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Windows 7: Display blank after Macrium restore


06 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Display blank after Macrium restore

I used my Macrium Reflect (free version) recovery disk to restore the C: drive on my 4 year-old Win7Pro-32bit HP laptop. The image restored was on an external USB drive. Restore seemed to proceed as expected. On restart, however, the screen goes black after the Starting Windows flag-waving. Control never returns to the keyboard. Disk light continues to flicker. This state remains unchanged for at least 30 minutes. This behavior was repeated after restoring a different date's image.

Conceivably relevant info:
Laptop has single HDD with multiple partitions. C: partition was imaged and restored. Recovery disk version shows
Quote:
E57932F1AE469A26#5.0.4258 2012/01/27#WAIKFiles00x86.exe
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Any hope for getting my laptop back to working order?

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08 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

The solution, at least in this case, was to reinstall Win 7. None of the three C: partition restores would boot properly. Safe mode was available but no further clues appeared. Oh well. Trust has been diminished.

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09 Feb 2014   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've run into the same problem using MR -- and have found two different ways to solve it:
1) Using the Boot CD made from WinRE, choose the option to repair the boot
2) Using the Windows 7 Repair CD made from the Windows 7 Backup feature, boot and run Startup Repair three times.

Now that you have Windows 7 working again, do yourself a favor and use the Backup feature to create and burn a Windows 7 Repair CD.

I don't think the boot repair function is available on the Linux Boot CD, which is why I did not suggest that earlier.
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24 Mar 2014   #4

 
 

Here found solution -
EMPTY LIST in RESTORE WINDOW
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