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Windows 7: Systems Repair loop, Netbook, Windows 7 Starter

15 Dec 2012   #61
gregrocker

 

Now type:

Select Disk 0
List Partition

Is there a 100mb partition? If so:

Select partition #
Active
Exit

If not figure out by size which is the Win7 partition to select and mark active.

Now run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.


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15 Dec 2012   #62
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

It was partition #2 and I'm now attempting start up repairs. I will post back when complete.
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15 Dec 2012   #63
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

It's still telling me to remove the usb, it won't run the start up repair. What should I do?
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15 Dec 2012   #64
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Well, okay, it says that it could not detect a problem, but the repair takes only a few seconds before telling me to finish. Is this still right?
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15 Dec 2012   #65
gregrocker

 

Does it detect an OS to repair?

Run three Startup Repairs no matter what it reports.
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15 Dec 2012   #66
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

What should I do after the 3rd repair? At least, regarding the usb and the fact that it's going to boot the usb.
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15 Dec 2012   #67
gregrocker

 

I asked you if an installation is shown to repair when you boot into Startup Repair?

After repair, at reboot unplug the USB to see if Win7 starts.

If not boot back into the Command Line, type:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

Now reboot, if Win7 doesn't start does it show an installation to Repair. Do the 3 repairs again.
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15 Dec 2012   #68
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Wait, I think I got it! I did the three repairs, and then I got right into the BIOS and switched the order back the right way and it's loading and it got me back to my desktop. I'm looking at a message from Windows that says, "windows has recovered from and unexpected shutdown." It continues on saying, "windows can check online for a solution to the problem the next time you go online." I'm going to post the problem details in the next post in a moment, but everything seems to be loading just fine as if it had never gone.
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15 Dec 2012   #69
gregrocker

 

I asked you 2 weeks ago in my first post to check the BIOS boot order to see HD is set first. You assured me you had done this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You said in Post 13 that F2 had worked to change the boot order. If F2 still works, then change the boot order back to the WDC listing for Hard drive. Save changes and exit.
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I gave you complete steps to get past the problem - which you then repeated, ignoring the steps I gave.

Tap the F2 key repeatedly and vigorously to get into BIOS setup, set the HDD to boot first and see if it will start.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SarahCrazyChild View Post
Yes, F2 works fine. And I have set it back the way it originally was before I used to USB boot as priority. I will look over the other information as soon as possible. It's turing out to be a busy day.
Now please continue with the steps which could have been done 2 weeks ago if you'd only done what you said you had, or asked how to do it correctly:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then from the desktop, run the Win7 installer to do a Repair Install. The latest official installer is in the tutorial, to write to flash stick or bootable CD which you will need bootable for rescue purposes.

If Win7 will not start, confirm its partition (or it's 100mb System Reserved partition if you have it) is still marked Active: Mark Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run Up to 3 Separate Times from your bootable installation media.

If this fails, either run Gateway Support - Full Factory Recovery or boot the installation media using the Gateway F10 boot menu key to do the superior Clean Reinstall Win7 Factory OEM.
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15 Dec 2012   #70
SarahCrazyChild

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I had the HD listed first, I had to switch it to the USB to be able to make the repairs via the Windows 7 iso. That was the only way it would work. I'm sorry if I had missed something, there was so much info being given to me, and half the stuff it took a while to understand. But I assure you, I tried everything you had told me that I understood or came to understand.
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