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Windows 7: Completely locked out of system. Can't access system restore

19 Feb 2018   #31
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What happens if you run startup repair?

it is under the start menu\MS\MsRecEnvX64
At this point, should I just consider buying a new drive?


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20 Feb 2018   #32
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks that way.
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20 Feb 2018   #33
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Looks that way.
****!

Well, okay then. Any idea what may have caused my original issue? Just so I can avoid doing it again.
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21 Feb 2018   #34
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sterfri99 View Post
...Just so I can avoid doing it again...
While I have no idea about what caused the situation, I do have an idea going forward, not one of prevention, rather, one of recovery:
If you have not already been doing so, please make routine (bi-monthly or weekly +-) full image backups of your OS and Data partitions onto any affordable, reliable, external media. There a number of free and pay-for backup / restore utilities you can experiment with and settle on just one or two of them.
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21 Feb 2018   #35
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
While I have no idea about what caused the situation, I do have an idea going forward, not one of prevention, rather, one of recovery:
If you have not already been doing so, please make routine (bi-monthly or weekly +-) full image backups of your OS and Data partitions onto any affordable, reliable, external media. There a number of free and pay-for backup / restore utilities you can experiment with and settle on just one or two of them.
Oh, lesson learned for sure
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