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Windows 7: The biggest Windows 7 crash ever!

20 Jul 2010   #11
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i would STRONGLY recommend using another pc to do my idea!!


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20 Jul 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Before you start experimenting with the OS, I suggest to save your files with a live Linux distro - e.g. this one: Computer First Aid Using Knoppix But if you have another Linux distro handy, that will do too.
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20 Jul 2010   #13
raduq

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Before you start experimenting with the OS, I suggest to save your files with a live Linux distro - e.g. this one: Computer First Aid Using Knoppix But if you have another Linux distro handy, that will do too.
I have to say that my DVD\ROM isn't working so... another solution would come in handy... something that would use either my USB flash drive or ... something that would help me access a CMD window
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20 Jul 2010   #14
raduq

 
 

I did manage to find an Ubuntu 5.0 live CD but like I've said... the DVD-ROM won't even start spinning it... so, can't use the optical drive...
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20 Jul 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here are USB drive Linux options: UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
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20 Jul 2010   #16
raduq

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here are USB drive Linux options: UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
So, you're suggesting that I try to boot Ubuntu from my USB flash drive... right?
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20 Jul 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can boot the Windows 7 from USB.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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20 Jul 2010   #18
raduq

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You can boot the Windows 7 from USB.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
I've tried it once and the second time it didn't work (i've explained in my other posts in this thread that the first time it booted correctly from the stick and I continued with the instructions in the other thread from this forum, the MBR thread [you have the link in a previous post of mine], and the second time it wouldn't boot)...and now I've formatted the USB flash drive again and am going to try to boot Windows 7 Professional x64 from it again...
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21 Jul 2010   #19
raduq

 
 

Is there any possibility of installing a new Windows 7 OVER my existing Windows 7 OS? A friend told me that with XP it was possible to just install a new XP on the same partition and you wouldn't lose the data. I don't think he was talking about reinstalling... Maybe it's just a myth, maybe not... that's why I'm asking pros
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21 Jul 2010   #20
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Follow this link and do exactly as it says:

How to Install Windows 7 From USB Drive without Windows 7 ISO DVD

As for your problem: That 100mb partition you are seeing is the hidden partition windows 7 uses as its boot manager. (As for your error code, 0xc000000f ,this tells us the hidden partition is where the corruption is.)

There is 2 solutions you can attempt:

Attempt a repair from the options on the flash drive.. if that fails when the setup is loading it will ask to press an "F" key for recovery options.. don't remember which function key it is.. load command and do the following:

C: (assuming the C drive is the default windows installation partition)
CD Boot
Dir
Bootrec /rebuildbcd


(Let the this run and it should rebuild the BCD and the issue should be resolved)
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