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[URGENT] Can't Refresh or Boot

  1. #21


    USA
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Hey everyone!

    This is my first post here at EightForums, and hopefully I can get help with an ongoing trouble I've had for the past day. (Not sure if this is where the thread should go...)

    Now, here's the main problem. I don't think Windows 8 is picking up my partition, or is it? The laptop technically crashed in this situation.

    Windows 8 is installed on C: Drive.

    Before the crash, I was simply installing the latest AMD Catalyst and VISION Engine Control Panels whilst surfing Facebook. I'm not sure if the problem is directly linked to this or not. After the AMD stuff installed, it let me choose whether or not I want to reboot now or later, so I left it open until I could close Facebook, that's where troubles start.

    The bar at the top of Chrome went invisible, and everything started flickering so I Alt Tabbed to the prompt for rebooting and hit reboot, and went to get a coffee.

    I come back to my laptop expecting a login screen, but instead I'm greeted with a blue screen showing that winload.exe is either missing or damaged or something... so I've been trying everything in a command line from my install disc.

    I've tried all the BCD backups, tried fix MBR, all that. One led to a problem where it said "The Boot Configuration Data (BCD I assume) is damaged" or something, but I had a backup so I renamed it back to BCD from BCD.OLD and now I'm back at the same winload.exe screen.

    Refresh Your PC didn't work either, I'm getting a drive locked error, and yes I tried clearing attributes...

    In Diskpart I've tried List Partition, and it showed my 100GB D: called Data, my System Recovery Partition of 100MB and my C: with 300 or so gigabytes, and it's extended, not primary.

    I've tried setting it active, won't work.

    I need this laptop for a lot of data and a resume I need to turn in for a job interview tomorrow.

    Need help. :/

    Ceejay
    Sorry about your computer, but
    thanks for helping me discover the alt-tab trick ^-^

    Best wishes,
    will1982

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by will1982 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Hey everyone!

    This is my first post here at EightForums, and hopefully I can get help with an ongoing trouble I've had for the past day. (Not sure if this is where the thread should go...)

    Now, here's the main problem. I don't think Windows 8 is picking up my partition, or is it? The laptop technically crashed in this situation.

    Windows 8 is installed on C: Drive.

    Before the crash, I was simply installing the latest AMD Catalyst and VISION Engine Control Panels whilst surfing Facebook. I'm not sure if the problem is directly linked to this or not. After the AMD stuff installed, it let me choose whether or not I want to reboot now or later, so I left it open until I could close Facebook, that's where troubles start.

    The bar at the top of Chrome went invisible, and everything started flickering so I Alt Tabbed to the prompt for rebooting and hit reboot, and went to get a coffee.

    I come back to my laptop expecting a login screen, but instead I'm greeted with a blue screen showing that winload.exe is either missing or damaged or something... so I've been trying everything in a command line from my install disc.

    I've tried all the BCD backups, tried fix MBR, all that. One led to a problem where it said "The Boot Configuration Data (BCD I assume) is damaged" or something, but I had a backup so I renamed it back to BCD from BCD.OLD and now I'm back at the same winload.exe screen.

    Refresh Your PC didn't work either, I'm getting a drive locked error, and yes I tried clearing attributes...

    In Diskpart I've tried List Partition, and it showed my 100GB D: called Data, my System Recovery Partition of 100MB and my C: with 300 or so gigabytes, and it's extended, not primary.

    I've tried setting it active, won't work.

    I need this laptop for a lot of data and a resume I need to turn in for a job interview tomorrow.

    Need help. :/

    Ceejay
    Sorry about your computer, but
    thanks for helping me discover the alt-tab trick ^-^

    Best wishes,
    will1982
    Haha all good
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Luckily, MiniTool Power Data Recovery picked up EVERYTHING, and is ripping the files off the lost partition and transferring them to my external now. Everything is there
    Great.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    Luckily, MiniTool Power Data Recovery picked up EVERYTHING, and is ripping the files off the lost partition and transferring them to my external now. Everything is there
    Great.
    I know right!

    It worked, so I wiped the partition and merged it with my Windows 8 partition, but I left a 50GB one in case I have this same problem again where I need to install Windows 8 in that partition to salvage another
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Good idea.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    hey CEEJAY, u can use a cd having these 2 softwares on it (hiren(windows display) or linux (knoppix)) this is a reboot system that will make u access ur HDD and i hope this will make u save all the data u need on an external HDD, i hope this will work. thought it was a one page thread i see u had it solved i guess, good for u and better luck next time to always think of a recovery for all data

    regards,
    mazen
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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