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Windows 7 will not boot up! Tried all BootRec CMDs, Repair, DISKPART and CHKDSK /R

Q: Windows 7 will not boot up! Tried all BootRec CMDs, Repair, DISKPART and CHKDSK /R

This was all typed on a slightly unresponsive laptop keyboard. Forgive the spelling errors, I tried to correct them as much as possible. This post was written as I was conducting the diagnosis' and tests in a notepad file.

My Setup

Windows 7 x64 bit
C:\ is my partition for my OS.
Custom built PC.
Summary of problem

I was using the PC, quite a big load on the RAM 4-5 GB out of a total of 6 GB was being used.

Internet bandwidth was completely utilised, Chrome open with many tabs, ripping flac from a CD, testing films I've downloaded and downloading foobar2000 all at the same time.

All of a sudden both screens go black. I wait a while. I press ctrl+shift+esc, the primary screen flickers to my desktop for a couple milliseconds and then back to black. I then tried a load of other shortcut like ctrl+alt+del, win+L, Win+D etc. Nothing. I hit the power button (set to sleep) in the hope that It'll go t sleep and I'll be able to boot up roughly where I left off. On boot up, BSOD then dumps memory to disk. On a fresh boot I now had a flashing underscore post checking nvram message that did nothing.

The commands below aren't in the exact order that I did them as I've started this text file a couple hours after fiddling about trying to figure out what's going on. I did do a /fixmbr and /fixboot (Can't recall if /fixboot went smoothly at his stage as it doesn't execute as it should later on) and rebooted. This was done using a XP recovery disc (I don't know why I didn't use the Windows 7 one) or it could have been my Vista disc (likely not as if remember correctly it doesn't have recovery console on it).

After using the older OS disc to issue commands I had the same problem but now with a underscore and some 5 random symbols that meant nothing to me.

I then have an error on reboot that overclocking has failed, please enter setup to re-configure your system. I chose the option to reset it to default values.

Now on reboot, "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".

Recovery consoles bootrec /fixboot gives element not found with a popup saying bootec.exe - corrupt file. c:\My Shortcuts\Drives is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility. It then find the Windows installation and asks it to be added to the boot list. I choose yes and it said element not found.

It's very strange to me that a folder I made My Shortcuts\Drives (.ink shortcut files to all my hard drives) is giving this problem. Preventing me from doing /fixboot it seems.

For some reason now my PC hangs at "Initializing USB controllers .. Done." for a few minutes till it follows through and continues.

I've tried GParted, the OS drive already has a boot flag on it.

It did have a caution symbol next to the drive mentioning things such as:

Cluster accounting failed at 1613545 (to 1734814). Extra cluster in $bitmap.

Attribute list for file 41609 is corrupt.

File record segment 41932 is an orphan.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process, dismount?

Windows 7 Recovery Disc

I then use the Windows 7 recovery disc from here on doing the following:

c:\>bootrec /fixmbr

The operation completed successfully.
c:\>bootrec /fixboot
c:\>bootrec /scanos

Scanning all disks for Windows installations.

Please wait, since this may take a while...

Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Window installations: 1
[1] C:\Windows
The operation completed successfully.
bootrec /rebuildbcd
BootRec.exe - Corrupt File

The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable please run the chkdsk utility.

The directory is invalid.
del bcd
c:\>bootrec /rebuildbcd

BootRec.exe - Corrupt File
The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable please run the chkdsk utility

Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Window installations: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>: Y
Element not found.
c:\>bcdboot c:\windows

Failure when attempting to copy boot files.

Diskpart> list disk

Disk # Status Size Free
Disk 0 Online 931 GB 519 GB
Disk 1 Online 931 GB 221 GB
Disk 2 Online 139 GB 1024 KB
Disk 3 Online 139 GB 1024 KB
Disk 4 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 5 No Media 0 B 0 B

Diskpart> select disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

Diskpart> list partition

Partition # Type Size Offset
Partition 1 Primary 40 GB 31 KB
Partition 0 Extended 99 GB 40 GB
Partition 2 Extended 99 GB 40 GB

Diskpart> select partition 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

Diskpart> active

Diskpart marked the current partition as active.
C:\>chkdsk /r

All tests completed successfully, no bad sectors etc.

Startup Repair:

I've tried the Startup Repair twice now. Both times taking a very long time. Not sure why. Near 2 hours at least each time.

It says it's repaired a few things but on reboot things seem the same.

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log

Number of repair attempts: 1
Session details:

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1
Test Performed:

Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15 ms
Test Performed:

Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 78 ms
Test Performed:

Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms
Root cause found:

The partition table does not have a valid System Partition.

Repair action: Partition table repair.
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 6273565 ms
On reboot still taking ages on boot as it hangs on the initialising of USB controllers. Standard messages and then following with back to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" again...
What should I do?

I don't know why my OS disk and the other identical disk in terms of model number are showing in the list disk part as having only 1024 KB left in space. I didn't notice it being like that the first time I ran diskpart.

I'd really love to not to reinstall my OS after just reinstalling it in the last month intentionally. The weird thing was I was looking at the create a system restore point today, and seeing as I have none, I can't use that option.

I hear that in one case, someone moved their sata cable to another port and it fixed the problem for them. I don't think this would help my situation though as it was working before there. Though I have been giving my PC a firm tap on the side to stop the fan

from whirring in the past two days. Likely not the culprit.

Another suggestion I read was reinstalling the OS over the current one (ignore the windows.old message) and quit the installation

after the install gets past copying system files, restart, boot into windows 7 Recovery CD and do a system restore, which I don't have anyhow. This sound risky and a last resort option. I'd only try this as someone said that the solution worked for them. I likely won't.

Someone also talked about resetting their MBR through bootrec (boosect.exe /nt60 all /force) I have not tried that though. As I'm afraid I won't be able to rebuild it.

I don't what other possibilities there are to try.

Any help is highly appreciated!

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 will not boot up! Tried all BootRec CMDs, Repair, DISKPART and CHKDSK /R

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 will not boot up! Tried all BootRec CMDs, Repair, DISKPART and CHKDSK /R

OK, it sounds like you are corrupting data somehow. If I was the one working on that machine I would pull the HD, plug it into another machine, download and execute hddscan and check the smart status of the drive.
Second I would download and burn memtest to a CD and run a memory test on your machine.

Now if there are any errors with memtest you need to shut the machine off, pull a stick of ram and see if the error persists, if it does then keep at it tell you find the culprit.

With hddscan if anything is yellow or red your HD is shot. It's time to put in a new hard drive and reload your operating system.

