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Windows 7: windows 7 restored to factory, using acer e recovey management s/w

04 Mar 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

I believe that is the System Repair Disk , which is booted to run System Recovery Options.

Click the blue links to see what I'm referring to.

You can run Startup Repair repeatedly but I'm not sure that would complete the failed Recovery.

If you've tried running Factory Recovery repeatedly from boot and it won't work, and you don't have the Acer Recovery disks to use as a backup, then as stated earlier your options are to order the disks from Acer Tech Support, or use a Win7 installation DVD to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM with the Product Key on the COA sticker.


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05 Mar 2012   #12
redboy8

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe that is the System Repair Disk , which is booted to run System Recovery Options.

Click the blue links to see what I'm referring to.

You can run Startup Repair repeatedly but I'm not sure that would complete the failed Recovery.

If you've tried running Factory Recovery repeatedly from boot and it won't work, and you don't have the Acer Recovery disks to use as a backup, then as stated earlier your options are to order the disks from Acer Tech Support, or use a Win7 installation DVD to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM with the Product Key on the COA sticker.

yes , you are right it's system repair disk .http://systemdiscs.com/

i don't want to clean install because my windows 7 starter is restored to factory and i am able to access os though it has some serious booting issues (i will tell u how i got all these issues and how i recovered in steps and then give ur solution )

1) I am happy with my acer netbook containing windows 7 starter . one bad day (came to know later) i installed linux opensuse on other drive of my hardisk

2) right from the beginning of installation of linux i faced some bad issues , any how i successfully installed the opesuse. Used LINUX for 1 day after that i got some problems regarding hardware compatibility (especially my usb interent modem) without internet i can't do my work ,so decided to get rid of that linux ,i booted to windows 7 and deleted all the drives assoisated with the linux and restared .now the main issue arised was no boot menu was appearing,instead of this grub is opening and ubable to boot windows 7.

3) I followed the procedure as explained in this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-re...ndows-7-a.html but not done every thing exactly , ie ., just i selected startup repair instead of using command prompt to get back to windows .

4) for completing the above process i have one hurdle ie ., windows repair disk / usb (as my os was pre-installed so no repair/installation disk with me ) again i googled in this link i got the answer Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Bootable Windows Recovery USB - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

5)now every thing is fine, i proceeded as stated in the link given in step 3 above .... a big relief for me my os was repaired but this time two entries are appearing one was windows 7 (recovered) where as remaining one was windows 7 recovery (i noticed later ,as it was created because of the procedure followed in the link stated in step 4 above) i dint mind much about this entry because i happy to recover my os back

6)I am doing my regular work , in the process i opened "my computer" and i found one new drive named "system reserved" with 100 mb and 72 mb was free . because of over enthusiasm i deleted this drive also ... before deleting i have asked a question regarding this, one can observe it was the first post of this thread ...

now my fate completely reversed it's not booting again ... , once again i does the same process did earlier and again i recovered os back ....

now i created a new problem (this is my present issue to solve) i used acer erecovery management software in windows menu and selected restore to facory option with complete deletion of softwares and files ...the process started on boot up ,
e recovey management initiated and restore process was successfull and finished as i said it created new problem after boot up . instead of boot menu again e recovery managemnt software is appearing even though the process of restoring is successful one can observe this in the next link 04032012 - YouTube

again to get rid this i used my magic wand (windows 7 repair usb created earlier) this time also two entries appeared in that one was windows 7 starter i entered now the remaining process of installing drivers other acer sofwares are proceded auotmatically and after one hour i recoverd my os back with factory settings ... the only one problem is iam unable to boot form my hardisk, it cannot be done with out my magic wand (repair usb) ...

i mean if put boot from hard disk - the process of restoring form acer e recovey software was appearing repeatedly
if i put usb as primary booting device - boot menu appearing and boot entries are shown as windows 7 stater and windows 7 recovery ...

u can observe
There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader. (in easy bcd s/w)

Default: Windows 7 Starter
Timeout: 30 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: F:\

Entry #1
Name: win 7 recovery
BCD ID: {23b9e2ca-66c0-11e1-b907-0021977d0568}
Device: boot
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr

Entry #2
Name: Windows 7 Starter
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

so please help me to boot from harddisk instead of using my usb repair disk ....
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05 Mar 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

It would be good to ask here before randomly taking so many actions that may be adding corruption.

Please post back a screenshot of your maxmized Disk management drive map using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Make your Recovery disks if you have not already done so as Acer eRecovery can and will fail requiring a back up method - lest you may need to get the superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.

Once we see the screenshot we will help you try to regain bootability of Win7 by marking Active the correct partition and running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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05 Mar 2012   #14
redboy8

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

hello gregrocker

screenshot of my Disk management drive map is attached


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05 Mar 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Your System flag is missing which is likely why you need the installer or repair media in the drive to boot, since the System flag normally tells us where the boot files are situated.

The System boot files cannot be placed on C since it is a Logical partition and cannot be marked Active to receive the System boot files. Did you change C to Logical at some point? It's unusual for Factory Recovery to use a Logical partition for reinstalling the OS. Were there any options given for you to choose this at the time you ran Recovery?

If this is the way it was previously then the System boot files may need to go on the Recovery partition as is sometimes configured by OEM's so that it is ready to run with it's hotkey. They may already be there and only need repair. Either way I would run Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots to see if the System flag appears and Win7 will boot on its own.

If not, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Modify>convert C to Primary, Modify> mark it Active, then click on HD # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run the 3 Startup Repairs again.

With the mess that's been made would you want to consider Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM which is a superior install without the Acer bloatware and useless factory utilties which have much better versions built into Win7. It is our specialty here.

Or you can order your Recovery Disks from Acer and reinstall the factory image which would repartition at the same time and set the HD back to exactly as it came from factory.
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05 Mar 2012   #16
redboy8

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

thanks for your replies to my queries .... i'll go for fresh installation of windows 7 . i dont know what i did ... i simply selected the restoring option that's it ... any how, no more curses for what i did ... all my queries are solved

regards
redboy
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05 Mar 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

I would make the Recovery disks first to have a path back. Back up your data. Then you can delete all partitions during install, saving the Recovery partition if you want to see if it will still cue up and possibly work afterwards.

Follow the steps to get a perfect clean reinstall in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.

Then after install save a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or its replacement in 20 minutes.
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05 Mar 2012   #18
redboy8

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

mr greckrocker
i just login now to say a big thanks to u ... thanks for ur rocking solution "use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Modify>convert C to Primary, Modify> mark it Active, then click on HD # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run the 3 Startup Repairs again. "

i did same as u guide , now i got a big relief .... every thing is alright now ... my net book is booting directly from hard disk itself ... no need to use my usb(repair disk created from iso) any more .....

keep rocking with ur replies ..... good day
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05 Mar 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

You're welcome redboy.

If you want to post up another screenshot we can make sure everything looks right and give you any tips needed for future safe repartitioning.
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05 Mar 2012   #20
redboy8

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're welcome redboy.

If you want to post up another screenshot we can make sure everything looks right and give you any tips needed for future safe repartitioning.

i am posting my disk management screen shot after rectifying all issues .....

regards


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