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Windows 7: Strange 64bit Windows 7 problem

05 Apr 2011   #11
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Get this;

Free backup software for data backup & disaster recovery. Hard drive system backup software, disk clone and disk image freeware - EASEUS

Run it, and make an image of the recovery partition. Mount it, and then burn it to disc. You should be able to run it then.

Regards....Mike Connor
Just to confirm to make things more difficult i dont have a cd drive as its a netbook, can I use a usb pen?
Yes. You can use any external medium that the program can find, and is large enough to contain the image.

Burning to disc is really a safety precaution. Make a backup of anything you want to keep before you try to recover. Just in case.

Also, make at least one extra copy of the image before you use it.

Regards....Mike Connor


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05 Apr 2011   #12
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I don't need to keep anything

So let me get this right

1. Backup my recovery partition only to the pen drive
2. Boot from the pen drive and recover
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05 Apr 2011   #13
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
I don't need to keep anything

So let me get this right

1. Backup my recovery partition only to the pen drive
2. Boot from the pen drive and recover
That is correct.

If that does not work, ( it sometimes fails). Then come back and we will try something else.

Remember that you need to boot the image recovery software from the drive. The actual image itself wont boot.

Also, restoring an image to the system drive destroys anything on it.

Which is why a backup of the system is a good idea if you don't have an install disc.

Further, there should be a product key somewhere on your machine, or in the documentation. You may need that to activate the product. Depends on how the OEM set it up. Or copy it from the system disc before you start;

http://www.killertechtips.com/2009/0...7-product-key/

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #15
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
You need to open/run SFC /scannow as administrator.
Then if it finds problem but does not repair all the problems run it up to three times to fix files.
When it is done running just type the sfc /scannow into the open CMD window again and hit Enter once again.

Worth a try.
Tutorial if you need it.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also this will reset IE to default settings which may work also. Easy to try.
Use Step #2 thru Control Panel since IE won't open properly. When reset try IE.
Internet Explorer - Reset

Mike
Hi
Thanks for your recommendations but I have run sfc multiple times and keep getting the same error.

IE is not just the problem I think it's common to 32bit processes and i'm convinced the malware must have attacked the 32bit subsystem or something as 64bit apps work all the time on every boot
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05 Apr 2011   #16
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
IE is not just the problem I think it's common to 32bit processes and i'm convinced the malware must have attacked the 32bit subsystem or something as 64bit apps work all the time on every boot
Indeed, that is almost certainly the case. Some of this stuff can only attack 32 BIT programs as it can not write to the 64 BIT section of the registry.

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #17
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Mike

I have installed the backup software and selected my d: drive partition and it says 124GB is required for the backup which i dont have on my pen drive
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05 Apr 2011   #18
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pheonixman View Post
Mike

I have installed the backup software and selected my d: drive partition and it says 124GB is required for the backup which i dont have on my pen drive
Well, sorry, but if you don't have the space required on the medium you can't do it. You will have to borrow ( or buy!) an external drive with sufficient capacity.

You can TRY!!! just saving the recovery image to the pen drive ( What size is the recovery image? ), with Easeus and then just start recovery. The software MAY!!! drop into a special modus which will allow you to restore the image to the system drive, but this does not always work.

It's up to you. Give it a try, or wait until you have a suitable drive.

What does the 124 GByte you mention consist of? That can not be a normal recovery image. 124 GByte is a very great deal !

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

See if you can just "mount" the image in Easeus;



and then look at it using Explorer.

If you can, then you can just make an image of the relevant files to your pen drive, and restore from that.

You have to make the bootable medias using the media builder in Easeus. But that is not very large.




Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #20
pheonixman

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

On the recovery partition there is a 132GB VHD file
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