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Corrupt Volume Windows 7

Recently I did an upgrade Vista to Win7 64bit. The upgrade went fine and the machine was working without any issues for about a week. Then it would not boot past POST.

I have run system restore a few times. Ran CHDSK /F and replaced the MBR. After all the tests the Recovery tool said it cannot repair this due to Corrupt Volume.

My Question is  - can I just reinstall windows w/o reformatting - and not lose any data? Is there anything I can do to repair the corrupt volume without reformatting?

Thanks SJMP
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Yes, you can. When installing windows, do a full install.  It will detect an old version of Windows and save it to Windows.old

Dont format the hard drive though!!
I'd recommend that you backup your information and format the drive
if you manage to fix it i dont see it been very stable for very long.

The best thing for your system is a format and clean install.
sparkisAuthor Commented:
I have just pulled the drive and plugged in into my machine via USB enclosure. All the data is there. Going to reinstall and format.
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