Dead windows partition

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    Dead windows partition

    I upgraded to Windows 10 from the original Win7 that came with my Dell PC. It's on its own partition on a 1 terabyte HDD. After the last upgrade, it died and will not boot. The auto repair screen options are no joy. However, using an external disk to boot I can access the win 10 partition (as well as the rest of the HDD) and all its docs no problems, so its not a re-format problem. Sounds like a NTLDR problem to me, how do I replace it?
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  2. Posts : 3,449

    Dending which error you are getting, try chkdsk /f /r

    Although I recently had a non-boot due to bad clusters on the system partition - so if not already done, backup while you can.
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  3. Posts : 17,364
    Windows 11 Pro

    I would recommend you install Macrium Reflect Free on an operating computer and make a bootable Macrium Reflect Rescue USB/DVD/CD. Boot the problem computer from the Rescue disk and you can do two things with it - under the restore menu is an utility to fix boot problems. That might fix your problem, and it also can be used to make a image backup of your hard drive to an external drive as Superfly suggested.

    Macrium Reflect Free
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  4. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    It looks like a bootmgr problem. Did you try this:
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