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Windows 7: Repair Install


02 Feb 2009   #19
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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08 May 2009   #20
haplo

Win7 of course
 
 
you're a life saver

i registered just to be able to thank you. Brink my man, you're a life saver!

had this weird problem with fonts, for some reason everything was itallic in ie8 and i tried everything i cud think of.

was goin to reinstall when i found this guide.

totally fixed the problem. and, i'm happy to report that my Live Messenger was not hurt during this operation.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Haplo, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you for posting your results.

Shawn
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28 Jun 2009   #22
velvetman

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Can't boot

This tutorial assumes you can boot into Windows 7, but what if you can't?

My system was all set up and running perfectly (better than it ever did XP).

Then I decided to try out WarCraft 3 again. It installed and played fine, but when I exited the program, all Aero features were disabled and the options to turn them back on in Control Panel were greyed out. So I tried to restart, but while shutting down I got the BSOD and now the system will no longer boot.

I tried system restore, to no effect. Then I tried the start up repair, but that only managed to make things worse (I can now no longer access the repair options during the boot process).

Is there any way to fix this without formatting?
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28 Jun 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Velvetman,

You might see if you can boot into Safe Mode to uninstall WarCraft 3 to see if that may help.

However, it does sound like you may need to do a clean install instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jul 2009   #24
auggie

Windows 7
 
 

I laugh my ass off when i see this error


I swear I am on windows 7, need to do a repair install becos of some rtutils.dll error

any idea why setup says i am on window xp?
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01 Jul 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Auggie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What build of Windows 7 are you using? Did you make any modifications to it? For example, a watermark remover.
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01 Jul 2009   #26
auggie

Windows 7
 
 

oh yea a watermark remover and nothing esle , and how do i check wat RC i am on
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2009   #27
Orbital Shark

 
 

There is 1 thing you could try...

Run 'Command Prompt' as Administrator and type sfc /scannow.

This will scan and replace the files altred using the Watermark patch. Then you should be able to carry on with what you were doing.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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01 Jul 2009   #28
auggie

Windows 7
 
 

oh yea i actually did that but erm the watermark is still not reappearing

EDIT:
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01 Jul 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Auggie,

Other than from the watermark, you can see what build number you have in About Windows.

See if you can run the repair install now that you ran the SFC /SCANNOW command. Those watermark removers can cause problems like this that usually end up in a clean reinstall to fix.
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