troubleshooting Question

Can't boot from Windows 7

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Henrik Rosager PedersenFlag for Denmark asked on
Windows OSPCWindows 7* Boot issue
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Hi all,

I have a PC (running Windows 7 SP1) that won't boot.
The situations is this;

At every boot I get the black DOS screen with 2 Windows options: 1. Repair Windows (Recommended) and 2. Start Windows normally.
If I choose the first one (repair) it starts up the repair and the boots and then all over again with repair, reboot etc.
If I choose the second option (start normally) I see the Windows logo under booting for a short while and then the PC boots all over again and sends me to the black screen with the 2 options.

I then created a Windows Repair & Recover CD and booted from that.
From here I have used "Reapir Windows" which completed successfully and the rebooted - only to come back to the black screen with the 2 options.
From the repair CD I have also tried the Command Prompt and used the "bootrec /fixmbr", "bootrec /fixboot" and "bootrec /rebuildbcd" - nothing helped. I then (from the CMD) ran the "diskpart.exe" and noticed that my "[SYSTEM]"-drive was 0 MB and I had another driver with no drive letter assign saying 465 GB. That seems to be my normal C-drive - but it's now a RAW type format.

I have tried "Test Disk Live" but can't really seems to figur out how to use it prober.

Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I know I can create a brand new installation - but the purpose here is to save the current Windows installation since it contains some software installations I can't re-create.
Henrik Rosager Pedersen
IT Manager

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