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Windows 7: Windows 7 Repair Environment appears to be gone?

16 Sep 2011   #11
theog

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What keys are you using to start Recovery?


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16 Sep 2011   #12
SIW2

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Theo makes a good point.

However, assuming you are selecting the right key :

These oem's all do different things.

I would have a look - boot up something you can see with - do you have decent boot media of some sort?

It might be the oem winre is on the recovery partition and standard winre is in a hidden folder called recovery on your win 7 partition.

Can't tell without looking at it.

EDIT - if you can still get into windows, you can have a look from there.

You might need to unhide the recov partition using Partition Wizard, or similar. You can unhide the win 7 partition recovery folder thru folder options.
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16 Sep 2011   #13
inlineadam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Theo makes a good point.

However, assuming you are selecting the right key :

These oem's all do different things.

I would have a look - boot up something you can see with - do you have decent boot media of some sort?

It might be the oem winre is on the recovery partition and standard winre is in a hidden folder called recovery on your win 7 partition.

Can't tell without looking at it.

EDIT - if you can still get into windows, you can have a look from there.

You might need to unhide the recov partition using Partition Wizard, or similar. You can unhide the win 7 partition recovery folder thru folder options.

Ye i'm pretty sure I've been doing it right - the manual says F8 then " repair computer ". The Manufacturer's environment came up a month ago when i clicked on that, but now i get windows one.

Where do i navigate to access the partition recovery folder?
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16 Sep 2011   #14
theog

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This one

Windows 7 Repair Environment appears to be gone?-system_recovery_options.jpg

or
This one

Windows 7 Repair Environment appears to be gone?-recoverypartition03.gif


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16 Sep 2011   #15
inlineadam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

First one is what i'm seeing
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16 Sep 2011   #16
inlineadam

Windows 7
 
 

hmm?
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16 Sep 2011   #17
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

If you need to, you can order Recovery Disks from PC Wolrd Knowhow.
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I would Check the hard drive.
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16 Sep 2011   #18
SIW2

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There is a folder on your windows 7 partition . It is named Recovery.

It is hidden , so you need to go to folder options and show hidden files and protected operating system files.

It should be directly on your drive.

C:\Recovery\{lots-of-numbers}\Winre.wim

Windows 7 Repair Environment appears to be gone?-recoverydirectory.jpg

It might pretend to be empty - but if you look inside - you will see it probably isn't

Those with oem machines might find the oem has modified that.

OR the oem might have another .wim file on the oem recovery partition.

You might have both.


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16 Sep 2011   #19
inlineadam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
There is a folder on your windows 7 partition . It is named Recovery.

It is hidden , so you need to go to folder options and show hidden files and protected operating system files.

It should be directly on your drive.

C:\Recovery\{lots-of-numbers}\Winre.wim

Attachment 175631

It might pretend to be empty - but if you look inside - you will see it probably isn't

Those with oem machines might find the oem has modified that.

OR the oem might have another .wim file on the oem recovery partition.

You might have both.

When i try access the Recovery folder it tells me " access denied " .. yet i am on the administrator user..
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16 Sep 2011   #20
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try taking ownership - add the usual context menu item that everyone has:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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