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Windows 7 / Hard Drive Help?


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#1 Rob1983

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:20 PM

Ill start from the beginning - i installed windows 7 on my laptop a few weeks back and the install went perfect and it has all been running perfectly. I have a hard drive that was partitioned when i first got the laptop - so there was 110gig on one partition and 10 gig on the other. i turned the laptop on this morning and windows fails to load and i get the blue screen for a split second then the laptop restarts. If i put the windows disk in now to do a clean install the 110 gig partition is not there but the 10 gig is. If i try to install on the smaller partition i get the following message : windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessable, and restart the installation. Error code : 0xC0000005.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:54 PM

Are you sure that 10 gig partition doesn't have the recovery OS on it?
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:02 PM

Have you tried the "Repair your computer" option when booting from the disk?

The 110GB partition is still there, but something might be corrupted. An automatic startup repair might fix it. If not, try System Restore. And if all else fails, you might have to just reinstall (not sure why the install disk can't see the bigger partition, though).

After you get it back up and running, I would recommend doing a Windows Backup with a full system image. It makes restoring to an earlier time so much easier. The system image has saved my butt more than once!! Go get yourself an external hard drive (as big as you can afford) during the after Christmas sales. They should be cheaper then.

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