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Windows 7: Burnt out from error error error! Time to go back to Paper.

03 Sep 2014   #41
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

What are you using to open that CMD prompt?

That X= shouldn't be there, it should read C:\ . We need to see what's on that drive. Follow this:

At that X= Command Prompt.

Type: diskpart, see if that CMD works, (I'm hopin', but with that X= there I don't think it will.)


If it works:

At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume

Make note of the number of the simple volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
Take another picture here and post it in your next reply DO NOT go any further!



ICit2lol, have you ever seen anything like this CMD prompt??


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03 Sep 2014   #42
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elljay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yes Eli it is probably better than us trying to explain it in a post
Yes, ICit2lol, it probably is.
It's nice when one comes across a good video too.

Icit2lol, do you know much about UBUNTU?
I see I can find quite a few things about my computer.
I can find my files too etc... and a lot of folders I have no idea what they are.
(PC terminology??)
Would I be able to set my computer back to Factory Condition with UBUNTU?
Is there somewhere I can reach COMMAND PROMPT?
I was searching for that last time I had the disc in.
Mate I don't know much about Ubuntu per se' I stumbled over it a long time ago when I first started getting into computing in more than a curiosity level, and I had a go at using the Linux based OS's because they were no cost and I was naively curious as to what they did and looked like.
I was using it in that fashion one day and again through pure curiosity I clicked on the drives and found I could open them that way so one thing lead to another and I was able to open drives that were to all intents and purposes dead or impenetrable. I then found I could open the C: drive on my own machine without the login password. So I instantly had an easy and very cheap way of doing fixes for people.
I also found I could get an internet connection where the machine being fixed would not connect how much I tried so one can download info for fix it stuff.
There was also the added ability of writing documents and printing them off if I wanted to etc etc.
Now there is one "drawback" (that I should add to my little ditty) and that is there are some files that are made in Windows that are not accessible in Ubuntu for I am guessing some form of program coding. But things like pictures, videos, documents (again some were just a machine language) however it does recover data that most folks in trouble really want ie pics!!
I was then able to at least cut the fix time with machines by half, and all for the sake of burning one simple disk.
One advantage is that it doesn't interfere with or need Windows to run and used to be virtually malware free so it in itself was a real plus to me - but that has changed since those days.
I was discussing this with another member a little while ago and it reminded me of the dual boot -Windows / Linux Mint I tried but found it hard to work and I was too lazy to get around the boot problems I was having so dumped the Mint and just stuck to Ubuntu.
I know there are people who use Linux based stuff rather than Windows but the sheer number of systems and complexity is too much for me.
Now the other stuff you wanted to know about I am not sure about ie factory restore as I have never tried that and I doubt it would happen through Ubuntu because hitting the correct key for that function is just the machine accessing the partition on the hard drive that has been allocated for that purpose so you would have to have the machine switched off to start with and if you had Ubuntu running means it would have to be shut down. I stand to be corrected some of the Linux buffs might know but that is the simple way I think of it.
The command prompt again I am not sure I will have to have a play around with it to see.
In a nutshell I just see it as a way of retrieving data and accessing the net in dire straights, and there have been many times if it were not for Ubuntu I would not have been able to fix machines for folks and they would have ended up going to a techie because I do not charge anything but spare parts at cost - I just enjoy the challenge and the appreciation of folks for fixing their machines.
By the by there are other fixers like this - Golden another member did a tutorial on using a bootable Mint for example http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html
and whs -
Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Me I am not clever or patient enough to tutorials and just put out my dittys as I call them
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03 Sep 2014   #43
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
What are you using to open that CMD prompt?

That X= shouldn't be there, it should read C:\ . We need to see what's on that drive. Follow this:

At that X= Command Prompt.

Type: diskpart, see if that CMD works, (I'm hopin', but with that X= there I don't think it will.)


If it works:

At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume

Make note of the number of the simple volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
Take another picture here and post it in your next reply DO NOT go any further!



