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E machine T3120 hard drive sector bad no boot up

Turns on, goes though process of starting then blue screen with hard drive error

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I am going to paste some steps, but you need to follow them with extreme caution. After completing each step, you are advised to check if your problem is fixed (i.e. if your system boots...) If not, you can go on with the rest steps... Ready? Let's go for it...

Boot from either your Windows 7 Installation DVD or Windows 7 System Recovery Disc or into Windows recovery mode, enter the following command at the command promptand then press enter:

bootrec.exe /FixMbr If successful, you should be greeted with the message "The operation completed successfully". That's it! Your Master Boot Record has been repaired.

While the above command fixes the MBR and sometimes that is enough, there still might be an error with the system partition's boot sector and Boot Configuration Data (BCD). This might occur if you have tried to install another operating system alongside Windows 7. To write a new boot sector, try the following command:

bootrec.exe /FixBoot
If your Windows 7 installation not being detected during start up, or if you wish to include more than one operating system choice to your system's boot list, you can try the following command in order to rebuild your BCD:

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The above command will scan all your disks for other operating systems compatible with Windows 7 and allow you to add them to your system's boot list. If this fails, you may need to backup the old BCD folder* and create a new one in its place with the following commands: bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

Now, if you get the message "
BOOTMGR is missing" error during your system's start up that prevents Windows from starting. then you need to change your active partition back using the Windows 7 recovery disc or Installation DVD... Follow the steps below.


Step 1: Follow steps one to four in the above guide. This should take you to the Command Prompt in the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2: Type DiskPart and press Enter.

Step 3: Type List Disk now and press Enter. This command will list all disks attached to your computer and assign them a disk number.

Step 4: Type Select Disk x, where x is the number for the disk containing the partition you wish to make active. Press Enter.

Step 5: Type List Partition and then press Enter. You will now be shown a list of the partitions on the selected disk. Determine which partition you wish to make active.
Step 6: Type Select Partition x, where x is the number of the partition you wish to make active.

Step 7: Now, just type Active and then press Enter. That's it! The selected partition is now active.

Hope this helps!

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Replace Hard drive and Re-Install the Operating System.

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SOURCE: E MACHINE 2862 WONT BOOT UP WITHOUT HITTING ENTER

Need to run scndsk for any bad sectors.

If you have altered the drive bay loom at all sounds like you may have got jumper in wrong position

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

SOURCE: My mothers T3120 emachine scrambles after booting up and then the screen becomes black. I noticed that the fan attached to the motherboard, reduces speed when this happens. After attempting to restart

Sounds like a config problem and how to fix is hit F8 at boot, then go in safe mode.When you get on your desktop, go to the run box type msconfig/startup and uncheck all but network.Need more help come to my website at http://www.ezsystemrepairs.com/.

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