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Windows 7: Attempting to Get This Repaired

14 Nov 2009   #21
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrinkledlion View Post
Okay, I ran it in safe mode and everything seemed fine... But after replacing the registry, I rebooted it and it still wouldn't work. (As before, after the Windows loading screen had finished, it flashed blue and restarted.)
After that I ran Startup Repair to see if it worked now, but one repair later, it's still not working.
Sometimes, 3x repair runs are necessary.


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14 Nov 2009   #22
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

After the initial Startup Repair, it says that "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically."
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14 Nov 2009   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The corrupt Registry message appears misleading.

Looks like a reinstall is on the cards.

If you don't format the partition during reinstall - the existing data will be saved into a Windows.old folder, which you can access after.
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14 Nov 2009   #24
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm... But why would it attribute it to data corruption if that's not the problem? Is this common?

Also, if I do have to reinstall, I have a few questions: Does the Windows.old folder keep all files, documents, and programs intact? And if I have the Windows 7 three-pack, how do I ensure that I install the same copy as before and not waste one of the others?
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14 Nov 2009   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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And if I have the Windows 7 three-pack, how do I ensure that I install the same copy as before and not waste one of the others?
Surely you know which key you used.

You can reactivate that key on the same machine as often as you like.

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Hmm... But why would it attribute it to data corruption if that's not the problem? Is this common?
It has a limited number of error messages - so it's impossible to say.

If you replaced the registry Hives correctly - assuming the backups aren't also corrupted (unlikely) - then clearly it isn't a corrupt registry.

Is that not obvious?

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Does the Windows.old folder keep all files, documents, and programs intact?
Yes, but you will need to reinstall your programs.
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14 Nov 2009   #26
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I'm attempting a reinstall, but when I hit "Install," it says that "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now," as I mentioned in the first post. What should I do?
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14 Nov 2009   #27
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrinkledlion View Post
Okay, I'm attempting a reinstall, but when I hit "Install," it says that "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now," as I mentioned in the first post. What should I do?
Like I said, probably easiest thing to do is make an install USB key. It's gotten plenty of users around the problem.
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14 Nov 2009   #28
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

Oh, yes, sorry. I'll get on that.
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14 Nov 2009   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you try the MS fix I posted earlier?

Changing disk controller to anythin except AHCI.


Are you able to boot Vista dvd/ recovery cd ?- you can install 7 using that.

Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

AH - I see you are trying the USB method - good idea.
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14 Nov 2009   #30
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Changing disk controller to anythin except AHCI.
This is also a good idea.
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