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Windows 7: System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
System Repair Disk not booting into repair options

Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?


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04 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

You can also access the Repair console by booting into the Installer, or using f8 at bootup if you have the 100mb boot/repair partition installed along with Windows 7.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. Glad you brought that up. I was going to ask if I could do this without the disc. I am sure I have that small partition
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Try This..
Put you CD in the tray when Windows 7 is on and you are logged on is there anything on the CD??

It should look something like this.(screenshot below)
That will at least rule out your CD/DVD Drive..
Hope this Helps..


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System Repair Disk not booting into repair options-capture57.jpg  
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04 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can check it is bootable - pick it up with the free ( unregistered ) version of PowerIso- just click the d/l link :

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive

The problem with booting WinRe is - it only works if you can get as far as bootmanager.

Usually you want to use it because you can't boot.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Vance View Post
Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Try This..
Put you CD in the tray when Windows 7 is on and you are logged on is there anything on the CD??

It should look something like this.(screenshot below)
That will at least rule out your CD/DVD Drive..
Hope this Helps..
Yes. I did see this. Thanks. There was 264MB of data on disk as I checked properties.
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04 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can check it is bootable - pick it up with the free ( unregistered ) version of PowerIso- just click the d/l link :

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive

The problem with booting WinRe is - it only works if you can get as far as bootmanager.

Usually you want to use it because you can't boot.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Vance View Post
Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?
That raises a huge question if its not bootable. That would be a first in all OS i have used. I will check to see if its bootable. Good tip
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04 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Vance View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can check it is bootable - pick it up with the free ( unregistered ) version of PowerIso- just click the d/l link :

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive

The problem with booting WinRe is - it only works if you can get as far as bootmanager.

Usually you want to use it because you can't boot.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Vance View Post
Created it with no problems, apparently at least. My BIOS is set to boot from CD drive...so why won't my machine boot from the system repair disk? There were no errors when disk was created. My machine just boots to windows.

Anyone else experience this with Win 7 Professional?

Any tips?
That raises a huge question if its not bootable. That would be a first in all OS i have used. I will check to see if its bootable. Good tip
By the way, How will I know if its bootable or not via this software?
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04 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It tells you at bottom left:

System Repair Disk not booting into repair options-bootable-2009-11-05_024512.jpg

You can also use it to create a virtual cdrom drive and run it from that.You can edit .iso's too - up to 300mb with the free version - which is often all you need.


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04 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Im an idiot. My BIOS was not set to boot to CD first. Fixed!! But thanks for tips. I learned a lot tonight

Next problem. Tried making system recovery disks but it keeps conking out on second of three DVDs to write telling me I need higher quality disks. Frst disk was written. Maybe I will just buy them from HP
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