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Windows 7: Hello all GB here...total newbie help needed

01 Apr 2015   #1
Geebster

Windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Hello all GB here...total newbie help needed

Save failed win7 hdd info using xp?Hope someone can help. My windows7 pc has the black screen of death. I have tried all of the rescue methods to no avail. The PC is dual boot so I can run xp on it and see data and directories on the win7 corrupted drive. Is it possible to make a usable image file of the win7 hdd using the xp OS? Hope I have explained this clearly...I will be very grateful for any help


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01 Apr 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No disk images saved ?

You ran system restore at bootup with 7 install disc ?
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01 Apr 2015   #3
margrave

Size 12
 
 

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01 Apr 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Re read post #1 both drives are already a dual boot in the same machine.

He/She just has to repair the Windows 7 install.
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01 Apr 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Everything is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

An image wouldn't be worth more than the OS is right now. Better to repair, or rescue your data to boot the Win7 installation media, delete the 7 partition, create it again while doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
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02 Apr 2015   #6
Geebster

Windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Wow....you guys are great...thank you for the responses

AddRAM is exactly right as described in their second post...that is the position. I just need to rescue all of the important data that I could see when the pc was under win7 using the win xp boot.
I have limited know how...but to begin with, viewing the corrupted win7 hdd, where would I locate all of the image folders that where on my windows7 desktop?.....that would be a great start for me?
Thanks again for your help with this
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02 Apr 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

What image files? You asked if you could make an image of the failed Win7 install which I explained wouldn't work any better than the OS is now. Do you already have other image files to use? If so to access desktop browse to the Win7 drive letter>Users>Your Named Account>Desktop.
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02 Apr 2015   #8
Geebster

Windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sorry gregrocker...I mean folders with photos in them that were on the win7 desktop....I'm not sure where to find them when browsing the corrupted win7 hdd using xp os.
I'll try to access the desktop as you advise.....thank you��
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02 Apr 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

From XP, just click on the Windows 7 drive to browse, after clicking you should see a folder called users, in users will be your account. Everything you want will be in there
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