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Windows 7: Windows 7 repair disc not working?

20 Aug 2012   #21

windows 7 home SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Use IMGBURN at 4x to burn a CD.

See if that works.

How did you run Memtest86+?

The Official ImgBurn Website
That's what i've been using so far. used it at 4x for Memtest86+ and seatools. memory test burned fine, worked fine, and went through 7 passes with no errors. I also burned seatools two seperate times using that method, and got the issues i posted earlier. I made sure to double check the burn both times, and it burned the right way. I'll give it one more go if you think it'll help.

edit: if you're still reading this thread, I just want to let you know that I won't be able to do anything more tonight. I should have more to add tomorrow. I just want to thank everyone that has taken the time out to help me. I definitely appreciate it.

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20 Aug 2012   #22

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Well if you ran imgburn at 4x with verify, then cd should be good.

You can try the disk in your working comuter.

Won't harm anything.

As requested, put your spec info into your System Specs. That procedure I gave explains how to enter the info.



Will just make sure that the CD is good.
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20 Aug 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

slickvicXLII, you can fulfill Karl's request for specs if you've downloaded and loaded UBCD to a flash drive as recommended by Greg. There's an app under System called HWiNFO that'll identify your hardware components.

The original UBCD for burning to CD can be found here: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
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20 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To kind of summarize all of your posts, the only thing your machine has been able to completely and successfully run is a test of memory by booting a CD that had Memtest86+ burned to it?

I think I would pull that hard drive, install into another machine, and test it there. Sounds like it could very well have failed.

Especially so if you've reset the BIOS already as Greg recommended.
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20 Aug 2012   #25

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The disk should test the same in any machine IF the machine is good.

This is why I'm thinking either power supply or motherboard problems.
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22 Aug 2012   #26

windows 7 home SP1 64bit
 
 

Hey guys. I'm here with an update. I think you may be right about the harddrive. I tried booting from the hd just to try old repair options again, and now it says this:

Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Even now when I try my repair disk, it gets stuck at a black screen with a mouse pointer in the center. Its weird though. My hd is still recognized by the bios and the seatools before it stops, and i've even retrieved files from it by booting from an Ubuntu Live CD. Could it just be a loose connection or something? Anyway I can test it and make sure? As stated earlier, seatools doesn't work, and my recovery disk doesn't boot anymore. Thanks in advance guys!
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22 Aug 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The machine's BIOS might provide a test you can run on the drive.

But if the drive is really going out I would quit trying to test it if you've still got data on there that you need to recover. See if you can copy out the rest of the data by using that Ubunu disk you were using. If the drive is really dying you may only have a few times left to access the data. You don't want to jeopardize that by wasting those last few available access attempts by trying to diagnose/repair it.

You can check its connections after powering down, removing battery and AC power, hold down the power button for about 20 seconds to drain residual power, then opening the hard drive cover on the bottom of the machine. Be aware of static electricity.

If the connections are good you can see if there's any HD testing facility in the machine's BIOS that you can run. If not you may have to pull the drive and test using another machine. Best would be attaching it directly to a desktop's motherboard via (S)ATA (allows full access to the drive's firmware). If you can't do that you can try using something like this for data recovery and/or limited testing:

Amazon.com: SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5 / 3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter: Computers & Accessories
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