovery to no avail. I am fairly certain this problem is fixable without formatting the hard drive. I have already backed up 2 the other partitions, but would really like to get the "unformatted" partition up and running long enough to get the data off it. TIA for any suggestions.

I found this site by using some tips from this ealier post w a very similar problem i belive

Corrupt Boot Sector for system disk Partition i

A:boot sector for system disk is corrupt

I would do a re-install of the OS as that may be quicker and more likely to succeed.

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Hi. I am a newcomer here and looking for help with my Dell Studio xps 13 laptop running W7 sp1.

System will not boot up.
System repair does not work.
Will not boot in SafeMode.
System Restore cannot find a restore point.
Factory Image not found, and unable to reinstall from disk.

I tried the steps below (from Poyol) and got further in the start up process and I actually thought it was going to boot up but still won't open os.

Is there any hope for this Hard drive or is it dead?

Or is there a way to fix the corrupt boot sector?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Mark

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First things first I'll need you to;

1) Insert your Windows 7 DVD into the disk drive
2) Boot your computer up - if necessary press any key to boot from disk
3) Click on 'Repair your computer' at the bottom of the window that appears.
4) On this screen select 'Command Prompt'

On this new screen type in;
Code:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Once this has done type in the following;

Code:
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD

del C:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
Hopefully you should see a success message, letting you know that the BCD has been rebuilt successfully

If so;

Type

Code:
shutdown -r -t 0
THEN turn your computer back on, remove the Windows 7 DVD, and hopefully this should have fixed your problem.

Once you have carried out these steps, please let me know of the resolution, be it good or bad!

Thank you

Poyol

A:boot sector for system disk is corrupt

Hello Mark, Welcome to TSF

How old is your Dell Studio xps 13 laptop?
For the amount of money that Dell are selling them for, I would expect that it might still be under factory warranty at least, or if not, did you purchase an extended warranty when you bought it?
Another thing, did you get any installation discs with this machine, because they will do the trick; if not, you might be able to contact Dell Customer Support for a set.
They might cost anything up to $50, but don't quote me.
Let us know.

Kind Regards,

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I am getting the following error message in Event Viewer and am unable to determine which disk (I have a C: (SSD), D:, F:, G: (all WD hard drives) as well as three network mapped drives . I am running Win 7 Professional. I have run WD diagnostics on all hard drives but no problems were found.

Any tips would be appreciated -

braincramp

"The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume ."

Source Ntfs
Event ID 55

XML View
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Ntfs" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">55</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>2</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-30T04:22:55.979170800Z" />
<EventRecordID>237204</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>David-PC-New</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data />
<Data />
<Binary>0D000C000200380002000000370004C000000000320000C00000000000000000000000000000000082091200FFFF FFFFFFFFFFFF</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

A:File system corrupt and unusable - but no disk indicated

I believe it would be referring to your c:\ drive.

Have you tried running chkdsk against it to see if it fines errors?
How to run chkdsk - Disk Check

Regards,
Jamie

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Hi,

I have received my laptop with a 250GB HDD partitioned into two primary partitions (well there is actually four with only 512MB called NVCACHE and another of 1GB as EISA Configuration). One of the partitions is a system, boot, page file ... partition containing the OS (Win Vista Home Premium and contains about 35GB space) and programs. The other is a partition for all the data (~198GB). I am now starting to run low on disk space on the OS partition (<3GB) and wanted to add some more space. I tried to use Disk Management but this did not work because there is no adjacent unallocated space on the same disk next to the OS partition. There is only space at the end of the data disk partition, which I cannot move to the OS partition (at least I do not know how).

Is there a way to increase the disk space for the OS partition? Both partitions have following set out:

Layout: Simple
Type: Basic
File System: NTFS (except for the small NVCAHE which is FAT32 and the EISA does not have any File system)
Status: Healthy

regards

Pete
 

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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My computer Portege R200 PPR21E-00K00QEN is saying the usual toshiba stuff : ie

PXE - E61 : media test failure, check cable
PXE - MOF exiting PXE ROM

Insert system disk in drive

Now my model doesnt have a disk drive and i bought it second hand so I haven't got any recovery disks.
I have checked the HDD and its seems connected properly.

Would I need to buy an external disk drive and try and get a System disk or is there anything else I could try.

Any suggestions or advice?

A:Portege R200 - PXE - E61: media test failure - Insert system disk

The PXE - E61 : media test failure, check cable message appears because the notebook tried to boot from LAN.
Why?
Because it could not boot from HDD nor from another source like CD/DVD drive.
Mostly this happens because of faulty HDD.

