[SOLVED] Windows won't boot, need help decipher Boot Repair Report ?

JohnnieBeBlue

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So I did something REALLY stupid and used a different cable that did not come with my PSU to try to plug in a new GPU. Turned computer on and saw a quick flash and then totally dead. This is a PC I built about 10 years ago, but was running still extremely well. I replaced one part at a time to figure out the issue, first PSU, then RAM, then motherboard, then CPU. Finally looked into the hard drive and it's pretty clear that the boot drive SSD is damaged. I couldn't get it to mount, but power cycled it a few times and got it to be recognized through USB on another PC I have. BUT, it still wouldn't boot on its own.

I ran Boot Repair off an Ubuntu flash drive and got the results below. Still won't boot. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

boot-repair-4ppa152 [20220105_0316]

============================= Boot Repair Summary ==============================



The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an
unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation
or fast restarting.)
The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an
unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation
or fast restarting.)
The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an
unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation
or fast restarting.)

Recommended repair: ____

The default repair of the Boot-Repair utility will restore the [(generic mbr)] MBR in sdb, and make it boot on sdb1.
Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s win-legacy-basic-fix


Quantity of real Windows: 1

============================== Restore MBR of sdb ==============================

dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr/mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb

Boot successfully repaired.

You can now reboot your computer.


============================ Boot Info After Repair ============================

=> Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
=> Syslinux MBR (5.00 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

sda1: __

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ........>..sr>........_.8...0...........f...M.f.f....f..0~....>E}.u......
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 7377432 of /dev/sda1 for its
second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the directory.
No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg
/efi/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

sdb1: __

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 8/2012: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sdb2: __

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 7/2008: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 8 or 10
Boot files: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sdb3: __

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows 8/2012: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files:


================================ 1 OS detected =================================

OS#1: Windows 8 or 10 on sdb2

================================ Host/Hardware =================================

CPU architecture: 64-bit
Video: NVIDIACorporation from NVIDIA Corporation
Live-session OS is Ubuntu 64-bit (Boot-Repair-Disk 64bit 20200604, bionic, x86_64)


===================================== UEFI =====================================

BIOS is EFI-compatible, and is setup in EFI-mode for this live-session.
SecureBoot enabled.

efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 1003
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0002,0001,0000
Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager VenHw(99e275e7-75a0-4b37-a2e6-c5385e6c00cb)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.4.7.9.5.}...e................
Boot0001* Onboard NIC (IPV4) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x3)/Pci(0x0,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/MAC(30d042e79b4f,0)/IPv4(0.0.0.00.0.0.0,0,0)..BO
Boot0002* Onboard NIC (IPV6) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x3)/Pci(0x0,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/MAC(30d042e79b4f,0)/IPv6([::]:<->[::]:,0,0)..BO



============================= Drive/Partition Info =============================

Disks info: ____

sdb : notGPT, no-BIOSboot, has-noESP, not-usb, not-mmc, has-os, has-win, 2048 sectors * 512 bytes

Partitions info (1/3): _

sdb1 : no-os, 32, nopakmgr, no-docgrub, nogrub, nogrubinstall, no-grubenv, noupdategrub, not-far
sdb2 : is-os, 32, nopakmgr, no-docgrub, nogrub, nogrubinstall, no-grubenv, noupdategrub, farbios
sdb3 : no-os, 32, nopakmgr, no-docgrub, nogrub, nogrubinstall, no-grubenv, noupdategrub, farbios

Partitions info (2/3): _

sdb1 : isnotESP, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, no-recov-nor-hid, bootmgr, is-winboot
sdb2 : isnotESP, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, haswinload, no-recov-nor-hid, no-bmgr, notwinboot
sdb3 : isnotESP, part-has-no-fstab, no-nt, no-winload, recovery-or-hidden, no-bmgr, notwinboot

Partitions info (3/3): _

sdb1 : not-sepboot, no-boot, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, std-grub.d, sdb
sdb2 : not-sepboot, no-boot, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, std-grub.d, sdb
sdb3 : not-sepboot, no-boot, part-has-no-fstab, not-sep-usr, no---usr, part-has-no-fstab, std-grub.d, sdb

fdisk -l (filtered): ___

Disk sda: 3.7 GiB, 4004511744 bytes, 7821312 sectors
Disk identifier: 0xafc1433e
Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
sda1 * 32 7821311 7821280 3.7G c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Disk zram0: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram1: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram2: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram3: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram4: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram5: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram6: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram7: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram8: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram9: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram10: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk zram11: 2.6 GiB, 2806915072 bytes, 685282 sectors
Disk sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Disk identifier: 0x65a5ef3b
Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
sdb1 * 2048 206847 204800 100M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
sdb2 206848 1950558207 1950351360 930G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
sdb3 1951758336 1953521663 1763328 861M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE

parted -lm (filtered): _

sda:4005MB:scsi:512:512:msdos:Staples Relay UFD:;
1:16.4kB:4005MB:4004MB:fat32::boot, lba;
sdb:1000GB:scsi:512:512:msdos:Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB:;
1:1049kB:106MB:105MB:ntfs::boot;
2:106MB:999GB:999GB:ntfs::;
3:999GB:1000GB:903MB:ntfs::diag;
zram5:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram11:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram3:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram1:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram8:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram6:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram4:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram10:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram2:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram0:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram9:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
zram7:2807MB:unknown:4096:4096➿Unknown:;
1:0.00B:2807MB:2807MB:linux-swap(v1)::;

