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Windows 7: My laptop went from Restore to Recovery

02 Mar 2014   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

OK, that's encouraging. Its hard to know exactly what someone is doing when your not sitting in front of the PC or looking over their shoulder so I always look for what might have been missed or just assumed. My laptop has a UEFI BIOS so I usually get dual boot options for most devices. For example if I plug in a USB thumb drive to install Windows I get a "UEFI Kingston ...... and a Kingston .... option in the Boot menu. Picking the UEFI option installs Windows in UEFI, picking the other option installs Windows in non UEFI mode. Do you get similar options? If not, have you changed any of your BIOS settings and do you know if your BIOS is UEFI?


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02 Mar 2014   #12
Zuko53

Windows 7 upgraded from Vista 32bit
 
 

RE: UEFI. You are describing the destination of the third choice at the bottom of the Recovery page which I described earlier. Anyhow, here is the result of my last attempt at using the Recovery disc. I started the laptop with the recovery disc in the CD optical drive and started. The result was getting the Recovery page again, so I hit the Esc key to take me to the BIOS. Again, under the EXIT key is where I access the startup and now I have two choices because the CD is in the drive. I hit the entry that describes the CD and next I get the Samsung logo and the spinning dots and after a minute or two, the Setup starts the recovery process and that goes as far as the first restart. Now, instead of repeating the process, I leave the Recovery screen there and take the recovery CD out and the I hit the Esc and get to the BIOS again and go back to the EXIT tab. Now, I only have one choice (Windows Boot Manageer) because I took the disc out, the second choice is no longer there. Next I get the Samsung logo again and the spinning dots and next I get Getting Devices Ready. That takes about a minute or two and then it goes to Getting Ready and that takes about 10 minutes. Then I got the Recovery Screen again hit Esc got to BIOS to EXIT, Windows Boot Manager, entered that and Voila! I got to access the computer. So, the problem remains to be that rather than boot up normally, I have to got thru that Recovery screen, Esc to BIOS to the EXIT tab and click on Windows Boot mangage.
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02 Mar 2014   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Ok, first off I better say that I've had a couple of Rum and Cokes and will look this over again in the morning when I'm sober. That being said I'm thinking you should be picking the third option when doing the recovery. If you have a UEFI BIOS, if you didn't you wouldn't be getting the third option with UEFI in front of it. If your BIOS is set to boot from the Windows Boot Manager and its leading you back to the recovery options that means (to me) that the recovery wasn't successful.
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04 Mar 2014   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I'm back, sipping my morning coffee. Just wondering if you made any progress?
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