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Windows 7: Windows 7 System Restore Environment (HELP!)

23 Jul 2012   #21
N1CK3RS0N

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

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Well, it sounds like it's pretty well messed up. Is it still under warranty?
Doubt its under warranty still. Is there a way I could hook up the hard drive from the Toshiba to another laptop or my desktop and back up any important files? And how would I go about wiping clean the hard drive and just doing a fresh install of Windows? I don't think they have the Windows install disc but the laptop has a sticker on the bottom with the serial # for the install.

Thanks again for your help Kego.
Yes. You can just remove the drive and put it into an external enclosure and connect it via USB/eSata/whatever to your computer, then copy the files over.

When you tried to use the Toshiba restore partition, did you hold the 0 down for at least 5 seconds, then release it?
Yes I held the button down for 5 seconds. Just makes a loud beeping noise. Beeps like 10 times.

Prob best way for me to back up would be to get some sort of cable to connect it to my laptop via USB or something. I'll have to look into options for that.


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24 Jul 2012   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

nick,
a couple of ponts:

To "rescue" the data, simply leave the disk in the original machine.
Burn PuppyLinux to a CD.
Boot from PuppyLinux which doesn't need your hard disk or win 7 or vista or anything.
With PuppyLinux, backup all data dear to his heart to a USB.
PuppyLinux is very easy to use and you will have no problems.
Puppy Linux Community Home - Getting Started

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The Win 7 System Repair Disc is for Win 7 systems only.
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If the system is 32 bit, then the system repair disc must be made on a 32 bit system.
If the system is 64 bit, then the system repair disc must be made on a 64 bit system.
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24 Jul 2012   #23
indianacarnie

 

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As the manual mentions on page, if you press and hold 0 during start up screen it will go into their own restoration tool. I think my neighbor may have tried this and it failed or something. When I try it now the laptop makes a loud beeping noise and doesn't go into the recovery tool.

My last laptop was a Toshiba and I reinstalled/repaired Win7 on it many times. The loud beeping is totally familiar to me . Scared me the first time actually, but keep pressing the zero (I just held mine down) EVENTUALLY the restoration will come up. I'm talking minutes here.
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24 Jul 2012   #24
N1CK3RS0N

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N1CK3RS0N View Post
As the manual mentions on page, if you press and hold 0 during start up screen it will go into their own restoration tool. I think my neighbor may have tried this and it failed or something. When I try it now the laptop makes a loud beeping noise and doesn't go into the recovery tool.

My last laptop was a Toshiba and I reinstalled/repaired Win7 on it many times. The loud beeping is totally familiar to me . Scared me the first time actually, but keep pressing the zero (I just held mine down) EVENTUALLY the restoration will come up. I'm talking minutes here.
Will have to try that tomorrow. Thanks.
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24 Jul 2012   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

WIN7 repair options work great on Vista.

You will need to use the command prompt.

Does your win7 repair cd go straight to recovery options - or is there a screen saying "Install Now"
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24 Jul 2012   #26
N1CK3RS0N

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
WIN7 repair options work great on Vista.

You will need to use the command prompt.

Does your win7 repair cd go straight to recovery options - or is there a screen saying "Install Now"
It goes to the recovery options. I changed the boot to the dvd/cd drive and then it says "press any key to go to cd". I do that then it takes a minute to load up. Then it has me select language and then on next screen OS (which it doesn't list), after that is the recovery options.
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24 Jul 2012   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

At command prompt, mark vista partition active: e.g if it is D:

Diskpart

lis vol

sel vol D

act

exi

bcdboot d:\windows /s d:

bootsect /nt60 d:
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