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Windows 7: win 7 restore and f4 not working

01 Dec 2014   #11
Kaktussoft

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"system reserved" partition is ACTIVE now? You have a win7 install DVD and do know how to do "startup repair" command prompt etc from there?


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01 Dec 2014   #12
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Partition 2 "system reserved" 100MB is now marked ACTIVE. Mark partition 1 ACTIVE instead and boot from harddrive. Tada.... it boots to recover to factory defaults environment.

Partition - Mark as Active

You can remove the drive letter P again and make it type 27 again instead of 07.
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01 Dec 2014   #13
rocky903

 
 

When you say system reserve partition is active, does that mean I will be able to use my F4 at startup and repair. And why is my Recovery drive visible, generally its hidden with out any drive assigned to it. will it work if I remove the assigned P drive letter from it. Also I donot have Win 7 DVD. Thats the reason I am afraid to loose this recovery drive. I donot have CD drive either.
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01 Dec 2014   #14
rocky903

 
 

So you are suggesting me to go to disk management> right click on recovery drive and mark it as "Mark this partition active" is that correct.
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01 Dec 2014   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocky903 View Post
So you are suggesting me to go to disk management> right click on recovery drive and mark it as "Mark this partition active" is that correct.
No!!!


Because you need a win7 system repair disc or win7 install dvd to be able to make the other partition active again. Should I give you instructions how to add "restore to factory" in the current boot menu?

Or make a bootable usb stick with win7 install dvd on it.
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01 Dec 2014   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocky903 View Post
When you say system reserve partition is active, does that mean I will be able to use my F4 at startup and repair. And why is my Recovery drive visible, generally its hidden with out any drive assigned to it. will it work if I remove the assigned P drive letter from it. Also I donot have Win 7 DVD. Thats the reason I am afraid to loose this recovery drive. I donot have CD drive either.
I did unhide it by changing type from 07 to 27. It does work without a drive letter. And most likely it works with type 27 as well... but you can test that yourself later.
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01 Dec 2014   #17
rocky903

 
 

"Restore to Factory" in the current boot menu
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01 Dec 2014   #18
Kaktussoft

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bcdedit/store p:\boot\bcd /enum all

output please
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01 Dec 2014   #19
rocky903

 
 

C:\windows\system32>
C:\windows\system32>bcdedit/store p:\boot\bcd /enum all

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description Samsung Recovery Solution 4
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
-000476eba25f}
systemroot \windows
nx AlwaysOff
pae ForceDisable
detecthal Yes
winpe Yes
ems Yes

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device boot
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
description Hypervisor Settings
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Device options
--------------
identifier {7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
ramdisksdidevice boot
ramdisksdipath \boot\boot.sdi

C:\windows\system32>
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01 Dec 2014   #20
Kaktussoft

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bcdedit /create /device

What do you get as answer? Type correctly!!

Bcdedit /create /d "Restore to Factory" /application osloader

What do you get as answer? Type correctly!!

You how to cut and paste from and to command prompt?
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