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Windows 7: Recovery problem! wimapply and bootmgr errors

25 Jan 2012   #11
please help

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

theog you are telling me to use "CLEAN ALL command".

but i have no OS installed and i cannot install any? Both 32 bit Windows and 64 bit recovery is problematic as i wrote.

now i deleted every partition from the 32 bit windows setup screen. and without formatting i shut down the computer. now i started trying with the recovery cds again.

i tried this option before but i am trying again. i don't think it will work.

let me put it again: i have no access to any OS. i have only access to startup menu and 32 bit Windows partitioning screen, nothing more.

and for the recovery discs, it is stuck when it tries to copy the discs to f: or d: and gives "WIMAPPLYimage fail" error.

please i dont know what to do


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25 Jan 2012   #12
theog

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25 Jan 2012   #13
please help

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

ok now i got it theog. i will give try that method today.

now i have to go to work. i hope i can find you all guys later

best
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25 Jan 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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just do the CLEAN command (clean all isn't necessary). This will remove all partitions on disk. Now reboot again from DVD.
Now install 32bits or 64bits win7 from installation DVD. Of course the right language and version (home premium, professional, ultimate).
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25 Jan 2012   #15
lsrvhayes

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

On my Acer 7551 there is the PQService (hidden Partition) even though you did a full format the partition could be enabled in your bios. It could be causing the problem. Also if you've reset the bios to default. your ACHI setting may have rolled back to IDE mode. Not sure if that would make a difference though.

Reading your post the "WIMAPPLYimage fail" sounds like a read/write error? Scratched CD/DVDs or optical cd drive is having trouble reading the recovery discs. Hmmm. Be sure only the power and keyboard are the only things plugged in to.

The partition wizard iso. is bootable and can give you detailed info about your HDD. I don't think I'm allowed to post a link though. it has an option to rebuild mbr and edit the current bootmgr.
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25 Jan 2012   #16
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
just do the CLEAN command (clean all isn't necessary). This will remove all partitions on disk. No reboot again from DVD.
Now install 32bits or 64bits win7 from installation DVD. Of course the right language and version (home premium, professional, ultimate).
Yeah, with 'All', it will write all zeros. That may take a while.
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25 Jan 2012   #17
theog

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The Acer partitioning tool does not like partitioning a dirty HD Drive, therefore CLEAN ALL is need.
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25 Jan 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The Acer partitioning tool does not like partitioning a dirty HD Drive, therefore CLEAN ALL is need.
Very strange if that's true
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25 Jan 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

During an installation failure the only benefit provided from Diskpart is wiping the boot sector which can be done with Clean Command. Clean All is to overwrite data so it can't be retrieved later and imparts no extra benefit for installation.

In your case we could have helped you troubleshoot either the 32 or 64-bit Win7 Clean reinstall as either will work and it is incorrect to say otherwise here.

Sometimes manufacturers will say that you are restricted to 64 bit because that's the only drivers they provide, but today's processors will support either and the Win7 EULA specifically says you can use either bit version with each license no matter what the manufacturer says. Almost all drivers are in the Win7 installer and others can be found via Google if not on the manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage.

Once you change to activating with the COA sticker Product Key you are protected in MS Activation servers and have no ties to the manufacturer any longer.

If your disks are faulty you can ask manufacturer to replace them, or try booting the Win7 installation DVD again to clean reinstall your version in your preference of 32- or 64-bit. As the installer itself could be the problem, let us know the licensed version on your COA sticker so we can provide the latest.
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25 Jan 2012   #20
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Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

hey guys, clean works but "clean all" command gives the following error:

"DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O Device error. See the system event log for more information"

nothing is plugged extra.
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