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Windows 7: can't install win7 from previously made recovery disks


30 Nov 2011   #1
Cateinolbia

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
can't install win7 from previously made recovery disks

I installed SP1 on a Toshiba laptop, and it caused boot up problems, that went from bad to worse-tried everything, start up repair, command prompt bootrec etc. So, I wanted to fix win 7, and of course, having no installation CD, have to use the recovery disks made 8 months ago (there are 2 of them). THe process seems to go along well "applying progress" (even if I can't understand why as the percent done increase, the time remaining increases as well). Anyway, after many hours, the screen says that it can't go any further, but to continue, press any key. I press any key and get the command prompt--X:windows\system32\ which just sits there. What is going on, what am I doing wrong? Please help, this is not my computer, which makes the fact that I crashed it even worse! Should I try and buy a win 7 installation disk, or will these home made disks work? Thanks


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30 Nov 2011   #2
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you backup the owner's files before trying the above?

To do a factory recovery in Toshiba:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Hold down the "0" key
3. Turn on the computer
4. Release the "0" key when the machine starts beeping.
5. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.
6. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
7. Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.
8. Click Next to Start recovery.

Taken from Toshiba Laptop - Reset to factory settings | Kioskea.net
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30 Nov 2011   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Always run Factory Recovery from its partition which is a more stable method, saving the disks only as a backup. Here's how to run from partition: Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

If this no longer works due to disks fouling it, you'll need to either order a Recovery Disk set from Toshiba Tech support, or get a much superior install using a Win7 installer for your version with the Product Key on COA sticker: Reinstalling Windows 7


There is no need to buy another copy of Win7 - you own the preinstalled Win7 for the computer's life to reinstall as many times as you want and in the way you prefer.

Here is the ISO and tools to burn to DVD or write to flash stick:
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso Windows 7 Home Premium x64 English
Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool
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30 Nov 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why did you install sp1?
Did the Notebook have probiems?
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30 Nov 2011   #5
Cateinolbia

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies, now my answers: yes, I saved my friends data 2) I tried the toshiba factory recovery,as suggested, but that didn't work. When I turned the computer on while pressing "0", nothing happened, and I get the same message, that no bootmgr was found. 3) I might seem really dumb, but I can't figure out where to download the win 7 stuff I need to reinstall. Everything I've read seems to assume one already has it on a disk, and needs only to activite it. Don't have anything to activate; how can I get what I need? and 4) I installed sp1 'cause I'm a jerk! Thanks again for everyones help.
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30 Nov 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cateinolbia View Post
Thanks for your replies, now my answers: yes, I saved my friends data 2) I tried the toshiba factory recovery,as suggested, but that didn't work. When I turned the computer on while pressing "0", nothing happened, and I get the same message, that no bootmgr was found. 3) I might seem really dumb, but I can't figure out where to download the win 7 stuff I need to reinstall. Everything I've read seems to assume one already has it on a disk, and needs only to activite it. Don't have anything to activate; how can I get what I need? and 4) I installed sp1 'cause I'm a jerk! Thanks again for everyones help.
See post # 7 in image recovery help to get the DVD iso.

That will get Windows 7 Home Premium x64. If your friend had a different version, let me know.

Edit: Or you can just look at post #3 of this thread...Duh!?! I feel stupid now.
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30 Nov 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If your recovery partition is corrupted and you don't have a recovery disc you can get a set from Toshiba.

https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

Or just use Greg's Digital River link as suggested in his post #3.
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30 Nov 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cateinolbia View Post
Thanks for your replies, now my answers: yes, I saved my friends data 2) I tried the toshiba factory recovery,as suggested, but that didn't work. When I turned the computer on while pressing "0", nothing happened, and I get the same message, that no bootmgr was found. 3) I might seem really dumb, but I can't figure out where to download the win 7 stuff I need to reinstall. Everything I've read seems to assume one already has it on a disk, and needs only to activite it. Don't have anything to activate; how can I get what I need? and 4) I installed sp1 'cause I'm a jerk! Thanks again for everyones help.
Why would you just ignore the steps I gave you to get done what you need?

Are you aware that the blue type are links you click on for fully illustrated tutorials and a link to the valuable Official Win7 ISO download?

I'll never understand why we can type out illustrated steps and yet some will come back and say they can't find what they need. It's baffling.
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30 Nov 2011   #9
siberian7

win7 home
 
 

i am having this issue on a dell desktop, win7 home edition, used dell datasafe disc i made reformatted hard drive now windows wont boot and is says startup repair can't fix it. can i use that same link above? thanks
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30 Nov 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, if you need 64 bit and don't want the presinstalled programs which come with the Dell Recovery.

If you want to Factory Recover I would first try the Recovery partition which is a more stable method: Dell Restoring Your Computer´s Software to the Factory Settings.

Use the disks as a backup if partition fails to run. If they fail again try wiping the HD first: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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