System won't boot up into Windows
Posted on 2013-01-22
Win 7Pro 64bit system
McAfee Endpoint Encryption
Dell Latitude E6420
System won't boot up into Windows. When it gets to the Windows logo it quickly flashes a BSOD (which happens to quick to capture the screen for pausing) then restarts. No software/hardware changes or events have occurred prior to this problem. Repair attempts are as follows; Ran "startup repair with the actual Win 7 Pro 64 bit operating system DVD; Placed hard drive into a duplicate machine = same symptoms; Ran the Dell built-in hardware diagnostic test which rendered = no problems found; Can't access Safeboot as the only two options after rebooting are "startup repair or "start normally." Startup Repair fails but renders this result under the Diagnosis and repair details window states that the Root cause found = Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt. Repair action: Boot sector repair. Results: Failed. Error code = 0x490. When trying to access the system drive that contains the system files via "dir c:\" to allow me to run Chkdsk or Fixmbr/Fixboot utilities I get this "The volume does not contain a recognized file system "Please make sure all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.