If everything comes back clean then load your Win7 disk and go to the command console and you can re-write your MBR with the command "bootrec /fixmbr". I would also execute the command "chkdsk /f /r". If any of them ask if you want to dismount the partition or hard drive in use say yes.

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A computer may become un-bootable and repair options include using a bootable windows iso.
When using command prompt on the iso which of these commands can and cannot be done when the iso does not match the Windows version and build.
For example can a bootable windows 10 iso be used to repair Windows 8.
Can a Windows 8 iso be used to repair Windows 7
Can a Windows 7 iso be used to repair Windows 10.
Can a Windows 7 iso be used to repair a Windows 8
Can a Windows 10 iso be used to repair a Windows 7
None of these are to perform upgrades.
Trial and error prefers not to be done to avoid any unexpected licensing problems.
The operating system on the un-bootable computer is not known however it is a relatively new computer.
Please do not guess when answering this question.
Please answer this question with certainty for each of these repair commands.
bootable Windows 10 iso:
Download Windows 10

1) Click command prompt > Administrator: X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe > X:\Sources>
2) ) type: bcdedit /enum all
This should display:   (Firmware Boot Manager, Windows Boot Manager, Windows Boot Loader, Windows Boot Loader, Resume from Hibernate, Windows
Memory Tester, EMS settings, Debugger Settings, RAM defects, Global Settings, Boot Loader Settings, Hypervisor Settings, Resume Loader Settings, Device Options)

3) type: bcdedit | find "osdevice"
This should display:   (osdevice partition=C : (this could display D :))

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i attempted a dual boot of debian and windows 7 yesterday, on a HP laptop with a single HD. this is where ive come a cropper as i think ive installed grub into the windows partition - and thus now it cannot boot windows.

i have a recovery disk, but cannot run chkdsk, scannow and diskpart does not let me select any volume other than the recovery disk itself.

example output;

chkdsk /f
the type of the file system is NTFS.
cannot lock current drive.
windows cannot run .... because it is write protected.

sfc /scannow
there is a system repair ... restart and run again (restarting doesnt change this)

list disk
Disk 0 Invalid 232GB Dyn (*)

list volume (lists the CD rom only)

list partition
Part 1 Dynamic Data 992KB 31KB
Part 2 Dynamic Data 199MB 1024KB
Part 3 Dynamic Data 179GB 200MB
Part 4 Primary 53GB 179GB

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot
the volume does not contain a recognized file system

bootsect /nt60 all /force

could not open the volume root: the parameter is incorrect.

those commands are all i can find to fix the problem and none of them do. i DO NOT HAVE a installation disc as it's a HP with windows pre installed on it.
HELP please .....

A:windows 7 cannot boot - cannot run chkdsk or diskpart


sel dis 0
sel part 1
det part
sel part 2
det part
sel part 3
det part
sel part 4
det part
What's the active partition? Post as must info as possible

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When there is a failure to boot there can be many error codes.
For windows 7 professional using a windows 7 iso > command prompt > Administrator X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
This command can be ran:  sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows
1) how do you determine the applicable drive letter?
a) would you run bootrec /scanos ?
b) would you run bcdedit /enum all  ?
c) would you run bcdedit | find "osdevice"
d) diskpart > list disk > list volume > dir c: > dir d: > dir e: etc.
Which of the above can and cannot be run depending on the error message?
2) if you run the command and it indicates that it found corruption and was not able to fix all of it what are the next options?
a) don't all of the dism commands fail to work in a windows RE?
3) There is a command attrib c:\boot/bcd -h -r -s    what do each of the letters mean?  when do you need to use this command?
4) If the failure to boot windows indicates that a critical file is missing that ends in .sys or ends in .dll does that alter the method for troubleshooting?  
a) do you specifically look for a replacement file?
b) if so how would you replace a specific file in the windows RE using command prompt?
c) if you do not look for the specific file is the error indicating that it is a failure to boot and it needs fixmbr, fixboot, bootrec /rebuild?
d) or if you do not look for the specific file is the error indicating that it can ... Read more

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trying to start W7 after killing TDSS (similar to post with same topic), i am getting this message just before login screen (animation of w7 logo start) and than BSOD hit with message below:


A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent to your compter.

If this is first time you've seen this step Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated.
Rub CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (x80786B58,0xC000000D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


had a fight on three laptops, and crash my new with w7 which really disappoint me big. well, last two days reading posts from microsoft, bcomputer etc. about this problem and frankly i am not sure what to do?

talking about problem on this machine: notebook lenovo g560 (0679), w7 home premium, 1 hdd, 1 dvd/cd

unfortunately didnot made recovery image i know it'll save my time and as my second lenovo this situation frustrating me because i think virus migrate from oldest laptop through 2nd lenovo to this new one, from xp through vista till w7! - anyway, following instructions on various posts i tried:

startup repair

system restore

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A:Windows 7 won't boot after using TDSS Killer - NEW (tried all options: repair, boot, chkdsk)


I'm going to assist you with your problem.

Do you have a Windows 7 x64 bit or x86 bit system?

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I have the same problem as this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic382066.html

except that I am running Windows 7 64bit professional. I have tried:
startup repair

system restore

3.(command prompt)
chkdsk /r on all partition

bootrec /fixmbr

and repair system with the windows 7 installation cd.

I have now used TDSSKiller (from Kaspersky) to get rid of the virus. Unfortunately, this made my computer not boot. After hours of rerunning bootrec to rebuild the bcd and fix the mbr, my computer miraculously started booting again. I have switched antivirus software and have run Avast and windows defender which both removed a few viruses. I am currently running a boot scan with avast, and next will run a usb boot disk to run a scan from Antivir. Is there anything else I should be doing?

A:Windows 7 won't boot after using TDSS Killer - NEW (tried all options: repair, boot, chkdsk) would like to get TDSS off my...

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hi everyone,
I'm actually unable to repair my system files through the W7 DVD.It always ends up with an error message saying something as ''could not be carried out and will restore to previous version...''.
Googling this issue ,I found this discussion involving gregrocker:

Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker

Quote: Originally Posted by geverl

I've a dual boot system with GRUB 1.99 in the MBR. Once again, I am here to AVOID a clean reinstall and I am not going to wipe my HD.

This is a known issue with GRUB bootloader on the HD. It corrupts Win7 in many ways including blocking a Repair Install. The only solution at that point is to Clean Reinstall making sure to wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean Command .

As I explained earler you only have to get a Clean Reinstall once then save a Win7 backup image to use in place of future reinstalls, to re-image the HD or its replacement in 20 minutes.


