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How to Fix crcdisk.sys.

by SG_Victor / July 22, 2011 4:34 AM PDT

Thanks in Advance. I have A Sony Vaio with Home premium Vista. My computer forced updated and I have a common problem but All of the previous solution to the problem does not work for me. I tried using the Re instal disks didnt work. I tryed safe mode and it just stops at crcdisk.sys. Ive tried press f10 for Vaio Rec Enviroment but I just get this

/detecthal /minit /redirect rdimageoffset=8192 rdimagelength=3161088 rdpath=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\sources\boot.wim

It then starts to load normally but just goes to a black screen.

I really need help been like this for over 2 weeks.

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Since the restore media fails.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 4:47 AM PDT

It's usually a hardware issue. The usual is an old DVD drive but let's go down the usual workarounds.

1. Duplicate the restore media and try the fresh copies.
2. Clean the CD/DVD lens and try again.
3. Wipe the drive clean with DBAN (no tutorial here, just use google) and try 1 and 2 again.

If step 1 fails, you found the problem (bad restore media.)

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by SG_Victor / July 22, 2011 5:09 AM PDT

The disk worked after i cleaned the lens to a degree it loaded saying boot from disk click any key I did then it says loading windows files goes to a microsoft load screen like scrolling load then just goes black screen im thinking just Dban it.

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So you skipped step 1?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 5:11 AM PDT
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Still lost
by SG_Victor / July 22, 2011 5:17 AM PDT
In reply to: So you skipped step 1?

skipped step one?

1. Duplicate the restore media and try the fresh copies.<-- This?

No clue what that means. If this i what you were refering to sorry im not very tech savy.

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Vista restore media is othen on DVD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Still lost

And if it's those we made during setup of the machine, they can fade with time.

Make a copy and try the fresh copies.

CDBURNERXP is free and has a copy option.

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by SG_Victor / July 22, 2011 5:25 AM PDT

Im useing a laptop right now with no cd drive its one of those Dell insprion duo Tablet things (not mine) also the disks im useing are official Microsoft ones dont know if i stated that earlier or not.

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That helps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 6:55 AM PDT
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Since you are not using the Sony restore media all bets are off now. Sony is pretty picky about those restore DVDs so let's use the ones from Sony.

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What type of hard disk?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 6:43 AM PDT

SSD, (Solid State Drive), or normal 2.5" spinning SATA hard disk?

I'm just thinking, and I hope it isn't in your case, but if it is an SSD then you may have problems with the disk itself.

My 2 year old Desktop had SSDs installed and Vista pre-installed. I repeatedly saw the same message when normal boot up failed and when attempting to load from Safe Mode, where it stopped at crcdisk.sys. In my case I had to return the computer to the manufacturers because the SSDs had failed.,

My older system SSDs had an inherent fault in the way the disk software deleted files but did not free up the disk space for the OS to use. That was solved, to some extent in Windows 7 which has TRIM controls, but not entirely, and in any case Vista does not have those controls.

if your hard disk is the normal SATA type, then the information above doesn't apply to you anyway. In that case, have a look at the similar problems reported below;

Good luck.


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