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Windows 7: System Repair Not Working on Dell Windows 7 Laptop

11 Apr 2013   #11
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The Dell files are all empty when I look at them so they don't help. So all I need to do is burn the iso you sent to a disk and boot from that? I don't need to do the Dell DataSafe Local Backup thing?


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11 Apr 2013   #12
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

just let me know
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11 Apr 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The ISO you burn to a DVD . Boot off the DVD by pressing F12 choose your optical drive and press [enter] on the screen
Press any key to boot from CD and DVD . . . . . Press any key to continue

Click on the link below

Clean Install Windows 7

Note   Note
Make sure you back up anything you need . Applications can't be backed up
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11 Apr 2013   #14
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok... It is still downloading (said it would take two hours but there are only 17 minutes left). I will try it in the morning and repost if it doesn't work. Thanks!
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11 Apr 2013   #15
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you want to remove the Recovery Partition and want just 1 big partition then do the steps below

When you get to this screen ( image below )



Press Shift and F10 . You will get a command prompt window . It should open up to X:\Sources . In there input these commands and press enter after each line .
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION 
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE 
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows" QUICK 
ASSIGN LETTER=C
EXIT
EXIT
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12 Apr 2013   #16
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok... I read so many warnings on the site where I downloaded the iso that I am afraid to use it. Plus I would need to reinstall MS Office. So I figured out a way to make a system repair disk. If I use that, will it help me reset it to factory defaults?
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12 Apr 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I would use the Dell Factory Recovery disc . The repair disc doesn't reinstall Windows . Unless the repair disc you created was from Dell . It's suppose to be 2-3 DVDs depending on the disc size (-R or -DL ) repair discs are only 1 disc which is the tool builtin side Windows 7 itself .
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12 Apr 2013   #18
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

How do I get the Dell Factory recovery disk? When I click on the Dell folders by clicking on start the folders are all empty. I tried burning a system image to a disk on the option in control panel that says create system image. However it didn't seem to be working so I canceled it. It kept telling me to insert a disk that is larger than 1 GB and I was putting in blank disks that are 4.7GB so I don't know why it wasn't working. I thought maybe that would do the job but I couldn't seem to burn the discs. What are my options? The downloadable Windows 7 from the web site you gave seems like it may do more harm than good.
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12 Apr 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The link I gave you won't do any harm . Those windows 7 installation ISO files are legit . When you click on type in recovery inside Search programs and files . Do you get any listings with the word Dell ?

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When you are booting up the laptop and tap on F8 press [ENTER] on Repair your Computer . Click on Windows 7 click on the Next button on the System Recovery window do you see Dell Datasafe Restore and Emergency Backup ( image below )

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12 Apr 2013   #20
rshalhoub

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I can't search on the laptop now because I am doing a chkdsk utility. However, when I click F8 when it is booting, it takes me to Repair Your Computer. When I click Repair Your Computer, it just starts windows. It doesn't give me the System Recovery Options you show in your image. I don't know how to get it to stop starting windows. Sometimes when I click Repair Your Computer, it gives me two options - one is something like Restore your computer and the other is start windows normally. When I click restore your computer it just does an endless loop taking me back to that screen. It doesn't work.
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