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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit repair install fails

26 May 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I've to leave now. I'll report back in a couple of hours.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Hi, Gilles

For those who've already responded please note the following.

1) as far as I can tell, Gilles has a perfectly valid copy of Win7.
2) He has had some major corruption problems - some of which were addressed and corrected in his original thread in the MS WGA forums that he pointed to
3) (Karl - please don't pre-judge!)
4) The poor guy has been fighting this for a month now - with what little assistance I have been able to offer - and eventually I directed him to a repair install. This came up with a very general erorr message, which is why I drected him to these forums (they are more likely, I suspect, to produce a viable solution than the normal MS Answers forums)

Give the guy a break, please, and try answering the questions, rather than pandering to your prejudices.

(as far as the CBS.log file is concerned the only person I know who can reliably read them is Niemiro - who has been on the sick-list for a few months now)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #13


Are you using the latest official ISO installer w/SP1 for the Repair Install? If not download it using steps 1 and 2 from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Next establish a Clean Boot as shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. If this fails to resolve the problem, then disable your AV in both listed locations.

Run SFC -SCANNOW Command as suggested until it finds no integrity violations, and then run a full Disk Check if necessary from Elevated Command Prompt .

Have you had a bootloader such as GRUB on the HD? This may require wiping the HD to Clean the boot sector with Diskpart Clean Command before a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You should also not be afraid of a Clean Reinstall as it solves all problems and if you follow the steps in the tutorial will yield a perfect install which few users have. You can then save a backup image so you never have to reinstall again.

The process also familarizes you with your computer much more and puts an end to dragging out frustration. We are also here to help you at every step, and are the recognized leaders in this field.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 May 2012   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Enjoy a few suds at the pub!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Hi Golden,

Have rebooted and run sfc /scannow an additional 2 times.
The result still is the following:
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #16

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Boot up into Safe Mode.


type, followed by hitting ENTER:
cd /d %windir%\logs\cbs
now type, followed by hitting ENTER

findstr /c:"[SR]" CBS.log > %userprofile%\desktop\sfcdetails.txt

This will place a file named "sfcdetails.txt" on your desktop.

Please upload that file.

Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

Power down your computer.
Power up your computer.
When the Windows Boot Manager screen appears,
Press the F8 key
The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.
Using the down arrow key, highlight Safe Mode
Press the ENTER key.

In shorthand,
PowerUp | Spacebar until Windows Boot Manager
| F8 | Safe Mode | ENTER



My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #17

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Karl, the file is uploaded.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #18

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

in a new post, not one somewhere back in the thread,, but as an addition to the thread, please put the upload.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #19

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2012   #20

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Or as attachment.

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File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (150.6 KB, 56 views)
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