My question is if I do an image of W7 with Acronis before running Diskpart/Clean,what will happen when I restore it.
Will the previous corruption that prevents me from repairing W7 be restored?

A:Using Diskpart/Clean to fix Windows 7 repair/upgrade issue.

Quote: Originally Posted by Baback

My question is if I do an image of W7 with Acronis before running Diskpart/Clean,what will happen when I restore it.
Will the previous corruption that prevents me from repairing W7 be restored?

I'd say yes.

Images contain everything in the imaged partition----including viruses, warts, corruption, whatever may have been there.

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My aunt's old Dell Vista 32 bit tower would no longer boot. It gave no error messages - it would go through all the normal startup screens and when it would hit the black screen just before the Welcome.... it would just stay there. Forever.

I tried all the F8 options - Last Good Config, Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Command Prompt, etc, but nothing would get me to the Welcome screen. The first option off F8 was to Repair the PC. That found the OS and took me to the Repair Options screen. Repair Startup found no problems and System Restore had no Restore Points, so I went to the command prompt.

I navigated to C:\Windows and everything seemed to be in order. Bootrec /fixboot and /fixmbr completed successfully, but when I typed in Bootrec /scanos it came back with 0 installations. Bootrec /rebuildbcd won't work because the first thing it does is a /scanos. A reboot changed nothing - just the black screen with the mouse pointer.

I then ran chkdsk /f which (after several hours) found no problems. Of course I cannot do an sfc /scannow from the Recovery Console.

I then restarted and hit F12 to get me to a diagnostics menu. Even the long test passed.

I really have no problem with a reinstall - we've got the Dell Vista SP1 disk, I'd just like to have some idea of what might be the problem, if only to prevent future occurrences.

A:bootrec /scanos Comes Up With 0 Installations, although Repair shows Vista OS

The Google shows a lot of results for "scanos detects 0 installations", and they're all about trying some things like you tried, rebuilding the BCD, etc.
Sounds like an interesting problem to play around with, but at some point, how much time to invest in the solution?
Based on your other thread to reinstall Vista, I guess you answered the question!

As to the cause of the problem, was there any new/updated program installed recently which may have clobbered the boot data?

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Recently, my computer had a few files that were "corrupted and unreadable" and upon restarting or powering on the PC, it would run chkdsk before booting to Windows. It failed a few times, but once I luckily managed to get it to boot after running Startup Repair for the first time. This was when I only had 2 options (startup repair or run normally, which would fail and keep looping). My PC loaded really slow and I experienced even more corruption like files not reading, games not running, etc. So I restarted and tried Startup repair again. This time it took extremely long (left it over night for about 10 hours, woke up still hanging) so I just manually turned off the PC. Now it keeps doing the same useless looping without really fixing my HDD.

Today I tried booting from the install DVD, using Recovery Environment to run cmd prompt, then "chkdsk /f /r" (based on some online tutorials I found) , but it would take at least 2 hours each time, and mostly says "file record segment is unreadable" around 180000 all the way up to around 300000+. It didn't say whether anything was fixed, it just deleted a lot of random files near the end.

I have a 600 gb WD velociraptor split into 2 partitions. Through the recovery environment, I noticed that:

C: was system reserved at 100 mb,
D: was the first partition (which was blank and said 0 MB for some unknown reason), and
E: was my second partition with some data and an old image, which surprisingly I can brows... Read more

A:Corrupt partition, can't boot, Startup Repair loop, tried chkdsk

Try looking through the following: TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

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Hi all,

I need your advice. Is my harddisk failing? This problems started many months ago. On and off.

1. It started with display driver crash and restart on recovery when visiting youtube website. It lead to bsod if you continue using without restarting. Next it detect hd6950 as 6800 Series in dxdiag after system restore.

2. It progress to loud beep at post screen slowly booting to windows 7. With lag delay in opening program at windows. Which i have to manual restart.

3. Startup Repair occur few months later. Sometime it repair the error. Sometime prompt to restore before booting to windows 7.

4. Soon Startup Repair mention unable to repair or restore. Prompt send or dont send report. Click finish to shutdown. After i power on it boot to windows 7 normally.

5. After i run avast on boot. Which send most to virus chest including msvcr80.dll and other system files. After sometimes avast service stop running despite restart.

6. Reinstall avast run fine sometime but had lead to itunes stop running without msvcr80.dll.

7. Reformat my c drive and resinstall win 7. Without touching system reserved and 2 partition.

8. Successfully reinstall but my d drive have switch position with e drive. Meaning the name of drive change drive letter. As well as the files inside. Will this cause issue?

9. But windows 7 update have failed updates. Leading to auto chkdsk fixing some missing and replacing them. Next day windows 7 failed to launch with bad_msconfig on bsod.

10. Re... Read more

A:Startup Repair Bug, CHKDSK on boot and occasionally beep at post?

If you think your HDD is bad or going bad run this diagnostic : http://http://www.hdtune.com/

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My fiance's computer randomly crashed while he was renaming files. He didn't install any new software or add any new hardware just before this problem occurred. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 530. It's running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. It has 4 gb of ram installed (which has been in the computer for approximately a year now).

Upon restarting the computer, Windows tried to start, and when he logged on, it told him there was limited functionality. Programs wouldn't start, and it gave him messages about all of the startup programs that would not run. He restarted again, and it won't even go to the log in screen now. It will go to a blue screen with "STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} Registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log of alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable."

From there we have tried booting into Safe Mode, where it will just restart. (We did manage to get into it once somehow, and he tried system restore, but upon restarting, it said that it could not complete the restore process.)

We also tried booting using the Last Known Good Configuration, but that still didn't work.

We ran Startup Repair from the computer which gave the following message: "Root cause found unspecified changes to the system configuration might have caused the problem. Error code = 0x2", as well as "Error code 0x4005".

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A:Cannot boot vista, chkdsk /f or/r, restore, safe mode, last known good config, or repair

No need to help now. Just reinstalled Vista instead. Working ok now. Thanks anyway.

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can i use a windows 7 repair CD and boot into DOS mode and then run chkdsk on a XP system harddrive ?

A:Solved: windows 7 repair - chkdsk on an XP Disk

I don't think that will work as it will look for a Win7 on the disk, the same as an XP one looks for XP.

Any version of XP CD would work.

Can you put the disk in a Working PC to check it?
Can you borrow a XP CD?

