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04 Mar 2012   #1891
gregrocker

 

Those of us who have worked intensely in this area here for years have evolved to use Startup Repair because it is less threatening to the average User than line commands which must often be tailored for each specific case, and it also screens for other problems at the same time since corruption is always a real possibility in these cases.

I did not say this is the only way, Michael, but simply am putting it forward as a Best Practice. I have not seen you working through these boot cases day after day, but always count on your oppo if I lift my head up out of the trenches for air or to share notes.

So feel free to put your line commands out there. I am always open minded and learning.
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04 Mar 2012   #1892
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have not seen you working through these boot cases day after day, but always count on your oppo if I lift my head up out of the trenches for air or to share notes.
Excuse me. I may not be as prolific poster as you but
1) Have given quite a bit of boot problem advice and know what I'm talking about
2) Fact: Startup Repair can fail
3) Your comment is offensive
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04 Mar 2012   #1893
gregrocker

 

Yes, I remember that you informed me last year that you are just as knowledgeable as I am. Fine by me.

Line commands can also fail. Most end consumers don't like using them.

What is offensive? Even before I finished my comment, I saw you in the thread and knew you'd object because you've never had a nice word to say to me or anyone else that I've seen. That's not offensive. That's predictable.
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04 Mar 2012   #1894
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When two respected and knowledgeable members argue about the same thing. Any Windows issue nearly always can be fixed in at least 2-3 ways, both work and are right.
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04 Mar 2012   #1895
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Emperor Panais of Antarctica?

Panais the Penguin is more like it!




Flies,when i am ready to eat something very nice and a fly appears from nowhere.
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04 Mar 2012   #1896
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have to say I prefer having the OPs run Startup Repair because it is more foolproof, and, as Greg said, often addresses problems Bootrec commands alone won't solve.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
2) Fact: Startup Repair can fail
True, but in my experience, when that is the case, the bootrec commands don't work either. After all, one of the first things the Startup Repair does is automatically run the Bootrec commands. Usually, when Startup Repair fails to write the boot files in the proper location, it's because the wrong drive is set to Active (which can be corrected with Diskpart).

Yet:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
Any Windows issue nearly always can be fixed in at least 2-3 ways, both work and are right.
+1

Keep it civil guys.
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04 Mar 2012   #1897
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Technical Civil Comment.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
2) Fact: Startup Repair can fail
True, but in my experience, when that is the case, the bootrec commands don't work either.
Well I have recent practical experience were this wasn't the case.
I don't now what the sequence of automatic repairs the "Startup Repair" carries out.
My comment again was that I suggest using bootrec if your are quite sure that you simply need to move boot files around. Take it or leave it.

My comment was civil but I had the audacity to disagree with a one size fits all policy that was being put forward.
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04 Mar 2012   #1898
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Without bothering to find links to the technical details of Startup Repair, I'll just say that this is the Chillout Room, where anyone with an internet connection can access.
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04 Mar 2012   #1899
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Mr King
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04 Mar 2012   #1900
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

mjf & gregrocker,

Opinions differ & there is more than one "road" to each destination.
There are times when we have to agree to disagree & move on.
Nothing is gained by personal remarks & imputing motives that may or may not exist.

A Forum divided is a Forum diminished.
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