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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Feb 2009   #1009
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Repair Install

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #1010
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
To be honest, I think a repair install may not be able to help with the issues you are having.

Are you able to create or use another partition on the same HDD to backup your data that wouldn't be touched by the installation process?
Erm not atm

Every time I load it says "failure service pack 1 reverting changes"

It stays like that for ages

Any idea how I can get in to access my files?

I've decided i'm going to ask for a hard drive from my friend to backup my data and to take your advice of doing a custom install and then after doing so a system image so I won't have this problem again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #1011
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could try creating and using a live Linux boot disc to backup the files from your computer to the external HDD.

CricketMX.com • How to use Linux to backup files after Windows crashes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #1012
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could try creating and using a live Linux boot disc to backup the files from your computer to the external HDD.

CricketMX.com How to use Linux to backup files after Windows crashes
Thanks much appreciated

Going to be a longgg day but hopefully my next post will be along the lines of "problem solved "

Cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2012   #1013
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I sure hope so for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Jul 2012   #1014
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome. I sure hope so for you.
Success so far managed to get data back

Currently reinstalling entire OS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #1015
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news so far.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #1016
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Great news so far.
It's back!

Time to install my previous programs and find the correct drivers.

Any program you recommend for finding suitable drivers?

Slimdrivers?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #1017
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I would avoid driver finding programs.

Instead, just download the drivers directly from the devices' manufacturer's website on their driver support download page.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #1018
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I would avoid driver finding programs.

Instead, just download the drivers directly from the devices' manufacturer's website on their driver support download page.
Okay

All done

TYVM!

Printer works (created thread before)

Can also marked that as solved now :P

Everything works fine now

Hopefully you got my post about performing a system image in the other thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #1019
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Mangoh. I'm happy to hear that all is well now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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