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Windows 7: System Recovery Options


23 Nov 2008   #49
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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #50
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used the tutorial you suggested, but it did not work.
After typing in c: it stated that "The system cannot find the drive specified"
After typing in bootrec/Fix Mbr, "Completed successfully"
bootrec/FixBoot, "Element not found"
bootrec/RebuildBcd, "Scanning all disks for Windows installations", "Successfully scanned Windows installations", "Total identified Windows installations:0", "Operation completed successfully"

I took out the repair disk and rebooted my computer and still got the "No Bootable Device-Insert Boot Disk"

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25 Jan 2012   #51
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In that case, see if you may be able to do a startup repair. You may need to run it a few times though.
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25 Jan 2012   #52
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have run that 4 times now and nothing has changed.
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25 Jan 2012   #53
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. Next, use the OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if may be able to mark the "System" partition as "Active" to see if that may help.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
In addition, use the link from HP below to test your HDD at boot to see if there may be anything wrong with it.
Testing a Hard Disk using the Built in Self Test - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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25 Jan 2012   #54
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hard disk passed. States there are no partitions. Only gives me 1 disk (disk 0).
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25 Jan 2012   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange, there should be at least one partition listed when you type list partition using Diskpart in the command prompt using the first link above.
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25 Jan 2012   #56
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I followed all the directions. I tried 3 times and still only gave me the one disk and said there were no partitions
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25 Jan 2012   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It looks like you may need to reinstall Windows 7.

If you need to try and backup anything, then you could see if you may be able to use a live Ubuntu disc as in the link below.

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
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25 Jan 2012   #58
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I had already backed up everything before I tried the restore to factory settings when windows was working.
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07 Feb 2012   #59
hickmansgirl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I got a copy of a Windows 7 install disk and was able to install it on my computer. It is like new and working great. Thanks for your help!
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