So how to fix?

I think first of all you need to replace HDD.

Since the Portege R200 does not support internal CD/DVD drive, you would need to install the system using bootable USB flash memory stick or you would need to purchase an external USB CD-ROM drive which would be compatible with Prot?g? R200

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Hello, I have been having the following problem for over a week now. System maintenance tells me I should "attempt repairs of disk volume errors" because it detects disk volume errors, so I have to schedule a run of CHKDSK on startup. Upon completion, everything seems to be fine, yet system maintenance prompts me about the same problem every time - except when CHKDSK is scheduled. I was seeking solution for the problem and the general consensus on various forum threads was a clean reinstall which I would want to avoid if I can. Is there anything else to do...? Does this even mean that my HDD is failing?

A:System maintenance detects disk volume errors

Best thing is to determine the brand of the HDD/Hard Disk Drive, go to that maker's site and download then run their diagnostic.

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I am a new user of Vista Home Premium.  I just purchased an HP Pavilion m8200n desktop.
 
Periodically, upon startup, my disk drive gets beat to death.  When disk activity finally ceases, I find a large file in "C:\System Volume Information\".  The latest instance (just a few minutes ago) was 4GB in size.
 
From searching the internet, I have found others experience the same thing, but so far I haven't seen a cause identified.  Some have suggested turning of the indexing service: Windows Search.  I did.  I still experience the problem.
 
Any help would be appreciated, either an outright identification of the problem or suggestions on how to isolate what is causing it.
 
Thanks,
 
John

A:High disk activity (System Volume Information)

I have finally gotten around to doing some further research into this.  As PanThe1st states, the high disk activity (in my case) is related to the Restore Point creation.  Apparently there are a number of ways that Restore Points can be created. 
 
The most annoying one (the one beating my hard drive to death on a daily basis) is the System Checkpoint Restore Point.  Creation of the System Checkpoint Restore Point is controlled by a scheduled task: SystemRestore/SR.  Disabling the task resolved the problem for me.
 
Restore Points are still created automatically when certain activities like Windows Update are performed.  I don't mind those since I would create one manually anyway.
 
While I was in the Task Scheduler, I also disabled the Defrag/ScheduledDefrag task.

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Hi All,

My netbook has failed to boot up - it asks me to insert the Windows disc and use Repair Computer

I've loaded this up and ran Startup Repair which in turn has come up stating it can't repair the computer, and I get the following Root Cause:

Root cause found:
Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt

Repair action: Boot sector repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x17
Time taken = 3682mc

My Windows installation is on D:\ drive

Hope somebody can help - I know how to go open up CMD prompt so if anyone has steps from there that would be great.

A:Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt

First Step is to backup your important data. From another PC if possible.

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).
Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in

Code:

CHKDSK D: /R
hit enter.

This will take time be patient let it finish.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I recently updated to Windows 8 and just now have gotten a pop up that ran a System Repair on my computer identifying many corrupt files on C: and D: drives.


System Repair
SVChost.exe Corrupt Disk
Explorer.exe Corrupt Disk

Windows Read Errors (popups that keep appearing in succession

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate my situation.

Sincerely,

Jack
 

A:System repair error - Explorer.exe corrupt disk

See if you can boot into SAFE MODE (boot time, strike F8 1/sec until you see the list->Safe Mode

now get a command prompt (search CMD and hit enter)
type CHKDSK C: /F /R
if this is a laptop, be sure you have A/C cord attached - - this can run for a VERY LONG TIME - -
do not interrupt or terminate it while running
 

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Hi! I'll go straight to the point. My OS is Windows 7 x64. I have a 500GB Seagate HDD. I have 4GB of Kingston RAM (DDR3), and MOBO is Asus (not sure about the brand since I am not at home now).

I was using Win2Flash when my desktop suddenly froze. Even the task manager would not appear. I had no choice but to reset it. When it was back on, it would not boot to Windows anymore. All I'm getting is "Reboot and select proper boot device". I have tried to do a repair using the DVD that was used to install onto my desktop. Tried doing startup repair (by following this: Startup Repair) three times with a reboot on each interval. All I'm getting is the same message that says:

"SystemDisk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows Directory =
Number of root causes = 1

Tests Performed
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed Successfully
Error Code: 0x0

Tests Performed
Name: System Disk Test
Result:Completed Successfully
Error Code: 0x0

Tests Performed
Nameisk failure Diagnosis
Result:Completed Successfully
Error Code: 0x0

Tests Performed
Nameisk Metadata Test
Result:Completed Successfully
Error Code: 0x0

Root Case Found: Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt.
Repair Action: Boot sector repair
Result: Failed
Error Code: 0x490".

