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Windows 7: wins 7 recovery of files & programs

14 Feb 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

 

In Diskpart select each partition to Detail Partition to determine which is currently marked Active, as it's possible the Recovery partiiton was set Active at factory and needs to remain that way unless it won't repair.

The commands on the Disk in focus are:

Select partition 1
Detail Partition

then select partiiton 2, etc. Post back what these find.

You only have one HD, correct? We can assume then that Partition 2 is Windows 7 and would be marked Active if Recovery Partition was not marked Active at factory, remains so, and will not repair with 3 separate Startup Repairs with reboots.

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14 Feb 2011   #12

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In Diskpart select each partition to Detail Partition to determine which is currently marked Active, as it's possible the Recovery partiiton was set Active at factory and needs to remain that way unless it won't repair.

The commands on the Disk in focus are:

Select partition 1
Detail Partition

then select partiiton 2, etc. Post back what these find.

You only have one HD, correct? We can assume then that Partition 2 is Windows 7 and would be marked Active if Recovery Partition was not marked Active at factory, remains so, and will not repair with 3 separate Startup Repairs with reboots.

Thanks for the above , checked partitions as you quoted:
partition 1 :Type 27 :HiddenYes:Active :No
offset in bytes :1048576
Volume 2 D label=Win_RE NTFS 9GB status:Healthy

partition2 :Type07 :Hidden No : Active Yes
offset in bytes : 10487232000
Volume 1 C label=Windows7 NTFS 455GB status:Healthy

yes only have 1 HD

so guess now proceed , close prompt & see if any repair offered & if not then try reboot 3 tims from recovery options ? thanks again
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14 Feb 2011   #13

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

tried startup repair 3 seperate times with restart , presume selecting restart as opposed to shutdown & power back up ?
also I did this with the wins 7 CD still loaded & selecting to boot into this each time ?If not correct then actually tried removing CD & tried startup repair without CD loaded also , still no good in both , as startup repair could not detect a problem.
Do I now need to try the cmmds from the cmmd line ?
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

& do startup repair again 3 times from the recovery options screen again ?

thanks for help
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14 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEORDIE1100 View Post
tried startup repair 3 seperate times with restart , presume selecting restart as opposed to shutdown & power back up ?
also I did this with the wins 7 CD still loaded & selecting to boot into this each time ?If not correct then actually tried removing CD & tried startup repair without CD loaded also , still no good in both , as startup repair could not detect a problem.
Do I now need to try the cmmds from the cmmd line ?
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

& do startup repair again 3 times from the recovery options screen again ?

thanks for help
I'm no guru by any means but perhaps the restore command will work from the cmd prompt in safe mode if you can get there?

C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe (C: being your boot drive)
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14 Feb 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

You can try to start Windows 7 each time rather than boot back into the DVD as often Repair is required only once or twice.

Does it find an installation to Repair when you boot into the Repair console?

The commands given are used to jumpstart the repair utility to discover the OS if it doesn't, although you can try them anyway.

Did you try running System Restore from the Recovery Options list on booted DVd/CD?

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode by tapping F8 at bootup?

I don't think you can rule out infection so if you can get into Safe Mode install Malwarebytes to run a full scan. If not you can run a bootable AV: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

From Safe mode you can then run SFC, or run it from Repair Command line after trying startup Repair again: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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16 Feb 2011   #16

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can try to start Windows 7 each time rather than boot back into the DVD as often Repair is required only once or twice.

Does it find an installation to Repair when you boot into the Repair console?

The commands given are used to jumpstart the repair utility to discover the OS if it doesn't, although you can try them anyway.

Did you try running System Restore from the Recovery Options list on booted DVd/CD?

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode by tapping F8 at bootup?

I don't think you can rule out infection so if you can get into Safe Mode install Malwarebytes to run a full scan. If not you can run a bootable AV: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

From Safe mode you can then run SFC, or run it from Repair Command line after trying startup Repair again: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
Startup said could not repair automatically , then when I went through Repair console it said it could not detect a problem.
I then went through reapir console (off wins 7 CD) & selected restore, this time as apposed to no restore point when just booting up PC I was offered restore points , I selected a one prior to issue date , scanned found no issues & have restored sucessfully & rebooted back into windows 7 , feel bit of a fool for not trying restore previously when I was in repair console but you learn ...LOL
Like to thank you for your guidance & great advice wouldn't have gotten to this point without help , thanks
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16 Feb 2011   #17

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

Like to ask one further question , now back in & working what can you suggest I carry out ?
Backup , restore cd , system checks anything would help so don't miss anything now back & in working
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16 Feb 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Here are the troubleshooting fundamentals for Windows 7 to work through: Computer lags every couple seconds

It's likely what ever caused the problem was wiped away by System Restore. If you have any updates pending, install them one at a time to determine which one causes a problem if it does, then post it up in our Updates forum.
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17 Feb 2011   #19

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

Haven't gone through your link of things to check & do yet as I've discovered that the setup files for spyware doctor is corrupt so trying to uninstall but won't let me uninstall through control panel , trying restarting PC then pressing F8 but doesn't seem to offer option to boot into safe mode only offers booting into hard drive or CD do I therefore need to insert CD again to then boot into safe mode so I can remove/unistall spyware doctore then re-install ?

thanks again

just tried above but cannot unistall spyware doctor even when entering safe mode >F5>Windows 7 >safe mode with networking
tried to uninstall via control panel but cannot uninstall just get"set up files are corrupted.Please obtain a new copy of the program" ....

Any ideas how to uninstall ? Do I now need to try & look doing via cmmd line ?
again help appreciated

cheers
vince
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17 Feb 2011   #20

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT HOME
 
 

well just managed to sort it.
Installed a new over top of existing one which seems to have done the trick
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