Level 1
Hi all,
I messed up whilst trying to get an old copy of my back up file and now Windows will not boot.
Below image is the main reason.
I can get a CD to work on the pc and load up something - further images below but my pc will not fully boot up.
I am hoping you techs can tell me how to get something to put onto a cd in order to get my pc to reboot to normal screen.
I am using Windows 7 but am posting from my non plaything pc.
I have tried all the system recovery options listed.
I do not have my windows installation disc as the pc concerned is a second hand bought machine.
It is a Samsung S3511 laptop.


Community Manager
Staff member
If you cannot, you'll need external recovery medium like HirensBootCD, HirensBootPE and similar packages in order to repair your boot files.
If you can, type
chkdsk C: /f /r /x
and press enter
Type Y if it asks you if you want to contiue.

See if there are any errors found and fixed.

See if the problem is fixed.

If it is not, run Command Prompt again and type and hit enter afterwards
sfc /scannow
See if the problem is fixed.

If not, open Command Prompt again and type Bootrec.exe, and then press Enter.Then input these commands and execute one by one:

bootrec /FixMbr

bootrec /FixBoot

bootrec /ScanOs

bootrec /RebuildBcd
If nothing of this helps, you'll probably need to reinstall your Windows


Level 11
Content Creator
Windows 7 is still working perfectly fine, no need for hijacking the thread unless you have another method that will help our member to repair his system...
Sorry this not HiJacking ;) just give advise to update windows, i dont care if he does or not.


Level 31
I do not know which copy program is used.
But if you have another copy and the USB recovery program either Macrium or AOMEI etc.
Use it and restore it with another copy if you have one.


Level 1
Thanks for all your help.
Back to my engineer my pc goes.
Still can't get it to reboot.
Irony is I can find all my swiped documents, videos and pictures in there but cannot boot up my pc.