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Windows 7: Recovery but no EMS

18 Dec 2010   #1
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Recovery but no EMS

**I apologize if this has more to do with Asus support than Windows**

I'm trying to do a recovery through the pre-installed recovery partition but I'm not getting the EMS option upon pressing F9 on boot up. I only get an option to boot into Windows 7. I checked my partitions to make sure the recovery partition is in fact still there and sure enough it is. I wonder why I don't get the EMS option. What else can I do? Thanks

Disclaimer: I am running a UL30A and thus I have no optical drive, nor do I have an external optical drive.


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19 Dec 2010   #2
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Could you post the disk management screenshot and the output of bcdedit.

(And the wording for EMS?)
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19 Dec 2010   #3
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyans View Post
Could you post the disk management screenshot and the output of bcdedit.

(And the wording for EMS?)
I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with bcedit. Could you elaborate more on what I need to do for that? Thanks

EMS is supposed to stand for Emergency Managment Services. I should have that option to select from when I press F9 during boot up.
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19 Dec 2010   #4
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

1. For the disk management screenshot - click on "Start" in the input field type:
diskmgmt.msc (then enter)
Use snipping tool or other tool to save the displayed layout of your disk(s).
Attach it.

2. Click "Start" in the input field type:
cmd - in the listed select cmd.exe, right-click select "Run as Administartor"
In the displayed command prompt type:
bcdedit (than enter)
select and copy the displayed output (click upper left corner of window select edit-mark, select displayed output, than type <enter>) and paste it in your reply.
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19 Dec 2010   #5
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyans View Post
1. For the disk management screenshot - click on "Start" in the input field type:
diskmgmt.msc (then enter)
Use snipping tool or other tool to save the displayed layout of your disk(s).
Attach it.

2. Click "Start" in the input field type:
cmd - in the listed select cmd.exe, right-click select "Run as Administartor"
In the displayed command prompt type:
bcdedit (than enter)
select and copy the displayed output (click upper left corner of window select edit-mark, select displayed output, than type <enter>) and paste it in your reply.
Before I could even get to doing that I'm back to the BSOD. Except now I can't even boot in Safe Mode with command prompt like I could before (yesterday). So it looks I won't be able to provide you with the info you need. I'm getting thoroughly annoyed with all this. It seems it all started with a bad Intel driver (at least that's what the internet community led me to believe) and now my computer is disabled. I find it odd that something so small can leave me with a several hundred dollar paper weight. Every boot option leaves me with BSOD.
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19 Dec 2010   #6
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

get a windows recovery disk image and put it to usb - use "Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool"
use usb to boot and recover
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19 Dec 2010   #7
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Would that be the DVD Asus provided: "Windows 7 Recovery Media for Windows 7 Products"

Could I do the same with an SD card? The files on the DVD are quite large. Much larger than the 4GB of space I have on my SD card. I was trying to copy the DVD to my SD card yesterday when I realized there was more than 4GB of files.

UPDATE: I can at least get into command prompt now. Not sure if I'll be able to get it again so I'm leaving it there for now. Seems to be hit or miss.
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19 Dec 2010   #8
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

You need a Windows recovery image (same version as your OS - 32/64bit) on any media your computer can boot.
See in BIOS the device choices you have for booting.

The best would be to download the correct Windows recovery image from 'neosmart.net' - or make an internet search for 'Windows 7 recovery disk download'. (The image is less than 200MB.)

I don't know what is on ' DVD Asus provided: "Windows 7 Recovery Media for Windows 7 Products" ' - you cannot use it for booting as already stated ..?
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19 Dec 2010   #9
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

overlooked "UPDATE: I can at least get into command prompt now."

Could you post the output of bcdedit
so we could see if the problem with F9 -> EMS is in the BCD.

The BCD stores info for the boot manager like "how to load the choosen boot entry" as well as all boot choices (the boot-menu)... and some more.
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19 Dec 2010   #10
weiser701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm trying to get bcedit through command prompt but it's not registering. What exactly do I need to input?
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