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So I did a disk repair for one of my hard drives (not the system drive ) using check disk because I could not open my folders it would say they were corrupted. This followed me powering off my pc while it was shutting down. So after the chkdisk repair my drive was now functioning ok except for one thing; some of my files and were missing. I could not see any Found.xxx folder even after showing hidden files. I then checked my free space and noticed that it had not changed inspite of the files missing one of which was a folder containing 250GB of data which I cant afford to lose. This has led me to think my data is still on the drive but just hidden somehow. How can I recover this data. Please help

A:missing files after chkdsk repair on windows 8.1

Possibly chkdsk take all the files it could not figure out where they were supposed to go and usually places them in a found.000 folder that is located on the root of your hard drive however this is a hidden file.

In the View tab click Show Hidden Files and usually dir0000.chk etc will appear.

This shows the importance of having a backup of your files.

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Hi, and thanks for any help.
After a clean install of Windows 7 64bit Ultimate everything works fine for a few weeks, then I get a message 'chrome.exe is corrupt' or 'DLS.exe is corrupt'; sometimes this is followed by a messge saying chkdsk will run on startup. When I next shutdown and restart the computer it runs chkdsk which seems to run OK, but then goes to a black screen with movable cursor. No way of getting into Windows, choosing Safe mode etc. I can go in with Knoppix and rescue files, but nothing seems to work except a clean reinstall.
I've tried:
- Reinstalling Google Chrome when corrupt file message appears;
- Full system scans (running Kaspersky, which found nothing);
- Registry cleanup with Registry Mechanic, which found plenty but didn't stop the problem;
- Using an alternative Windows 7 installation disk;
- Replacing the hard drive.
We've had to do a clean reinstall 5 times on the last 2 months. DLS.exe seems to run my Dymo Labelwriter printer, so I haven't installed this and now run it from a laptop. After reinstalling again today I'll try not running Google Chrome in case it's causing a problem.
All I can think of trying next is a new graphics card; new motherboard; new computer???

Thanks for reading,

A:Black screnn with movable cursor after chkdsk or windows repair

Frequent file-corruption usually indicates bad ram or a failing hard-drive, so you need to test both.

Test the ram with Memtest86 (you need to make a CD from the ISO-file download then boot your PC from it): http://www.memtest86.com/
Download the first link on the Dowload page: ISO Image for Creating a Bootable CD
Run the ram test for at least 5 passes.

Test the hard drive with Seagate SeaTools for DOS (again, make a CD from the ISO CD-image file, then boot PC from it): http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=480bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

(Seagate SeaTools can be used to test any brand of hard drive).

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I recently had a laptop crash (Windows 7 Home Premium x64) during a windows update, had to go through lengthy process which ultimately resulted in need to do system recovery from protected partition on an Acer laptop.

One of the interim steps i had tried was to run chkdsk from a command prompt after having been able to reach "repair your computer". I originally had to create a repair disk to get there, but eventually was able to access it from the computer's hard drive.

Run from the command prompt under start-up repair, the chkdsk was PAINFULLY slow, running for more than 12 hours and without getting through the first step. Granted, it did seem to be trying to fix errors.

I came across something about it being slow based on allocation of system resources in the start-up repair. I wanted to see if anyone could elaborate on that. Now that I've gotten the system recovery working, I'd like to run chkdsk again, and I don't want that to take days. My thought is to run it from an elevated command prompt (run as administrator). I'm also thinking that the /x switch will be needed to run this on the c:drive.

Any thoughts on this are appreciated!

A:chkdsk in start-up repair versus in Windows Command Prompt

You can't run chkdsk in repair mode (/f or /r) against the boot drive. You will have to allow it to run on the next boot.

>chkdsk /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

I've never seen any difference in performance when run as above or from the Recovery console Command Prompt. DO you have a link to the article that talks abut the system resource allocation problem? I'd like to read it.

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Hello, today I tried to add a new HDD to my computer which ended up making my computer unbootable.

At first I had the "Restart and select proper boot device" problem, which was fixed.
After that the Bootmgr is missing. I searched all over and still have not been able to fix the problem, here's the things I tried:

bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Total identified windows installations: 0
Success (So im thinking it didn't do anything)

Set the partition to active.
Thing to point out:in detail disk it says Boot Disk: no

Auto System Start Up repair thing:
Can't repair system automaticly

Having it the only HDD in the computerno change.

The harddrive only worked with my laptop's HDD inside (I'm assuming it's because it used it's boot manager, some how copy it over?)

Tried playing around with BCDedit. (Might of made it worse )

Thank you in advance!

A:Bootmgr Missing, Start up repair, diskpart wont fix

Start Up Repair Report

Problem Event Name: StartUpRepairOffline
PS1 6.1.7600.16385
PS2 Same as above
PS3 unknown
PS4 -1
PS5 External Media
ps6 1
PS7 MissingBootManager

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PC is booting to startup animation but not moving past. Started up windows repair and recovered to earlier point. No dice. Loaded up CMD in the start-up repair and ran a bootrec.exe /fixboot. Error. Bootrec.exe /scanos, None found. Which is weird because it boots into the start-up animation so that has to be coming from somewhere. Diskpart, list disk. It is not even showing that there is ANYTHING on the PC. Just telling me nothing is found. Booted into Ubuntu and looked for the disk, it's there are working. Not sure how to proceed from here. Any advice?

A:Diskpart Showing no connected drives while in 7 Startup repair

Maybe a boot sector virus?
What Is a Boot Sector Virus? - Overview
Since you can boot a Linux disc I'd put in a USB drive and try to recover the data, anything created on the computer and that exists nowhere else, then proceed with some of the suggests to clean the drive, maybe use GPARTED to wipe it.

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I've been running chkdsk r/ scan to fix HHD Bad Block and it keeps getting stuck at 10% any Ideas what to do tks

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I just finished reading this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cannot-boot-windows-startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer-automatically-663898.html as I'm having the same issue. Here's a brief history.

My computer was built by me and has been fine up until a few days ago after I removed some USB cables for devices that I then hooked up to another PC I have and reconfigured some USB devices as a powered hub I was using would not let them be recognized by Windows. When I opened the Attached Devices window to see if my devices were now recognized it took forever to open with the blue bar at the top never getting to the end. I Googled the problem and found that Bluetooth was may be causing the issues and to disable it. That didn't fix the issue so I tried other recommended fixes such as disabling printspool -- none worked.
I then started having the Cannot Boot problems so I let Windows try and fix it which it could not. I tried to let it restore from a previous good point but that failed and I would click Send Report and then it would shut down. This kept happening for several days until I came across the aforementioned thread here on the forum.
Last night I turned off the power and went to bed. This morning I switched on the PC and let it boot up. Lo and behold WIN7 started right up no problems -- the Attached devices window opened right up as well. Then I saw that it was loading drivers for 3 attached devices -- all USB devices and one r... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

I unplugged two USB cables leaving just the keyboard and mouse an rebooted. Windows starts just fine but then starts to install drivers for three USB devices. Not sure what they are as all I have plugged in are the keyboard and mouse. Any way of finding out what devices Windows installed drivers for?

