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Windows 7: System recovery options searching for windows installation not working


14 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
System recovery options searching for windows installation not working

Long story short:
1)Watch yahoo video..freezes with sound from yahoo video
2)bsod
2.2) start up windows normally only shows windows starting and hangs there no animation
2.3) only startup repair is available and running but ran it for 2 days and still searching for probs
3)f8 optionS don't work
4) change boot to cd/dvd(burned the iso windows 7 home premium 64bit to my dvd disc)
5)set settings
6)repair your computer
7)system recovery options searching for windows installations has been running
for 30mins...waiting till 1hr
8) i want to stop it but can't...can i switch my pc off using the power button?
9) now what?


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14 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes. You can switch off.

Are you saying that you can not boot to safe mode?

BOOT TO SAFE MODE
Power down your computer.
Power up your computer.
IMMEDIATELY—Start tapping the SPACEBAR
When the Windows Boot Manager screen appears,
Press the F8 key
The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.
Using the down arrow key, highlight Safe Mode
Press the ENTER key.

In shorthand,
PowerUp | Spacebar until Windows Boot Manager
| F8 | Safe Mode | ENTER

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14 May 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

to:karlsnooks

thx for this idea but..do i need the dvd on the drive or? cuz im still choosing the option repair your computer..and now system recovery options searching for windows installation..dont know how long it will take
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14 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Follow the procedure.

Did you manage to boot into Safe Mode? Yes/No.
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14 May 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

oops forgot to mention..yeah i have...i see safe mode on all four corners of the screen and microsoft(r) windows(r) build 7600...and running the system recovery options with searchin for windows installations
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14 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

It's evident that you have a windows installation since you manage to boot into safe mode.

Now,

carry out following, which will help point me in the direction of the problem and the solution:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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14 May 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

woah wait i did the procedure with the cd that is why safe mode is working..it is not working if i didnt put the windows 7 dvd inside...and how am i suppose to install ccleaner if i cant even access the desktop screen?
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14 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

whoa.

did my instructions say anything about a cd/dvd? No.

Now go back and try it without using a cd/dvd.
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14 May 2012   #9

Windows 7
 
 

i've already mentioned it doesnt work....
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14 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good. Then do it again.

Use the procedure I gave, without a cd/dvd.

You notice the procedure is testing whether you can boot into Safe Mode.

The procedure is not testing anything more than that.

In case you can not boot into Safe Mode using that procedure, then:
What error messages appeared?
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