Hello, I've got problems with my W7 not booting up and startup repair cannnot repair all this (I ran it for 8 hours 'till it finished and reported unsucessful attempt).
I've tried many console commands... Like CHKDSK /R; Bcdboot C:\windows created a boot dir. /fixmbr was sucessful, but /fixboot returned „volume does not contain a recognized file system“. /rebuildbcd and /scanos returned 0 windows installations found. Both completed sucessfully, but no positive results.
My HDD is divided in 3 parts: C 230GB; D 230GB; E 25GB. Currently W7 is installed in C:. Can I install another (probably working) copy in E partition without losing content in C and D? There's some very important stuff inside.
Overall, I've tried a lot, but to no avail. Are there potential solutions to this problem without affecting my personal files?
Boot your faulty PC from that CD and the diagnostic program will open. Test with Long/extended test.
Thanks for the tips. Not sure about HDD failure. There's no usual weird sounds inside the laptop and I can move files from my system to an external drive. HDD is Samsung and laptop Acer V3-571G. Perhaps a clean W7 install on C partition will suffice? I'm already working on it. But need a confirmation from a knowledgeable person.
@IronSounds: Well, already moving important files from 1 location to another... Hopefully, for the best.
I've backed up all impordant data on an external drive and did a clean W7 reinstall on C: partition. Then used HD Tune to test laptop's HDD and all measurements were fine. No idea what could've caused that W7 crash...