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Hi, everyone.

Today, after restarting my computer, I was faced with the Startup Repair tool, unable to boot Windows 7.
A couple hours later, after running startup tool a total of 29 times I have been unable to solve the problem.

I have also:

Tried booting in safe mode[didn't work]
Tried last known good config[didn't work]

Based on some advice I read elsewhere, I also ran chkdsk /r/f c: . It completed successfully.

Even just knowing how I can extract my files so that I can re-install windows would be a big help.
Startup tool doesn't take over a minute to complete, and displays these details:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 8/25/2012 11:35:21 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 29

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk1
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

A:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically


Can you boot into safe-mode?

Also, do you have either a recovery partition, recovery disk, or the windows installation disk? (some of the tools could help, especially if safe mode doesn't work)



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For each computer, I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Pro, 64 & 32.  If bootrec is on it, where from do I extract bootrec from?  Or, is such on BC downloads?
  Addendum from above morning's post -- where from and how do I extract bootrec from my legal Windows DVD?
Ok, when I get home, will ISO my Windows DVD and search for the related files...

A:Is bootrec[exe?] on my MS Windows 7 Pro dvd or where?

After some rooting around, found my answers!
1) Boot from the Windows 7 DVD      (Yes, patience is a virtue!)
2) Click "Next"
3) Click the "Repair your computer" link
4) Choose the "Command Prompt" option in the SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS menu
5) Type the following commands, exactly as written below, in the order in which they are presented, and press ENTER after each command:
Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
...and I can also follow dc3's advice which he gave in another thread.
Mods, this thread be closed!  Thanks!

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I'm getting the 'winload missing or corrupt' message when I boot. When I go into the command prompt from the Vista install disk and run 'bootrec /scanos' it reports zero Windows installations. I can can boot into safe mode. How can I have zero windows installations if I can boot into safe mode?

A:Bootrec says I have no Windows installations

Were any changes made before this started?

Can you boot from the Vista DVD and try a Repair install?

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Yesterday night when i came home from work, i turn on my laptop with windows 8.1 and its started loading "pc repair", after it finished i get a message saying it could not repair automaticly.
So i have tried advanced-restore point, it just failed.
Tried cmd- sfc /scannow, and i get a message saying windows is in another repair process and i need to reboot and try again.i rebooted and tried again. But it goes to repair pc again.and so on.
Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online. So i used win 8 bootable thumb drive i made. But it didnt recognized it.(the thumb drive does bootable, I have checked).
Have tried chkdsk. But i get a message drive locked.
So i have rebooted using the win 8 usb thumb drive.
Have tried chckdsk / r /v /f / x on th windows drive(located it as f: this time)
No help there.
Tried safe mode menu, but after i choosing safe mode it goes back to pc repair.

I didnt installed any new drivers and i have windows update settings to install updates manually.
I have two drives in my laptop(thinkpad w500).windows drive is ssd ocz vertex 2, and the second is regular hdd in a caddy instead optical drive.
*i have disabled all defragmenting and indexing on the ssd.
I have tried removing the sad and reinsert it making sure it's connected firmly.

Is there a way recover my pc without refreshing and loosing the entire windows setup?
I have read somewhere that win 8.1 lost or removed pe environment. And... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 boot only to repair PC and unable to repair au

Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online.

Download the Windows 8.1 ISO.

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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It appears that the CHKDSK wants to run almost every time I reboot my computers with Windows 7. It happens on desktops and laptops as well. Any help?
Udi Burg

A:Windows 7 and chkdsk on boot

This sometimes worked on XP and should also work on Vista or Windows 7. Click on Start then Run , type cmd and press Enter . Next type fsutil dirty query x: where x: is your boot drive. This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty.
Next, type chkntfs /x c: . The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. Now manually reboot your computer, it should not do a chkdsk and should take you directly to normal Windows login.
Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another Command Prompt and enter chkdsk c: /r . Reply Y when asked if you want this to happen on the next boot. This should take you through 5 stages of the chkdsk scan and will unset that dirty bit. This can take an hour or more depending on the size of your hard drive, be patient and let it complete.
Once booted back to Windows, open another Command Prompt and query the dirty bit again by entering fsutil dirty query c: and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive. Above from Experts Exchange

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My PC won't boot up... I get a black screen with a pointer after seeing the message "windows is loading files".

If I let it sit long enough, a dialog box appears and says it is "attempting to repair". It runs for around 20 - 30 minutes and then just stops.

Is this some type of scandsk/chkdsk for Windows 7? I want to run chkdsk, but have only done so in the old XP recovery console. Any ideas?

A:What's the best way to run Chkdsk if I can't boot into Windows?

Hi did you try a start up repair from your install or recovery disc or running chkdsk from there
How to Repair NTFS by Chkdsk | eHow.com
Repair Windows 7 Using the Startup Repair Tool

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Last night I was helping a friend replace a fan in his computer, but to get to it we had to remove the hard drive (the drive is encased in a Cooler Master CoolDrive4 fan controller). Luck was not with us however because one of the screws actually broke off and it took a hell of a time getting the drive out. Then, after installing the fan, we ended up having to file down the broken screw (used a fingernail file and fine-grain sandpaper) until it was flush with the drive mount to put the drive back in.

Now when we turn the computer back on, it doesn't recognize the drive and when we tried to run check disk, it said there were unrecoverable errors. Now, I'm fairly sure it was the filing that screwed up the drive (even though I was grounded and did my best to minimize vibrations and keep the filings away from the hard drive itself), BUT he's also had long standing issues with his motherboard (an ASUS A8V Delux) randomly not recognizing his hard drive (though it had always recognized it after a reboot before), so I'm not entirely convinced.

What I'd like to know is (1): Is it more likely I damaged the drive somehow while filing down the broken screw (it was encased in the Cooler Master, remember) or that the mobo is defective and refusing to recognize the drive? (2): If it comes to it (and if it'd even help), is there any way to reinstall windows without formatting the drive? There are a few files on his computer he really needs for school, bu... Read more

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Suddenly, I cannot boot into Windows 7 Ultimate. Repair disc could not repair the problem. I switched to the command prompt and issued "bootrec /scanos". It found 0 OS installed even though the Windows directory was still there.

