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Possible corrupted storage?

So when I was putting the parts back together for a PC. I forgot to screw in the hard drive, but it was secure enough it didn't fall out of the hdd cage. Before it booted up windows 7 perfectly. It probably jostled around in there a little. Now windows 7 is stuck boot looping. You think the jostling of the system actually made the data corrupt? And also any ideas on how to fix it? My current idea is simply a fresh install of windows 7.
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  1. This problem occures when your OS gets corrupted.
    Just Reinstall your OS.
    your all the data will be there but you'll need to format system drive.
  2. GhosT_Hv said:
    This problem occures when your OS gets corrupted.
    Just Reinstall your OS.
    your all the data will be there but you'll need to format system drive.


    what do you mean I'll need to "format my system drive"? Just wondering what this means.....
  3. RyanTH98 said:
    GhosT_Hv said:
    This problem occures when your OS gets corrupted.
    Just Reinstall your OS.
    your all the data will be there but you'll need to format system drive.


    what do you mean I'll need to "format my system drive"? Just wondering what this means.....


    yes.!
    If your OS is stuck in a loop before startup.
  4. GhosT_Hv said:
    RyanTH98 said:
    GhosT_Hv said:
    This problem occures when your OS gets corrupted.
    Just Reinstall your OS.
    your all the data will be there but you'll need to format system drive.


    what do you mean I'll need to "format my system drive"? Just wondering what this means.....


    yes.!
    If your OS is stuck in a loop before startup.


    Oh just wondering but don't window 7 discs come with a repair option? For instances like these? Or should I just do a fresh install?
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    If your system says "Boot Device Not Found" or gives different errors then you can start your pc by using "Repair" option,
    as far as I know,
    if your system is stuck in a loop then you should format your system drive and reinstall OS.
    If you think that "Repair" option will work then give it a try.
  6. GhosT_Hv said:
    If your system says "Boot Device Not Found" or gives different errors then you can start your pc by using "Repair" option,
    as far as I know,
    if your system is stuck in a loop then you should format your system drive and reinstall OS.
    If you think that "Repair" option will work then give it a try.


    Sweet! thanks dude! I'll probably test it out next week or so..... I left the PC at my cousin's house for him to try to fix, but I just realized it when I got home that the OS data could be corrupt because of me moving the computer around too much without screwing in the HDD. I'll let you know if I manage to get it working again.
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