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Windows 7: Windows cannot find a system image on this computer error

07 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Windows cannot find a system image on this computer error

I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that was upgraded from windows xp to windows 7 home premium. Memory was udgraded as well. Monitor was not showing an image so computer was incorrectly shutdown a few times while trying to fix it. When image was visible on the monitor I saw this message. I clicked repair and would restart over and over to same point and same error message



I went online and download a windows 7 home premium repair disk. but it didn't seems to recognize it when restarting because it brought me back to the previously mentioned error. After a few online searches I did F12 and launch disk and it brought me here

and it was like that for few minutes and then I got


Then it show the blue window 7 startup window I previously post
then this screen



I chose to load driver using windows 7 repair CD I downloaded online but not sure whats the names or how to do this so I clicked cancel


I clicked Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier and next


then I received the following error


Tried every one of the following options except for command prompt


Can someone help please! DId I format the Computer? Did I loose all my files? How can I get windows to work again? Thank you in advance


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07 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to forums.

check out this link Solution: Windows Backup/Restore 'Windows Cannot Find a System Image on This Computer' Error

Might be able to help you.

You should focus on this in the topic.

Quote:
After much fiddling, I found that Windows Recovery is looking for something very specific: the folder for your backup MUST be named WindowsImageBackup and it MUST be at the root (top level) of your external hard drive (it cannot be inside any sub-folders). If not, Windows won’t be able to find it.
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07 Feb 2014   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't click on everything you see! You clicked on a few recovery options without even knowing what it is. Not very smart.

You don't see anything listed here?
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07 Feb 2014   #4

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Quote:
Monitor was not showing an image so computer was incorrectly shutdown a few times while trying to fix it. When image was visible on the monitor I saw this message.
How did you make monitor visible? What have you done after last succesfull boot/shutdown that may have caused this?

On this screen click "computer". Now you see disks like X,C any more? Post camshot :
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07 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote:
Monitor was not showing an image so computer was incorrectly shutdown a few times while trying to fix it. When image was visible on the monitor I saw this message.
How did you make monitor visible? What have you done after last succesfull boot/shutdown that may have caused this?

On this screen click "computer". Now you see disks like X,C any more? Post camshot :
Thanks so much for your help
this is what happens when I click on computer



when I clicked on Local Disk (C) it was shaded followed by message saying it can not be use, need to be format

When Click boot x



CD Drive E




I dont want to loose my files please help
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08 Feb 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You have a floppy drive and 2 cd/dvd drives... not important now. X is ram drive... not important now.
C is the only disk on system.

Code:
diskpart
select  disk  0
list  part
exit
only 1 partition on disk?

Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
Does it find errors? repairs the errors? run command again to proof there are no more errors on disk
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08 Feb 2014   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Code:
diskpart
select  vol  c
detail  part
detail vol
exit
Post camshot
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08 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ka jg ktussoft View Post
Code:
diskpart
select  vol  c
detail  part
detail vol
exit
Post camshot
What are these codes? I don't understand what you Are telling me to do.
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08 Feb 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just want you to display all partitions on disk. And I want you to show me the state of the partition(s).
There is definitely a problem with C
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08 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I just want you to display all partitions on disk. And I want you to show me the state of the partition(s).
There is definitively a problem with C
How do I get to these partitions? Do i go to command prompt? You said find error and fix it, how?
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