I have tried bootrec with all options and "bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr". Though execution of commands are successful, the problem is still there - cannot boot.

Anything else I can try? Thanks.

A:bootrec /scanos doesn't find windows 7

Everything possible that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I got of hold a computer from a friend and when attempting to start it up a blue screen appears and states that windows was stopped to protect my computer asking to run a virus check and/or disk check. Ok it wouldn't let me really do either. I attempted to start up in safe mode and same blue screen popped up. So I removed the hard drive changed the jumpers to slave and put it in my computer as a secondary drive. I was able to go in all folder except system folders. I then ran a virus check (norton) and removed all spyware using adaware and spybot. ran them twice seems clean now. I tried setting it back up to to Master and start it up on my comp and the blue screen once again reamerged. So I returned it to Slave and ran a disk check which in turn began to say it is Fixing a problem with the Hard drive bitmap. This has been running for like 2-3 hours same line over and over. My questions are is this normal should i just let it go? Is the hard drive not good anymore? If it is good what do you guys recommend I do to fix this hard drive.

Thanks any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:windows xp boot CHKDSK question

Download the manufacturers diagnostic utilities to check to see if the hard drive is bad.

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This started happening about a day or two ago and i want to find out why it doesn't complete as it worries me a bit.. Is there any way to like, get the logs from it?
Here is a video of it:

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Two days ago, when I came home from work, my computer, which had been left on all day, had a black screen which stated (from my memory, didn't write it down): Sorry for the inconvenience, there has been a change which prevents windows from starting. This was followed by several options to boot Windows. I tried every option: Boot normally, Boot Safe Mode, Last Known good. None of these options worked, so I tried to boot up from the Window XP CD which also didn't work. Then I tried using the recovery console to repair but found that chkdsk /r would start checking the drive but would hang up at 14% complete, which I let run for a couple hours but which appeared frozen at 14% complete. Next, I tried to perform an in place upgrade from the Windows XP CD. Before it upgrades it does a chkdsk which again hung up at 14% complete. I let this run about 8 hours but found it was frozen at 14% complete. I don't have a recent backup - my bad.

Back ground: the day before the XP boot up problem, I had used CCleaner to do a registry scan and clean. Could this have caused the problem?

Any ideas on what else I might try?

A:Windows XP can't boot up; CHKDSK freezes

IMO, sounds like you have either an NTFS file system or a hard drive problem.Either will stop chkdsk /r from completion.I would try the respective manufacturer's hard drive diagnostic, Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ I would remove my data files deemed valuable...from that system first.Data files may still be accessible...by slaving your hard drive to another system (temporarily). Moving data files from partition to another is routine.Louis

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i have hp notebook 250 G4 just out from the box. i have winpe bootable usb and that also have my windows image which i captured from another laptop so i can apply on this laptop.this laptop will boot off this usb (as i enabled legacy bios mode) and i can run utilities in command line. after booting off usb in DISKPART list disk wont show my usb drive. it will only show hard drive and partitions on it and CD drive. so if cant have my usb drive i can not get on it and i can not apply my windows image which is on that usb drive.i have checked this usb on three other computers (2 laptops and one Dekstop) and works absolutely fine. i can boot off it and i can have it listed in LIST DISK and can copy files from it.But why not on this new laptop.any help? thank you.

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Please if someone knows the answer to this question or if anyone has any experience in this problem. Can someone guide me - I am not much of an windows expert.

The problem started, with a never ending loop of restarts - after I put the computer to sleep mode. I regret doing that but it was no use since the problem started. So to do a quick fix I plugged in my Windows XP recovery disk and did the following - chkdsk /r, chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr. And doing this - I made a temporary fix as I was able to boot into Windows XP but while booting I got this msg. Invalid boot.ini (Booting from C:/Windows)

So Next I tried using my Windows 7 recovery disk to do /fixboot, /fixmbr and when I was typing in /rebuildbcd this came out - No Windows Installation found (0 Windows Installation Found). So what must I do.?

A:Windows 7 Recovery - (Bootrec.exe 0 Windows Installations found)

I have Windows XP and Windows 7. My main OS that I use for my daily use is Windows 7 so it's recovery is vital to me.

So let me be more clear and precise to get more accurate help. I have 2 hard disks - one is of 250 Gb which has 4 partitions - C: D: E: F: (XP is in C:/ partition) and my second hard disk is of 1 TB and it has 3 Partitions - J: K: L: (Windows 7 is in J: ) it was set in dual boot setup. I was able to boot into XP because I used my Windows XP recovery disk to stop my computer from eternal rebooting loop. I used the fixboot command and others as mentioned above from the XP recovery console and temporarily fixed it as now I can boot into XP for the time being but I really need to use my Windows 7 because that is what I use for my daily work. Additional NOTES - Everytime I boot into Windows XP I get this message (Invalid boot.ini booting from C:/Windows) I know I can fix that by using bootcfg /rebuild but like I said, Windows 7 is what I need not Windows XP.

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Hello everyone.
Today my computer froze upon exiting Battlefield 3 and had to shut it down manually.
After a lot of problem solving (I had to change the hdd port on the m/b) I am left with the problem displayed in the attached image and cannot figure out what to do. I have searched around and tried a lot of repairs but nothing happens. I also run sfc / scannow command several times (in safe mode also) which finds some problems that cannot be fixed.
Any help would be appreciated.
The ultimate solution would be to format my ssd and hdd

A:Windows tries to perform chkdsk on every boot but fails

Report back what happens when you attempt to F8 boot into Safe Mode.

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I scheduled a 'chkdsk /f /r c:' for my C drive under Windows 8.1. When I next booted the check disk started running, reached 13%, then never got beyond that point. I can leave it running for hours and the screen shows 13% completion and the check disk never completes. This has the effect of hanging the Windows 8.1 boot also. How can I solve this problem ?

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Hello! I'm a computer-illiterate student who needs help fixing a PC before the next school week starts.

My computer (Dell, Windows XP) was fine this morning. Then after a reboot, I noticed it was giving me an error message in the bottom right corner of the screen that told me that one of my folders was corrupted (my adobe acrobat reader was corrupted; I tried re-installing it and it still wouldn't run) and that I would need to run chkdsk to fix it.

So I went to schedule chkdsk to run after my next reboot.

After my reboot, chkdsk started to run as usual. After the 1~2 hours it usually takes to finish running, chkdsk said it was done with its scan and would now start Windows. ... but it never started Windows, even after I waited an extra hour.

