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Getting the computer to start on the recovery disc is a major problem. Out of what seems like hundreds of tries I have only gotten it to accept the CD twice. I loaded the drivers but the operating system did not appear.

I went on to the system recovery options and ran FRST64 with the same previous results. I did run the windows startup repair and got this:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 31 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 328 ms

Root cause found:
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Boot sector for system disk partition is corrupt.

Repair action: Boot sector repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 185423 ms

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This would be a lot easier if I could get the computer to run from the CD more easily.

ugh.
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Perhaps is not a 64 bit, but a 32 bit system. Lets try another tool.

Here is what you need to do.
  • Download OTLPEStd.exe to your desktop. NOTE: This file is 93.5MB in size so it may take some time to download.
  • Once downloaded, insert a blank CD in your burner and click on OTLPEStd.exe.The executable includes the OTLPE_New_Std.iso and a copy of imgburn, a program to burn .iso files. When executed, the application will extract both and start the burning process automatically.
  • Once the CD is burned, boot the Non working computer using the boot CD you just created.
  • In order to do so, the computer must be set to boot from the CD first
    Note : For information click here
  • Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
  • When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start. Change the following settings
    • Change Drivers to All
    • Change Standard Registry to All
    • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in


      /md5start
      UXTHEME.DLL
      eventlog.dll
      scecli.dll
      netlogon.dll
      cngaudit.dll
      sceclt.dll
      ntelogon.dll
      logevent.dll
      iaStor.sys
      nvstor.sys
      atapi.sys
      IdeChnDr.sys
      viasraid.sys
      AGP440.sys
      vaxscsi.sys
      nvatabus.sys
      viamraid.sys
      nvata.sys
      nvgts.sys
      iastorv.sys
      ViPrt.sys
      eNetHook.dll
      ahcix86.sys
      KR10N.sys
      nvstor32.sys
      ahcix86s.sys
      nvrd32.sys
      volsnap.sys
      userinit.exe
      explorer.exe
      winlogon.exe
      ntoskrnl.exe
      /md5stop
      %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
      %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
      %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav

  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive.
  • Please post the contents of the C:\OTL.txt file in your reply.

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The Lenovo x201 does not have a CD/DVD drive internal and so I had to use one through the USB. It turns out that one was not working well, I used another and no problems now with booting from the recovery disc. So it loads consistantly with 64 bit recovery disc, does not load a 32 bit recovery disc and when Windows XP loads to bring up REATOGO-X-PE based on the above instructions it gives a blue screen with technical information:
*** Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78DA528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000,0x00000000)

Thoughts?
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I had forgotten that detail. Lets try to create a bootable USB drive instead.

IMPORTANT:
You will need a flash drive with a size of 512 Mb or bigger. Make sure that you do not leave anything important on the flash drive, as all data on it will be deleted during the following steps.

Save these instructions in the USB drive and keep it as reference.


    • Download OTLPEStd.exe from the following link and save it to your Desktop: mirror1.
    • Download eeepcfr.zip from the following link and save it to your Desktop: the mirror
    • Finally, if you do not have a file archiver like 7-zip or Winrar installed, please download 7-zip from the following link and install it: the mirror
  • Once you have 7-zip install, decompress OTLPEStd.exe by rightclicking on the folder and choosing the options shown in the picture below. Please use a dedicated folder, for example OTLPE, on your Desktop

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  • Open the folder OTLPEStd which will be created in the same location as OTLPEStd.exe and right-click OTLPE_New_Std.iso. Select 7-Zip and from the submenu select Extract files... and extract the content onto your Desktop in a OTLPE folder:

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  • Please also decompress eeepcfr to your systemroot (usually C:\).
  • Empty the flash drive you want to install OTLPE on, except for these instructions.
  • Go to C:\eeecpfr and double-click usb_prep8.cmd to launch it.
  • Press any key when asked to in the black window that opens.
  • As indicated in the image, make sure you have selected the correct flash drive, before proceeding.
    For Drive Label: type in OTLPE.
    Under Source Path to built BartPE/WinPE Files click ... and select the folder OTLPE that you created on your Desktop.
    Finally check Enable File Copy.

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  • Click on Start, accept the disclaimers and wait for the program to finish.

