Windows10 on my Toshiba laptop was running a little slow.... When all of a sudden it displayed a message that it was shutting down and fixing issues (sorry, I do not remember exact language). Then it spend an hour with "preparing automatic repair" and "diagnosing" issues before bringing up the a blue recovery screen asking for keyboard preferences,then a "troubleshoot" option. Sometimes I can only get a 80004001 error with a restart computer command. Other times I can get to Advanced options which do not have all the options (and no safe boot option). After restarting over 10 times, I only get the following advanced options:
- System Restore (produces a "To use system restore you must specify Windows installation" error)
- System Image Recovery (produces a "can't find image file" error)
- Startup Repair (produces a "can't repair" error)
- Command prompt (launches - see below)
- Go back to previous version (produces a "can't go back" type error)
From cmd I can check the diskpart and List Volumes the results are attached, but it shows:
- Volume: 1 / Letter: D / FS: RAW / Size 230GB / Status: Healthy
- Volume: 2 / Letter: C / FS: RAW / Size 466GB / Status: Healthy
- Volume: 3 / Letter: E / FS: RAW / Size 1500MB / Status: Healthy / Info: Hidden
The result states that the volumes are functional, but are now RAW! (Note that the windows installation was in the C volume when this was functioning).
Also, note that the cmd is showing that it is running from the X:windows/system32 directory. I guess this is a dumb question, but is that the recovery volume? And why doesn't it show up in list volume?
My research seems to indicate that I am up a creek here. I have an original Macrium image, but I don't want to overwrite my data (I also have an issue in that I don't think I will be able to do a free Win10 upgrade now too....)
MY MAIN QUESTIONS are:
- Are there other CMD commands I should run to try to fix this install? assuming this won't work...
- How can I best go about trying to recover data files? I suspect this might be futile, but there are a few files which I just completed, and did not get backedup, but that I really would like to recover. It seems most of the file recovery programs out there require a bootable machine, which this one is not. And I don't want to use a recovery image and overwrite the data....
Help! And thanks in advance.