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Windows 7: Boot manager only loading windows setup

28 May 2013   #11
Slurpyluver

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Yeah I need another computer for that. If I had another one, I would just take the drive out of here and slave it to a desktop to pull the information off then let setup restore the system.


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28 May 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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You can copy files to an external disk by doing Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console. That way you can save important documents

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot step 9. Now you know if all files are still there.

You don't know yet:
  • partitions are still on disk?
  • files are still in the partition?
  • correct partition is active?
I need that info... otherwise I can't help you
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28 May 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

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System Repair Disc - Create do it on a working win7 x64 (64bits) machine. No neigbors/friends with such a machine?
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28 May 2013   #14
Slurpyluver

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No one near me with windows 7. A friend told me we might be able to start Linux on it to pull the information off then allow setup to return the HDD to factory status. I am going to hate having to do that. I think at this point I am going to need to find a desktop running at least xp to pull the files I need off of it. I know everything is still there. Partition 1 is intact as I never allowed setup to run. Partition 2 has Microsoft office click to run and partition 3 has the restore software and OS in it. I have, and used several partition program and can do what I need to just need to find another computer I guess.
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28 May 2013   #15
Kaktussoft

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If you're so sure all is still there.....don't do a factory restore!

Do you have any cd/dvd in house to do the following?
  • show partitions on disk
It can be a linux bootable CD/DVD or some partition manager cd/dvd. Prove all partitions are still there. Prove files are still there.

What partition is marked ACTIVE? "recovery", "system reserved", or win7 partition itself?
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28 May 2013   #16
Slurpyluver

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I will try using Linux as suggested my a friend to see what I can do. I still wonder if I can input a command string into edit boot options to tell boot manager to simply run windows normally. It did switch to running setup when I typed setup. It should be just as easy to switch it back. Or I am just dreaming. I thank you for your help. I won't do a restore unless I get the info off of it with the Linux boot cd or someone here can somehow come up with the command line to tell boot manager to run normally
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28 May 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

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Just answer #15 if you have a linux boot cd.
After that post results.
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28 May 2013   #18
Kaktussoft

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btw: what do you see now when doing EDIT BOOT OPTIONS?
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28 May 2013   #19
Slurpyluver

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Along the top highlighted says Edit Boot Options then below says Edit Windows boot options for: windows set up
Below that says Path: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe


Then [ /MININT /REDIRECT RDIMAGEOFFSET=8192 RDIMAGELENGTH=3161088 RDPATH= multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\sources\boot.wim

Any other menu I can get into has the windows setup header. Not windows
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28 May 2013   #20
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slurpyluver View Post
Along the top highlighted says Edit Boot Options then below says Edit Windows boot options for: windows set up
Below that says Path: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe


Then [ /MININT /REDIRECT RDIMAGEOFFSET=8192 RDIMAGELENGTH=3161088 RDPATH= multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\sources\boot.wim

Any other menu I can get into has the windows setup header. Not windows
Edit Windows boot options for: windows set up
But are there any more boot entries (so not "windows set up")?
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