So some W7 file got corrupted the other day, my computer straight crashed on me, and I cannot start. The regular "repair my computer" does no good, not even from the install disc. (Don't want to reinstall unless absolutely necessary.)
I have tried chkdsk- pretty sure I specified the right drive (did both available just in case)- nothing. Attempting the sfc /scannow thing, including "offbootdir" and "offwindir" (googled it), not really sure I'm doing it right, but I think I am. It gives me various messages, effectively saying some corrupted files unable to fix.
Can anyone help me, point me in the right direction for what to do... anything?
Corrupted files? Best to test the hard drive then to see if that could be starting to fail. Use the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic software for DOS which loads from a bootable CD which you can make from a downloadable CD Image.