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Automatic Repair loop on W8.1 with an SSD

  1. #21


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    Wait, what do I type? C: CD D: is not working I'm in C:\> now.

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  2. #22


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


    just type d:

    If the prompt says d: then type DIR, if Windows is in there, then go back to X and type CHKDSK d: /x /r

    It's a pain, but its a command prompt - We have to locate your partition, there are other commands but I can't remember which one shows you your active drives.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    I'm assuming I'm looking for a huge list of windows files when I type DIR, I don't see them. Neither on C (which says system reserved) nor on D or E. There's a 94 byte file in D and 468 byte file in E.
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  4. #24


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


    is it saying how large the partitions are?

    Yah I was right, "system reserved": means THAT's where your Bootloader is, your D drive was probably your C drive within Windows.

    Get your install disk out, if you have to re-install, you'll have to reformat the drive so it will create the right partitions.

    Just make sure you are typing the CHKDSK from X:

    CHKDSK d: /x /r

    CHKDSK e: /x /r
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  5. #25


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    So from here on out, regardless I lose all data on the C: drive right? I don't mind, if there's no way to perform this operation without wiping I don't care.

    I run chkdsk on both D and E?
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  6. #26


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


    If the DIR command is showing that all your drives are blank, then they are. You should have at least seen a directory structure with "Windows " and "Users"- You may have even mroe partitions, try F G and H. I've seen some computers off the shelves with about 5 partitions on them. Windows likes the OS partition to be one of the first two, there should be a 100mb partition, then your OS partition. Some companies make the 3rd or 4th partition the OS, put recovery in the 2nd. Which causes problems when Updating the OS.

    Did you have anything stored on the E drive before this happened?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    This is so weird then. Why are my drives showing empty in the cmd?

    My SSD (C) had windows and a few games.
    My F drive was 1.5 TB mostly empty
    My G drive was 500GB and entirely empty as well.

    You still need me to run the chkdsk on E and D?

    edit: I don't have E and D drives I just noticed. So where is the Windows in C hidden at?
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  8. #28


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is not going to yield anything. The SSD is fine. It is just screwed up. If you want to put the image on it, you have to reformat it.

    1. These are the commands:

    Diskpart
    List disk
    Select disk
    n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
    Clean
    Create partition primary align=1024
    Format fs=ntfs quick
    Active
    Exit


    2. Next step is to copy the bootmgr on the system you want to image to C. Then you need not muck around with the 100MB system partition. Here is how:

    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums

    3. Now you make an image of the C partition of your running system. Disregard the 100MB partition.

    4. Then restore that image into the aligned partition you have previously defined.

    5. Change the bootorder in the BIOS and boot from the SSD.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks whs, I'm desperate to get the PC back to working condition (and thanks to Apon as well).

    Where do I enter those commands? In Macrium or the CMD I'm in right now - the one in the Windows iso on my usb.

    For step 4: this meeans I only check the non-100mb partition on Macrium right?

    The program you linked runs off Windows if I read correctly, how do I run that before I even boot Windows?
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  10. #30


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    These are cmd commands. And stop doing chkdsk on the SSD. This is not a spinning disk with tracks and sectors. If the SSD has defunct cells, the internal SSD controller takes care of those automatically.

    Btw: Before you make the image from your HDD system, make sure there is not more data on C than the capacity of the SSD (minus 10 to 15% if possible). It is never good to fill a SSD to the rim. Then the garbage collection has no space to breathe.
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