I want you to check the file or folder size also. Thanks all for the help, please continue with the same enthusiasm. So this is where I'm at, at my wits end hoping that I dont lose all my data. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. On your original setup corrupt hdd What was each drive letter including your system reserved partition. Has anyone ever get this problem resolved for their Dell Studio 1550? You could try scanning your system with Malwarebytes. I connected the external to my desktop computer to scan it with avast.
I regularly use the TuneUp Utilities Software to keep my system running optimally. Nothing happens to data by changing a drive letter. How to careate an image? It just keeps returning me to that screen. Refer the link for more information: How to use the Bootrec. What I found interesting is that after I cloned C: drive onto my external hardrive.
Reboot, and it should boot normally. Now you know what is your drive letter is, so just enter your drive letter in the command prompt and repeat the following command given below. Now every time I boot up my computer, I come to a Startup Repair screen that fails every time. You will have to do the same with your other partitions. When trying to do what you want to accomplish you need to use the boot Cd so your software is controlling the hdd.
Today, I hooked up my computer after a few days of it being disconnected without any usage. You know, the one that would usually say yaddayaddayadda choose in 30 seconds or yaddayaddayada safe mode or start windows normally. Problem signature: Problem Event Name:StartupRepairOffline Problem Signature 01: 6. Because I can access those already, without the disk. If not, go to into safe mode, do a clean shut down, and try again. Ah, I'm confused and confusing you as well : The Boot Loader files should be fine. You do not need windows to run either one of these utilities.
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Could you boot into a linux disk and try to get some logs - there must be something! Pretty sure I did since I remember reinstalling when I realized it wasn't on the first install. If it asks you to overwrite existing files, just type A and press enter to allow all backups to be overwritten. Boot into windows, if you can. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented.
If you truly do have a bad patch screwing things up this may help: You can probably rollback the bad patch. The destination disk also has to be larger than the source one. My reason for this is you have 4 gig of ram yet windows 32 bit only address 3. It is not like just copying it compresses and puts it in another format. That is unless you originally installed windows and assigned it a different letter. In fact they are better then trying to do anything while windows is running. Number them 1 and 2.
Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. And please tell me if I'm right about what happens after making an image. Any other required information requested I shall provide to the best of my ability. Ran the Quick test and the Advanced test. General Discussion All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. You will have to keep the higher drive letters until all drives are changed. Please help in resolving this issue.
You can try startup repair from Windows Recovery Environment and check if it helps. Its unable to fix Startup repair offline Problem. But since it was my first experience, I thought they had changed. Assuming that malware was the culprit I seized the moment and installed avast free antivirus, prevx3. Hi jhubbard530, So you've already done a Startup Repair? All my programs are on drive D: partition and I will be making a clone of that partition as well. Hi Sounds like a good solution to me.
Boot with Cd and change one to its original letter, then try it as a slave and see if the drive letter changes. Gathering ideas right now with help from all you awesome people! In this case, I would firstly try using safe mode hold F8 during bootup. You should be able to use your computer and data again. All other partitions are showing up and readable, except for the Windows partition. I have some final questions, In terms of preventative measures. Laptop is running normally now.