bootsector error,plz help me...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by HellyHans, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. HellyHans

    HellyHans OSNN Addict

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    Hi, well I went to turn my computer on today and I had an error that said windows could not load "windows/system32/config/system

    now I could not load in safe mode...
    SO I inserted my windows CD and used repair... now my problem is that when I press "R" it doesn't scan anything, it just boots to a command prompt.
    Now I never had to use the repair feature in my life, so I don't know how its suppose to work.

    When I tried to run chkdsk /r it said that it could not repair or a file was missing or corrupt.

    Now the only thing I was able to do was creat a new bootsector.
    Now my problem is this.. Did I lose everything on my C:?

    I didnt delete anything and I have access to another computer so I can install my HD as slave... is there a way to recover my files??

    Thank you
    A very sad partner today....

    UPDATE:
    Well I plugged my drive in another computer and its detecting as a FAT file system when it was a NTFS and it says its only a 10meg drive when it was 320gigs... I'am thinking its only seeing the new FAT bootsector that was created.
    UPDATE 2:
    I've installed getdataback for NTFS and it sees all my info, so I'am in the process of backing up my essential files.

    Now my question is.. Is there a way for me to remove the fat bootsector that was created for C: and tell it to check my NTFS?

    Everything is there.. my windows directory and everything.. I just want the computer to boot of this partition.
    Any advice would be appreciated
     
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  2. LordOfLA

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    repair install of windows will fix that :)
     
  3. HellyHans

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    what?? lol

    well i installted acronis true image and it doesnt recognize my HD, its says "bad" and I can't seem to be able to use secure zone as it doesn't seem to be able to read the HD
    I'am runnning out of options, so atleast I was able to get my documents that I need and my pictures and I guess that I will just format the drive and reinstall..
    What ticks me off is that the info is there and I can see it with getdataback, and I can copy the stuff over.. but I can't seem to be able to restore the partition of that section..
     
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  4. LordOfLA

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    repair install of windows. put your windows cd in and boot from it. one of the options should be to repair an existing install.
     
  5. HellyHans

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    That's another problem, my CD boots and when I press R for repair, it just shoots me to my dos prompt, it doesnt scan or give me any options to fix anything.
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    second repair option - ignore the one that says press R :)