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Windows 7: Startup Repair not working??? cant repair automatically

01 Oct 2011   #1
seantobin43

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Startup Repair not working??? cant repair automatically

Hi Guys

I'm new here the problem i have with my laptop is that it says window 7 cant repair automatically . It didn't come with any disks to fix windows what can i do

Please help


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01 Oct 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
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01 Oct 2011   #3
seantobin43

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have ran the start up repair loads of time but it cant repair it . When i got the laptop on the first day dell told me to make a recovery disc which i did but when i put it into the laptop it doesn't do any thing.
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01 Oct 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The Recovery Disks which Dell had you make are booted to restore the computer to factory condition. They are not the Repair CD. It says this quite clearly in Theog's post above. Please read everything thoroughly and ask back any questions you have.

You need to make a Repair CD to run Startup Repair, or use a Win7 Installation DVD of the same bit-rate version (32 or 64 bit).

Until you can get to a Win7 computer to make the Repair CD, you can try rebooting and tap the F8 key repeatedly, then see if the Repair console is on the Advanced Boot Options menu.

If so, select Repair My Computer, see if it offers a repair and if not click through to run Startup Repair repeatedly from Recovery Tools list. However this is the same Startup Repair offered at boot which is apparently not working, and could be due to System File corruption, so you really need the Repair CD or Win7 DVD to run these repairs.

You can copy out your files using the DVD, Repair CD or free Paragon Rescue CD.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
Paragon rescue disk; change drive letter; recover data

Then you can run Factory Recovery from boot, use the Recovery Disks you made, or order Recovery Disks for Dell: Dell Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings

Or find a Win7 installation DVD for your version to clean reinstall without the Dell preinstalled factory Bloatware: Reinstalling Windows 7
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01 Oct 2011   #5
seantobin43

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Or find a Win7 installation DVD for your version to clean reinstall without the Dell preinstalled factory Bloatware: Reinstalling Windows 7
could i download this and burn it onto a dvd Windows 7 64-Bit (x64) Recovery Disc
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01 Oct 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seantobin43 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Or find a Win7 installation DVD for your version to clean reinstall without the Dell preinstalled factory Bloatware: Reinstalling Windows 7
could i download this and burn it onto a dvd Windows 7 64-Bit (x64) Recovery Disc
Yes, but you need to burn it as an ISO image to create a bootable disc - do not just copy the download onto a disc.

ImgBurn is an excellent free ISO burner.

The Official ImgBurn Website
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02 Oct 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I wonder...what prompted you to try and run startup repair in the first place? Did Windows stop booting one day?
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02 Oct 2011   #8
seantobin43

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I wonder...what prompted you to try and run startup repair in the first place? Did Windows stop booting one day?
yea it just stopped working
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02 Oct 2011   #9
seantobin43

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seantobin43 View Post
could i download this and burn it onto a dvd Windows 7 64-Bit (x64) Recovery Disc
I downloaded this do i convert it or something . Its a rar file i think so do i extract it i not sure
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02 Oct 2011   #10
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seantobin43 View Post
yea it just stopped working
But what exactly was the error/symptom?
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