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Windows 7: System Recovery Options


23 Nov 2008   #89
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
System Recovery Options

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7


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27 Sep 2012   #90
WindowsAider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hello again guys, thanks for all the help Night Hawk and Brink but it seems my hard drive has failed and thats whats causing windows to not load. I ran ubuntu and tried that guide you gave me Brink but it didn't work, after several hours of googling and asking questions i found that my hard drive was failing. In Ubunto on one of the thing it says
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 The disk has bad sector. This means physical damage on the disk* *surface caused by detioration, manufacturing faults or other reason.* The reliability of the disk may stay stable or degrade fast. We suggest * *making a full backup urgently by running 'ntfscolone --rescue ...
and several times after i typed a certain thing into unbuntu terminal it said, volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk. Now my only other question is if there is any other way to save the few personal files i need on my hard drive. Will using a hard drive usb adapter for my hard drive on to another computer work or will it not because the hard drive is failing? Is there any way at all i can save my files?


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28 Sep 2012   #91
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You may suffer the loss of files in part if not all of them. That will be one thing you may run into. There are a large number of partition table repair tools and data recovery programs out there but usually one you have to pay for to see actual results.

The alternative would be bringing the drive along with several blank dvds or a spare to a data recovery service and expect a nice tab there for the service. The first option of course can run upto $70-US for one of the better recovery programs while a few open source programs are found as well. Just be prepared to see files and folders renamed and numbered with some of those however like Data Recovery Doctor

One program offers a free as well as option to buy you can look over at Partition Recovery Software for Fat & NTFS
EaseUS is a more familiar program to many offering another free partition recovery program as well.

Since the bad sector formed after the drive was OSed the partition table being corrupted will stall things to an extent while a repair tool may make it possible to get more from the drive. The problem is sometimes you may end up trying out several programs to see results especially if the drive is too far gone.
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27 Dec 2012   #92
adelejukerberg

Windows 8
 
 

Nice Picture Brink!

Hay Brink! Nice piece of writing. I want to know how do you get all this stuff!
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27 Dec 2012   #93
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I get it through years of testing, and trial and error.
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27 Dec 2012   #94
u23sjw

windows home premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello!

This is my first post and I beg you to please forgive ignorance.

I'm following Method Two from the first page. I complete Step 5 but, instead of getting the menu of choices of Step 6, it automatically jumps to a Startup Repair. This lasted for three days. This morning, I woke to find the screen had returned to that shown on Step 3.

So, I clicked on 'Repair your computer' again and went through Step 5 again. However, just like the last time, a Startup Repair automatically started again. I can't seem to get to Step 6.

Are there are any recommendations for what I should do now? Do I have any options? Will I have to wait another three days for this System Repair?

Any help that anyone can offer me, I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you.
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27 Dec 2012   #95
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello u23sjw, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal for it to automatically run a Startup Repair if an issue with startup has been detected in an attempt to try and fix it.

Since it is in a Startup Repair loop, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2013   #96
Krafter

Windows 7
 
 
No CD :/

Well I down't have a Installation disk but I have an ISO of one in my documents folder in the broken computer. Can somebody show me how to use that if it's possible?
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01 Jan 2013   #97
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Tutorial search - Windows 7 Forums

See if you can find some help in one of these tutorials.
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01 Jan 2013   #98
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
Well I down't have a Installation disk but I have an ISO of one in my documents folder in the broken computer. Can somebody show me how to use that if it's possible?
Hello Krafter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the program in the tutorial below to create a bootable Windows 7 installation DVD or USB flash drive with your ISO file. You could then boot from the DVD/USB for the System Recovery Options.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jan 2013   #99
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

It depends on what he meant by "broken computer"? He would likely need to transfer the iso onto another system in order to burn to disk or create a USB Install Key
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