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Windows 7: "Operating system: Unknown" when trying startup repair

23 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
"Operating system: Unknown" when trying startup repair

Hi, turns out that when i get to this window:



Instead of "Operating system: Windows 7" i get "Operating system: Unknown" and when I try to repair startup, it fails, what could be the problem?

ty.

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23 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

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14 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

i read BSOd and it thinks my laptop is working and will download.
might it help my laptop in i downloaded something onto this olde
desktop to a 8gb USB drive ? thanks - jimhicks36
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14 Oct 2012   #4

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Captian i saw repair pages days ago. now, only the 2 Windows Boot Manager pages open.
thank you - jimjhicks36
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30 Nov 2013   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
is it possible to use a flash drive?

is it possible to use a flash drive? I'm currently experiencing this problem, the other problem is I don't have a cd/dvd drive.. I wish someone reply to this message.
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30 Nov 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anger51 View Post
is it possible to use a flash drive? I'm currently experiencing this problem, the other problem is I don't have a cd/dvd drive.. I wish someone reply to this message.
Hello anger51, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes. You could download a Windows 7 ISO file, and create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB with the ISO file. The tutorial below can help you with both.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Afterwards, you could select to temporarily boot from the USB in your motherboards Boot Menu to the System Recovery Options to select to do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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