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Computer can't boot. Can't seem to read main partition


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#1 Flame48

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

Hello,

My computer froze during a Windows update, and I had to force a shut down, which really messed up my computer.

My computer was stuck in a boot loop, so I attempted to reinstall windows 10 onto it. At around 3% it crashed again, and since then has been really messed up.

If it tries to boot normally, it no longer gets stuck in a boot loop, but now just instantly crashes to blue screen, saying a required device can't be accessed (error 0xc000000f).

I tried to boot into the windows 10 install disk to try and run chkdsk or attempt other recovery tasks, but it crashes after a few seconds of being on the menu, saying to search for FAT FILE SYSTEM to try and fix the error.

I downloaded gparted onto a USB and ran it. It gave me this error: http://imgur.com/vNFmsnY

Anyone have any idea what I could try to fix it?

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 05:59 AM

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive.  If you only have one I'd advise going into the BIOS/UEFI and seeing if you have a diagnostic that you can run and/or check the SMART data.



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:10 AM

Actually before 2 days I have the same issues with SSD hard drive, during upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.

The migration passing as normal but once you go for the service pack update the hard drive are locking it self.

The weird is I was unable to change anything in the Windows folder.

The client has a full cloned drive with the old windows 7, so we restored and installed windows 10 again.

Just for a test I`ve removed all of the additional software and completely stopped the startup and the services different than Microsoft services.

After the computer tried to install Windows 10 new build we get to the same hard drive frozen state.

I believe this is bug and still not sure if is reported to Microsoft. 

The first thought in my mind was this is a hardware failure as even the Samsung tool for the hard drive was unable to format the drive.

The weirdest in the whole scenario was fresh installation of Windows 10 last build passed without any errors or problems.

Now the computer is running perfectly fine on Windows 10.

The drive is not accessible from Linux as the partition is locked from Windows 10.

If you are able to use this drive as external HDD under windows, I`m 100% sure you will be able to access the partition.

I hope this will be in some help.

PS: 

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 0
active

This will not work !! 



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:20 PM

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive.  If you only have one I'd advise going into the BIOS/UEFI and seeing if you have a diagnostic that you can run and/or check the SMART data.


So I downloaded some "ultimate boot cd" and I've been trying some stuff in there to find out whether it was the hard drive or what.

Hard drive seems to be fine. I figured out that I could actually go into the hard drive and I can successfully copy all of my files to a USB and transfer them to a different computer.

Unfortunately my only flash drive is 32gb, so transferring all of those files would be a real pain. I'm still looking for any ideas about how to fix this, but as a last resort I now know that I can just transfer all of my files off and format the drive, and maybe that would work. I suppose if I don't figure anything else out by tomorrow I'll do that.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:47 AM

 

Sounds like a problem with your hard drive.  If you only have one I'd advise going into the BIOS/UEFI and seeing if you have a diagnostic that you can run and/or check the SMART data.


So I downloaded some "ultimate boot cd" and I've been trying some stuff in there to find out whether it was the hard drive or what.

Hard drive seems to be fine. I figured out that I could actually go into the hard drive and I can successfully copy all of my files to a USB and transfer them to a different computer.

Unfortunately my only flash drive is 32gb, so transferring all of those files would be a real pain. I'm still looking for any ideas about how to fix this, but as a last resort I now know that I can just transfer all of my files off and format the drive, and maybe that would work. I suppose if I don't figure anything else out by tomorrow I'll do that.

 

You can install Windows 10 without formatting the hard drive, there will be WIndows.old folder containing all of the previous files. 
I believe you need the files in your personal user folders as "Documents" and etc.
 






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