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Windows 7: win 7 restore and f4 not working

01 Dec 2014   #1
rocky903

 
 
win 7 restore and f4 not working

Hi,

I am trying to restore my computer but my F4 option is not working. I am using Samsung laptop. I took backup using samsung backup and restore tool. I realised the mistake I have done. I installed linux and deleted that partition directly(formated) from windows. I got grub error. Which I solved with windows CD ( bootable setup installation cd). But I dont have acess to original backup though I did not delete that partition. I have shared the screen shot. I tried getting information from this thread but could'nt find a solution. I dont want to do more mistakes and risk my OS backup. Please let know what needs to be done
thanks
Rocky




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01 Dec 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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So you deleted linux partition. Grub was still thje boot manager in MBR and you repaired that by running "startup repair".
All done exactly what I should advise you.

But now the replaced the boot manager from MBR. Most likely not a problem at all. You don't need to restire to "factory settings" anayway. Or do you?

Do you make backups... that's better and safer.
Anyway open Elevated Command Prompt and do
Code:
bcdedit/enum all > c:\t.txt
Now post c:\t.txt . You may delete that file afterwards.

Code:
diskpart
select  disk  0
list  part
--What's the partition number of the 20GB partition? Assume it's number 7.
select part  7
detail part
exit
Post output.... I'm interesterd in its "type".
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01 Dec 2014   #3
rocky903

 
 

Thanks for your suggestions. I got the following output.


Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {7d6a7bc1-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
resumeobject {7d6a7bc0-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {7d6a7bbe-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \windows
resumeobject {7d6a7bbc-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
nx OptIn
numproc 2

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {7d6a7bbe-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\7d6a7bbe-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7\Winre.wim,{7d6a7bbf-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\7d6a7bbe-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7\Winre.wim,{7d6a7bbf-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {7d6a7bc2-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {7d6a7bbc-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
pae Yes
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

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

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

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

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

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

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

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier {7d6a7bbf-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\7d6a7bbe-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7\boot.sdi
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01 Dec 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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{7d6a7bc2-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7} has no properties at all. And referenced by noone

and {7d6a7bc1-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7} is the default boot entry. But that entry doens't exists!

in elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit/delete {7d6a7bc2-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
bcdedit/default  {current}
resumeobject {7d6a7bc0-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
is incorrect and not found.
in elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} resumeobject {7d6a7bbc-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
This won't fixed the main problem, but cleans remaining phantom bcd menu stuff.
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01 Dec 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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Post #2 (the diskpart stuff) as well
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01 Dec 2014   #6
rocky903

 
 

Done as you have instructed.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\windows\system32>bcdedit/delete {7d6a7bc2-ade8-11df-a9e9-002454733de7}
The operation completed successfully.

C:\windows\system32>bcdedit/default {current}
The operation completed successfully.

C:\windows\system32>bcdedit /set {bootmgr} resumeobject {7d6a7bbc-ade8-11df-a9e9
-002454733de7}
The operation completed successfully.

C:\windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: HANUMAN

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list part

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 20 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 100 MB 20 GB
Partition 3 Primary 75 GB 20 GB
Partition 0 Extended 137 GB 95 GB
Partition 4 Logical 127 GB 105 GB

DISKPART> select part 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail part

Partition 1
Type : 27
Hidden: Yes
Active: No
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 RECOVERY NTFS Partition 20 GB Healthy Hidden


DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list part

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 20 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 100 MB 20 GB
Partition 3 Primary 75 GB 20 GB
Partition 0 Extended 137 GB 95 GB
Partition 4 Logical 127 GB 105 GB

DISKPART> select part 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail part

Partition 1
Type : 27
Hidden: Yes
Active: No
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 RECOVERY NTFS Partition 20 GB Healthy Hidden

DISKPART>
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01 Dec 2014   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
select part 1
set  id=07  OVERRIDE
assign  letter=P
exit
Works? You have a new drive P now? It's not hidden ntfs anymore but normal ntfs. You can explore the P disk!
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
attrib/s  p:\*.wim
attrib p:\boot\bcd
Post output
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01 Dec 2014   #8
rocky903

 
 

DISKPART>

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> select part 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> set id=07 OVERRIDE

DiskPart successfully set the partition ID.

DISKPART> assign letter=P

DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...

C:\windows\system32>


C:\windows\system32>
C:\windows\system32>
C:\windows\system32>attrib/s p:\*.wim
A P:\Restore\Files\Windows\system32\oobe\FirstUXRes.WIM
A P:\sources\boot.wim

C:\windows\system32>attrib p:\boot\bcd
A P:\boot\bcd

C:\windows\system32>
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01 Dec 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Looks like P has WIM files (containers with files.... kind of zip file). You can also see WIM file as an DVD wehere you can boot from. p:\boot\bcd is the boot menu.

Code:
bcdedit/store  p:\boot\bcd
Post output

Do you want the recovery partition as an extra option to boot from in your current boot menu? Or do you want to know just a trick to start the recovery to factory settings? You most likely never will and have to use it!
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01 Dec 2014   #10
rocky903

 
 

I need it the way I brought my laptop new. Well I know my F4 is not working now. I need to activate it. And also my recovery drive just in case I need to restore to factory setting. Here is the output.

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

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

C:\windows\system32>


Thanks
Rakesh
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