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Windows 7: set the BIOS to have the CD or DVD drive listed first

01 Jul 2014   #11
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldbat View Post
I did get to the bios and the order appears to be correct: dvd, then hd.

mse seems to have a problem running with mb for some reason. I did use to use it but some sort of conflict arose. or maybe it has a problem with zone alarm. I will try again. tyty
That is what I use and a lot of others on here. They work fine together. They do different jobs and you do need both.


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01 Jul 2014   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldbat View Post
that seems to say my hubby's repair disc should work. is recovery disc and repair disc the same thing? I am using a repair disc. I think recovery wipes all?
Go ahead and give the Repair Disk a try. Yes the Recovery Disk will wipe and put it back to like you had it when you first took the PC out of the box.
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01 Jul 2014   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

When you get your computer going like you want it, you need to download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
This program will make a copy of your Win 7 and all other files exactly as they are. If you run into problems, it takes about 15 minutes to restore a Macrium backup and your computer is exactly like it was before. I make new backups every week. They can be done automatically as you sleep. It is a free program and well worth it. Be sure and make the Macrium Boot disk (called Rescue Media on the Program Menu) after you install the program. It will boot your PC and allow you to restore a backup even if your PC will not boot.
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01 Jul 2014   #14
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I was not able to make a repair disc on my computer via the admin acct or my user acct. I get error:

system disc can't be created
error 0x80004005

from ms:

Error code 0x80004005

This problem may occur if a file that the Windows Product Activation (WPA) requires is damaged or missing. This behavior occurs if one or both of the following conditions are true:
  • A third-party backup utility or an antivirus program interferes with the installation of Windows XP.
  • A file that WPA requires is manually modified.
I checked and almost everything is stopped. doesn't appear any interfering type programs are running
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01 Jul 2014   #15
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

so currently:
repair disc from hubby's computer (exact same model as mine) will not boot.
check of the bios indicates proper order: dvd, then hd
I can't make a repair disc on my computer, either via user acct (which I can only get into via safe mode and used recdisc.exe to try to make the disc) or my admin acct.
I have exhausted the repair options of the original problem (registry changes; but didn't fix the problem)

do I have any other options before I nuke?
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01 Jul 2014   #16
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

oh, and restore point is not far enough back, so restore is not an option
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01 Jul 2014   #17
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

and I didn't manually mod any wpa file
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01 Jul 2014   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldbat View Post
so currently:
repair disc from hubby's computer (exact same model as mine) will not boot.
check of the bios indicates proper order: dvd, then hd
I can't make a repair disc on my computer, either via user acct (which I can only get into via safe mode and used recdisc.exe to try to make the disc) or my admin acct.
I have exhausted the repair options of the original problem (registry changes; but didn't fix the problem)

do I have any other options before I nuke?
Go to message 7 in this thread. I listed a link where you can get a Windows 7 disk. It also has the Repair Disk on it. It should work OK with your PC. Use Hubby's PC and download the file and burn to a DVD at the slowest possible speed to make sure there are no errors on it. You can then boot yours with the disk and attempt a Repair.
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01 Jul 2014   #19
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

if it helps any, when I start with the repair disc in, the screen is black w/a flashing white "-" in the upper left corner. the cd seems be start, stop, whirl, etc, and then it goes to the windows logon screen like normal
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01 Jul 2014   #20
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

k. will do. thought that was for after I got the thing back up. sigh. this is gonna be a cluster. I can just tell.
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