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i dont understand this command
Sometimes on the Recovery Console your windows drive can change, type:
bcdedit | find "osdevice"

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i dont understand this command
Sometimes on the Recovery Console your windows drive can change, type:

bcdedit | find "osdevice"


Type the complete line including the '|' symbol as result it should give you the information about the drive where your Windows installation resides because on the Recovery Console windows can assign a different letter to the windows partition (sometime is D:)
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it says partition=c:
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it says partition=c:


and if you type:
dir c:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log

Does it list the file with date, time and size?
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finally

Attached Files


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it says partition=c:


and if you type:
dir c:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log

Does it list the file with date, time and size?



9/15/2013

Edited by Jwilkins1121, 21 September 2013 - 11:09 AM.

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finally


Good :thumbsup:

Don't know why but there isn't nothing on the log for the day when you run the full sfc scan!
Maybe the off-line scan put the log in a different place...

What happens now when you let the system boot normally?
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same thing windows boot manager

windows failed to start.

file WDFLDR.SYS

Status: 0xc0000098

INfo: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt
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same thing windows boot manager

windows failed to start.

file WDFLDR.SYS

Status: 0xc0000098

INfo: Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt


Lets try to find copy's of the file...

  • Please download SystemLook from one of the links below according to your OS Architecture and save it to the flash drive.
    SystemLook (32-bit)
    SystemLook (64-bit)
  • boot the bad machine from the System Recovery CD with the flash drive connected and access the command prompt
  • type: F: to change to the flash drive (the prompt will change to f:\)
  • type systemlook
  • on the blank box of Systemlook window type exactly this:
    :findfile
    WDFLDR.SYS
    
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When you see the Look button active again close SystemLook
  • on the command line confirm that you have a log file on flash drive by typing: dir systemlook.txt if not repeat from step 4
  • on a working computer open the systemlook.txt you have on the flash drive and post the contents in your post.

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SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 15:32 on 21/09/2013 by SYSTEM
Administrator - Elevation successful

Invalid Context: findfile

No Context: WDFLDR.sys

-= EOF =-
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SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 15:32 on 21/09/2013 by SYSTEM
Administrator - Elevation successful

Invalid Context: findfile

No Context: WDFLDR.sys

-= EOF =-


My bad the correct instruction for the program is:
:filefind
WDFLDR.SYS

Sorry.
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SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 16:19 on 21/09/2013 by SYSTEM
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "WDFLDR.SYS"
X:\Windows\System32\drivers\WdfLdr.sys ------- 32872 bytes [08:54 02/11/2006] [09:49 02/11/2006] 2AD694D25FDFDA2ABAA19FD297A59B47

-=
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Hi,

There is only one copy of the file...

After all this work I have to say that the only options I see to fix it is to do a Repair Install and for that you need to have a Windows Vista DVD with the same Service Pack, language and Architecture of the one you have installed.

If you can't borrow a compatible Vista DVD from a friend the only option I see is try to save your data using a Linux Live CD and then restore the computer to factory defaults by using an recovery partition or recovery DVD.
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[bleep] that sucks. Well thanks a lot for your time and trying to help sleepy dude.
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[bleep] that sucks. Well thanks a lot for your time and trying to help sleepy dude.


Yep I totally agree you, the fact that most manufactures doesn't provide the Windows installation disk sucks.

Do you know the Service Pack level of the Windows Vista installation SP1 or SP2?
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