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Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop with SSD


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#1 MsImAQuickStudy

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 05:45 PM

Hello!

 

My friend's laptop is unfortunately stuck in the automatic repair loop. We've tried using command prompt lines bootrec and chkdsk on C drive, but so far no luck. 

It displays a message saying it couldn't repair the system and mentions this path: C:\windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

 

His laptop has an SSD, an considering the chkdsk command did not find any bad files in the C drive, maybe there could be an issue with the SSD?

 

Currently, he doesn't have any back-up of his files or a recovery drive, so that's why I'm hoping to find an alternative way to make the laptop bootable again.

 

Edit: We figured out System32 was installed on drive X, but when trying to run checkdisk, it gives a message saying: 'Windows cannot run disk check on this volume because it is write protected' or something similar. Any way to get around this?

 

Hopefully someone can help!


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

chkdsk /f

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

Currently trying that, though considering chkdsk /r didn't find any problems, I'm not even sure /f will fix anything. Just waiting for now! 



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:12 PM

ok cancwl that. dudnt know u used /r

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:14 PM

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/202625-unable-run-chkdsk-hard-drive-write-protected.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/202625-unable-run-chkdsk-hard-drive-write-protected.html

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:15 PM

I've heard cancelling a chkdsk scan could damage a drive? I'm not sure I'll advise him to cancel considering his computer is already unbootable haha! I'm not sure just how serious that is. 

Also, the drive that has been scanned is C, the drive we want to scan is X, so the current mistake is that he's scanning C instead of X, which is why I want to cancel anyway haha!



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 10:29 AM

We have now tried: sfc /scannow, examinging the SrtTrail.txt logfile (which basically didn't give any cause for the eroor) and using a recovery usb drive while in command prompt, and still no luck unfortunately..






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