Free space (filtered): _

sda:3819MiB:scsi:512:512:msdos:Staples Relay UFD:;
sdb:953870MiB:scsi:512:512:msdos:Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB:;
1:0.03MiB:1.00MiB:0.97MiB:free;
1:952421MiB:953007MiB:586MiB:free;
1:953868MiB:953870MiB:1.71MiB:free;

gdisk (filtered): __

Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format
Warning! Main partition table overlaps the first partition by 2 blocks!
Try reducing the partition table size by 8 entries.
(Use the 's' item on the experts' menu.)
Warning! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition by
33 blocks!
You will need to delete this partition or resize it in another utility.
Disk /dev/sda: 7821312 sectors, 3.7 GiB
Disk identifier (GUID): 25CC7376-FD3B-452B-A2CE-5F800F73AF2C
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
Main partition table begins at sector 2 and ends at sector 33
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 7821278
Partitions will be aligned on 32-sector boundaries
Total free space is 0 sectors (0 bytes)
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 32 7821311 3.7 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data
Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format
Disk /dev/sdb: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB
Disk identifier (GUID): F2FD1FB2-F6B2-42F6-AA00-192A482E8B2B
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
Main partition table begins at sector 2 and ends at sector 33
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134
Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
Total free space is 1205613 sectors (588.7 MiB)
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 2048 206847 100.0 MiB 0700 Microsoft basic data
2 206848 1950558207 930.0 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data
3 1951758336 1953521663 861.0 MiB 2700 Windows RE

blkid (filtered): __

NAME FSTYPE UUID PARTUUID LABEL PARTLABEL
sda
└─sda1 vfat 2426-7204 afc1433e-01
sdb
├─sdb1 ntfs E6A2017EA2015509 65a5ef3b-01 System Reserved
├─sdb2 ntfs AC62115F62112F96 65a5ef3b-02
└─sdb3 ntfs E88441298440FB96 65a5ef3b-03
zram0
zram1
zram2
zram3
zram4
zram5
zram6
zram7
zram8
zram9
zram10
zram11

df (filtered): _

Avail Use% Mounted on
sda1 2.8G 25% /cdrom
sdb1 70.1M 30% /mnt/boot-sav/sdb1
sdb2 843.3G 9% /mnt/boot-sav/sdb2
sdb3 419.6M 51% /mnt/boot-sav/sdb3

Mount options: __

sda1 ro,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro
sdb1 ro,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096
sdb2 ro,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096
sdb3 ro,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096

====================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg (filtered) ======================

Boot-Repair-Disk session
Boot-Repair-Disk session (failsafe)

========================= sda1/syslinux.cfg (filtered) =========================

default menu.c32
prompt 0
menu title UNetbootin
timeout 100

label unetbootindefault
menu label Default
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---

label ubnentry0
menu label ^Help
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit

label ubnentry1
menu label ^64bit session
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash ---

label ubnentry2
menu label ^64bit session (failsafe)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nomodeset nosmp vga=normal ---

label ubnentry3
menu label Boot-Repair-Disk session
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --

label ubnentry4
menu label Boot-Repair-Disk session (failsafe)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append initrd=/casper/initrd file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nomodeset nosmp vga=normal --


==================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)
?? = ?? boot/grub/grub.cfg 1

================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux ==================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)
?? = ?? syslinux.cfg 1
?? = ?? ldlinux.sys 1
?? = ?? menu.c32 1

=============== sda1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux ===============

menu.c32 : COM32R module (v4.xx)
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Turned computer on and saw a quick flash and then totally dead.
Finally looked into the hard drive and it's pretty clear that the boot drive SSD is damaged.
Any advice would be much appreciated.


You might want to give up on that SSD since I had a similar issue(but one where I didn't fry it on purpose), after getting a SMART error during POST process, I fired up Windows 10's bootable USB installer to try format and reinstall the OS, figuring that perhaps the OS was corrupt but no matter what I did, the SSD would not allow me to delete any partitions, let alone format drives. The SSD did show up in BIOS but not in the OS GUI/Disk Manager so the end conclusion was that the controller on the SSD was dead.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Turned computer on and saw a quick flash and then totally dead.
Finally looked into the hard drive and it's pretty clear that the boot drive SSD is damaged.
Any advice would be much appreciated.


You might want to give up on that SSD since I had a similar issue(but one where I didn't fry it on purpose), after getting a SMART error during POST process, I fired up Windows 10's bootable USB installer to try format and reinstall the OS, figuring that perhaps the OS was corrupt but no matter what I did, the SSD would not allow me to delete any partitions, let alone format drives. The SSD did show up in BIOS but not in the OS GUI/Disk Manager so the end conclusion was that the controller on the SSD was dead.
 

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