ICit2lol, have you ever seen anything like this CMD prompt??
Now you have mentioned it Anak I seem to remember something along those lines and like I replied to the OP I I haven't dabbled with it for some time now so have not kept with using it more thoroughly
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03 Sep 2014   #44
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Elljay, are you sure we're working with Windows 7 on this HP2000?

For this model of 2000 the specs say Windows 8 (64-bit): HP 2000-2b19WM Notebook PC Product Specifications

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
ICit2lol, have you ever seen anything like this CMD prompt??
John, that X= prompt is the Recovery Drive Command Prompt in Windows 8

Use the Recovery Drive Command Prompt to edit the registry or recover data - TechRepublic


It's late here and I'm signing off, will pick this up tomorrow.......
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04 Sep 2014   #45
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Elljay, are you sure we're working with Windows 7 on this HP2000?

For this model of 2000 the specs say Windows 8 (64-bit): HP 2000-2b19WM Notebook PC Product Specifications

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
ICit2lol, have you ever seen anything like this CMD prompt??
John, that X= prompt is the Recovery Drive Command Prompt in Windows 8

Use the Recovery Drive Command Prompt to edit the registry or recover data - TechRepublic


It's late here and I'm signing off, will pick this up tomorrow.......
Yes Sir.
My HP has Windows 7. Here is shot of the labels on my machine.
OK Anak. Thank you.
Goodnight.




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04 Sep 2014   #46
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Anak, way back in the thread @ #30 #31, I mentioned I made a Repair Disc from another machine. That Repair Disc is what I am booting from.

I used my brother-in-law's machine. An Acer win7 64bit.
Remember I mentioned none of the links work to send it back to Factory Condition...but I CAN open the Command Prompt in there.
The 3 attachments are photos I took of what I see and what I can and can not do with this Disc??
I'm starting to think this Repair Disc is messed up.
I read your links to HP Support. I'm thinking it needs to be an HP only.
Your last suggestion did do something though. Here it is...


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04 Sep 2014   #47
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I only have time to make this post Elljay as I've got errands and chores that will take me into this evening.

That all looks good Elljay although, I'm not sure why the D partition is nameless. What we need is the E partition Recovery.

I'd like to stay away from the CMD prompt if we can, and I can't recall if you can boot into Windows using Safe Mode, Can you?

And, There is one more CMD that I'd like you to try from that X=prompt, type in control.exe then enter, does it open the Control Panel?

If either one works you need to go to the Action Center in Control Panel. When open you should see this:
Image source; SevenForums Action Center Tutorial: Action Center Shortcut - Create

Click on Recovery there at the bottom right and in the next window click on Advanced Recovery Methods.

When that opens you'll see two options:
  1. Use an image you created earlier, or
  2. Restore your computer to factory condition.

Click on #2 to start the process.
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04 Sep 2014   #48
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I only have time to make this post Elljay as I've got errands and chores that will take me into this evening.
That's OK Anak. We all have lives.
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04 Sep 2014   #49
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post

That all looks good Elljay although, I'm not sure why the D partition is nameless. What we need is the E partition Recovery.

I'd like to stay away from the CMD prompt if we can, and I can't recall if you can boot into Windows using Safe Mode, Can you?

And, There is one more CMD that I'd like you to try from that X=prompt, type in control.exe then enter, does it open the Control Panel?
No, I can't get to safe Mode. It takes me back to BSOD.
That Command didn't work Anak.
Here is the attachment.

Just to let you know; I'm not totally green.
I know a few tweaks here and there.
I do know how to use the Control Panel.
On a working machine, I do know how to send my PC back to Factory Condition or an Earlier time. I've sent this little Netbook I'm using right now, back to Factory Condition X2. in 5 years.


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04 Sep 2014   #50
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Thanks for all the informatiom ICit2lol. You're so patient.
I rescued my files using Lucid Puppy.
Following jamanjis' Tutorial, it was very simple. Cute little Tutorial.
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer
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