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Windows 7: Rescue/Recovery DVD fails to boot

15 Jun 2015   #21
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can try this;
A23x86.iso
boot it up, then use nt6repair to reveal the shadow copies. Find the shadow copies first.

Rescue/Recovery DVD fails to boot-getshadows.jpg



Then rt click the sick windows partition , select "bypass permissions". Then delete the following from the partition ( one at a time).

Program files
Program Files (x86)
Program Data
Users
Windows


You can copy the same named directories back onto the partition from the shadow copy ( do it one at a time, coz some may be quite big )

If nothing in the shadow is damaged, you should be back to the point when the shadow was created. I have done it several times.




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15 Jun 2015   #22
gregrocker

 

Si, would this be an effective workaround for when System Restore is not functioning from WinRE?
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17 Jun 2015   #23
gosssamer

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can try this;
A23x86.iso
boot it up, then use nt6repair to reveal the shadow copies. Find the shadow copies first.

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Then rt click the sick windows partition , select "bypass permissions". Then delete the following from the partition ( one at a time).

Program files
Program Files (x86)
Program Data
Users
Windows


You can copy the same named directories back onto the partition from the shadow copy ( do it one at a time, coz some may be quite big )

If nothing in the shadow is damaged, you should be back to the point when the shadow was created. I have done it several times.
I didn't get an opportunity to try this for this time, but appreciate your help.
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17 Jun 2015   #24
gosssamer

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What about the other steps from Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Greg, I eventually got it to work. I posted this on my BSOD post, and thought it would be helpful for you here too.


I figured it out. After performing a Recovery and the system not working, and after thoroughly checking the hard disk for virus and consistency (surface check, etc), I figured I would try and determine the OEM license number from the system to use during a clean install. I even used bootrec from the command-line during a repair session, it still didn't work. It would just blue-screen with 0x7B.

I downloaded this program:

Download Lazesoft Products

It creates a bootable image (DVD, CDROM, USB key) that can be used to do all sorts of cool things, including recovering license key information. It also has a boot recovery app built into it. Clicking the icons to rebuild the BCD, boot sector, and MBR fixed it, and now it boots successfully. So despite running these commands using bootrec and it not working, perhaps there was something else in this rescue CDROM that was performed that eventually fixed it.

Using this from the working system before I performed the Recovery probably would have worked as well.

I'd encourage you guys to direct your users to this lazesoft product page as part of your "Troubleshooting windows booting" document.
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17 Jun 2015   #25
gregrocker

 

Everything that's in that disc is in Troubleshooting Failure to Boot tutorial, but you need to actually do the steps.

I asked you about a bunch of the steps you said you had done but you could not reply with any results. This lack of interaction almost always means the work is not getting done.
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17 Jun 2015   #26
gosssamer

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Everything that's in that disc is in Troubleshooting Failure to Boot tutorial, but you need to actually do the steps.

I asked you about a bunch of the steps you said you had done but you could not reply with any results. This lack of interaction almost always means the work is not getting done.
As I mentioned, I did those steps, and have a good enough understanding of how things work to know that the commands succeeded. Despite this, the steps weren't sufficient, and only this rescue CDROM was apparently able to fix it. I just don't do it everyday any more.

I think part of the confusion may come from the fact that it's uncommon for a support forum to have such a dedicated support staff - I'm very thankful and appreciative you stuck with this throughout the entire procedure. Often times, responses are given but then no follow-through, and it becomes a waste of everyone's time.

I've been building PCs and servers for decades, going back to being the technical lead for a company with 300 WfW systems. It doesn't make me an expert, but I'm very familiar with the procedures and customizing windows. It's perhaps just the individual release nuances I have difficulty with.
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