Boot fail

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
Last night my pc was running fine and just before I went for some shut eye put my pc into sleep mode
today I woke my pc only for it not to allow me to log on, mouse movement only nothing was clickable so after a short while I decided to reset
upon boot I got the green loading bar but then a black screen after about 20 mins I gave up and tried a restore last good config.... Yeah nice one it bsod on me At 55% chkdsk and now I get a windows boot manager error
file: \boot\bcd
I tried Bootrec /RebuildBcd but it brings back an error that it can not create the new file as the file already exists
I'm not having much luck with the recovery disk for repair options as it can't seem to find the OS and brings back errors of can not recover
everything seems on a go slow and ubuntu can't find my c drive
even tried spin right and that can't recover a bad sector
I'm at a loss as to what to do befor the fresh install option
I'm on my last option to try use a back up store disk but I'm of the opinion that not even that will help :(
edit: I'm now sat at system recovery where no drives or OS ar showing
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

Ozirus

Member
The surest way to fix it is a Complete reformat and re-install of windows.

That's what I did.

Can you enter Safe Mode? If so, at least you can save all of your files.
 

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    Acer Aspire T180 - Desktop
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    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz (single core)
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    Chipset - nVidia MCP61/nForce 430 GeForce 6150SE
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    R.A.M. - 3072 MB DDR2 PC2-5300 (333MHz)/667 = 2(1024 MB), 2(512 MB)
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    XFX GeForce GT 240 {1GB DDR3, 550 MHz GPU, SM 4.1, dx 10.1}
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    Onboard Realtek HD Audio ALC888
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    Acer AL1706 LCD 17"
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    Hitachi 160 GB SATA, Partitioned into C: and D:
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    Rogers Hi-Speed Express (10 MB/s download, 512 kb/s upload.
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    AVG Internet Security

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
No, no safe mode :( I'm lucky most files are backed up and a second drive but I have some photos and 2 other file I could realy do with recovering , I just found an old knoppix disc and hope that will allow me to access those files after this.... Hmmmm system recovery options failed to save startup option... I'll have no hair left at this rate
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

stoneys-nutz

Gamerholic
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello ripbox,
Can you go into the Bios and see if your drive is listed, let me know if its there.
 

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    Self Build
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    QX9650 (black box) [email protected]
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    Asus P5Q Premium
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    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
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    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
Yes everything is listed as normal in the bios
 

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    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

stoneys-nutz

Gamerholic
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Try unplugging the main power lead for ten minutes and then retry the repair option.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) [email protected]
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
Already 10 steps ahead of you haha yeah I've tried all the usual, I'm now preparing for a loss of data and a fresh format... Shortly followed buy a full system restore.... I really don't think there is going to be another way round this.... Here's to hoping my HDD has not failed and a format will cure things.... Just this long wait for everything that's getting me worried
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
Should have tried before now bit o dico'd the c drive and left d in place tried the boot cd and everything ran at optimum speed then switched d for ony c and everything went slow so now I'm trying a full format with an xp disc se if it makes a difference if not then it's safe to say that my 150 wd is dead.... Anyone know the warrantie on westrn digital drives?150 raptor
edit: XP setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged
well I think this has found the problem
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

wheelsmith

Power User
depending on the date, 3-5 years, theres a app on their site which will say if its still under warrenty, to help diagnose the prob is the drive readable from a enclosure?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    home brews
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    pc1 msi k7delta, pc2 asus kn79txd evo
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    pc1 2gb crucial, pc2 4gb gskill ripjaws
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    pc1 bfg 7800gs, pc2 shapphire 5770 vapor-x
    Sound Card
    onboard
    PSU
    corsair hx
    Case
    jeantech phong
    Cooling
    pc1, handmade waterblocks,passive cooling, pc2 corsair h50
    Mouse
    logictech mx510s wired

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
No it up at the very top I'll take it out tomorrow and put the number in the site looks like I'll have to go out and get a replacement drive damn its Sunday tomorrow too god damn it... Ilways happens when the shops are shut ffs is there any way I can install windows on my second drive without the loss of data that is already on, thought I could partition it without formating, I can't afford to lose the data and without an os I have no way of backing it up.... This just gets better every second :mad:
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)

Ed Canuck

Power User
In the meantime, just to verify, you might want to try SeaTools for DOS . It usually recognizes WDC drives.

Ed
 

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    Home Grown Desktop
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    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
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    ASUS P5B-E
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    3006 MB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
    Sound Card
    Motherboard - SoundMax
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    ViewSonic VX2235wm / Dell 17" Generic PnP Anolog
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 x 4294967296 colors / 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x ST3250620AS 250GB SATA IDE
    1 x WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 120 GB SATA IDE
    PSU
    Enerrmax 535W All-in-one SLI 20/24+6+
    Case
    Antec Sonata
    Cooling
    Antec 12cm SmartCool
    Mouse
    Logitech MX100 Laser
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    Logitech LX710
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    Bell Canada DSL 12MBps (supposedly)
    Other Info
    2 x HP Pavilion 9700v Laptops

ripbox

Nerd
Vista Pro
Got ubuntu to read my storage drive and was able to back up the data I needed
I'm now just going to format that drive and use it as the primery drive for now might make a small patition but not sure yet, suppose I'm just lucky I had 2 HDD's installed and a copy of Linux
suppose this is going to take a while to install ect so I'll update you guys later when my pc is brought back from the dead
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me :P
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Abit IN9 32X MAX
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 + 1360x768
    Hard Drives
    150GB Raptor HDD
    500GB Caviar HDD
    PSU
    Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Stock + Antec 900 case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (full layout)
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