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Windows 7: Making a recovery disk for another computer? & File Ownership of Sys32

23 Dec 2011   #1

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Making a recovery disk for another computer? & File Ownership of Sys32

I have a normal stock dell desktop with windows 7.

I borrowed my grandmothers laptop. It is an Acer Aspire 5736Z-4790 w/ an Intel Processor. Last night after trying to install some files to make some cheat programs I use for an online game (I have loaded same programs 10x on other computers so I doubt its related to the programs themselves) One thing I did do was try to delete a winhttp.dll file in system32 or the WOW one(for 64bit computers? Forget the folders name) and replace it with another one(Directions for the cheats said to make sure that winhttp.dll was in sys32) and while trying to do that windows would not let me so I read somewere that there is a program that lets you "take ownership of a file" so you can override permissions. I then took ownership of sys32 and maybe the 64bit folder as well. It still did not let me replace any files in sys32 so I then restarted and when windows opened again, desktop loaded then an error message came up, then it restarted itself, and repeated, but after the second time it restarted itself windows would not load. After the Acer manufacture screen, just the blank black screen with the blinking line.

I have tried everything, cant seem to figure out how to even get it to open in safe mode. Only thing I can think of would be to use the restore disk which I dont have. Is there a way to legally make a restore disk on another PC to be used on the broken laptop? And does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong from the info I provided?

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23 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Can you get to the command prompt by using the F8 key at bootup and then choosing command prompt?
If so then download the winhttp.dll from the site below and the using DOS commands copy the file directly to the folder and choose the switch to overwrite. If that does not work and you could try any Windows 7 disk and try to recover from there, worst case you may have to use Acers restore partition to reload all the software, but reloading all the software will delete everything on the drive and reinstall Windows just like it came from Acer.

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23 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Boot into Win7 System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly. It should offer to run System Restore - if not try running it manually.

You can see if Repair Console is on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu to run it from there, but you may need a Win7 Installation DVD or System Repair Disk for your (32- or 64-bit) version.

There are other steps to take depending upon whether an installation is discovered when you boot into Repair console, and what Startup Repair reports. But if Win7 is not reparable you do not need to lose your files. Use the DVD/Repair CD to rescue them this way: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then run full Factory Recovery: Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

Or use the Win7 installation DVD to clean reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker: Reinstalling Windows 7
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24 Dec 2011   #4

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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24 Dec 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


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25 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7

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You must be really proud of your whitty use of emoticons. You posted the same thing in all three of my boards which happen to ask 3 different questions.


And that was the problem. I needed to make an acer recovery disk.

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