Thought I'd try what was instructed here: Repair Install starting from Step# 8. I ran an error after following Step# 11 ("The computer started using the Windows installation disc. Remove the install... Read more

A:Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt

Many folks use RECUVA to retrieve files. It is reported to be able to compile your data from drives with a missing/corrupted file system.
You would need to run this on another PC, of course, and it takes quite a while.
There are other programs, some free, some paid, that can do the job also.

On the problem PC, does it boot? Can you get into the BIOS settings?
Is the problem hard drive a SATA drive or a PATA (IDE) drive?

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startup repair wont completeeRecovery total sytem replace wont finalize either...stops at 98-99% and says not enough hard drive space for temp files?

A:boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt

What is your model number and Windows version?

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So my computer had been acting up, and I decided to shut it off and turn it back on. To my dismay when I tried to load it back up, it went through the checking ntfs screen, but when it got to the end, it just froze. I restarted it and eventually got the error that my ntoskrnl.exe file was corrupt. I put in my Vista installation disk to try and do a chkdsk, but when I tried to load from cd, the files loaded, and then I got a BSOD saying driver_irql_not_less_or_equal. I cannot start in safe mode. I am currently on my laptop, and I really do not know what to do at this point. If I were able to reformat, I would, but at this point, I can not even do that. I suspect it is a hardware problem, but I have never even heard of this happening before.

A:BSOD, corrupt system file, I can't even load from disk

I just tried to load it without certain sticks of my RAM, still no dice. I really need to get this rectified and avoid a wipe if at all possible.

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I was trying to dual boot win 8 and win7(was already installed) on my laptop.During installation win8 was giving an error,that win could not update the computer's boot configuration.(See attached pic )
I googled this error and came across this post.

Boot from 7 or 8 DVD and goto Repair console > Command Prompt (Hit enter after each line)

---
diskpart
list disk
select volume x (x = being the volume number of your HDD)
clean
create partition primary
active
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit
Reboot and try setup again (I use this for USB drives, but they are not partitioned, I imagine this will kill all partitions on the disk and create just one new one)

After doing all this I was able to install window 8 but my 2 hard disk partition are not showing.My total hard disk is of 300 GB,but now only a single partition of 149 GB is showing.The remaining hard is not visible anywhere,not in disk management, and not even in ease-us disk partition.

A:Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

What does diskpart show you from an Elevated Command Prompt? For instance, mine shows:

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 K DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 D D370_D NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 E D370_E NTFS Partition 191 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F D370_F NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy
Volume 4 C Win_8 NTFS Partition 119 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 5 G D370_G NTFS Partition 698 GB Healthy
Volume 6 H D370_H NTFS Partition 542 GB Healthy
Volume 7 I Win_7 NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy
Volume 8 L Removable 0 B No Media

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...

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Hi there,
I am parsing raw bytes of a disk to get all the partition information in it. However, in a MBR formatted disk, I have no idea of how to recognizing a system reserved partition. Do you guys have any ideas on how to know whether a partition is system reserved?
Thanks,
Scarlett

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I have read another thread with this same issue but I openly admin this above me so I am having to ask for info in smaller chunks.

My wife shout down her computer this morning took it on remote location for work today but never booted it up. When she got back home tonight it wouldn't boot up. I don't know what to call these screen but some Startup Repair screen. Just says Repair action: Boot sector repair, Result: Failed.

I downloaded and burned to CD the boot CD for the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition but I don't know what disk I am even looking for. I see 3 partitions listed for one disk.

The only one with a label is BDEDrive and it's 300 MB. The other two have *: as what I would call a label. One is 297.79 GB and the other is 12.34 MB. The BDEDrive is the only with with status of Active. NTFS on that partition and Other on the big partition.

Can some guide me through what I should do next?

Thanks in advance.

A:Boot Sector for system disk partition is corrupt guidance.

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hello,

I have Windows 7 Professional installed on a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop, and it has a corrupt boot sector on the disk partition. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in my repair attempt. Here's how far I got:

When I typed in: bootrec.exe /fixmbr
It responded with: The operation completed successfully.

Good! However, with the next command: bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
It responded with:
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.

Before I attempted the steps above, I utilized the 'Startup Repair' utility. It yielded the following Problem Signature (if this is useful):

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Problem Signature:
-----------------

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 2: 0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 0
Problem Signature 5: unknown
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: unknown

OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

--------------------------------------------------------------------

I really don't want to reformat the hard drive, and I was wondering if there were any other method(s) I could utilize. Thanks and my appreciation in advance!

