Windows 7 MBR toast?

#1
Trying to recover Win 7 RC1. This installation was an upgrade from Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Presently boots to a black screen with a white moveable cursor.

Been through 12 instances of the 'repair' function from the Win 7 recovery console. Comes back with a msg of successfully booted.

Next followed the steps for manually fixing. (note: left out some text that seemed superfluous. Salient info in quotes)

bootrec.exe /fixmbr -- "the operation completed successfully"

boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force -- "successfully updated NTFS filesysem bootcode."

del c:\boot\bcd -- "could not find c:\boot\bcd."

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd -- "scanning all disks for Windows Installations."
"Successfully scanned Windows Installations."
"Total identified Windows installations: 0"
"The operation completed successfully"

All well and good but nothing changed. Still will not boot.

Did I miss something or do I go to the "Nuclear Option?"

Thanks.
 
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JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#2
Try the nuclear option, though its not finding any install of Windows at all looks like so you might be having more than just a booting problem (disk/partition corruption, etc.)
 
#3
Thanks for the post.
Went through the Nuke option. The only task that did not complete was del c:\boot\bcd. It was not found.
All other line items completed successfully. Starts to boot asking if I want to boot to Windows as the previous version was not shut down properly. Invoking that produces a screen with the typical green moving bar and Microsoft at the center of the bottom of the screen. Then goes to a white movable cursor on a black screen.
Note that when the Recovery Console is invoked it does find Win 7 as an installed OS.
Further suggestions appreciated.
 
#6
Did that already. Here is the result:

Ran SFC From the Win 7 install CD - "C:\>SFC /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows\"

"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. See the

CBS.log file"

This are the entries in that CBS log file:

2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Transactions disabled in registry, continuing without transaction support.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Kernel transactions are disabled, continuing without transaction support.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7100.0 with Core: X:\windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7100.0_none_7a5259aa1c604bad\cbscore.dll
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CSI 00000001@2009/8/31:06:19:38.731 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7365d92e @0x73d950d2 @0x73d715c4 @0x301c99 @0x301236 @0x76f375a8)
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CSI 00000002@2009/8/31:06:19:38.763 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7365d92e @0x73dd5a32 @0x73dd28c2 @0x301c99 @0x301236 @0x76f375a8)
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CSI 00000003@2009/8/31:06:19:38.778 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7365d92e @0x73d14b68 @0x73d15461 @0x301327 @0x301245 @0x76f375a8)
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Failed to load SxsStore.dll [HRESULT = 0x8007007e - ERROR_MOD_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Failed to initialize SxS. [HRESULT = 0x8007007e - ERROR_MOD_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller initialization.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Starting the TrustedInstaller main loop.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS TrustedInstaller service starts successfully.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Initializing online with Windows opt-in: False
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Cleaning up report files older than 10 days.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Requesting upload of all unsent reports.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Failed to start upload with file pattern: X:\windows\servicing\sqm\*_std.sqm, flags: 0x2 [HRESULT = 0x8007007f - ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Failed to start standard sample upload. [HRESULT = 0x8007007f - ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Failed to start upload with file pattern: X:\windows\servicing\sqm\*_all.sqm, flags: 0x6 [HRESULT = 0x8007007f - ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Failed to start always sample upload. [HRESULT = 0x8007007f - ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS SQM: Warning: Failed to upload all unsent reports. [HRESULT = 0x8007007f - ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND]
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Setup in progress, aborting startup processing checks.
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CBS Startup processing thread terminated normally
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CSI 00000004 CSI Store 5575472 (0x00551330) initialized
2009-08-30 22:19:38, Info CSI 00000005 Transaction merge required, do-not-merge flag passed.
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Reboot mark refs incremented to: 1
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Scavenge: Starts
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CSI 00000006 Transaction merge required, do-not-merge flag passed.
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CSI 00000007@2009/8/31:06:29:47.320 CSI Transaction @0x5a0598 initialized for deployment engine {d16d444c-56d8-11d5-882d-0080c847b195} with flags 00000002 and client id [10]"TI6.0_0:0/"

2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Scavenge: Begin CSI Store
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CSI 00000008 Transaction merge required, do-not-merge flag passed.
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Scavenge: Could not scavenge with pending transaction, disposition: 0X5
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CSI 00000009@2009/8/31:06:29:47.320 CSI Transaction @0x5a0598 destroyed
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Reboot mark refs: 0
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Idle processing thread terminated normally
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Ending the TrustedInstaller main loop.
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller finalization.
2009-08-30 22:29:47, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller finalization.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#7
At this point the system has passed basic boot problems. You can try system restore if you have any restore points but thats about your only option short of a re-install.
 
#8
Here is the boot log from this morning:

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7100)
9 29 2009 08:36:44.375
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mountmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStorV.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\amdxata.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Lbd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\msrpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\cng.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\pcw.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NETIO.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ksecpkg.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\fwpkclnt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vmstorfl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volsnap.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\spldr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\sbp2port.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\rdyboost.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\hwpolicy.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MTiCtwl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdpencdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\rdprefmp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tdx.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SYMTDIV.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\afd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wfplwf.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pacer.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SymIMv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\Ironx86.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SRTSPX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\nsiproxy.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
Did not load driver
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SRTSPX.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SRTSPX.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SRTSPX.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\SRTSPX.SYS
Loaded driver \??\C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\eeCtrl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\discache.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\csc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dfsc.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\ccHPx86.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\blbdrive.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NIS\1100000.02D\BHHlpx86.sys
Did not load driver
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\BANTExt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tunnel.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HDAudBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\e1e6032.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbuhci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vwifibus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\1394ohci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\fdc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\CompositeBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AgileVpn.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rassstp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpbus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\IntelDH.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\umbus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\flpydisk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\AtiHdmi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\LVUSBSta.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\stwrt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\LUsbFilt.Sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\LHidFilt.Sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\LMouFilt.Sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\luafv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WudfPf.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lltdio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nwifi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pnarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\purendis.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rspndr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\HTTP.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\parport.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bowser.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\mpsdrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb10.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb20.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nmsunidr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\peauth.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\secdrv.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srvnet.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv2.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\srv.sys

See anything that helps figure this out?

Mike