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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2017, 08:02:54 AM »
Hmm...

Can you boot up with the USB again and navigate to the options for Startup Repair.

I don't have much faith in this but give it a try to see what it reports.

You can run this up to three times if at first unsuccessful.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2017, 10:54:49 AM »
Was away, but after 4 attempts Startup Repair could not fix the issue...

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2017, 02:17:02 PM »
Now that you can use a cmd prompt, enter bcdedit |find "osdevice" then enter chkdsk x: /f where x is your partition letter and see what that reports.

That is a Pipe symbol before find and is the uppercase of \

When the chkdsk completes, ignore the error 50 as that just means it is unable to create a wininit log in Event Viewer.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2017, 02:25:03 AM »
OK, Hope I did everything correct? See images please:

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2017, 02:33:28 AM »
In the first pic you have made a typo - it should be bcdedit - you've entered bcedit but the rest look alarming.

Run the bcdedit |find "osdevice" cmd again and if it still gives the partition letter as C:, run chkdsk c: /r this time.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2017, 02:58:53 AM »
That's the messages

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2017, 03:03:36 AM »
Enter y but when you run that cmd from outside of Windows it doesn't have to dismount first.

Let me know if entering y just takes you back to the cmd prompt.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2017, 03:06:42 AM »
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this handle are now invalide.
Examining basic file system structure ...
Progress etc etc etc

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2017, 03:08:39 AM »
Okay - let's see if there's any improvement on its last report.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2017, 03:13:24 AM »
Finding unreadable segments. ETA 512:20:54 :omg:

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2017, 03:20:14 AM »
It sounds like that power outage has taken out your HDD - which wouldn't normally happen unless there was a spike in the voltage before it went out.

When the power goes down and you have a battery installed, that should take over seamlessly so there's no disruption to your running.

Are you able to create a SeaTools for DOS disk to boot up with it which will check out your HDD.

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-dos-master/
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2017, 03:37:05 AM »
I saw it's a Samsung HDD, burt will try the seatools thing.

Must I wait until this checkdisk is eventaully finished?

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2017, 03:37:46 AM »
What is it stuck on ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2017, 03:45:48 AM »
411017 of 1129728 Stage 36% Total 0% ETA: 999:00:00

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2017, 03:49:13 AM »
If it's still running then let it complete - a /r repair can take a while to complete but pressing CTRL+c will cancel the operation.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2017, 03:55:55 AM »
Link appears to be down

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2017, 04:00:38 AM »
What link ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2017, 04:01:21 AM »
Seagate - when you click on download not working

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2017, 04:08:09 AM »
Same for me.

There's a link in this fuller tutorial which works - http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en

EDIT - You can use ImgBurn to create a bootable disk http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/imgburn.html
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2017, 04:57:24 AM »
It's only at 45%, so it will take ages still...

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2017, 05:01:02 AM »
Is that the SeaTools for DOS disk scanning ?

Are you running the Short or the Long test ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2017, 05:18:31 AM »
Nope, the last scandisk

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2017, 05:20:03 AM »
Sorry, I mean the last chkdsk!

Pressed Ctrl C now

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2017, 05:21:29 AM »
I was going to say, "Leave that running if it has progressed from the 45%" until I was notified of your last reply in cancelling it.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2017, 05:23:24 AM »
Ctrl+C not stopping the chkdsk...