Can't fix boot sector problem with BCD, getting device I/O errors

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  1. nyms

    nyms New Member

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    Am afraid my hard drive is bad, but it is a new laptop.

    Laptop isn't booting because it can't read the bootsector.
    The Automated Repair from recovery disk fails. Doing the manual repairs fail, always with Device I/O errors. These come back from: attrib, del c:\boot\BCD, bcdedit /createstore, etc.

    Is there a way to fix this, or is the disk just shot?
     
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    mqudsi Mostly Harmless Staff Member

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    You could try a chkdsk /r on the affected drive.
     

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