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[Solved]Error Code 0x490
[Solved]Error Code 0x490
11-12-2013 - 05:30 PM
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Do You Have Problems With Microsoft Windows 7 Error Code 0x490?

Microsoft Windows 7 Error Code 0x490 errors are caused by missing system files or broken system registry structures. This is a critical sign of an unstable system that is typically caused by improper maintenance of the computer.

How to fix Windows 7 Startup Problem - Error code 0x490 problems?

Sometimes, the built-in repair tool doesn't work. You'll have to go into the Command Prompt and work it out. As for the weird Windows directory, I'm not sure whats up with that, but for now, lets try to get into the MBR and fix that, since that appears to be the issue here (as the OS loader was not found/could not be found).

Method 1:

With the repair CD inserted, from the list of recovery tools, select Command Prompt, and enter the following:

BootRec.exe /fixmbr

If that doesn't work, you can substitute that command for the following list (i.e. run the following commands if /fixmbr did not work):

Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows:
BootRec.exe /FixBoot

Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you:
BootRec.exe /ScanOs

Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD:
BootRec.exe /RebuildBcd

Method 2:

If you don't have the repair CD, you can use the RegCure tool, it is a FREE PC Repair tool designed to repair Microsoft Windows 7 Error Code 0x490 problems & errors.

STEP 1: Download Regcure & Install for Free: http://fasterpcfree.com/getregcure.php
STEP 2: Scan your computer.
STEP 3: Click the 'Fix Errors' button to repair.

After that, restart the computer and boot from the hard drive. Hopefully, that's the end of the issue.

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