Thanks and take care.

-- KGM1973 --

A:Corrupt boot sector for system disk partition (Windows 7 Pro)

If at all possible, I would recommend that you do a full backup of the drive just in case. Like maybe taking the HDD out, plugging it into another computer as a secondary drive, and using DriveImageXML to take a copy of the contents which you can then browse the content of, for later on if you really need to.

Try off a Ubuntu CD or USB (links are in my signature), and then this:
How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD*|*ArsGeek

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I was researching startup programs in Msconfig start tab, comparing those programs to info in Pacs-Portal website. I unchecked two Toshiba bloatware programs and had not select apply. I left the laptop for about one minute and upon returning the “Hard Drive Wipe in Progress” message was in large font on the screen. I pressed and held down the power key until a forced shutdown occurred. At the next Win 7 Home Premium start, the Windows screen showed briefly then Startup Repair commenced. The startup repair diagnosis resulted in message "Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt", repair boot sector repair action, and 0x490error.

I researched the Windows Seven Forum and found “Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start”, Published by gregrocker, 15 Mar 2012. I performed these actions in this order:
Bootrec command: Used /FixMbr then restarted the OS. The Windows screen showed briefly, Startup Repair opened and the boot sector repair failed. The same message occurred, “Boot sector the system disk partition is corrupt.” Then used /FixBoot with the same results.
DiskPart:
Drive W:, the Linux partition, did not show.
Chkdsk: Ran once and command ran for about two minutes. Messages were “Correcting error in index $I30 for file XXXXX”. This message would repeat once, then “Sorting index $I30 in file XXXXX.” 569,595 index entries were processed. Restarted OS w... Read more

A:0X490 error, “Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt”

It sounds like you somehow triggered Factory Recovery which should have offered you several choices before beginning to wipe your hard drive like that. But if it clearly said that it was wiping your hard drive, then I doubt if it's recoverable even after aborting it.

If Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard is unable to recover the deleted partitions then you can try rescuiing your files to see if they are still there using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free.

Then you can either attempt to run again Toshiba Factory Recovery, or as a consolation you can do a much better install than the one you had following these steps to Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

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Hi,

First of, thank for the help you guys may give. I have a lenovo thinkpad edge. intel core i3 laptop that runs on windows 7.

it was working fine since yesterday. today, after entering the log in password, the computer goes into startup repair mode. after running it, message appears saying windows cannot repair this computer automatically. in diagnostic and repair details, it says root cause found: Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt. error code 0X490.

I have lot of important data on this laptop that I need. please help!

A:boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt error: 0X490

Quote:




I have lot of important data on this laptop that I need. please help!




If it is that important, it should be backed up to a different drive.
That being said, Restart the computer and start spamming the F8 key. In the Advanced Boot Menu, first try Safe Mode with Networking. Or Safe Mode with Command Prompt. If you can get to the Desktop that way, then in Safe Mode, go to Start/Search and type CMD, Right click the CMD search Results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and reboot the computer. Check Disk will start at next bootup and it will take a long time. Once complete, try to boot normally.

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Hi,

First of, thank for the help you guys may give. I have a lenovo thinkpad edge. intel core i3 laptop that runs on windows 7.

it was working fine since yesterday. today, after entering the log in password, the computer goes into startup repair mode. after running it, message appears saying windows cannot repair this computer automatically. in diagnostic and repair details, it says root cause found: Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt. error code 0X490.

I have lot of important data on this laptop that I need. please help!

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The folders on my external hard disk are not visible. I followed Cottonball's suggestion from one of the threads on using Roguekiller to eliminate the virus. I downloaded RogueKiller and scanned my disk. After that i deleted the malware it detected.

Subsequently, I also tried the following command:

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d F:\*.*

After doing all of this still i am unable to access system volume information. I guess The virus persists. any help to fix this issue will be highly appreciated.

A:External disk -folders not visible -access denied system volume info

Hello zoyana Welcome to the Seven Forums!

If you had a spare hard drive to back files upto the live and harder manual method would allow you to use a live Linux disk in order to copy and paste files over to the second drive and then simply nuke the external to insure it was totally bug free seeing an entirely new volume created in it's place. That would still require tunning a thorough bug sweep over the rescues files to insure none had been recoded by the malware however.

For using the other guy's OS for a project like this I can point you to an older thread showing to make a live data recovery flash drive with ubuntu at the time seen at Using the "Other OS" For a USB Rescue Device?

