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    "Your computer was unable to start"

    Hello,
    My parents had recently packaged my computer in a box to move to another place. (Last time they packaged it, a dinosaur HP computer had a PSU failure...) Anyways, once we moved into the house, I set up my desktop and once I boot it up I came across Start Up Repair, saying my computer was unable to start. Would there be any fixes to this?
    I own nothing of a Vista boot CD, a Linux/Ubuntu CD or any other boot items. I have not downloaded any malicious software nor have I gotten a virus.


    EDIT: I have tried to do a System Restore, and it came up with this:
    The disk Partition_1(C:) has errors.
    Windows has detected file system corruption on Partition_1(C:). You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.
    EDIT2: Now when I try to boot, it just says BOOTMGR cannot start. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart. (Or something like that.

    Last edited by Metamence; 10 Nov 2010 at 04:07 PM.
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    Re: "Your computer was unable to start"

    In Startup Repair select the Command Prompt option.

    Type "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    If it asks to reboot, tell it OK and let it reboot.
    chkdsk /r will run and you'll see the results on the screen.

    If that doesn't fix it, then try this:
    I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:
    H/W Diagnostics:
    Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
    Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
    HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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    Re: "Your computer was unable to start"

    Thanks for the reply, but the problem is that whenever I turn my computer on, it displays "BOOTMGR is missing. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart" When I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, it just reshows that error message. No luck there.

    I'm leaning towards getting my hard drive replaced and installing a fresh copy of Windows.
    If this is fine, would anyone care to guide me through this..?
    Also, how would I be able to recover my data on my seemingly corrupt disk?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: "Your computer was unable to start"

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    Re: "Your computer was unable to start"

    I stumbled upon this thread in another forum that may help: Windows 7 won't boot after restore of c drive to another drive

    I still suggest that you test your hard drive with one of the free diagnostics from my previous post.

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