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Windows 7: New laptop, changing partition disks?

06 Dec 2011   #71
skander

win7 pro 64bit
 
 

I have a slight variation on the problems NicoleUK is having. After resizing my C: and D: partitions my WIN7Pro64 allows me to log on to user but then displays message "preparing desktop". After some time 'preparing' I get a blue screen (not a BSOD) with a message in the bottom right hand corner "Window 7 Build 7600 This copy of Windows is not genuine". The copy is genuine but seems to have lost it's activation. I have researched methods to fix this, the most likely to run the install CD from Windows, However I can't get into Windows. Can anyone help


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06 Dec 2011   #72
gregrocker

 

Sounds like you didn't use Partition Wizard bootable CD, which has never failed in hundreds of partitioning operations we've helped with here. It may be reparable or not. Sometimes the non-genuine lockout is due to drive letter slippage which need correcting in registry.

Repairs when Win7 will not boot are done by booting into System Recovery Options.

If it offers a repair, accept it and reboot. If not run Startup Repair repeatedly after making sure WIn7 or it's 100mb Boot partition (preferred if you have it) are still marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two).

If it won't repair after 3 tries with 100mb Active, switch the Active flag to Win7 partition itself and run 3 Repairs again.

If it won't repair, boot free Paragon rescue disk.

Boot the Paragon CD - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector.

Correct drive letters in the system registry. Return C to it's correct partition, releasing it from another first if necessary.

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If this fails, you can use Rescue CD to try to copy out your files to external or stick if they are intact.

Then run Factory Recovery Disks if you've made them or order them from manufacturer's Tech Support if factory OEM, or do the superior clean reinstall using Win7 DVD following these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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07 Dec 2011   #73
skander

win7 pro 64bit
 
 

Guilty as charged. Managed to accidently convert to a dynamic drive during the resize which appeared to block my changeing the drive letters(which had "Drifted". Had to use Ghost to copy the drive to another spare drive and back again which returned the drive to basic and cured my problems. Have downloaded the utils you suggested and promise to use them in the future. Many thanks for your quick reply and accurate diagnosis.
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07 Dec 2011   #74
NicoleUK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello again guys, I have been getting used to things with the laptop however I still have a few worries. Some of the software that I needed isn't available for download on the Samsung site, I contacted them and they said I'd need to restore everything again which I don't want to do because I don't want all that crapware back. I made that disk when I first got the laptop, is there something I can do with that to get back a "few" of the software I need without having to erase my C drive all over again! (I didn't realise at the time there was some I may have needed)
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07 Dec 2011   #75
gregrocker

 

Exactly which software do you need?

Many of the bloatwares they preinstall have better versions built into Win7, or comparable freeware available easily online.

I've never found anything worth keeping in any model's bloatware except Works which I have in my Downloads.

Use ImgBurn for a burner. ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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07 Dec 2011   #76
NicoleUK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well everytime I restart, it tells me that the software (from Easy) driver isn't found even though I've installed everything possible from the website.

I also can't get Samsung Recovery 5 back because it says "there is no samsung recovery area on your hardisk" I'm guessing that's because I deleted it when I did the partitions if you remember. I've been reading around some other forums and I've yet to find a solution
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07 Dec 2011   #77
gregrocker

 

You no longer have Samsung Recovery, or any other Samsung utilities unless you import their software from the Samsung site.

If there are any drivers in the Device Manager missing which need a driver, look for them on the Samsung Support Downloads webpage for your model.

If you cannot find the driver and it is prompting you then let us know exactly what it is and we'll help you research it - meanwhile you can disable it in Device Manager to stop being bothered.
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09 Dec 2011   #78
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

IMO, I personally would return the Notebook back to out of box state.
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09 Dec 2011   #79
gregrocker

 

I've been connecting the past two nights to help Nicole. She cannot get the Samsung Elan touchpad driver from website to install correctly so that it has the scroll features. It has a folder in it for Synaptics but no matter what order they're installed, it's dysfunctional with a run box starting up on the desktop every time which we finally deleted.

In addition the SRS Premium Sound package is not available to add on to the Realtek sound driver so the quality sound she had is missing. All the downloads found online are for other OEM's and won't work.

She was able to get the laptop buttons functioning using the Easy Display software.

Worse, she has no ability to use the Samsung Recovery backup image she saved externally because a small Recovery partition on her HD was deleted that enables F4 hotkey. So she has the image file on her external but no way to run it to factory restore. Apparently Samsung requires it to be shipped back to reimage the HD but don't want to help her because she divulged that she has clean reinstalled and deleted the Recov partition.

I'm hoping they reconsider since this thread is a top Google search result for Samsung now so millions will read about how they treated a young girl after the worst clean reinstall experience we've had here out of thousands.
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09 Dec 2011   #80
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.

& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Samsung Recovery, make Recovery disks:
Get Downloads, Firmware, Manuals and Software for Samsung NP-RF511-S02US#
What Is Samsung Recovery Solution III?
What Is Samsung Recovery Solution 4?

Get Downloads, Firmware, Manuals and Software for Samsung NP-RF511-S02US#
Did you make the Recovery disks?

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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