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Ye old "Winload" issue at startup..

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You want the ISO image, it doesn't matter what OS, it runs outside of the OS completely. Just use that version 15 - 9 is way too old and some of the Dos Programs are too old - Ya need the version 15.x

    Ack - They changed the DL into a ZIP file, it does not matter. Extract the ISo then burn it.

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  2. #12


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Did a scan with Defender and removed some stuff, did a Shutoff and unplug, plugged in restarted and the same error..

    Now going to try and burn the Hirens 15 CD...

    I Have windows 8.. Not 8.1..,(maybe unimportant detail).
    Do I have to use Media Center to burn the CD?. (Windows media center or Whatever you call it..)

    If so how, and/or what prog do you suggest?

    Just talk to me like Im a three year old...Lol

    Thanks guys
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  3. #13


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    OK, So why when I do a search for .iso , iso , ISO , .ISO , Iso , .Iso...or any spelling of an ISO file, (for the extension) on my windows PC, or try to associate it , does it come up blank? Maybe stupid Question Folks, but I am Stumped.
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  4. #14


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    OK downloading the .zip of Hirens BootCD 15.2.zip Now supposed to take 1 1/2 hrs... See you laters
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  5. #15


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Burnt and going Back to instructions... Again later..
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  6. #16


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Maybe its because its version 15.2 , but your instructions were unclear XweAponX.. I will take apart the PC tomorrow and give you a detailed report of What I have for harddrives. They are not solid state no.

    Thank you for taking the times to read this

    Have a good nite..
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    When the disk boots, you will see "Dos Programs" - Use arrows to get toi that and hit Enter.

    In Dos Programs there will be Hard Drive programs, choose that and hit enter again.

    Then you can go through all of the Drive Scanning programs that are in there. If you have a Seagate or WD hard drive, use GWscan, its on the 3rd page of HD programs. If you have a Hitachi or Toshiba hard drive, you should use the Hitachi or Toshiba programs. I think there is a samsung HD program in there too.

    Basically with GWscan you wanna do a complete drive scan, but not unless the first two test results tell you to do it. Sometimes I do it anyway - It takes up to an hour and a half to run depending.

    If any of the HD scanners say that there are too many errors on the drive to repair, you can use ViVard, which is a lot more exhaustive, and takes 4 hours to run, it remaps all bad unreadable areas.

    Basically this is just to see IF you have any read issues with the drives, usually in my experience, if Read Element Failure is happening, it causes all kinds of problems booting and running the OS.


    It's important to run a 3-step CHKDSK after running the full drive scan, you can use Mini XP which is on the disk to run it on all drives, it's in the Program Menu, just pull it up, and enter the drive letter and hit enter. It's easier than running the CHKDSK from within Windows 8.
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  8. #18


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Its a SeaGate 3.5 Sata. 2TB

    I will do the BootCD now..

    Thank you for the instructions
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You can use GWscan then, but just in case it don't work, you can use the Seagate Tool use the DOS version, not the GUI version.

    Run the GWscan Smart Test, then run the SHORT test. if it finds no error, you can either manually run the long scan, or move on to Mini XP and run the CHKDSK from in there.
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  10. #20


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks X,
    I did the GW scan full and there were no errors.
    I also did the seagate scan within the CD.
    I ran Chkdsk from within MiniXP program,

    Only have one actual HDD, the Seagate. but a few drives within them.

    Chkdisk repaired some of the file systems,
    "MFT mirror files" on E: F:
    "The file system" on C and my USB Drive, (A Maxtor)

    but when I exited and rebooted had the same error, The pc loaded "Windows repair", and left me stuck in the screen that maybe we should call, the "BSOD" , or maybe a new, "NotherBSOD" .

    The screen again gives me the choice of using "Enter" or "F8" , which neither does anything .

    It again took CNTL-ALT-Del to get it so it would boot up normally

    Yes I already tried unhooking everything including the USB Drive, and evrything else, even the sound system and unplugged the PC and all I had hooked up was the Monitor, modem,(Comcast), keyboard and mouse.

    What do you suggest next X? Im willing and able sir..

    Thank you for your time..
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