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Windows 7: Cannot access WINre environment from f8

01 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Cannot access WINre environment from f8

Hi Guys n Gals

For some reason i cannot now access the repair my computer options on boot from the f8 key.I get a message saying unable to boot follow the three steps below to repair. I can access fro my dvd. Anyone know how to repair this. I have no problem booting windows just accessing the repair console.
I can access from my dvd and have tried startup repair this finds nothing.

Any help appreciated

Thanks Danny

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01 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you deleted the 100mb partition?
What are the three steps to repair?
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01 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Theog

No i still have the sys res partition with the boot files in there but it must have become corrupt in some way.The three steps to repair are to insert dvd access repair console and run start up repair but this does not find anything and brings me back full circle.Is there a way to recreate the files in the sys res part.Have included disk management pic

Thanks

Danny
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01 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Danny.



You could use the outline in Option Three of this tutorial at the link below to do a partition-specific wipe of just the SysResv partition, make sure using Partition Wizard that it remains the only Active partition.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD


Then remove the PW CD and put in the Windows 7 DVD and restart the PC to do the three separate startup repairs to create a 'new' set of boot files to the SysResv, that may sort the issue and it can't hurt at all if it doesn't.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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01 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Danny.



You could use the outline in Option Three of this tutorial at the link below to do a partition-specific wipe of just the SysResv partition, make sure using Partition Wizard that it remains the only Active partition.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD


Then remove the PW CD and put in the Windows 7 DVD and restart the PC to do the three separate startup repairs to create a 'new' set of boot files to the SysResv, that may sort the issue and it can't hurt at all if it doesn't.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Sorry Bare Foot Kid was called into work.Will have a go at that in a minute.Not really sure how this happened in the first place but will give it a shot and post back.

Thankyou Danny
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01 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Try just running Startup Repair first as it may autodetect the issue and repair it without having to reconstruct 100mb. Startup Repair
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01 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi gregrocker

Ive run it first a few times and just says no problems reboot and press f8 and it says to run start-up repair.Its a bit of a vicious circle.Am going to try wiping the partiotion now and rebuilding the boot files.Will post back

Thankyou Danny
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01 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Boo to diskpart first and do a format to the SysResv after the wipe with PW just to be sure.

DISKPART : At PC Startup



diskpart

select disc 0

select partition 1

format fs=ntfs label="System Reserved"

active (if needed)

exit

exit

<enter> after each command
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01 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Guys

Ok deleted the partition wth PWB CD and wiped with diskpart.Booted from the dvd and run start-up repair 3 times.Windows boots fine and WINre from the f8 menu is back.
Thanks to all that helped
Much appreciated

Danny

P.s Cant rep you Bare Foot got to spread it but thanks
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01 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Mo probs mate, good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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