Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:13 PM
Compaq Laptop, Vista w/ Service Pack 1.
Upon turning on my PC last night, I was unable to load Windows. After the initial boot up, I was taken to a windows repair (I think that's what it was). It ran a bunch of tests and tried to repair the problem. At the end it said it was unable to be repaired. There was a dialog box that would allow me to open Windows Recovery, but I chose not to because I didn't know if that would erase all of my documents and files. Anyways, at the end of the tests I checked the log and I could only see one thing that failed.
Boot Cause Found:
Boot Critical File: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sisraid4.sys is corrupt
I also found this.
Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Signature 1: Autofailure
Signature 2: 6.0.6000.16386.60.6001.1800
Signature 3: 3
Signature 4: 196611
Signature 5: Corrupt File
Signature 6: Corrupt File
Signature 7: 3221225624
Signature 8: 3
Signature 9: WroRepair
Signature 10: 6.0.6000.2.0.0256.1
Signature 11: 1033
I also am unable to boot into Safe Mode. At the loading screen where it shows all the files being loaded, it stops at sisraid2.sys and takes me back to the repair screen. I'd like to know if I can fix this somehow without losing data. If not, is it possible to make the HDD into an external so I can just copy everything to another computer?
One last thing, I can't remember the name of it, but isn't there a version of Linux that can be run from a cd? Would this allow me to check and see if all of my data is ok?