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Windows 7: My /boot is corrupted and unreadable

24 Oct 2012   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's odd - it usually works.

I don't think anyone can understand what you are asking.

What built in backup program ?

Windows Backup, or something an oem has put in there?

What do you mean backup - is it just files, or did you make an image of your operating system ?

Where did you store this "backup" ?

What dvd do you not have - do you mean the manufacturer recovery discs - or do you mean windows 7 installation dvd?

You seem to have an HP install disc - isn't there a restore function on that?


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24 Oct 2012   #22
destrano78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used the hp backup program. I think it saved files, drivers etc but no disk image. I put it on an external HDD. I am missing the windows 7 installation dvd (I never got it). In my hp recovery manager, the complete recovery option is in grey, I can't click on it.
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24 Oct 2012   #23
destrano78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My /boot is corrupted and unreadable-imageuploadedbyseven-forums1351101321.391828.jpg
Sorry, it is in French as my computer


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24 Oct 2012   #24
destrano78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you had worked through Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 you would have arrived at the option to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which provides everything you need to get the vastly superior Clean Reisntall.

If you've instead recovered the bloated factory preinstall then here's how to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Should I take a x64 or x86 version?
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24 Oct 2012   #25
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by destrano78 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you had worked through Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 you would have arrived at the option to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which provides everything you need to get the vastly superior Clean Reisntall.

If you've instead recovered the bloated factory preinstall then here's how to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Should I take a x64 or x86 version?
x64 as you have stated that your operating system is x64 at the moment.
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24 Oct 2012   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks like it can't access the recovery partition.

Never mind , a clean reinstall with a fresh .iso and the product key off the sticker on your machine is probably better anyway.
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24 Oct 2012   #27
destrano78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok I'm going to do do that, thanks to everyone for help
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24 Oct 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

Keep us posted on how it goes.

If you follow the steps closely and only use the tools and methods in the tutorial then you'll get and keep a perfect install.
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04 Nov 2012   #29
destrano78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't download the software to make a save because I don't have Facebook and when I re-install windows as explained, it still seems to boot on the corrupted one.
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04 Nov 2012   #30
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You don't need Facebook to do anything here, and I would stay away from it.
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