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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:25 AM
Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:17 AM
You shouldn't run chkdsk without taking a backup first as chkdsk may make an existing problem worse and can cause data loss as it seems to be the case here. Especially if you stopped chkdsk before it has finished which isn't advised at all.
You may not necessarily lose everything, you could plug it into another PC via a USB-SATA docking station and see if you can recover data that way and then do a fresh reinstall but I also wouldn't write off the possibility of needing to buy a new HDD.
chkdsk should only be used if you're almost certain that there's a fault with the hard drive as it can work wonders.
Edited by Steven_M, 16 January 2017 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:54 AM
Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:00 AM
If you have an installation disk then you can get cmd prompt up and I would advise running sfc /scannow if possible.
Edited by Steven_M, 16 January 2017 - 11:01 AM.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:51 PM
Edited by rubicant112, 16 January 2017 - 01:55 PM.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:33 PM
Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:41 AM
Personally, I would just take out the hard drive, plug it in via a SATA docking station (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cinolink-Converter-Adapter-Switch-included/dp/B01F7ENJ6U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484642476&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=usb+to+sata&psc=1), attempt to recover the data on it then format the drive and reinstall windows. Not entirely sure what's going on here I think the chkdsk has got rid of some of the system files which is why it won't boot but if you are putting in the correct recovery disk it's a bit of a strange one.
If you need to get the product key off of the Hard drive that can be done by using a program called Produkey, run it as administrator and it's fairly self explanatory on there.
Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:07 AM
Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:43 AM
i think you should restore your system it may help you to undu the changes that you have made by updating your computer
Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:09 AM
Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:18 AM
If you have the product key for Windows you can download an ISO from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7
If you don't then refer to post #7 on how to get a product key off of a problematic drive.
Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:20 AM
Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:22 AM
Misread your reply.
Looks like it's knackered.
Instead of going into repair options, are you able to get into installation options?
Worth trying to do a clean install.
Edited by Steven_M, 18 January 2017 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:32 AM
Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:35 AM
You don't wan to upgrade, you want to do a custom installation.
Regarding product keys, as I said about Produkey, if you want to get them off you'll have to remove your HDD plug it into a computer via a SATA to USB adapter etc...
All programs will need to be reinstalled.
If we literally can't do anything, can't run sfc /scannow, can't repair it with boot disk and all other potential options seem to pop up with various errors, then I can't think of anything else to try.
You can let the thread float around a bit and see if anyone else can come up with alternate solutions, it's completely up to you.
Edited by Steven_M, 18 January 2017 - 09:36 AM.
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