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Windows 7: You've probably heard this a thousand times before...


21 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
You've probably heard this a thousand times before...

Just bought an Asus N53S and literally the first thing I did was install Assassins Creed (from a real DVD and everything, not a download). When I restarted I was directed to the system recovery console which gave me an error message which I think is related to a video card driver. However, it could not fix the problem so I tried a system restore which also failed to remedy the problem. Now I'm out of options. It's a brand new machine and despite spending a small fortune I haven't been provided with a copy of Windows 7 which would allow me to format and do a fresh install.

So..... how do I fix this problem? How do I fix an issue which I think is related to the graphics card drivers if I cannot boot up into Windows? How do I fix a problem that the recovery console cannot fix and that reverting to an earlier restore point will not fix either? And how can I format if I don't have a copy of Windows 7?

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21 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You should have a way of making a set of recovery disks that will let you restore to factory condition if you cannot otherwise fix the problem. Consult your documentation for how to do that.
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21 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I can't create a recovery disk from the recovery centre, and the recovery centre is the only thing I can access. It won't even boot up in safe mode!
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21 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Can you download legit copies of Windows 7? I'm not paying for a copy, I've just bought a laptop with it on and I have a product key which can be used.
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21 Aug 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Wait for more info from someone better informed than I am, but I think you can even use a borrowed copy of Windows 7 if you have a proper product key. Don't panic. I'm pretty sure we can find a workaround, but I'm not highly qualified on the subject.
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21 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As it's a new computer, your first step should be to contact Asus for a set of recovery discs. Just tell them you tried to create your own set, but they are corrupted.

If you want a clean install you can use your Asus product key with a Windows DVD.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well since you didn't do much to the os yet and didn't really install much reboot and hit F9 that should give you the option to reimage to factory conditions and start over. Unless you already put a lot files and such than back those up and reset to factory.
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21 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Well since you didn't do much to the os yet and didn't really install much reboot and hit F9 that should give you the option to reimage to factory conditions and start over. Unless you already put a lot files and such than back those up and reset to factory.

I cannot believe it was that simple! I didn't even know the F9 function existed but that one tip solved everything. Thank you very much!!!
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21 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmaxwell83 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Well since you didn't do much to the os yet and didn't really install much reboot and hit F9 that should give you the option to reimage to factory conditions and start over. Unless you already put a lot files and such than back those up and reset to factory.

I cannot believe it was that simple! I didn't even know the F9 function existed but that one tip solved everything. Thank you very much!!!
No problem. I've had to do similar things on my Dell laptop. I'm sure every manufacturer has their version.
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