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I have a windows 7 pro computer (acer) that is in a startup repair loop.  It cannot fix the errors and then it shuts down.  I have download Falcon's Four boot cd and it is loaded up.  The first thing I ran is chkdsk /f

Are there some experts that have any insight into what programs I should run on this boot cd or are there other options apart from the boot cd that I could try to get out of this lopp?
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When I get to the command line in the boot cd to run the bootrec commands, I see x:\I386\System32>
What can I change this to so I can run bootrec.exe?
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Are you able to change it to C:?

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No

Unless I'm doing it wrong.

cd..
cd c:\

The all it shows is:    x:\I386
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That was it but now I get the message:  bootrec.exe is not recognized as an internal or external operable program or batch file
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Please try all bootrec commands.
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check health of drive it could be messed up in the boot sector, failed block and that would.could explain. The check disk does not look at the boot record.

try clone the disk to a new one, and see if the issue goes away.

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i would run a disk diagnostic on the drive - to Ensure it works ok
you find the manufacturer's diagnostics for your drive on the net : seatools for seagate, WD lifeguard for WD, etc...
i use the UBCD for this :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD
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go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
direct download :  http://www.memtest.org/
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick
*** note *** for SSD drives  use the tool from the manufacturer, like intel 's toolbox :
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18455/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html

==>>****in order to be able to  boot from CD or usb - you may have to disable secure boot in the bios
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