Recently, I had a power outage. Now, when I turn on my computer, it boots normally, and goes to the screen that allows you to choose to boot Windows normally or do a start-up repair. When I try to boot it normally, it goes to the "Starting Windows" screen, and after about a minute it restarts the computer. This happens every time I do it. If I choose start-up repair, then it has a couple of quick loading screens, then gets stuck on aa black screen and I have to turn off my computer. What can I do to fix it since start-up repair doesn't work?
Also, I tried to make a recovery disk by downloading a Windws 7 Recovery Disk and burning it on my laptop, but it says it cannot find the BOOTMGR file (even though it is ON the disk).
Are there ayother ways I could fix it?
Sadly, I can't find the link where I got the disk.
But, I do have a bit more info that may help:
I just tried booting to safe mode, to no avail. It hangs when it tries to load CLASSPNP.SYS and then it bluescreens. The bluescreen is pretty brief, so I can't see what it says. It then restarts the computer.
That file is something that is associated with a bootable CD image. A bin file is actually something that would be used to burn a bootable image using a CD burning programs. Should not be of great concern.
Did you get any errors about bad sectors or anything from the drive itself?
Well, I didn't get any errors at all, since that other error prevented the CD from booting. Because of that, I was unable to run the Seagate diagnostic tool.
Try a different tool that isn't brand specific. If you don't see one in that list, Google "hard drive diagnostic tools" (without the quotes of course) and see if you can locate something that works there.