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It is scanning right now
I am a bit confused do i type in windows 7 for the load OS options?
Just a bit confused on parts like tht

Edit: CHKDSK didn't finish fully I got this error

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and then I kept continuing with the /fastdetect step
restarted the computer and I got this (instead of bootmgr is missing)

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Edited by GeekForgotten, 13 November 2010 - 05:05 PM.

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OK it looks like the HD has some issues.
I know it tested and looked good but chkdsk /r is saying different. :D

This is turning into a total wipe clean and start over.
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IF there is no way to get any data back from it
then I guess we can go on to wiping it off and total start over

but see if there is anything else maybe you can do?
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I will ask another Tech Staff member to take a look and see what they think also. Be patient as it may take a day or two for someone to help out.
I appreciate your patience and cooperation very much. :D
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No problem, I will be checking this topic frequently
and hopefully a solution

thank you very much
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I have put the request in for another tech to look over your topic and hopefully offer some resolution for you. :D
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Hi GeekForgotten,

Please put the ailing drive back in it's home computer.
You need a flash drive that is formatted in FAT32 for the following tool.

Download NTBR_USB.exe and save it to the hard drive of your working computer. With the USB device attached, double click the exe to run it.
Verify that the drive letter shown for your flash drive is the same as assigned by Windows, then click OK.
Once the image is written to the device, you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead remove the device.

Insert the bootable device in the ailing computer and start it, then use the appropriate F key to access the boot menu where you can choose to boot from USB.

You should be presented with a boot screen - select usb and press Enter to boot to the device.
After a warning screen there is a keyboard language options screen - press Enter to leave it at EN-US.
You should now be at the Tool options screen.
Type 1 and hit Enter to start MBRWORK
At Choose Option: type c and hit Enter ( C) Capture Sectors )
At Enter File Name: type mbr.bin and hit Enter
At LBA: 0 Leave at 0 and hit Enter
At Number of Sectors: 1 Leave at 1 and hit Enter
The screen will show:
Processing ...
Save completed - Press Enter
Hit Enter then at Choose Option: type e and hit Enter to exit MBRWORK

The mbr.bin file will be saved in the X: ramdrive, which you now need to copy to the usb drive.
Type 5 and hit Enter to go to an X:\> prompt
Type copy mbr.bin c:\ and hit Enter
You should see mbr.bin => c:\mbr.bin and return to the X:\> prompt
Type menu and hit Enter.

Remove the usb drive and insert it into your working computer, then zip the mbr.bin file and attach the zip to a reply for analysis.
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Hi, I followed your instructions carefully twice but when I try to save the mbr.bin file
it gives me this error
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Let's try a different tool.
Type menu and hit Enter then 6 and hit enter to quit.
Restart it when executing the following instructions to boot into the xPUD environment.

Download xpud-0.9.2.iso and save it to your working computer.
Download UNetbootin to your working computer.
  • With the USB device attached (format it again first), double click the unetbootin-windows-494.exe that you just downloaded to run it
  • Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
  • Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the unbootable computer
  • Start the computer and press the appropriate key to bring up the device boot menu, then select the appropriate entry for your usb device
  • The xPUD boot screen should start and prompt you to choose a layout language
  • Once selected, it will continue booting and a Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Select the File icon on the left menu
  • Expand the mnt folder by clicking the arrow on it's left
  • The sda1, 2, etc folder(s) usually correspond to your HDD (sda is the drive, the 1, 2, etc folders are various partitions) and sdb1 will likely be your USB device
  • Click on the folder that represents the USB device
  • Click Tool on the menu at the top of the window
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1 then hit Enter. (if the hard drive is labled something other than sda, change the command to correspond)
    **The commandline in linux is case sensitive - type the command exactly as shown
  • Close the Terminal window and verify the mbr.bin file exists on the usb drive.
  • Remove the usb drive and again zip the bin file on your working computer, then attach to a reply.

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Ok I got the mbr.bin, attachedAttached File  mbr.zip   112bytes   61 downloads
I also got into my HDD and was able to access some files and back them up :D

I am sure the rest of the HDD can be fixed !!

Edited by GeekForgotten, 13 November 2010 - 09:15 PM.

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Noah it looks like you have instructions for Linux?
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Well, that's progress. Happy to hear you have your files backed up. :D

Download xPUDtestdisk.exe and save it to the USB device
Double click xPUDtestdisk.exe to extract the contents to your USB device
Remove the USB and put it back in the ailing computer - xPUD should recognize it shortly, and may assign a new device letter (you'll know if a new sd* folder appears)

Select the sd* folder for the usb device and open a terminal, then type testdisk/testdisk_static and hit Enter.
When TestDisk starts leave it set to create a log then press Enter to continue.
Select the device that corresponds to your hard drive and press Enter.
Select [Intel] and press Enter.
Select [Analyse] and press Enter, then Enter again to perform a [Quick Search]
When it completes press Enter to continue then press Q to quit.
Select [Advanced] and press Enter.
Select the partition with an asterisk on it's left, if shown, then select [Boot] and press Enter.
Select [Dump] and press Enter.
Press the PgDn key until you've viewed the entire boot sector (should end at 01F8) then press Q repeatedly until TestDisk exits.
Close the Terminal window then move the usb device back to your working computer and attach the testdisk.log file that should be on the usb drive.
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Noah it looks like you have instructions for Linux?


I have a few, hopefully enough. :D
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OK if it works I will be very impressed that it resolves a Win7 issue. :D
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Almost done backing up some things that I need
So take another usb and put PUDTest on their? and open terminal in xpud???
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