If your notebook came with a Windows installation disk, you can fix the issue this way:
1. Insert the installation disk into your CD/DVD drive, and boot up your computer.
2. At the Welcome screen, hit the R
key on your keyboard. This will launch Recovery mode.
You should now see a DOS prompt on your screen.
3. Type chkdsk /p
and hit Enter
. This will launch a utility that scans for hard drive errors.
The process may take some time, so be patient and allow it to do its job.
4. After the chkdsk is done, type fixboot
and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When prompted to choose "Yes" or "No," type Y
5. Type exit
and press the Enter
key to reboot your computer.
Assuming chkdsk was successful in fixing the disk errors, you should now be able to boot back into Windows.
If you do not have a Windows installation disk, but have access to another computer with a CD/DVD writer, you can download Hiren's Boot CD
to help fix your corrupted boot drive.
1) Download the Hiren's disk image, and follow these instructions for burning the boot CD.
2) To ensure your system boots from the CD you've created, follow these instructions
on how to set your BIOS to boot from CDROM.
3) Alternately, you can download a free utility that will create a bootable USB flash drive
containing all of Hiren's tools. The above link also provides step by step instruction on creating a Hiren's USB drive, as well as how to set your BIOS to boot from it.
4) Boot the problematic pc from either your Hiren's CD or Hiren's USB drive.
5) Once you've successfully booted your system using Hirens, you will see a menu with a variety
of tools and utilities. Navigate to the hard disk tools menu, and run HDD Regenerator
You'll need even more patience this time -- as HDD Regenerator is a bit more comprehensive in its error scanning than chkdsk. On the bright side, HDD Regenerator has a reputation for repairing disk errors that chkdsk was unable to.
Good luck, and I hope this helps!