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Windows 7: Back in the startup again (and again and again...)

28 Jun 2011   #11
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What do you mean you reinstalled? Did you reinstall the OS with Recovery Disks(s) or The Windows 7 Installation DVD? Or did you just run Startup Repair?

Exactly what did you run?

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28 Jun 2011   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KBT View Post
Okay, reinstalled (I think) Windows7 x64 with a repair disc. I am currently on my laptop, so so far so good . I then ran SR 3 times in a row before restarting my laptop. I still have that ImgBurn on my laptop (the last thing I was able to download after System Default), but since I was supposed to backup any data on a portable medium, I can't help but feel that I've screwed up. I have to restart/shutdown for some updates, so I'll try SR before boot once more to see if anything persists and update you then. Whether this does it or not, thank you so very much, especially you, Scarecr- er, gregrocker.
If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new HD.
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28 Jun 2011   #13
KBT

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What do you mean you reinstalled? Did you reinstall the OS with Recovery Disks(s) or The Windows 7 Installation DVD? Or did you just run Startup Repair?

Exactly what did you run?
I ran a disk running as a CD/DVD with Windows7 64-Bit Recovery Disc (I can provide a link if you want the specific; my friends and family use either x32, Apple, or nothing). Apparently, it didn't take, it took nearly 2 hours to attempt to repair. I now have three errors: 0xa (the ci.dll), 0x1f (either system repair or system restore), and 0x490 (whatever the other wasn't). Also, F10 didn't do... that. F2 let me boot the disk.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new HD.
Thank you, but I don't really have any data to move (just MS Security Essentials and Realplayer on my laptop right now). I don't have enough time or patience to try getting anything back unless it's guaranteed to stick.
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28 Jun 2011   #14
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Since you have no files to rescue, let's try to run Factory Recovery from its partition on the Hard drive.

Reboot the computer, tapping F8 every second vigorously. Does the Advanced Boot Options menu
have a Repair My Computer choice on it? If so, click on it and see if it finds an installation to Repair. EIther way, click through to Recovery Tools list. Is there are choice for Recover to Factory Condition? Choose that to restore your computer to how it was when it left the factory.

If the Recovery choice is not there in the list, post back your exact eMachine model so we can look up the Manual for how to run its Factory Recovery, or look in the Manual provided.

If you do need to copy out any files, using the CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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28 Jun 2011   #15
KBT

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you have no files to rescue, let's try to run Factory Recovery from its partition on the Hard drive.

Reboot the computer, tapping F8 every second vigorously. Does the Advanced Boot Options menu
have a Repair My Computer choice on it? If so, click on it and see if it finds an installation to Repair. EIther way, click through to Recovery Tools list. Is there are choice for Recover to Factory Condition? Choose that to restore your computer to how it was when it left the factory.

If the Recovery choice is not there in the list, post back your exact eMachine model so we can look up the Manual for how to run its Factory Recovery, or look in the Manual provided.

If you do need to copy out any files, using the CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
I already told you, my computer's done a factory reset twice since the problem first arose, and still persists. Am I just screwed and have to get a new computer?
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28 Jun 2011   #16
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Exactly where did you state twice before in this thread that you have run Full Factory REcovery from its partition by using the Fkey?

You said that you deleted your System Restore points but somehow ran a System Restore, you ran a CD/DVD Windows 7 Recovery Disk which seems to describe the Repair CD running Startup Repair - but even it it is a Factory Recovery Disk it is not running the Partition from the HD as I am suggesting you do now.

When did you tap the Fkey which triggers Full Factory Recovery to run from its partition on the HD, and what were the results?

No you do not have to get a new computer, but you need to interact so we can understand exactly what you have done. Take the time to ask all the questions you need to understand the steps we give you.
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29 Jun 2011   #17

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Have you looked at the manual in Post 5?
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29 Jun 2011   #18
KBT

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Exactly where did you state twice before in this thread that you have run Full Factory REcovery from its partition by using the Fkey?

You said that you deleted your System Restore points but somehow ran a System Restore, you ran a CD/DVD Windows 7 Recovery Disk which seems to describe the Repair CD running Startup Repair - but even it it is a Factory Recovery Disk it is not running the Partition from the HD as I am suggesting you do now.

When did you tap the Fkey which triggers Full Factory Recovery to run from its partition on the HD, and what were the results?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KBT View Post
I have actually tried a "Restore to system default"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KBT View Post
One of my guardians took my laptop and System Restored it (a second time) on their own, without supervision.
I apologize. I mistyped; when I said "System Restored" at this point, I meant to the default factory settings.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No you do not have to get a new computer, but you need to interact so we can understand exactly what you have done. Take the time to ask all the questions you need to understand the steps we give you.
All right: I've got pretty much full access to my laptop (at the moment); tell me everything I need to tell you, and at which points I was confusing or contradictory.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you looked at the manual in Post 5?
Ah, no, sorry, I forgot about it after all it did was beep at me repeatedly. I'll go back over it, tell you what happens.

--EDIT--
There is no file in my Start menu that has "Acer" in it. I performed a search, too; except for two MRK and DLL files and a handful of images, I have nothing with "acer" in the name or description.
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29 Jun 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post up your exact make/model. You have eMachine, correct? I think Ray confused it for Acer.

Have you been running the Full Factory Recovery (twice) from within the OS, from boot by tapping the F8 key, or using Recovery Disks?

Do you have access to a Windows 7 installation DVD or ISO to make one, so you could clean reinstall after wiping your HD of possible corruption?

If you are thrown into Startup Repair loop even after full Factory Recovery then it may involve corruption of the boot sector requring wiping the HD, then reinstalling using the Recovery Disks or (for a cleaner reinstall) Windows 7 Installation DVD.

What are the results of three separate Startup Repairs run from the Repair CD?
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29 Jun 2011   #20
KBT

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Let's see how I can screw this up now...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post up your exact make/model. You have eMachine, correct? I think Ray confused it for Acer.
eMachines D525 64-bit OS running on Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.2GHz 2.19GHz

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you been running the Full Factory Recovery (twice) from within the OS, from boot by tapping the F8 key, or using Recovery Disks?
The F8 from boot (sort of); it was from the Startup Repair menu's advanced settings (guardian says they did as well).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have access to a Windows 7 installation DVD or ISO to make one, so you could clean reinstall after wiping your HD of possible corruption?
I burned a disc from (removed). I pressed F2 before the logo came up and was able to tell my comp to load from the disc drive before the hard drive (that's how I was told to run that particular one; I hope I did as you were asking when you told me to press F10 to load my BIOS) which at least allowed me to run my comp.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you are thrown into Startup Repair loop even after full Factory Recovery then it may involve corruption of the boot sector requring wiping the HD, then reinstalling using the Recovery Disks or (for a cleaner reinstall) Windows 7 Installation DVD.
I don't have an Install DVD; do I need to buy or make one?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What are the results of three separate Startup Repairs run from the Repair CD?
After first booting (and three consecutive SR), it said the only problem was that there was no problem. After my first restart to set MS Sec. Essentials, I had a smooth boot with no problems. After shutting down for MS updates, though... when I next turned on my computer, I was thrown into SR, and was told I had one root cause with three errors: 0xa ("Could not boot critical file ci.dll"), and 0x1f and 0x490 (I think they said something about system repair and system restore).
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