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Windows 7: Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

16 Jan 2014   #41
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Yeah looks like it.. just files acer, book, clssetup, engis_drive, intel, oem, perflogs, temp and partition...
still don't understand this....
Looks likes old stuff.

Post #1 says:
No OS files found on disk=> It's a pitty... but true
Repair Action: Partition table repair=>why???? And what did it try to repair
Result: Failed error code 0X490=>quite normal general error message.

So why repair and what did fail. you'll never know.


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16 Jan 2014   #42
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

The machine was bought as a vista machine and I purchased a Windows 7 upgrade kit from acer. This has a key on it. I agree the recovery partitions may be vista but I could rebuild as vista and apply the upgrade kit again...I also have some backup disks I made of the system, drivers etc but I believe this was when I purchased the system. so could be vista as well. I also have a full copy of Win 7 pro but I don't think this would work with the upgrade key...

Is there any point in seeing if I could recover anything from this drive..
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16 Jan 2014   #43
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Another mote point if I make the recovery partition an active partition the system tries to boot from this and gives me an option to recover my system. I can only assume to vista? what do you think?
and would utilities like Norton, acronis etc not be able to recover anything from the drives that are wiped..
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16 Jan 2014   #44
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
The machine was bought as a vista machine and I purchased a Windows 7 upgrade kit from acer. This has a key on it. I agree the recovery partitions may be vista but I could rebuild as vista and apply the upgrade kit again...I also have some backup disks I made of the system, drivers etc but I believe this was when I purchased the system. so could be vista as well. I also have a full copy of Win 7 pro but I don't think this would work with the upgrade key...

Is there any point in seeing if I could recover anything from this drive..
What I would do is make a backup of the disk (sector-by-sector backup). Then download and burn a data recovery ISO to DVD and boot from it. Try to recover the things. Good luck with it.

Let this be an expensive lesson for you ... make backups regulary! External disks are very cheap nowadays. No reason to don't backup
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16 Jan 2014   #45
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Another mote point if I make the recovery partition an active partition the system tries to boot from this and gives me an option to recover my system. I can only assume to vista? what do you think?
and would utilities like Norton, acronis etc not be able to recover anything from the drives that are wiped..
I'm not a recovery expert... make a new thread for it.

Why recover to VISTA? You better clean install win7. Clean Install Windows 7
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16 Jan 2014   #46
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

I agree and thank you for all your help. how would I do a sector by sector backup please..

Also what about a rebuild will I go to vista and go forward again?
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16 Jan 2014   #47
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
I agree and thank you for all your help. how would I do a sector by sector backup please..

Also what about a rebuild will I go to vista and go forward again?
Macrium reflect can do it File Size "make an exact copy".

Don't install VISTA... install WIN7
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16 Jan 2014   #48
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Yes I agree re clean install of win 7 but not sure if my upgrade key would work with a full copy of win 7...
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16 Jan 2014   #49
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

thank you very much for all your time and trouble to help me with this I do appreciate this very much...
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16 Jan 2014   #50
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Yes I agree re clean install of win 7 but not sure if my upgrade key would work with a full copy of win 7...
It does. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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