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#1 Superbleeder

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hello,

It's been about a week since my computer stopped working. Every time i try and turn it on I'm given the message[ Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.] I have burn a system repair disk that I acquired online but when i try the start up repair it never finishes, i know that the process should take awhile but I've left it to run for 10+ hours and still nothing any help would be appreciated.

Basic Info:
-Lenovo Thinkpad T510 series
-Windows 7 32 bit service pack 1

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

do you have any device plug in currently like a USB Thumb dive.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the reply and no nothing is connected other than the charger but i've tried booting without the charger just in case something was wrong with it.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

does it have a recovery partiton?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

I'm not really sure, I'm pretty sure there is only the windows partition and the system partition but I can't check now. If i did have a recovery partition what would you recommend i should do.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Was the current computer upgrade to Windows 7.

because I get Windows XP as the default OS on it. http://www.thinkpadrestore.com/Thinkpad_T510_Restore_Recovery_Disks_58Y4300_p/03w6021-58y4300-t510.htm

Start the Window 7 disc and when the recovery console come up run the Command Prompt

you will get a prompt and tpye in

X:/fixmbr
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X:/ bootsect /fixmbr

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

I have burn a system repair disk that I acquired online but when i try the start up repair it never finishes,

This is what I get nervous If you download a boot-leg windows 7 repair disc from a unknown source it could have problems

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Unfortunately I was given the laptop so I have no way of knowing if windows xp was on it first. I have also tried the typing /fixmbr and /fixbootrec I'm then told the the operation is successful but it still comes to the same screen. As for the the repair I'm aware that it is probably not the most reliable but it was my only option seeing as i could not get my hands on another 32bit win7 computer to make my own. Lastly i'll try the /fixmbr again and im curious if typing X: is required or if /fixmbr is acceptable.

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Im not sure if this is normal but when i run the repair disk after selecting the language settings another box appears titled system recovery options. It then shows Win7 as the operating system but says 0mb for partition size and (D:) local disk. it gives me the option to load drivers but im not sure where those would be.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

The X:/ is basicly the CD in recovery mode

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html try this
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/17521-how-fix-mbr-through-command-prompt.html try this first

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

alright i read the one you told me to read first and that had the same basic boot fix commands i tried earlier. I then tried the other thread and followed all the steps and im still getting the same screen upon trying to reboot without the repair disk

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

I am out of ideas maybe someone will post

Can you at least boot into safe mode or does that error pop up after POST screen or Blue screens. F8 is usually the Advance Start up options

you want Safe mode with Networking

If you can get into safe mode I would run

chkdsk C: /r
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sfc /scannow (system file checker) (This command will ask you for the CD sometimes) It check the system protected files and replaces the corrupt files with new ones.

If no successful attempts you can attempt to System Restore using the CD.

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