Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
AFAIK, you should be able to do a repair install from the upgrade dvd. Try it, if it doesnt work, there are 2 options.
1) You can create a repair disk yourself. Click Start, All Programs, Maintenance, Create a System Repair Disk.
2) Download the Repair disk from the following link. Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
Thanks! Those options are excellent. If I was having a problem that caused me to not be able to use my computer I would certainly go those routes. I attempted both the Toshiba Windows 7 upgrade disc and I made a copy of the Recovery Disc you linked to. Both options would involve having to backup all of my user data and after completing the system image replacement or fresh upgrade install I would have to replace all of the programs I manually installed. Granted, there is an option to back up user files and system files however that likely won't work as the problem is
with one of my system files. The only four issues I'm dealing with right now are:
1. This problem with backup and recovery, although I am able to physically backup the computer via a workaround.
2. Toshiba HDD/SSD Alert feature wont reinstall properly and is not working.
3. Unless I have my new 1TB Western Digital external hard drive connected and
have Windows running the included Western digital SmartWare process, I get a startup message saying something like 'WDDM Could not start.' My issue is just that the WD SmartWare, when running, gobs up way too much memory.
4. I'm getting a system error log almost every day which is connected to my touchpad on my Toshiba laptop. I have the touchpad turned off (via a button on the keyboard) and I'm using a mouse instead. Still, this shouldn't necessarily generate a system error.
I would like to just be able to fix these four issues and I would be a happy camper. But what I really want to do is simply replace the system file that is evidently causing the problem. The file is C:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe.
Normally this would be automatic with the 'sfc /scannow' command but it claims that sdclt.exe is fine. It is the backup and recovery system file. Is there a way to just do that? I have tried doing a search for this file on my recovery discs, and online, and I have not had luck. How would one go about doing that? If I can do this then the repair would take a matter of minutes as opposed to hours and hours that it would take to reinstall all of my programs one by one and customize my computer how I want it.