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Windows 7: System Repair Disc Not working

04 Jun 2015   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Repair Disc Not working

SYSTEM REPAIR DISC 6/2015

NOTE: My C: drive is a 256 GB SSD.

I made a System Repair Disc on a new blank DVD-RW in accordance with instructions. I then tested it (in case I needed it). It did not produce a list of tools to repair the machine which is what I believe is the purpose of the disc. Nothing helped.
It has 4 files: boot, efi, sources, bootmgr.efi

I started the computer three times with the disc in the tray, each time rapidly pressing a key before the GIGABYTE initial screen appeared. Here are the results:

DELETE KEY
Black and white screen with two offerings :
Windows 7 Boot manager,
A memory check. I chose the latter and a long memory check was carried out, result successful. I booted Windows.
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F12 KEY
Black and white screen offering:
Please select boot device [7 offered]:
P4: TSSTCORP CDDV SH-224DB
Generic Storage Device 0_00
P1: ST10000DM003-1ER162
P0: Crucial_CT256MX100SSDI
Windows Boot Manager (P0: Crucial_CT256MX100SSDI
UEFI: Test corp CDDVDW SH-224DB
Enter Setup
On earlier tests I had chosen each of the first 6 but got no selection of repair tools.
This time I chose Enter Setup:
A Multicoloured screen with:
GIGABYTE UEFI BIOS
MIT System Info BIOS Features Peripherals Power Management Save and Exit
When clicked on, each produced a screen full of settings etc. I exited without saving. Windows started normally
----------------------------------------------------------
F8 KEY
Windows started normally.

Is my System Repair Disc working as it should? If so, what use is it? If not, what can I do?

Thanks.


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04 Jun 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The Del key should take you into BIOS, but seeing as you're getting the boot manager screen option click on that and see if that offers the Repair Disk as a bootable option.
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04 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess you need to select UEFI: Test corp CDDVDW SH-224DB
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04 Jun 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use the boot menu key to bring up the boot menu, choose the dvd drive with your system repair disc in it, hit enter, it should then boot into the disc.

If it doesn`t then you did not create the disc properly.

You only need a blank cd-r to create a SR disc, using a dvd is a waste.
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04 Jun 2015   #5
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Repair Disc

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
The Del key should take you into BIOS, but seeing as you're getting the boot manager screen option click on that and see if that offers the Repair Disk as a bootable option.
Thanks folks. This time, after pressing DELETE is "Windows Boot Manager", there was "Press F8 to get more tools, Advanced Boot Options". Pressing that led to "Choose advanced options for Windows 7" which produced a list of options, white text on black screen:
"Repair your computer, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Enable Boot Logging, Enable Low res. (640 x 480), Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" and a couple of other options.
Those look promising. Which of them should I try (when the time comes to do a repair in earnest)?

At bottom is "Description: View a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system."

Thanks.
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04 Jun 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s great, but did you do as I instructed to see if your SR disc works ?

There`s no reason to go into the Bios. All you need to do is use the Boot Menu, then choose the dvd drive.
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05 Jun 2015   #7
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That`s great, but did you do as I instructed to see if your SR disc works ?

There`s no reason to go into the Bios. All you need to do is use the Boot Menu, then choose the dvd drive.
Assuming the following is what you mean, I put my SR disc in the tray, shut down the computer, after 15 sec. re-started while rapidly pressing the DELETE key.:

Black and white screen:

"Windows Boot Manager" at top

"Windows 7" in a white bar
"Do a memory check" (or similar words) in a white bar
In my post I incorrectly wrote:
"Windows Boot Manager in a white bar"
That first executable offering does not contain the words "Boot Manager". Those words are the title of the page.
Pressing ENTER on the first white bar ("Windows 7") simply starts Windows normally. Although the SR Disk spins, the screen has no mention of it.

On whether I created the SR disc properly, I have made two discs, each one strictly in accordance with Microsoft's help files and those in Windows itself. Both behave in the same way.

If the conclusion is that my computer has not been built properly (it was built in April), I will need to take it back to have it fixed.

Do you advise that please?

Thanks for the help.
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05 Jun 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, delete is not the boot menu key.

Watch the bottom of the screen when you turn on the PC.

It will show you at the bottom which F key (or which key) to push to get to the boot menu.

For example, I use F8 to get to the boot menu with my board.

I can not upload a shot, but I put it in my album, if you care to look.

You can see how it lists all my drives, and the dvd drive at the top, so if you have the SR disc in the dvd drive, you just use the arrows keys to highlight that drive, then just hit enter. Then your SR disc should load files.
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05 Jun 2015   #9
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
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Example of Boot menu: Sorry but I can not upload the photo, not sure why
It would help if in reply you would type something to identify the Boot menu, to help me too confirm that I have reached it.

Thanks.
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05 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Google: "uefi boot menu" and select images
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