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"Non-System Disk Error" or "Disk Error" AND MORE


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#1 DConf

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:47 AM

I had Windows Vista installed on my laptop and then it started coming up with this error. So I copied all the files using TestDisk and then formatted.

I copied all the files back to the hard drive but it still came up with the error, even though the hard drive works fine, I can read all the files on it when I connect it to another laptop using a HD enclosure and no issues. But it just keeps coming up with this error, I even tried booting it with the HD enclosure (USB) but it didn't work either (on either laptop), the same error comes up.

 

I made sure that the hard drive is first on the boot order and nothing else was connected when I tried it.

 

I then backed up the Windows Vista files using TestDisk again, deleted them from the hard drive and copied all the files of my other laptop (Windows 8) to the same hard drive but it still comes up with the same error!!!

 

Even though the laptop that has Windows 8 works fine and I copied all the files from it. and the hard drive doesn't come up with any errors and I can read all the files on it when connected to the Windows 8 laptop (HD enclosure).

 

Please help! I don't know what to do anymore. Thanks

 



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:08 PM

Have you tried running Startup Repair?

Have you tried using the bootrec commands (fixmbr/fixboot/rebuildbcd)?

Have you tried reinstalling Vista?

I suspect that the disk isn't setup correctly, and I doubt if TestDisk is equipped to change disk settings that aren't set correctly.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 12:15 PM

Have you tried running Startup Repair? Yes

Have you tried using the bootrec commands (fixmbr/fixboot/rebuildbcd)?​ Yes. The first two worked but didn't fix the issue. RebuildBCD did not work, and bcdboot didn't help (GPT partition).

Have you tried reinstalling Vista? I don't have the installation disc - but I tried using the Windows 8 repair disc after I copied the Windows 8 files to it and it didn't work, it said that the disc is locked or something like that.

I suspect that the disk isn't setup correctly, and I doubt if TestDisk is equipped to change disk settings that aren't set correctly.​ - How did it happen and what can I do to fix it?

 

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:31 PM

I would suggest posting over in the Windows Vista forums for specific instructions on how to rebuild the boot stuff on Vista.

Here's a link to it:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/72/windows-vista/

 

I have used TestDisk exactly once (about 5 years ago), and wasn't successful with it.
As I recall it's just a method of data recovery - and it can't fix problems with broken files/settings.


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:20 PM

The hard drive has Windows 8 now so I want to try fixing that first. Because I know the files are fine, the same Windows 8 files are on another laptop and that laptop works fine.
 
I just used TestDisk to make sure the hard drive is OK and to copy the files, recycle bin etc from one hard drive to the other.

How can I fix it?

When I used the Windows 8 repair disc :

When I tried refreshing or resetting the PC:
The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.​

COMMAND PROMPT
 
bootrec /fixmbr
The operation completed successfully.
bootrec.exe /fixboot
The operation completed successfully.
bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
Please wait, since this may take a while.
Successfully scanned Windows installlations.
Total Identified Windows Installations: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A):

Y
the requested system device cannot be found.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:17 PM

Post in the Windows 8 forum requesting help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/209/windows-8-and-windows-81/


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