So chkdsk is stuck in a loop. It won't complete and open Windows when it finishes its check. After rebooting again, it gave me options: run it in the last way that worked or run it in safe mode.

I tried running it with the "last settings that worked" and it just gave me a black screen -- didnt load.

I tried running safe mode and the screen just fills with text as if it's trying to load, but freezes after hitting a certain point.

What can I do? I have some really important files on my hard drive so I hope I can recover from here.


A:computer won't boot windows / stuck in chkdsk

Lets find out what is going on with your hard drive.

first, use Recovery Console to run Chkdsk again:

Set your BIOS and its Boot Order so that booting to CD-Rom is first.
Boot from the XP CD and follow the instructions here: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art.../wxprcons.html

In Recovery Console:

chkdsk c: /r
fixboot c:

Now set your BIOS Boot Order back to its original state and try and start XP.

Report back, because I think some of the files needed for XP to boot are corrupted.


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how can i create a diskpart boot cd or usb? Or where to download the image or progs to make such an image?

A:How do you make a diskpart boot disk?

Originally Posted by GRock

how can i create a diskpart boot cd or usb? Or where to download the image or progs to make such an image?

How to Create a Bootable Partition with DiskPart

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So its a bit of a story, here goes:
I bought a desktop and it wasnt reformatted.
Step 1: Enter Win7 CD. - Would not let me select SSD - Had error message(forgot now) - Googled it and it instructed me to access CMD in windows start up, diskpart, select disk, clean, restart, install.
Step 2: Did instructions, installed it perfectly! Computer running Win7 and working fine
Step 3: Noticed in My Computer, my SSD drive, and my HDD which states 125GB when it should be 500.
I figured (stupid of me) that I can go into CMD, diskpart, clean that HDD drive to restart it to 500.
Step 4: Restarted it, there is NO display, no CMD, no blinking underscores, nothing. Absolutely Nothing

Things I have done to try to remedy:
- Restart BIOS by removing battery
- Restart with Win7 CD in cddrive
- Restart with Win7 USB in
- Restart with Win7 CD in External CD Drive via USB
- Constantly Pressing F10 / F12 / Del on start up hoping a screen would come up
- Unplugging different combinations of SSD/HDD hoping it would run off one of them
- Unplugging a HDD from another rig, plugging it into the current with no other SSD/HDD


Did I brick the RIG?

A:Cleaned Drive through Diskpart, - No Boot - No CMD - Nothing

You should get a display when you switch on regardless of how the drives are set up.

Check you re-connected everything properly, especially any power connector for the Graphics card.

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So its a bit of a story, here goes:
I bought a desktop and it wasnt reformatted.
Step 1: Enter Win7 CD. - Would not let me select SSD - Had error message(forgot now) - Googled it and it instructed me to access CMD in windows start up, diskpart, select disk, clean, restart, install.
Step 2: Did instructions, installed it perfectly! Computer running Win7 and working fine
Step 3: Noticed in My Computer, my SSD drive, and my HDD which states 125GB when it should be 500.
I figured (stupid of me) that I can go into CMD, diskpart, clean that HDD drive to restart it to 500.
Step 4: Restarted it, there is NO display, no CMD, no blinking underscores, nothing. Absolutely Nothing

Things I have done to try to remedy:
- Restart BIOS by removing battery
- Restart with Win7 CD in cddrive
- Restart with Win7 USB in
- Restart with Win7 CD in External CD Drive via USB
- Constantly Pressing F10 / F12 / Del on start up hoping a screen would come up
- Unplugging different combinations of SSD/HDD hoping it would run off one of them
- Unplugging a HDD from another rig, plugging it into the current with no other SSD/HDD


Did I brick the RIG?

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Delay Chkdsk start up time at OS Boot | Windows 8 & 8.1
(Or Disable Altogether)

Previous to Windows 8 if Chkdsk needed to run without prompt the user had the ability to cancel if so desired.
Since Windows 8, the user input has been removed.

At the least, you can change the delay setting as follows:
Modify DWORD "AutoChkTimeout"

1. Open Regedit:
One way to open regedit is to hit the Winkey+S and type regedit, hit enter when you see it appear.

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

3. Click on the folder "Session Manager"

4. In the right hand pane you will see registry values. Right click on the value "AutoChkTimeout" and select "Modify" (See image one)
If the value is missing, create it (See image two)

5. Change the "Value data:" to the desired delay time of your choice.
e.x. Changing the value to 10, will delay the Chkdsk start time by 10 seconds.
Click OK, close the registry.
Create DWORD "AutoChkTimeout"


If the registry value "AutoChkTimeout" is not present:
Right click on an empty space in the right hand pain (in folder "Session Manager")

Select "New"
Select "DWORD (32-Bit) Value
Name it "AutoChkTimeout" (No Quotation Marks "")
Follow step 4. above.

Name = AutoChkTimeout
Base = Hexadecimal
Value Dat... Read more

A:Delay Chkdsk startup time at OS Boot. Windows 8 & 8.1

In addition:

AUTOCHK Initiation Countdown Time - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Wondering if anyone can lend some advice...

My Dell8400 running Windows XP SP2 refuses to boot the Windows OS

The "Windows" loading screen appears, followed by a blue screen saying the volume c: is dirty, running CHKDSK..., at which point it freezes at 16% and refuses to progress even if left on overnight etc. This screen can not be exited out of, canceled, or wooed by candelit dinners.

I've tried everything I can think of - attempting to boot in Safe Mode mode (in any variation) only results in a black screen with countless long strings scrolling by that read things like:


at which point, wonder of wonders, it once again freezes - only to be tamed by a hard power off.

The only thing I'm really able to do prior to total freeze/shutdown/death is run diagnostics on the hard drive - the "SATA Disk S/N = 5MT0PSAH Read Test" tells me this:

Error Code 0F00:0244 Block 99892849: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

I've got my Windows OS Reinstallation CD, but it's not proving very useful

moral of the story: I think I'm screwed. I'm looking for someone to either (miraculously) a) provide me with an Arabian treasure map out of this tiger-shaped collapsing sand cavern or (more likely):

b) let me know how to format/wipe/whatever my internal c: hard disk without the use of my OS or a command prompt, so i can reinstall windows and get on with my ... Read more

A:CHKDSK freeze, Windows won't boot, Shoot me in the face

check your hard drive with the appropiate utility

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ChkDsk got interrupter during an unplanned scan. I left it continue but knocked the power cord. I remember it saying deleting ****** and now i cant boot. Safe mode is a no go. Half loads. My wireless keyboard does not like Fkeys and only got into safe mode once. Got a CD here that can gain access to recovery console but i know nothing about using. Any ideas before i reformat?

