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Windows won't start, goes into repair but fails.

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    Windows won't start, goes into repair but fails.


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    This is the log. It was only installed last week but it was working fine.

    I just tried to boot into Windows and it just goes to diagnostic, but fails. I tried advanced options like 'refresh the computer' but that fails and no changes are made. I tried advanced option system restore point also, but on both of the two restore points I can not check the C drive.

    I can access essential files from my Ubuntu boot if it help fixing the problem.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks.

    EDIT: It seems reinstalling is not an option for me either? Microsoft site only seem to offer an install exe. No ISO it would seem.
    Last edited by sogeking90; 16 Jan 2013 at 14:16.

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    We'll need any memory dump files from C:\Windows\Minidump

    Please start with these free bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

    Please post in the General forums about getting a copy of the ISO - I won't have time to research this for a while (my system is rebooting every 2 hours because I didn't update from the Release Preview)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sogeking90 View Post
    Ubuntu Pastebin
    This is the log. It was only installed last week but it was working fine.

    I just tried to boot into Windows and it just goes to diagnostic, but fails. I tried advanced options like 'refresh the computer' but that fails and no changes are made. I tried advanced option system restore point also, but on both of the two restore points I can not check the C drive.

    I can access essential files from my Ubuntu boot if it help fixing the problem.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks.

    EDIT: It seems reinstalling is not an option for me either? Microsoft site only seem to offer an install exe. No ISO it would seem.
    Check out this thread. Eventually, you may be able to use some of the ubuntu related info.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    We'll need any memory dump files from C:\Windows\Minidump

    Please start with these free bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

    Please post in the General forums about getting a copy of the ISO - I won't have time to research this for a while (my system is rebooting every 2 hours because I didn't update from the Release Preview)
    Thanks for the reply usasma. I have put my minidump folder in a zip for you, hope it helps. I will look into the link you sent me also.


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sogeking90 View Post
    Ubuntu Pastebin
    This is the log. It was only installed last week but it was working fine.

    I just tried to boot into Windows and it just goes to diagnostic, but fails. I tried advanced options like 'refresh the computer' but that fails and no changes are made. I tried advanced option system restore point also, but on both of the two restore points I can not check the C drive.

    I can access essential files from my Ubuntu boot if it help fixing the problem.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks.

    EDIT: It seems reinstalling is not an option for me either? Microsoft site only seem to offer an install exe. No ISO it would seem.
    Check out this thread. Eventually, you may be able to use some of the ubuntu related info.
    Hey Znod, thanks for the reply. My problem seems somewhat different as I can access all my C: drive files from Ubuntu like I normally would. However when I try to do the system restore form restore points it won't let me tick the C: drive, it mentions something about it been locked. Any idea what that is about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sogeking90 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    We'll need any memory dump files from C:\Windows\Minidump

    Please start with these free bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

    Please post in the General forums about getting a copy of the ISO - I won't have time to research this for a while (my system is rebooting every 2 hours because I didn't update from the Release Preview)
    Thanks for the reply usasma. I have put my minidump folder in a zip for you, hope it helps. I will look into the link you sent me also.


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sogeking90 View Post
    Ubuntu Pastebin
    This is the log. It was only installed last week but it was working fine.

    I just tried to boot into Windows and it just goes to diagnostic, but fails. I tried advanced options like 'refresh the computer' but that fails and no changes are made. I tried advanced option system restore point also, but on both of the two restore points I can not check the C drive.

    I can access essential files from my Ubuntu boot if it help fixing the problem.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks.

    EDIT: It seems reinstalling is not an option for me either? Microsoft site only seem to offer an install exe. No ISO it would seem.
    Check out this thread. Eventually, you may be able to use some of the ubuntu related info.
    Hey Znod, thanks for the reply. My problem seems somewhat different as I can access all my C: drive files from Ubuntu like I normally would. However when I try to do the system restore form restore points it won't let me tick the C: drive, it mentions something about it been locked. Any idea what that is about?
    check out the thread I linked again. His drive was locked too.
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    Oh I made a mistake what happens at system restore is it says I need to enable protection on the drive to tick it?

    I opened a command prompt.

    EDIT:Chkdsk c: /f /x Find no errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    I just tried the command as shown but I get " Windows resource protection could not start the repair service"
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    Have you backed your files up? I am not optimistic about you getting your drive to function again using standard fixes, although the OP in the thread I linked did under similar circumstances. Did you do the things he did under ubuntu to get his drive going again? If these things don't don't work for you, then I don't have other suggestions in this regard. Are you interesting in reinstalling on the problem drive at this point? You mentioned not having a disc. How did you install in the first place? Do you have an ISO from your original install? You might be able to download it again. The forum has a related tutorial, but the link is not working for me right now.
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    I was really stupid when I installed Windows (years ago) I did it unpartitioned on a 1TB HDD, which is now practically full. If this ends with me formatting the HDD, I will most definitely partition it first.

    I notice the OP in the thread you linked had a different issue, unless I'm misreading it. He said when he got into Ubuntu he could lot see his C drive at all until he used that program. I can access my HDD perfectly fine through Ubuntu.

    http://i.imgur.com/4JXoq.png
    ^This is a picture of what I have from Windows 8 install. It was no ISO but a upgrade exe, it checked that my system is okay to upgrade, I bought it right there and it downloaded and installed. Apparently this can be made into a bootable install DVD, but I don't know how.
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