On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 07:28:15 -0700, "Kerry Brown" >"BigK" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> What is the Windows Vista version of fdisk /mar
>> I could not get it to work on a computer that would not boot. The install
>> disks "automatic" boot problem fixer doesn't work either. Simply won't
>> boot. >Did you run the Startup Repair from the Vista DVD more than once?
Eish, Kerry; all we know is, the system won't boot.
Systems usually boot, so already we're into "minority" territory,
where other unusual things (bad RAM, failing HD etc.) aren't so rare
anymore. I don't see anything here about "system passes 24 hours in
MemTest86 OK" or "HD Tune from a Bart CDR boot shows no bad sectors". >Depending on what needs to be repaired sometimes it takes multiple >reboots and repairs to fix the problem.
Depending on what needs to be repaired, multiple attempts to run tools
that write to ?corrupted file stsrems on ?failing HDs through the lens
of ?bad RAM could reduce your system and data to rubble.
I'd really want to verify hardware first, then check (without
automatically "fixing") the file system, and only then etc.
If you have a genuine... sorry, non-crippled Vista OS DVD, you can do
these things, though as the RAM test is potentially dangerous (writes
results into the Vista installation, which is duuuumb) I'd use
MemTest96 instead there.
Oh wait; there's no safe test for the physical HD, so you'd need
something else for that.
Options that don't put the HD at risk by writing to it, include:
- Bart CDR, HD Tune (www.hdtune.com
- WinPE2.0 or Vista DVD boot can't run HD Tune, sorry
- bootabvle tools from HD vendor (may fob you off with summary)
Options that DO put the HD at risk by writing to it, include:
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