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Can my Windows 7 Installation be Saved?

#1darkmaian23Posted 9/25/2013 11:21:47 PM
After resolving my hardware issue, I've now discovered that my Windows 7 partition (it's on it's own drive) has become damaged and unbootable with a Missing Operating System error. Running CHKDSK (sp?) on the partition from the Windows 7 Installation disc claims there are no errors. Most of the BootRec commands can see Windows but trying to fix it nets me an error about not recognizing the partition type.

Running a scan from a Linux LiveCD with the appropriate tool reveals that the volume is corrupted. This is all very maddening because I can see all of my files intact (and have made copies of the important ones), but the tools all say something is wrong with the partition and that it can't be fixed. I've also tried fsc, and that found no errors either.

Is there a legitimate way of fixing this problem besides reinstalling? I'm on such a slow connection that it takes something like a week to reinstall everything.
#2darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 2:26:33 AM
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#3darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 12:40:08 PM
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#4InsuRnPosted 9/26/2013 12:57:06 PM
What is the exact error message you get when you try to boot Windows 7 ?
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#5WerdnAndreWPosted 9/26/2013 12:59:01 PM
Boot from the Windows installation disc and run a startup repair.
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#6darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 5:29:27 PM
InsuRn posted...
What is the exact error message you get when you try to boot Windows 7 ?


Operating System Missing
#7darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 5:30:18 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Boot from the Windows installation disc and run a startup repair.


It cannot run because it cannot see Windows 7. The tools that you run manually from the command prompt can see it, but cannot make it bootable because the partition type is not recognized.
#8Last Grand MageX2Posted 9/26/2013 5:32:36 PM
Unless you have a ton of really important files, just reinstall windows.
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#9darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 5:34:55 PM
Last Grand MageX2 posted...
Unless you have a ton of really important files, just reinstall windows.


I'm on a slow connection, so together with reinstalling and getting my software installed again, it all takes about a week.
#10darkmaian23(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 6:53:32 PM
One last bump...