Window 7 PC wont boot after a power failure
Posted on 2013-06-20
Computer wont boot. Getting Ntoskrnl.exe error (Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt)
there was a power related issue – where the electrician shut off the power as the "end user" was trying to shut down the PC at the same time. It appears that the PC was in the middle of the shutdown process when the power was shutdown.
- Confirmed the BIOS sees the hard drive
- Safe-Mode fails to boot. PC just keeps rebooting when hitting the F8 key during the boot process
- Booted PC from a Dell Windows 7 OEM cd Failed to run the “system repair” from the original “Dell OEM Windows 7 DVD”. NOTE: I never really see this option work
- From the “System Recovery Options” I ran “CHKDSK /R” from a CMD prompt to attempt repairing the operating system’s file system. Long process! Taking longer then expected
My concern, in Windows 7 repair process, I never see the repair process actually work
When attempting the repair process, the operating system is not listed to allow you to choose "what to repair"
However, when I go to the CMD prompt and go to the C: drive, it sees the contents of the drive which I believe is a good thing
Any suggestions? I could boot from several 3rd party disks that allow me to see the drive contents and copy all the data but I prefer not having to do so because its a long process