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Windows will not boot, computer did not come with a install disk


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#1 ryladine

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:15 AM

My mom's computer started having issues booting a day ago, it seemed like something was draining all of her cpu's power. I verified that was not the case, and ran the computer in safe-mode. I downloaded Ccleaner and cleaned her registry with it (Yes, I verified that the registry values it removed/modified were safe, most of the having to do with programs I know were removed from the computer.) After a re-booting it appears the BCD has gone corrupt, it would be an easy fix, but her computer, (Bought at the store in a IVY Tech college.) did not come with a windows install disk, so repairing the BCD has proven difficult. Is there any other way I can do it? (I did ensure she made some recovery disk's when she bought it, but as far as I call tell, all they can do is fully restore windows.)

Edited by ryladine, 26 March 2011 - 10:16 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

See if using one of these bootable anti-virus CD's rescues the computer http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
Burn the .ISO at a slow speed. ImgBurn is good, but be sure to uncheck extra toolbars http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:12 AM

No good, I attempted with the kaspersky boot disk, but when I turned on the computer with the disk in it it reported: A disk read error has occurred

I swapped the boot order from hard-drive to the disk drive, and back again, and on each restart is is reporting the disk read error now.

Is it possible the hard-drive is corrupting?
"Ignorance is not stupidity, refusing to correct it is. Stupidity should be a crime punishable by death." A soon to be famous quote by: Ryladine

Most scientist's think that man is the dominant species on earth, I know the truth, its not man that is the dominant species, its cats.




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