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Windows 7: Unable to do Recovery nor Repair with disks I made.

21 Mar 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Unable to do Recovery nor Repair with disks I made.

My acer aspire 5336-2524 bricked. Windows 7 stopped working. I have the 4 Recovery Disks and a Repair Disk 64 bit. I did these when I first got the laptop. That's all I did, I didn't clone the system.

Anyway, I cannot figure out how to get the Windows 7 OS working again, I got ticked off and as a way to test the HD, I installed ubuntu and it works fine. I did a full install of ubuntu 10.4 but want to try fixing Windows 7.

The Practical BBQ'r!

update: I figure the 4 recovery disks burned off laptop are garbage, i downloaded windows7 OS for 32 bit which worked, well, almost worked, the issue ahead of me now is i need to reformat the hd to work with windows and not ubuntu, NTSB? is that the term??

Anyway, in the old days you could run a floppy with the basic commands on it, including erase and format HD, how do I do that on a laptop running pure ubuntu?? is there a website I can download from??


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21 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi mawil

Are you booting off the Recovery Discs you created ? The recovery discs will wipe your hard drive so you will loose your Ubuntu OS .
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21 Mar 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ubuntu isn't an issue if I lose it, right now I inserted the repair disk, its telling me windows cannot find system image. Are the 4 recovery disks actually an image of OS? I inserted the first recovery disk into drive and same response that cannot find system image.
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21 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The 4 Recovery discs is an image of the Windows 7 that came with your laptop . If you like to have a clean Windows without the OEM Bloatware click on the link below . It will have everything you will need to get your PC running as new .

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Note   Note
Please follow the tutorial step-by-step
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21 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
The 4 Recovery discs is an image of the Windows 7 that came with your laptop . If you like to have a clean Windows without the OEM Bloatware click on the link below . It will have everything you will need to get your PC running as new .

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Note   Note
Please follow the tutorial step-by-step
I was hoping to be able to use the 4 Recovery disks and Repair disk that came with the system. The Repair disks seems to be working up to where it won't do either of the following; 1. factory restore 2. Use image.
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21 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Factory restore will include the trial software that came with the laptop. The first time you turned on the laptop. What is the exact error message you get when you choose 1. Factory restore ?
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21 Mar 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Factory restore will include the trial software that came with the laptop. The first time you turned on the laptop. What is the exact error message you get when you choose 1. Factory restore ?
here's what I'm doing, power off the laptop, let the repair disk load, then, when I try to do factory restore or restore with image, it cannot find either, I'm restarting repair disk currently.

I select restore your computer using system image you created. there is something about loading drivers, but I click next,

message, windows cannot find system image on this PC, attach bkup hard disk or insert final DVD from bkup set and click retry, I do so and again greet same message about cannot find sys image.
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21 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Why you inputting the repair disc to do run the factory recovery discs that you created using the Acer software
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21 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Why you inputting the repair disc to do run the factory recovery discs that you created using the Acer software
I thought that was the procedure, if I power down and let disk 1 of the Recovery disk I get, status OxcOOOOOe9, info: an unexpected I/o error occurred
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21 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Run chkdsk /f on boot up.

To do this look at Option Two on the tutorial below

Disk Check
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