I assume i can create a new partition next to an existing windows and then move all my files across before deleting that partition?

A:ChkDsk ran at boot - Now only boots past windows loading,

I noticed ChkDsk can be found in the console. Ran it in the console and rebooted. Let the normal windows scan complete this time away from my power cord :D seems to be working fine again. Might be worth reading up on the console. Never needed it before.

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Hey. Okay.. My situation is my laptop was very VERY slow and i kept getting message on every program i opened like this:

"Internet Explorer has stopped working."
"Google.com has stopped responding."
"Skype has stopped working."

I figured it was a software/os issue so i re-installed windows with a clean install.
Same issues.

Now I figured it was a Hardware problem. So I tried removing one stick of RAM. When i turned the laptop back on. It gave me a chkdsk screen. I let it do its thing and it recovered some files and stuff so I thought, "Well, that might have fixed the problem. =D" So the computer restarted automatically. And after the Windows 7 Boot Logo... My laptop crashed. My face went from this: to this:

I got a BSOD that said:


Stop 0x000000ED

It only happens for like a split second, so I recorded it with my camera and extracted the picture from that video. That picture is in the attachments. Anyways.

So i tried switching the RAM sticks and still, the problem persists. That's where I'm at currently.

By the way,
I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Any Help would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks in advanced!

A:Can't boot after chkdsk. BSOD 0xED after the windows 7 logo.

Did you try the chkdsk /r method of checking the volume. Load up you installation DVD and click on the repair my computer when it gets to the install screen and then open a command prompt from there and type in chkdsk /r it will check the disk for bad sectors and it file system as well. I found some other solutions but I don't feel that they are applicable to you but I'll put them here anyhow:

Advanced troubleshooting

These methods are intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, you might want to ask someone for help, use the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site to find other solutions, or contact Support. See the "Next steps" section for more information about the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site.

Begin by reading the "Technical information about the error" section to understand why the error might be generated and the purpose of the message. Otherwise, you can skip this information and begin with "Method 1: Check the error message" to help you resolve the issue. Technical information about the error

This section provides some technical background about the cause of this error message and why it might be generated.

This behavior can occur if either of the following conditions is true:Your computer uses an Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller, and the following conditions are true:You use a standard 40-wire connec... Read more

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i had windows 7 running on my Compaq laptop..but the OS became a mess. many services were missing and registries were faulty..so i decided to reinstall windows ...but normal installation(inserting and running CD) wasn't successful.

i tries cleaning my laptop and removing malware and somehow encountered another problem. i could log in to my laptop as there was no user accounts on log in screen. i tried many solutions but it didn't work( including safe mode, automatic repair and chkdsk)
Fed up off all this i assumed i can just format all my partitions, leave the laptop with no OS and then install it again.

i used the clean command at diskpart and this got worse
it says
media test failure, check cable
exiting PXE ROM

and then on next page it says
non-system disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

when i insert the installation CD ( which i have used on other laptops already) it still show the same message.

cannot go anywhere from there..no access to command prompt, startup repair, system restore

please help


A:clean command in diskpart, cannot boot laptop now.

exiting PXE ROM

It sounds like your PC is trying to boot from a network drive as the first choice.
Go into BIOS and set the CD/DVD drive as the first priority for the boot device.
Or, use the one-time boot menu key so you can choose the CD/DVD drive when the PC is starting up.

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Greetings everyone,

I have a GA-Z77X-UD5H UEFI motherboard with Intel Rapid Start Technology (RST) enabled in BIOS and 8GB RAM. Currently my power options shut the monitor off after 10 minutes and the computer never to sleep. If I change my power options for the computer to sleep x minutes, would this create a partition somewhere like on my d: drive? Or does domething like hiberfil.sys take care of it? My goal is to get the fastest start from pushing the power button on a cold boot. To do that, is it necessary to use diskpart.exe to create a hibernation partition on my boot C: drive as described below?

In Explorer, my boot drive C:, which is the SSD, reports 182 GB free of 238 GB. Using an administrator command prompt, diskpart> list disk; my SSD reports as Disk 0, Online, Size 238 GB, Free 0 B, GPT *.

From diskpart>select disk 0, then diskpart>detail disk, I get my Disk ID on my OCZ-AGILITY4 along with

Volume 1 C NTFS, Partition, 238GB, Healthy, Boot
Volume 2 (blank) FAT32 Partition, 100MB, Healthy, System (This is an EFI hidden System partition)
I can see Volume 2 using administrative tools>computer management>disk management>

I used disk management to shrink SSD volume by 8200 Mb creating unallocated space to create a Hibernation volume. I used 8200 Mb to match my 8Gb of DDR3 RAM.

Next I used the following commands

diskpart>select disk 0
diskpart>create partition primary size=8200
diskpart>list disk
This last command reported that I had &... Read more

A:Using diskpart.exe to gain a faster boot unsuccessful

hiberfil.sys must be readable by the bootloader, it must be stored on a specific sector of the hard drive, on the primary system partition. It cannot be moved.

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I am working on a computer that has a registry and MBR virus. Rewrote the master boot record. Now am having trouble running chkdsk /r. Each time I try, the process hangs at 23%. This computer is not mine, so scrapping windows and installing linux is out of the question.

any suggestions, or work arounds would be appreciated.


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My Sony VAIO laptop computer is not feeling well.

I have Windows Vista 32 bit, which i have (presumably) upgraded to at least SP1.
As for Service Pack 2, i can not install it due to the problems i am about to describe.

When i first log into Windows, i log in as my only user account (named "Lizard"), which is also my administrator account.

Among the very first messages i get is an error from RunDLL stating that "Error loading C:\Users\Lizard\AppData\Local\Temp\ddcAsqpO.dll".

After closing that alert - everything works just fine for between 2 to 20 minutes.

Then, i get another message that says "Host process for Windows services stopped working and was closed.".
After this error message, my beloved laptop goes through a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde tranformation.
Everything related to Windows Explorer goes in slow motion, if i - for instance, want to save an image i have created - i have to wait for several minutes before the computer unfreezes. That is, if i'm lucky enough to get it back in the first place.
I have tried to get relevant updates for Windows; apart from Service Pack 2 i have also tried to use Windows Update, but i get an error message during the download procedure and then nothing is installed.

The same applies to Spyware Doctor, a program that used to run regular scans of my computer earlier, but now has been paralyzed by something.
Beeing a happy amateur, my investigations have produced very little.

I have, however... Read more

A:CMDS malware, blocked Windows Update and "Host process stopped working"

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