I was on Windows 7 64-bit from 2009, never had any serious issue, never had to use recovery images, only a few GPU driver crashes. But because it became slower and full of stuff, I decided to switch to new Windows 8.1 that I got for free as a student. So I bought a new HDD, partitioned it so that system has 80GB (short stroke) and installed Windows 8.1. I kept Windows 7 to slowly transfer all data and just in case something goes wrong (thank God I kept it). Windows 8.1 ofcourse drove over Windows 7's MBR, so I had to boot into Windows 7 via F12 in BIOS. So I was using Windows 8.1 for only two weeks or so, just installed the programs I need, than one day I booted into it and after normal login screen I got that screen that is attached to this post. Since I couldnt do anyting, I forcefully rebooted and got it again. But on the next reboot, I got "attempting repair" screen, which ofcourse failed and showed troubleshoot menu. Anything I click there doesnt work. Refreshing, repairing, at first I didnt even have the startup options, then they miraculously appeared, I selected "boot in safe mode", but that led me to the same troubleshoot screen and the startup options disappeared again. There are no images available since its a brand new system. I tried rebuilding BCD and fixing MBR in CMD, but that didnt work either. When I booted to Windows 7, I got "corrupted recycle bin" error on the same partition that windows 8.1 is installed on. I tried using dskchk on Windows 8.1 partition (from Windows 7 My Computer) but all it did was become unavailable for 10 minutes. I used HD Tune to check it then and it showed no errors. I used USB key where my windows 8.1 installation files are but when I click Repair it shows the same screen as before.
I really dont know what to do anymore, besides fresh install, but Im afraid if it can happen again Ill have to install all programs over and over again, and I dont have time for that >.< Please if anyone encountered and solved problem like this before, help! If anything, I want to know why it happened more than save the Windows installation.
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Edited by Terraviper-5, 16 June 2014 - 09:21 AM.