Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help With Repairing files

22 Dec 2010   #21
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The product key could be used to call MS or the dealer of your Computer to get a DVD at cost, about $25


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Dec 2010   #22
moldjelly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im currently on my laptop and it is running the same esaxt os as my desktop can't i just create a repair disk then repair my desktop with it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is what you can do
YOu can create a DVD, but its not the same as the install DVD.
The best thing to do is to get an install DVD and reinstall, with the key number
If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Windows 7 recovery disk is used to boot Seven when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Windows will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Windows still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.




Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot. Startup Repair

Problems starting up a PC can be tricky to fix, since Windows hasn’t had a chance to load its arsenal of troubleshooting tools. Some people simply give up and reinstall Windows.
Startup Repair is designed to prevent a time-consuming reinstallation by diagnosing and repairing problems that prevent Windows from booting. Introduced in Windows Vista, Startup Repair is even easier to use because Windows 7 now installs it on your hard drive for you.

Click this bar to view the full image. The Startup Repair tool in Windows 7 can help fix problems that prevent Windows from booting up.



Get help
But you can boot, so this is not applicable. The DVD that is shown is the only one that you can legally download from sources other than MS or dealers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Dec 2010   #24
moldjelly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help doing a repair install

Ok it says Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer. I tried turning on the virtual disk service and it does the same thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #25
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hope this helps

Repair Install

Sounds like you cant boot. You may need this

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Windows 7 recovery disk is used to boot Seven when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Windows will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Windows still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.




Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot. Startup Repair

Problems starting up a PC can be tricky to fix, since Windows hasn’t had a chance to load its arsenal of troubleshooting tools. Some people simply give up and reinstall Windows.
Startup Repair is designed to prevent a time-consuming reinstallation by diagnosing and repairing problems that prevent Windows from booting. Introduced in Windows Vista, Startup Repair is even easier to use because Windows 7 now installs it on your hard drive for you.

Click this bar to view the full image. The Startup Repair tool in Windows 7 can help fix problems that prevent Windows from booting up.



Get help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #26
moldjelly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh hey richc lol i got the dvd and then i tryied to upgrade and no luck. it says Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer then closes it

I can boot, but there are things that don't work correctly like windows explorer, is there anything i can do to make it run the upgrade?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Lets go slow
If you want to fix the computer and you can boot we start with a system restore. Not a repair
Pick a date 5 days before the problem began
System Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #28
moldjelly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't you rember my last post? I have no restore points, i have no backup images, but i did get the dvd , most of my files are corrupt but someare working fine, i need to do a repair install but i need to know how to get past this issue of it not finding the harddrive correctly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #29
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The problem could have been with the hard drive, it could have crashed, I really cant say.
Can you get into bios to set the computer to boot from the DVD?
Know how to do that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #30
moldjelly

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The harddrive did not crash the thing boots it got screwed up cause i got tired of it takeing so long to partion, so i canceled it. Yes i know how to boot from a cd lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help With Repairing files




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Repairing or recovery of Win 7
I am having Win 7 problem on my Acer net book. I had hoped to do a repair which I have a disc, but for some reason it just stays in the cd drive. It has boot folder ..Don't know how to use it. I also have Acer's recovery disc ( 2 ). haven't tried that yet. Just wondering of the 2 which is the...
Installation & Setup
How to repairing video files?
Hello mates, I have a corrupted micro SD card. With huge trying I could to recover it's data using **recuva** tool, but now my files are corrupted also. They are video file with some famous extensions such as 3gp, mp4, flv, wmv, avi. My video file players are *VLC* and *Media player classic*....
Music, Pictures & Video
Help repairing windows 7 x64
Hi i have a problem with my windows 7 x64 updates, i need a repair install cd for windows 7 home premium in french!!, i have the version 6.1.7600 if this can help! thanks alot!
Installation & Setup
Repairing Windows after faulty driver BSOD's corrupted OS files
Hi there, as of a stupid faulty LAN-driver by Intel/Sony, I got horrible problems with BSOD's and graphics failures and due to my stupid unsystematic approach it took me a while to fix it. (Simply: Installing newest ethernet drivers after I found out they were responsible.) As of now, my...
BSOD Help and Support
Help repairing.
Hey every one Well short and simple I deleted my Windows media player 12 is it? From windows 7 and I simply can not install it because I have tried getting the files from some one else and it says you have a newer version and you can not install an older version, So I need some help? I am not...
Installation & Setup
Repairing IE 8
Hi all, Each time I right click on my favourites to place them in alphabetical order IE 8 seizes. I have tried Tools / Internet Options / Advanced Reset. I have also turned it off & back on again via Control Panel but the problem remains. I have visited the Microsoft web site to try & download...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App