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Windows 7: A Windows Re-install routine similar to XP.

02 Jan 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What exactly is what you call (original system DVD) and how and where did you get it.

You must have a Microsoft matching DVD or a matching ISO burned to a DVD or Flash drive of the exact same Windows 7.

You must boot into Windows 7 before you start to do a Repair Install.
Can you boot into Windows 7?

When you complete #21 what happened.


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02 Jan 2016   #12
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I have to go to a printer to get the how to of the uninstall routine printed. I see where my mistake is: the piece begins by saying boot to Windows, but what is meant is boot windows on a separate drive where you have put an .iso with a setup on it.

I'll report back if/when I get the right .iso installed and going, then re-read the guide.
Fortunately this gaffe with Clonezilla was on some extra HDs.

But while I'm in here:

Say I get all this going. If the Setup is successful will I be able to establish the right sort of link to my homenet for the missing large shared media folder? IOW can I use Win7 menus to say 'join lon's homenet" and my media folder will then be accessible?

Keep in mind that this disk cannot see an OS at all. Which again may mean the repair cannot be done. However once I have all this as a procedure that works, I'll not bother with you further on the topic.

Thanks for your patience.
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02 Jan 2016   #13
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

To clarify the difference between an installation disc, a repair disc, and a recovery disc(s) -
If you have a W7 installation disk you can overwrite just the OS and maintain your data.
The repair disk is used for various repair purposes but cannot be used to reinstall a system.
The recovery disk restores your hard drive as it was from the factory. If your data isn't backed up
you lose it.
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02 Jan 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We need some basic information. Your post are going in circles.

Without and CD/DVD installed; can you boot into Windows 7 in a normal fashion?


Lets discuses what you can or can not do once your system is repaired later.

Lets stick with problem (A) at this time.

Why in the world are you using or worrying about CloneZilla?

Lets stick with the Repair Install tutorial.

Whether you print the tutorial or have it painted on the wall is of no concern.

Just make sure you have it available to you when needed.
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02 Jan 2016   #15
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes I think everyone is getting short tempered.

As to your question, No I cannot boot into the problem HD. The message at start up concerned a 'read' error and the screen says press control alt delete. I thought I put that as part of the problem early on.

The independently developed Linux program from Sourceforge called Clonezilal was used as an alternative to Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost could not see the target clone drive. Clonezilla could see the target drive which was attached (I'm scared to say mounted for all that means) to a SATA PCI card because my old motherboard only has 2 SATA and with 2 SATA drives plus a SATA DVD recorder
I needed to attach the PCI add-in card.

An error in using Clonezilla involving an option which I cannot give here because I'm out of spare drives to run the program-- damaged the source HD and the Target. Both give the same 'read', press control alt delete message.

I'm going to leave off this for a while.
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02 Jan 2016   #16
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes I think everyone is getting short tempered.

As to your question, No I cannot boot into the problem HD. The message at start up concerned a 'read' error and the screen says press control alt delete. I thought I put that as part of the problem early on.

The independently developed Linux program from Sourceforge called Clonezilla was used as an alternative to Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost could not see the target clone drive. Clonezilla could see the target drive which was attached (I'm scared to say mounted for all that means) to a SATA PCI card because my old motherboard only has 2 SATA and with 2 SATA drives plus a SATA DVD recorder
I needed to attach the PCI add-in card.

An error in using Clonezilla involving an option-- which I cannot give here because I'm out of spare drives to run the program-- damaged the source HD and the Target. Both give the same 'read' error , press control alt delete message.

I'm going to leave off of this for a while.
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02 Jan 2016   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Then you have a boot problem not a Repair Install problem.

Here are a couple tutorials by Greg that has all kinds of information that could help you.
You must read and understand and follow exactly.
Take you time. Doing this correctly is most important.

Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If for what ever reason you don't follow instruction you will not solve your problem.

No I'm not getting testy. I'm trying to follow and understand your post. It is challenging.

If you run into a problem please report back with the exact problem and any error codes as precisely as possible.
If I don't know the answer I will find a member that does.
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