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Windows 7: Repair Install

09 Jul 2014   #1600
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAMAMOM View Post
If I have Windows 7 Professional installed with SP1 but my disk doesn't specify anything about SP1 then which should I use?
Hello BAMAMOM,

You should be able to use the latest Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59186.iso English file download at the link below in the tutorial for the repair install.

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River


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09 Jul 2014   #1601
BAMAMOM

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay . Thank you very much ! I hope this will repair the glitches and have my computer back to running as it should
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09 Jul 2014   #1602
BAMAMOM

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Could you give me your thoughts as to what might be causing my computer to have these "freeze ups"? It just hangs up and nothing will work. I will get a message that the program is not responding and then eventually I will hear it kick in and start running and that releases the screen and mouse ,Etc... It started this a few weeks ago but has progressively gotten worse and more often . It is very frustrating and I thought if I ran this repair that it might resolve the problem. Do you think that it is likely?
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09 Jul 2014   #1603
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid that it could have been caused by a number of unknown reasons.
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10 Jul 2014   #1604
Bullitt08

7 home prem 64 Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I started this post while trying to do a repair install so please bare with me I think I figured out what up but not why


I need some help?

I did a repair install via USB on my laptop everything works great.

Since last night I've tried to do the same with the desktop without success.

Got up this AM, puters on monitor isn't and wouldn't respond to mouse.

I started it with the reset button and after going through a couple of mazes of it not wanting to start, staying on but monitor wouldn't respond to it just shutting off.....booted to safe mode finally got back to the desk top.

I killed the power save/monitor turn off etc. Tried to run the repair install everything went well until it rebooted. It came back to the install screen but had the look of being in safe mode. Went through everything and a window pops up that says the puter was started with a installation disc (IIRC) and to remove it and restart. When I do that it won't get to the desktop or finish what it was doing.

Originally I had a warning about 3 programs that may not work afterwards. The printer I uninstalled, one I couldn't locate by the name windows used and itunes wouldn't uninstall because of not having access to a shared dll in windows 32, I'm running 64, no such thing in a 64 registry. While scratching my head I stumbled upon the mystery program removed it and had Mr. Fixit remove itunes.

I also removed and or killed any non-relavent startup programs including spy ware virus etc programs.

Tried again same thing except I noticed the dialog box the you start with says something like continuing after the first couple of steps, maybe after upgrade and then it appears to get an update IIRC.

After the installation window > agree to license > upgrade > compatibility report that says: the puter started using the windows installation disc (USB stick). Remove it and restart so windows starts normally. Then insert disc and restart upgrade.

This happens after it reboots and the screen looks like it's in safe mode, doesn't say safe mode nor did it indicate during start up that it was going into safe mode.

When I remove the stick and reboot that's when it won't get to the desk top and I have to repair and eventually restore.

I also just looked at the repair option instead of install. When I go into it the options to repair the dialog box says "system recovery options" they are the windows set up partition on drive E and windows 7 on drive D. No C.

I start the repair install while in windows on "C". One of the other HD's has XP the other doesn't have an operating system.

C was XP upgrade to 7-64 and through updates is now SP1. Again, this is where I started the repair install.

I just pulled the stick and a pop up says if you stop the installation you may not boot to windows( it does this everytime) this time I put the stick back in and the repair wanted some drivers. I chose browse and "C" looks normal but when I expand "D" the first folder is $UPGRADE.~OS. "E" looks normal.

Why the hell is it jumping to D, no wonder it's not compatible, the damn drive has XP on it. What a PITA.

What to do now?
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10 Jul 2014   #1605
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you already try doing a startup repair?

Startup Repair

If able, post a screenshot showing all of your Disk Management in Windows 7 to see if that may help to ID the issue.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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10 Jul 2014   #1606
Bullitt08

7 home prem 64 Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

There's more.

When I do remove the stick and reboot it does try to finish(still looks like it's in safe mode). Goes to "expanding windows files" which seems to take forever to get through....waiting......then it stops screen goes black shuts off but puter stays on. Hit reset, boots to a screen that says upgrade not successful. Previous version being restored.

Reboots, choose windows 7(normal screen) and this x goes to desktop instead having to repair/restore. Desktop has a dialog box that says basicly this version couldn't be installed and to go online and check compatibility.

Now IIRC SATA drives aren't supposed to have the same issue as serial as in you can have multiple HD's and windows won't get confused. I learned the hard way with serial and wiped out a HD by leaving it connected while trying to repair another on the cable.
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10 Jul 2014   #1607
Bullitt08

7 home prem 64 Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Did you already try doing a startup repair?

Startup Repair

If able, post a screenshot showing all of your Disk Management in Windows 7 to see if that may help to ID the issue.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
No, I didn't have a repair disc the other times. I got back home via system restore.

I did make a start up repair disc before this last attempt just in case but this time it went right back to the desktop. Go figure.

I'm probably going to disable the other 2 HD's in the bios or just disconnect them and try again.
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10 Jul 2014   #1608
Bullitt08

7 home prem 64 Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Ok, I removed the second hard drive and rebooted to the 7 drive and there's no operating system on that drive. Tried the start up repair disc no go, tried the USB stick thinking maybe it needs to finish what it started, no go.

Can't boot to XP drive by itself but if I have both drives connected I can boot to either XP or 7.

So it seems to me that when I tried the repair install windows decided to move 7 to the XP drive or at least the important stuff and now both drives need to be connected to be able to boot.

Thoughts? For tomorrow that is, had enough for today.

By the way thanks for the reply
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10 Jul 2014   #1609
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, post a screenshot showing all of your Disk Management in Windows 7 to see if that may help to ID the issue.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

In addition, open an elevated command prompt, type bcdedit, press Enter, and copy the output here. This will show what your current boot configuration is.
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