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Cannot locate Windows installation

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#1 The Insane Mao

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 03:51 PM

I just got this problem today too, but I have no idea how it came about.

I haven't done any OS updating or driver updates or any other hard mods. I did install an application called LaunchPad (equivalent to Valve's Steam) and installed the game Infantry. W hile later on the same day, I uninstalled both.

So I tried the recovery system console and here's what I got:

C:\WINDOWS>bootcfg /scan

Scanning all disks for Windows installations.

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

Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.
This error may be caused by a corrpt file system, which would
prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to
detect any disk errors.

Note: This operation must complete successfully in order for the
/add or /rebuild commands to be utilized.

Volume HP_PAVILION created 10/22/07 03:24
The volume Serial NUmber is xxxx-xxxx
The drive could not be checked.


So, now I think either I got a virus or some bug that corrupted something or my HDD is also dying...This computer was bought in 2005

Will fixboot allow me to save my files (and hopefully not incur a complete HDD wipe?)


Edited by The Insane Mao, 23 February 2008 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:13 PM

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