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Windows 7: boots to recovery mode no matter what.

29 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
boots to recovery mode no matter what.

So here's my setup:
Windows 7 home premium as C: drive, unactivated
Windows 7 Enterprise as D: drive, trial
For the past 61 days I have been using Windows 7 Enterprise trial while waiting for my upgrade kit.
it is FINALLY in the mail, so in anticipation I used my mom's disks to preinstall Home Premium, to be activated on my key.
I intended to slowly transition applications and stuff onto the new OS so I would have a basic install.

NOW...
a few days ago I booted into Home in order to see what is needed to run my Apple Magic Mouse ( a real pita due to Windows drivers being made to only work on mac hardware) and I got it to connect without installing software (though scrolling doesn't work). i then rebooted into Enterprise.
Now today I made a list of software that will be installed into Home, and then attempted to boot into it only to reach a snag.
Immediately after starting to boot Home, it starts to load the recovery mode. this happens no matter which boot options i select.
normally this may be ok, unfortunately in order to install 7 I had to use a floppy with HDD drivers, which I no longer have. Recovery mode refuses to recognized that there is a drive without those drivers.
in other words, recovery mode is worthless.
how do i fix my OS?

and yes, Enterprise is still running fine.

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29 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

it looks like i need to reinstall

i got the drivers, but recovery mode is still not working.
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30 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah when software issues are in cause, I will usually go for fresh clean install all the way That's why I try not to have many files on my main HD until my system has been proven stable for some times. Render the need of reinstall less painfull.

You could always try a repair/upgrade install thought. Leave windows installed. Boot from windows 7 dvd then use the option ''Upgrade'' instead of custom install.

That should do the trick. Hope this help in some ways.
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31 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

did a fresh reinstall, then created a restore point after installing the necessities.
hopefully this time the restore point works if something goes wrong.
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31 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
did a fresh reinstall, then created a restore point after installing the necessities.
hopefully this time the restore point works if something goes wrong.
Albertans and Quebecers cooperatings, this is fun isnt it ?

Hope this fixed your problem.
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31 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yeah it fixed it, after a fashion.
Just i wished that alternative hard drive drivers were included in recovery mode, because it didn't make a lot of sense to have to load the drivers from a usb drive.
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03 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah lol this is weird...
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