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SDD issues? Win7 won't boot


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#1 Llevan

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

I have Win7 on my SSD and Ubuntu on my HDD (installed as a "program" through Win7). I cannot get Win7 to boot now -- I get directed to the Startup Repair tool which asks to select an OS to repair, yet it can't find any. I unplugged my HDD in hopes it would force it to find Win7 but no such luck. Ubuntu runs fine and I can see the SSD, but some files and folders give me mount errors when trying to manipulate them. The disk checker says that the drive is good. Any thoughts?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Windows 7 was working prior to installing Ubuntu?

Change the boot order for the SSD to be first....Have you done this?
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

Yes. I installed Ubuntu a while back and they both ran fine. I've tried changing the boot priority already. I had hoped that completely removing my HDD with Ubuntu would help but it did not -- Win7 is still unable to boot.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

When you get to the start up repair tool, after it tries to run the repair select the advanced options link. A new windows should open the open a CMD window through the selection and run the following commands.

"bootrec /rebuildbcd"
"bootrec /fixmbr"
"bootrec/fixboot"

after /rebuildbcd if it asks you to add windows to the boot configuration select yes.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:48 PM

Thank you for the help. Unfortunately, it didn't work. Here's what I got:

X:\windows\system32> bootrec /rebuildbcd
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
Successfully scanned Windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.

X:\windows\system32> bootrec /fixmbr
The operation completed successfully.

X:\windows\system32> bootrec/fixboot
Element not found.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:33 AM

A chkdsk is worth a shot. Navigating to CMD the same way as before run this.

"chkdsk /f"

It should schedule a check for the next boot, if that still doesn't work it very well could be a SSD issue ;/

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on the volume because it is write protected.


That doesn't sound good :(. Should I try reformatting the drive?




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