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Windows 7: Dell factory restore failed for Windows 7 home premium

25 Jul 2014   #1
Jodi9511

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Dell factory restore failed for Windows 7 home premium

I backed up my files ON the computer and ran the built in system recovery. On reboot, it shows a DOS screen listing media drivers then goes to boot windows and shows ANOTHER dos screen rapidly scrolling lines. I can read "failure" but cannot tell for what. It says the system needs to reboot, but then goes thru the same loop. I can F8 and have run every possible item there (repair start up files, etc), but cannot get windows to start, even in safe mode. My files are partitioned on the computer, so I don't want to just wipe it. Anyone have any suggestions?


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25 Jul 2014   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello Jodi9511 and welcome to the Forums : Look at the information block on this tutorial.. then please start at step one and work your way thru it to find out if a hardware or software issue. Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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25 Jul 2014   #3
Jodi9511

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

wow I think my brain just melted. Thanks, I will try. I dont think its a virus issue tho, that wasn't why I ran the recovery. I ran recovery because I had a crash installing windows updates and when I tried to recover to an earlier date, that REALLY screwed things up. Such as BACK UP/RECOVER command no longer worked, etc.
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25 Jul 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Here is the Dell procedure to restore, with options.

Check this to make sure you are doing it correctly.

How to restore the Dell factory image with Dell Backup and Recovery | Dell US
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25 Jul 2014   #5
Jodi9511

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you. Looks as if I did it correctly and it failed. Now what?
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25 Jul 2014   #6
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Well. if you are positive it is not a hardware issue.. then do this : Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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25 Jul 2014   #7
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Well. if you are positive it is not a hardware issue.. then do this : Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
In addition to that; I hope you backed up your files because at this point it looks like a clean install of windows is the only option left; especially if you have already tried a start-up repair, etc.
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25 Jul 2014   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Before you do anything like a clean install I'd make sure you have saved any important data from your HDD (eg. documents, photos....). Here is one way to do that using "Puppy linux":
Recover files from Windows hard disk using Puppy Linux | www.winhelp.us
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