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Windows 7: Windows 7 - I've Lost Control

2 Weeks Ago   #11
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What was the Intel update that you installed?.


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
ColdBoot

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I don't recall. It was one that showed up yesterday.
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
ColdBoot

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I found the old hard drive that came in the computer when it was new. I booted with that and was able to create a recovery disk.
I still got the "wrong version" message when I booted that recovery disk and tried to repair the new drive. Remember, the new drive started as a clone of the original. But there have been numerous updates since then.
Is there any chance that the fact that the new drive is an SSD could be causing the problem? That makes no sense, but we are dealing with Microsoft here.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
TrustMe

 
 

Maybe this will help. Download Kyhi's Bootable Rescue Disk. It's a live version of Windows. Boot from it and bring up the command prompt. It looks like you navigate to the Windows directory on your ssd. Here is a guide how to start System Restore from the command prompt.

3 Ways to Do a System Restore - wikiHow

Link to Kyhi's rescue disc.

Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Because it`s on a SSD doesn`t matter.
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
ColdBoot

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, TrustMe, but without having any keyboard or mouse control, I can't do a restore. And Kyhi's Windows 10 rescue disk isn't of any use with Windows 7. In fact, I already have a Windows 10 rescue/reinstall disk from Dell.

What I would like to find out is which system file I need to edit or replace on the bad disk to regain the device control. Should be a piece of cake if I just knew where to look.

I have other Win 7 disks, like the one I'm using now. The hassle is that I spent a lot of time getting everything sorted on Windows 7 to allow old programs and drivers to work. I didn't write anything down, or course, and I dread having to go through that again.


AddRAM, I didn't think the SSD would be a problem, but with Microsoft you never know what will happen when you change anything.

I really do appreciate the efforts you guys are making on my behalf.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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2 Weeks Ago   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColdBoot View Post
Note that the computer boots just fine, just no way to do anything.
This might be a total waste of your time, and if it is I sincerely apologize. But when the computer boots have you checked to see if you can use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad to navigate around the screen? Here are a couple of articles that outline how you might be able to do this:

How to move the mouse cursor with the keyboard in Windows.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14204


Again, I apologize if this is just a waste of time. I mean no disrespect to you or others trying to help.
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
ColdBoot

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Ranger4. Those are interesting articles. Sad to see Intel putting out such a terrible install.

Marsmiar: Thanks for your input. I learned something new; didn't know you could move the mouse pointer with arrow keys.

Unfortunately, I cannot benefit from either of your suggestions as there is no mouse or keyboard input accepted, even in Safe Boot.
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
TrustMe

 
 

One last piece of information. If your mouse and keyboard are plugged into USB 3 ports, move them to USB 2 ports. Windows 7 installation material does not support USB 3. Then try the rescue disk again.
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