Data Recovery Methods & Tools
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Step By Step Guide to Run Startup Repair on Windows 7
Step By Step Guide to Run Startup Repair on Windows 7
Weather the system file is missing or Windows got corrupted, Startup Repair could be the best available option to fix it immediately. Missing system files such as boot.ini and similar can prevent your system to start normally as well as the damage the hardware. This involves a huge risk of loosing your whole data and hardware failure, beware to try on your own at least if you are a computer novice. Though, You can take help of your friend or any technical person who would have similar troubleshooting experience.
Startup Repair can be found under System Recovery Options menu, which is likely to be pre-installed on your OS or provided by your manufacturer. However, If you couldn't find it, you can use your Windows 7 Installation Disc to initiate Startup Repair.
Note: As far as data safety is concerned, Startup Repair can only repair or replace missing or deleted Windows files but can't recover any deleted, damaged or formatted files. Moreover, It can't safeguard your data against hardware failure or virus corruption. So, it is highly recommended to take backup regularly or frequently to avoid data loss circumstances.
Steps to Run Startup Repair:
a) Navigate to the System Recovery options using Windows 7 CD or Startup repair disc. If you don't know how to do this, I've explained it here
System Recovery Options
b) Click on 'Startup Repair' option. This will start a complete scan of your entire system as well tries and fix problems found during the scan. Your system may start several times as it is searching & fixing system files.
C) After successfully scanning the system, Startup repair will shows the results. Alternatively, if any problems aren't found, you need to click on Next button.
Note: You can see the results of Startup repair to check what it has fixed by clicking on View Diagnostic & Repair details link.
D) Click on restart and see if your problems solved. Otherwise, take help of your manufacture or technical support team.
TxF or Transactional NTFS is a unique component included in Windows Vista that allows you to perform different file operations on NTFS file system volume in the form of transactions. Thus, using Transactional NTFS, you can atomically create, modify, delete and rename files and folders. Additionally, Transactional NTFS ensures that all the operations performed are correct and will be committed only if all operations complete successfully. While the TxF process is running, no other process should interrupt it or else will cause a deadlock condition. Such conditions usually occur due to file system corruption issues and to solve them, you will need to reinstall the operating system. You should use your backup to restore the lost data. However, in case of any backup issues, Data Recovery Software can be used for complete data restoration.
You might observe following symptoms with your Windows Vista-based system:
When you try to start your Windows-Vista based system, it doesn't boot and hangs displaying a black screen.
Attempting to restore the system using WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) doesn't help as it also stops responding
You fail to start the system in Safe Mode
The system is unresponsive even if you use Windows Vista installation disc to try repairing the system
A Windows Vista system exhibits the above behavior if a deadlock condition occurs between Windows Vista Autocheck and TxF (Transactional NTFS) processes. It primarily occurs if file system gets corrupted within $TxF directory.
To resolve this issue, you need to perform clean re-installation of Windows Vista. You can also opt for performing parallel installation of system. The former method causes complete data loss. So, use your latest data backup and restore the entire information.
Sometimes, the data backup cannot restore the required information as it damaged or incomplete. To cope up with such situations, you require using Data Recovery tools. These utilities use safe scanning algorithms to scan the logically crashed media and recover all the data, unless it has been overwritten. Data Recovery Software are built with superior technology to provide graphically rich user interface, complete results, secure scanning and more.
Fix 'Problem ejecting removable Device' Using an Advanced Utility
Sometimes, you may found difficulties while safely removing the removable media as it forcibly stops you by saying 'problem removing mass storage device'. Moreover, the error also dictates that there might be some other programs or system utilities that are using the removable media and you need to close it before removing the media. Though, you couldn't able to locate any open program that is using the media, as you have already closed all the open programs and utilities. Isn't it so ridiculous that even after doing every attempt, you couldn't able to safely remove the USB.
However, While digging some deeply, I've came across an amazing utility entitled 'unlocker', an open source application for Windows XP, Vista and 7. It can automatically remove all the application and handles attached to your USB at one click. As a result, you may become able to safely remove the media without any troubles. So let's explore the detailed steps:
You can find & download 'Unlocker' from this download link, as well as explore other similar applications to Unlocker.
Though, downloading and using unlocker is completely free, it may try to install some bogus applications to your system. However, you can simply uncheck the box to prevent installing crappy toolbar or applications. See in the figure below:
After successfully installing unlocker, you have to go at the explorer window and right click on the problem removable media & select 'Unlocker' from the drop menu.
A process explorer Window will open where the list of active programs can be found. Simply press on 'Unlock all' to remove all the open handles and application using removable media resources.