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Windows 7: Packard Bell Smart Recovery Using Ubuntu?

02 Feb 2012   #1
LeeRiley

Windows 7
 
 
Packard Bell Smart Recovery Using Ubuntu?

So basically to cut a very long story short, I've got Windows 7 installed on my Packard Bell, I can't boot it (keep getting stuck at the 'Windows Starting' boot) but, I have however managed to boot Ubuntu from disc.

What I want to know is, can I locate the recovery folder, to be used by Smart Recovery from Packard Bell, and recover whilst being booted in Ubuntu?

Any help on this would be amazing as I really really don't want to have to do a full restore, simply based on the fact I cannot afford to go out and purchase Windows 7.

Thanks in advance,
LR!


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02 Feb 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Packard Bell? Didn't they go out of business over a decade ago?

First, you don't need to buy a new license when doing a restore. Second, isn't there a key to press to get into the recovery mode before Windows would have booted?

That all being said, just boot from your Windows 7 disc and run a repair.
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02 Feb 2012   #3
LeeRiley

Windows 7
 
 

It's impossible for me to run a Windows 7 repair as I don't own a disc. I've downloaded and booted up Unbuntu. Trying to install Wine Doors so I can run the Recover.exe and recover whilst running Ubuntu.

Basically I've got a persistent root kit and whilst trying to remove the file I've somehow allowed the program to delete a start-up file. Windows loads with a cursor only, the last screen I visibly see is the 'Starting Windows' screen with the boot logo.

If anyone has an alternative to what I'm doing, please do provide me with an insight on your ideas.

Thanks again,
LR!
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02 Feb 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you ever had Windows 7 run properly on this old computer. I recommend using this little program from Microsoft. It will let you know whether your hardware is correct for Windows 7.
Download: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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02 Feb 2012   #5
LeeRiley

Windows 7
 
 

I needn't check the specifications as The PC came with 7 pre-installed. The recovery files are right there staring at me, accessing them is my problem. I can boot in safe mode but get stuck at the same point (after boot logo).
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02 Feb 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Where did you purchase a Packard Bell with Windows 7 installed on it?
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02 Feb 2012   #7
LeeRiley

Windows 7
 
 

The story I made short I should have told in full. The desktop is a friends. I don't know when he purchased or where from all I know is the problems it's currently going through and that it came installed with 7. It has the legitimate serial number on the back and has the printed Windows 7 logo on the front, along side a nVidia and an Intel sticker.

Sorry again, I should've been a little more intricate with my description.
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02 Feb 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You haven't answered the question. Have you ever had this P.B. computer working properly with Windows 7 on it? It would have to of had major hardware replacement to be able to use Windows 7. I my self have no idea without a disc to help you.
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02 Feb 2012   #9
LeeRiley

Windows 7
 
 

I never said it was a HP? It's not old either, it's less that 2 years old and yes Windows 7 was running perfectly fine up until a few days ago.
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02 Feb 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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