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Windows 7: Repair Install, What is lost?


26 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 -64 bit
 
 
Repair Install, What is lost?

I am having a strange problem with my PC freezing and having to hard reset with no error log records or ways to narrow it down. I am thinking of doing a repair install to try to fix the issue. I need to know what all would be lost during a repair install so that I can prepare for it. Is there any sort of list to give me an idea of what will be preserved and what will be deleted?


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26 Nov 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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26 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Just to be safe, make sure all your data is backed up, make a list of every program on your pc, backup your Internet Explorer favorites list.

Make an image of windows before you start, even if the OS is messed up now.
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26 Nov 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rujikin View Post
I am having a strange problem with my PC freezing and having to hard reset with no error log records or ways to narrow it down. I am thinking of doing a repair install to try to fix the issue. I need to know what all would be lost during a repair install so that I can prepare for it. Is there any sort of list to give me an idea of what will be preserved and what will be deleted?
Is it also freezing after doing clean startup? Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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26 Nov 2013   #5
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Please fill in your specs in the bottom left corner of your post.

Is this factory preinstalled Windows 7 which is the worst possible install you can have. If so I would consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get the best possible install. At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware .

If not compare the install in the tutorial with yours to see how close you come to having a perfect install, and observe the tips which work best for keeping one.

You can also go over your install closely with these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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27 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 -64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please fill in your specs in the bottom left corner of your post.

Is this factory preinstalled Windows 7 which is the worst possible install you can have. If so I would consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get the best possible install. At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware .

If not compare the install in the tutorial with yours to see how close you come to having a perfect install, and observe the tips which work best for keeping one.

You can also go over your install closely with these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
I have multiple computers. The one with the problem is a:
ROG - G74SX
CPU: i7
Ram: 8GB
OS: Windows 7 Premium

Thanks for the first link, it is an OEM version and my physical copy is for home . I uninstalled factory bloatware before I had this computer for a full day, though Asus really didn't install much.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rujikin View Post
I am having a strange problem with my PC freezing and having to hard reset with no error log records or ways to narrow it down. I am thinking of doing a repair install to try to fix the issue. I need to know what all would be lost during a repair install so that I can prepare for it. Is there any sort of list to give me an idea of what will be preserved and what will be deleted?
Is it also freezing after doing clean startup? Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
I will try that soon as I am able to. Though may be a bit before I get results as freezes randomly happen with no real norm on how long it takes


Perhaps I should post some more info about my problem, maby someone has had this before...
  • When it freezes I am unable to do anything but it maintains its current state
  • It will maintain the picture on the monitor and all devices connected will still have power but removing them will not allow me to plug them back in and still get power
  • There are no records in the error log about what happened
  • I just completely uninstalled and reinstalled my Nvidia graphics driver it didn't solve the problem
  • SFC /Scannow found an issue but could not fix it
  • When I am playing music the PC will NOT freeze only when the music stops will it freeze
  • It will not freeze when playing games either
  • It freezes when CPU usage is light only (Internet browsing or changing windows)
  • It began when a bad laptop battery I bought was crapping out and would randomly stop powering the laptop causing quite a few unexpected shutdowns.
It is a rather strange problem =/ It isn't a virus either.
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27 Nov 2013   #7
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The latest official installer ISO along with tool to burn to DVD or flash stick is in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you haven't done one yet then I'd back up files and factory Recovery Media, wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command then follow the steps to get an d keep a perfect install.
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