Your bootable flash drive should now be ready!
  • Boot the sick computer using the boot USB you just created. You must set the notebook to boot from the USB Drive. Consult the Notebook's documentation.
  • Your system should now display a Reatogo desktop.
    Note : as you are running from a USB drive it is not exactly speedy
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
  • When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start. Change the following settings
    • Change Drivers to All
    • Change Standard Registry to All
    • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in


      /md5start
      UXTHEME.DLL
      eventlog.dll
      scecli.dll
      netlogon.dll
      cngaudit.dll
      sceclt.dll
      ntelogon.dll
      logevent.dll
      iaStor.sys
      nvstor.sys
      atapi.sys
      IdeChnDr.sys
      viasraid.sys
      AGP440.sys
      vaxscsi.sys
      nvatabus.sys
      viamraid.sys
      nvata.sys
      nvgts.sys
      iastorv.sys
      ViPrt.sys
      eNetHook.dll
      ahcix86.sys
      KR10N.sys
      nvstor32.sys
      ahcix86s.sys
      nvrd32.sys
      volsnap.sys
      userinit.exe
      explorer.exe
      winlogon.exe
      ntoskrnl.exe
      /md5stop
      %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
      %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
      %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav

  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive.
  • Please post the contents of the C:\OTL.txt file in your reply.

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Did you see above, and I was not that clear...I was that I was able to get a bootable CD to work with the lenovo with OTLPE load which works with my other machine but when it is loading into to the the lenovo I got the above blue screen error when it is loading XP as a part of REATOGO-X-PE desktop/
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When you boot with the Win 7 CD, despite the OS is not detected and the iastor is loaded, are you able to select Command prompt as part of the Advanced options? If you do, at the prompt Type C: and press Enter, any error messages when you do?

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Try xPUD as you did in the other computer.

  • Boot the Sick computer with the CD
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
  • Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash driver.sh
  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txt
  • Then type bash driver.sh -af
  • Press Enter
  • You will be prompted to input a filename.
  • Type the following:

    Winlogon.exe

  • Press Enter
  • If successful, the script will search for this file.
  • After it has completed the search enter the next file to be searched
  • Type the following:

    volsnap.sys

  • Press Enter
  • If successful, the script will search for this file.
  • After it has completed the search enter the next file to be searched
  • Type the following:

    explorer.exe

  • Press Enter
  • After it has completed the search enter the next file to be searched
  • Type the following:

    Userinit.exe

  • Press Enter
  • After the search is completed type Exit and press Enter.
  • After it has finished a report will be located in the USB drive as filefind.txt
  • While still in the Open Terminal, type bash query.sh
  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located in the USB drive as RegReport.txt
  • Then type dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1


    Leave a space among the following Statements:

    dd is the executable application used to create the backup
    if=/dev/sda is the device the backup is created from - the hard drive when only one HDD exists
    of=mbr.bin is the backup file to create - note the lack of a path - it will be created in the directory currently open in the Terminal
    bs=512 is the number of bytes in the backup
    count=1 says to backup just 1 sector


    It is extremely important that the if and of statements are correctly entered.

  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located in the USB drive as mbr.bin
  • Plug the USB back into the clean computer, zip the mbr.bin, and except for the mbr.bin zipped file, post the contents of the report.txt, filefind.txt and RegReport.txt in your next reply. The mbr.bin zipped file must be attached to your reply.

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When I load the Windows 7 64 bit recovery CD and get to the comand promt when I type c: I get the following error -

"The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all the required files system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted."

When I try to load xPUD the into screen comes up I select English and it begins to load but then hangs in the middle and I am left with just a black screen...

Thoughts?
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Boot with the Win 7 CD, load the drivers, and bring the computer to a command prompt. At the prompt type the following and press Enter:

CHKDSK C: /R

Let me know of any error message.

If this commands engages, it will take more than an hour to complete. Please be patient.
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I know what the issue is. The hard drive is encrypted with truecrypt.
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Hello - Sorry for the delay but that work things always seems to get in the way...

Anyway I pulled the drive out and monted with another computer and was sucessful in decrepting it using truecrypt with the password.

However I am not a truecrypt expert and I have not yet figure out how to permentatly decrypt the drive so that I can stick back into the computer. Is there are away to repair the drive while connect to another computer and I have full access to it?
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I am not familiar with truecrypt. You can boot to the Recovery Console or Repair console on any computer. Identify the drive letter to the drive you need to check and run the command:

CHKDSK X: /R

Where X is the drive letter assigned to the drive.
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The drive has 2 partitions. The boot partition I ran chdsk through truecrypt. I found errors which it repaired, I ran again and it found no issues. See picture - I can't copy the log...

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Get it back to the original computer and boot. Post any error messages.

If unsuccessful, boot the computer and tap every other second on F8 during startup. Are you able to reach the Advanced Menu such as, Safe Mode?
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