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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!!
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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.
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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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