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Windows 7: System protection = lost!

11 Oct 2009   #1
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 
System protection = lost!

Here it is, I turned on my Acer laptop last night and would not boot to desktop. Safe mode will not run as it should do, system restore will not repair any problems, I cannot get to desktop full stop. Although I can get to a system restore which displays 3 potential restore points but when i click I cannot go any further because it says 'you must enable system protection on this drive' how can I do this if I cannot boot correctly?

I am totally lost on this one!

I downloaded the win 7 beta a few months back and had win vista preinstalled. Someone please help me!!


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11 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

First open a command terminal ... enter cmd in the search box ... enter sfc /scannow .. let it check your system files... reboot .... this should resolve your problem ... let us know your results...

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11 Oct 2009   #3
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
First open a command terminal ... enter cmd in the search box ... enter sfc /scannow .. let it check your system files... reboot .... this should resolve your problem ... let us know your results...

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So your saying to open command prompt option and type CMD, then type sfc/scannow?
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11 Oct 2009   #4
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 

ok, this is what I get " There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again." I have restarted but this comes up again??
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11 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No just enter sfc /scannow when you get the command prompt open...
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11 Oct 2009   #6
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
No just enter sfc /scannow when you get the command prompt open...
Yah just did that and I get "There is a system repair pending..."???
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11 Oct 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

In that case, I would do a repair install... boot from your dvd, choose custom install, choose repair install..
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11 Oct 2009   #8
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
In that case, I would do a repair install... boot from your dvd, choose custom install, choose repair install..

Grrr! I have never had a DVD, like I said vista was originally preinstalled and then I downloaded win 7 when it was downloadable from microsoft
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11 Oct 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do you still have the ISO image that you downloaded from Microsoft??
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11 Oct 2009   #10
jamiealvis

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Do you still have the ISO image that you downloaded from Microsoft??
No, this is bad isn't it!?
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