09-26-2010 11:59 AM
I recently had some issues with my computer after a lovely partition edit fail. Windows is completely inaccessable. I am able to boot to the Norton Ghost system recovery disc and recover my C drive. When I recover my C: drive using the ghost image I made, It will start the Windows 7 loading animation and then give the message
Autocheck not found - bypassing autochk.exe
Followed by a bsod about session manager initialization failing and the system process terminating with code 0xc00003a
Do I need to do a clean install or is there a possible fix to this?
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09-26-2010 12:50 PM
What about the System Reserved partition? Did you restore it too? Another possibilty is to put your Windows 7 disc in and let it try to repair the startup problem.
09-26-2010 01:33 PM
I attempted to use the windows install disc recovery option. It fixed something with the bootup process but that did not change anything.
I did not restore the system reserved paritition....or make an image of it....I only did the C drive. Is that my problem?
Also, in order to use my computer for now, I put a new install of Windows 7 on a different partition than the recovered image. Figured I would give that info in case it mattered
09-26-2010 02:10 PM
I deleted a dell recovery partition (it would recover me to vista) then extended my windows partition over it. While extending the windows partition someone decided they wanted to use the computer and cancelled it. Thats where the problem came up. I had created an image the night before.
Its Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit.
09-26-2010 02:43 PM
Which partitioning app were you using?
You should be able to recover. What partitions are on the HD now?
Do you want to get rid of the SRP? I would .It's of little use to you as your Win7 doesn't support BitLocker.
09-26-2010 02:57 PM - edited 09-26-2010 03:13 PM
I dont care much about the SRP right now. I just want to get my Windows backup up and running. Then I might attempt to remove that.
I was using a GParted Llive CD to edit partitions.
Right now there is a 200 GB partition where I attempted to restore my image backup of windows and a 85 GB partition where I installed a clean copy of Windows 7 since I can not boot to the backup.
I wanted it to just be a 285 GB partition where I would load the backup but that didnt work as it gave me the BSoD I described above.
I have attempted to repair windows through the install disc but that will not work. I am beginning to wonder if this has anything to do with deleting the Dell Restore Partition since that is the only thing that would have been changed. Or maybe ghost failed at making the image.
09-26-2010 03:18 PM - edited 09-26-2010 03:37 PM
OK. The partition was damaged. When you restored Win7 into the damaged partition it remained damaged. You need to delete the partition and restore Win7 into unallocated space.
What I'd do is use the Ghost CD to backup your new Win7 OS. Then with your GParted CD, delete all partitions on the HD. Boot from the Ghost CD and restore your original Win7 image. When you try to boot the restored Win7 you will get a message about BootMgr is missing. Use this to fix it. Just as far as the end of the "Solution" section.
09-26-2010 06:04 PM - edited 09-26-2010 06:30 PM
Well after deleting all of my partitions and then restoring my backup image I still have the same problem.
Any other possible ideas of what to do?
edit: I also figured I would post this too. When booting after a BSoD it gives the option to launch startup repair. It then gives a status of 0xc0000225 and says the boot selection failed because required device is inaccessible.