Presently Linux Mint or Linux Mint Debian would the slightly larger but preferred distro. Knoppix Live on dvd only is also one of the others for this providing the partition information is intact. If the partition table is toast due to corruption then other options like disk recovery program would then be needed to restore the partition(s) on the drive itself.

A fast test would be going into the Disk Management tool however found under Adminstrative tools/Computer management/Storage and right clicking on the effected volume to use the change drive letter option. That will show if the volume is able to be remounted in Windows without problems.

If that fails then the live method for data recovery would be an option to consider since the distro is not able to be infected by the ma... Read more

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A:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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Alright, I have the C:\Windows\system32\config\system file that is corrupt/missing and I am unable to start up my computer. I've read the forums about this one, but my problem is different. Apparently, I have a SATA drive and Windows XP pro is installed. I only have a Windows XP home disk. When I try to use the Windows Home disk and Recovery Console, it says that no Hard Disk Drive is detected. From what I understand, it doesn't detect my SATA. Any tips on what to do? And no I do not have a Windows XP pro cd.

A:C:\Windows\System32\config\system file is corrupt help, Hard drive disk not detected

Hi Sigzen and welcome to TSF,

XP home will normally detect a serial HD. The BIOS is where the interface for that is maintained. USB might be a different story. It's likely that if you had a pro CD, it would tell you the same thing if you tried to get into the Recovery Console. Why don't you see if the BIOS sees the HD? If it sees it, home should see it also. If BIOS don't list the harddrive, then you might have a bad harddrive or bad connection.

Before anything else was tried, I would try Last Known Good Configuration in the Advanced Boot window. Tap F8 at early boot to get the menu. If that fails try the other boot options. If they fail, then look in the BIOS for the drive there.

If no drive, open the computer and reseat the data and power cables to the HD. Also, reseat the data cable at the motherboard. Be Very careful to touch bare case metal before reseating the cables. If that don't work, download the Disk Manufacturers Diagnostic CD file and run it.

If you must run the Recovery Console, you can download UBCD4WIN and burn it to a CD. It is a CD based windows that will boot and let you work on your computer, including running the Recovery Console.

Hope this helps,
Best regards,
Mack1

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Today, when I turned on my old Sony laptop with win 2k, I received a message that the file WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced was corrupted or needed repair. The recommendation was to use the original recovery or the Win 2000 CDs.

Problems & thoughts:

1) Sony is proprietary. When I insert the original Sony CD, the only options which appear on the 1st screen are to get rid of everything on (a) C drive or (b) C+D drives.

Does anyone know if there's a way to access an option to repair? Or, if I get rid of everything on C, do u know if I can reinstall and at least, save everything on D?

2) I tried to use a 'normal' windows 2000 OS CD, but to repair via 'console' or 'emergency,' the prompt asks for the emergency repair disk.

Yikes, I'm travelling for the holidays and my Emergency Repair Disk is at home. Does anyone know if or how I can repair without the Emergency Repair Disk?

3) Another option was to install the Win 2000 on drive D. I'm wondering if this will let me access my files (then, back-up my files - there's not too many and the majority of new stuff is on drive D) and then, to the entire reinstall from the original CD's.

However, if I don't do the entire reinstall and I keep the D drive Win 2000 -- will this be okay until I get home and use the Emergency Repair disk? Or, will there be a problem with two OS's on win 2000?
I'd appreciate your kind advice!
 

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When I upgraded to Windows 7, I bought a new mobo, graphics card, etc... I installed Windows 7 on a new 128GB SSD drive (C: ), and then pulled my old 1TB drive with Windows XP on it from my old machine and installed it as D:.

When I try to go to "Backup and Restore", and click "Create a system image", Backup and Restore misidentifies my old 1TB drive as a System disk, so I can't create a backup on it, and Windows demands that it be part of the backup, even though it's mostly just documents on this drive (there are some programs installed on this drive - Steam and Microsoft Flight - is having software installed to this drive enough to make Windows think it's a system drive?)

I've already marked the D: drive as "inactive", deleted D:\Windows and all the cruft associated with it (pagefile.sys, etc...). Disk Management shows C: as "Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition", and shows the "System Reserved" partition on the same drive (the D: drive wasn't plugged in when I installed Windows 7.) Disk Management shows D: as "Primary Partition", and that's it.

diskpart "details disk" shows this for D:


Code:
DISKPART> detail disk

WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0
Disk ID: 9A9E9A9E
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 1
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#ATA(C00T01L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : ... Read more

A:Backup->Create System Image misidentifies disk as system disk

Based on what you've said it is puzzling. I'd be tempted to take a simple approach - backup my data on the old HDD and run a quick format.

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