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Windows 7: Repair your computer (F8) not working


13 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Repair your computer (F8) not working

As the title says when you press F8 on bootup and get the options Repair your computer, safe mode etc... the Repair your computer option does not work it just returns to the OS selection screen.

Now I'm pretty sure I could fix this is someone that this works for could please run "bcdedit /v /enum all" at the command prompt and post the output or attach as a text file.

Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Howzis? From Ultimate 32bit though.
Code:
C:\Windows\System32>bcdedit /v /enum all
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {c419d36b-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
resumeobject            {c419d36a-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
displayorder            {c419d36b-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {c419d36b-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence        {c419d36c-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {c419d36a-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
nx                      OptIn
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {c419d36c-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
device                  ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c419d36c-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80
fd\Winre.wim,{c419d36d-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Recovery Environment
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice                ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c419d36c-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80
fd\Winre.wim,{c419d36d-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
systemroot              \windows
nx                      OptIn
winpe                   Yes
custom:46000010         Yes
Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier              {c419d36a-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description             Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {1afa9c49-16ab-4a5c-901b-212802da9460}
filedevice              partition=C:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
pae                     Yes
debugoptionenabled      No
Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier              {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path                    \boot\memtest.exe
description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
badmemoryaccess         Yes
EMS Settings
------------
identifier              {0ce4991b-e6b3-4b16-b23c-5e0d9250e5d9}
bootems                 Yes
Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier              {4636856e-540f-4170-a130-a84776f4c654}
debugtype               Serial
debugport               1
baudrate                115200
RAM Defects
-----------
identifier              {5189b25c-5558-4bf2-bca4-289b11bd29e2}
Global Settings
---------------
identifier              {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
inherit                 {4636856e-540f-4170-a130-a84776f4c654}
                        {0ce4991b-e6b3-4b16-b23c-5e0d9250e5d9}
                        {5189b25c-5558-4bf2-bca4-289b11bd29e2}
Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier              {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
                        {7ff607e0-4395-11db-b0de-0800200c9a66}
Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier              {7ff607e0-4395-11db-b0de-0800200c9a66}
hypervisordebugtype     Serial
hypervisordebugport     1
hypervisorbaudrate      115200
Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier              {1afa9c49-16ab-4a5c-901b-212802da9460}
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
Device options
--------------
identifier              {c419d36d-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd}
description             Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice        partition=C:
ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\c419d36c-58f4-11e0-a959-c4e3afad80fd\boot.sdi
C:\Windows\System32>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If your trying to do a Repair Install you have to run it from your Windows disk.

If you don't have the 100MB System Reserve partition on the HD most tools will not work.
Again you will have to run them from the Windows disk.

That is what I have to do since I have no System Reserve partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Britton got it to work, just had some incorrect ID's and from yours I was able to determine which ones needed to be the same.

@Hopalong X
I have the 100mb partition but I'm not actually trying to do anything it's just been bugging me for a while that the "Repair your computer" option would never work. I don't even think it was there when I installed Windows and I manually added it when I added GRUB4DOS, what source's of info I used to add it I don't remember.

It really didn't matter because I have the DVD and a external HD with Win 7 install and a bunch of other tools but I'm picky so I wanted it too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Glad you got what you needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, glad it worked for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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