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Windows 7: Any Backup Program Hangs OS When Chosen

19 Jun 2010   #1
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 
Any Backup Program Hangs OS When Chosen

Just upgraded wife's laptop to Win7 from Vista (clean install) and almost everything works ... except (haven't tried everything)...when tried to create a repair disk - system hung.

First: typed 'repair' into start->search ... got 'link' to How to Create... clicked and system hung (rotating circle - nothing worked... C-A-D, Esc) Had to power off to recover.

Second: tried Control Panel-> Backup... chose Create Repair - nothing happened ... chose Create System Image - nothing happened. Chose Create Repair again - hang (same as above - C-A-D didn't work)

Third: tried to get to System Restore - HANG

What to do?

System: MSI VR420, 1.86 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, 200 Gb HDD (130 Gb free)


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19 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You may have junk left from old install.

Try a full clean & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK OR List Volume (If you have partitions)
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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19 Jun 2010   #3
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 

Thank You

Any idea how many times I can activate Win 7 from Upgrade? ... have done it twice now.
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20 Jun 2010   #4
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Run MGDiag --> go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Click on "Licensing" tab.

2nd-to-last entry "Remaining Windows Rearm Count"

For additional info, contact Microsoft --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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20 Jun 2010   #5
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 

Great .... Thank you
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20 Jun 2010   #6
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 

Thick headed/slow or just confused ... actually both.

When booted from DVD (the Upgrade DVD) and Shift+F10 got cmd prompt) ... but ...
when entered DISKPART result was that cmd was unknown.
What am I doing wrong?

Guess I don't really understand what's going on ... if I do this (CLEAN ALL, etc) when Windows\System32 exists, won't that 'wipe out' the directory?
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20 Jun 2010   #7
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

A clean or "custom" install would not preserve your current files.

Windows 7 installation info --> Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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20 Jun 2010   #8
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 

I realize that and it's not a problem (have backups) ... the thing I don't understand is how the 'CLEAN ALL' can be completed

Booting from Upgrade DVD -> shift+F10 ... then entering DISKPART results in CMD UNKNOWN
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20 Jun 2010   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap View Post
I realize that and it's not a problem (have backups) ... the thing I don't understand is how the 'CLEAN ALL' can be completed

Booting from Upgrade DVD -> shift+F10 ... then entering DISKPART results in CMD UNKNOWN
Looking at the screenshots above, I would try lower case letters and see if that works.
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21 Jun 2010   #10
Win7rap

Win 7
 
 

sheepish - lower case did it

will continue tomorrow
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